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.
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.
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.
NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE
RECENT BLOG POSTS
The dueling slogans: “free flow of data” and “data sovereignty” actually prevent seriously addressing the complex challenges of cross-border data flows. A report, released this week by the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, reframes the debate to foster a more nuanced approach of this critical topic for the digital society.
We successfully concluded the first virtual Clinic of the Ethics of Digitilisation project financed by Stiftung Mercator. Twelve international fellows developed innovative approaches to improving fairness in targeted job advertising. Looking back at two intense weeks of interdisciplinary collaboration, we share highlights and key outcomes.
ISSUES IN FOCUS
The developments of digitalisation are the greatest technical challenges of our time. At the same time, we must be careful to make our technology and our actions sustainable. Are digitalisation and sustainability opposites? Or can new technologies such as artificial intelligence even contribute to making our lives more sustainable? Is technical progress perhaps even the only answer to climate change? This dossier deals with these questions and offers an overview of the future-friendly development of our digital society.
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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS
SELECTED HIIG EXPERTISE IN MEDIA AND SOCIETY
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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION
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NETWORK OF CENTERS
To connect with internet researchers around the world, HIIG founded a network