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Hub for Internet Research

Together with economic, political and civil-society stakeholders we're exploring digitalisation
in order to bridge the gap between the web and society.

Exploring digital spheres

HIIG is on a mission: We are making sense of the digital society.
While everyone is asking for interdisciplinary research, we have been doing it since the beginning.

Impetus for the digital society

Digitalisation is innovation. Exploiting digitalisation for society needs
governance of innovation. In order to shape societal change, we first need to understand it.

Lab for digital mavericks

Research meets utopia - we break down boundaries between disciplines, rethink existing discourses and develop new questions to explore the permanent change of the digital.

We are making sense of the digital society

Well-informed actors in politics, business and society are needed to shape digitalisation. We analyse changes, point out fields of action and ensure knowledge transfer so that our research benefits society.

Incubator for digital research networkers

Want to be part of the playing field for digital mavericks? The HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and strengthens their international networking.

European perspective on global issues

In times of rapid change there is great need for global explanations.
We look for these answers by putting on European glasses.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Publication

Handbook: AI in Knowledge Work

In light of the use of AI in the Workplace, our researchers offer concrete suggestions for management and co-determination.

Research Project: Platform://Democracy

Start of Research Clinics

For the regions of Africa & Asia, more socially sustainable rules for online communication spaces will be developed.

Website Launch

Public Interest AI Interface

An interactive world map with detailed descriptions of the goals, methods and frameworks of Public Interest AI.

OUR EVENTS

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Content moderation on digital platforms: A more intensive horizontal effect of freedom of expression?

To what extent should private companies be bound by freedom of expression? Investigating a more intensive horizontal effect of fundamental rights.

Human-centered data governance in health and care sectors

Personal data is particularly sensitive and worthy of protection in the health and care sector. What could good data governance look like here?

News from SET Project

This news ticker gives ongoing updates on everything that happens in our research sprints, studies and at our events in the different countries. For a better overview, it is divided into the project's two thematic focal points – entrepreneurship and climate.

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

OPEN POSITIONS

Check the institute's open positions and become part of our family

INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

Support top notch research on Internet and Society

NETWORK OF CENTERS

To connect with internet researchers around the world, HIIG founded a network