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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

Interview

Technological infrastructures create dependencies

HIIGster Theresa Züger talks about the non-profit use of AI (in German).

Policy Paper

Civic Coding

We have developed 16 recommendations for policy action to promote public interest AI in a sustainable way (in German).

Research Sprint

Green Technology, Entrepreneurship & Climate

The SET team begins a new journey to research the Vietnamese green technology ecosystem!

OUR EVENTS

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Twitter needs to be handled with care

Turning back time for Content Moderation? How Musk’s takeover is affecting Twitter’s rules

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter is bringing platform governance to the centre of the media spotlight. A closer look reveals that – at least until now – Twitter’s content policies have not changed.

ArtificiaI Intelligence made in X: The German AI policy landscape

AI is also discussed at the subnational level. We wondered: Why do German federal states feel the need to also issue AI policies for themselves?

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