Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is a research institution in Berlin. Its stated mission is to research "the development of the internet from a societal perspective with the aim of better understanding the accompanying digitalisation of all areas of life.” The institute was founded by its shareholders – Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU), the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) – with the Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) for Media Research in Hamburg as an integrated cooperation partner. The research directorate is made up of Jeanette Hofmann, Björn Scheuermann, Wolfgang Schulz and Thomas Schildhauer. HIIG, along with the Oxford Internet Institute, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and other institutes, founded the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC). The HIIG also initiated the European Hub of the NoC. ()

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Fischer | Data Science. ID: MEDIA:143471, Added: 09/16/2021, Last updated: 06/11/2024