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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

Call for cases

Knowledge Exchange :// Digitalisation

Together we want to explore best practices of digitalisation projects. Help us with our new knowledge-hub!

Call for applications

Internet and Society Fellowship 2023

Want to Engage in the exchange of research experiences? Apply by 31 October and become part of our interdisciplinary team!

Open job opportunities

Student assistant

We are looking for reinforcement with an interest in AI, Robots & Autonomous Systems for our programme “The evolving Digital Society”.

OUR EVENTS

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Social Media Councils can help to force digital platforms into responsibilty

Social Media Councils: An effective means of holding digital platforms accountable?

Social Media Councils may align public values with platform governance if platform economic incentives are taken into account.

Caring about privacy but accepting cookies? Questioning the privacy paradox.

Why do we agree to privacy agreements like Cookies way faster and consider them less online than offline? Let’s explore the Privacy Paradox!

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