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NRW Institute for Digitalization Research

The state government of North Rhine-Westphalia wants to support universities and research institutions with an institute for digitalization research that develops and bundles competencies and makes them nationally and internationally visible. The Institute’s mission is to actively participate in the social and technological shaping of digital transformation, focusing on the potentials and challenges for people.

Center for Advanced Internet Studies


CAIS conducts Delphi study on digitalization research in North Rhine-Westphalia

In a Delphi study, the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) is currently interviewing scientific experts in NRW about the perspectives and challenges of digitalization research. The results should help to focus and organize future research in the field of digitization and artificial intelligence.

Center for Advanced Internet Studies


A ‘Disinformation ABC’ & other strategies to address malevolent speech online

“Governments should refrain from triggering the removal of undesirable, but legal, content, as such action is inconsistent with freedom of expression,” said Susan Ness, the group’s co-chair and founder, in releasing a report and a…

European Hub of the NoC


Research Impact Canvas: New tool for impactful science communication

With the help of the newly developed science communication tool Research Impact Canvas, HIIG trains PhD students and postdocs in knowledge transfer during its three day long international Impact School.


How SMEs successfully tackle digitalisation

A study by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Sirius Minds analysed how small and medium-sized enterprises tackle the digital transformation. Berlin, 28. März 2019 – Ob intelligente Müllentsorgung mittels einer…


DFG supported open access project tests new publication models

Berlin, 13 March 2019 – The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for the Internet and Society (HIIG) and the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics are starting to implement the joint project Innovative Open Access in the…


“Gemeinam digital”, the Berlin 4.0 Competence Center for Medium-Sized Businesses, is prolonged until 2021

Good news for small and medium-sized companies from Berlin, Brandenburg and throughout Germany: _Gemeinsam digital, the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Berlin, will be extended for another two years. With the approval of a further three million euros,…

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