Committees · Stiftung Internet und Gesellschaft
The people behind the foundation.
The Foundation Internet and Society was established in 2015 to promote interdisciplinary research perspectives on the internet and its interactions with society. It is a legally independent foundation under civil law and the sole owner of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society gGmbH (HIIG GmbH).

The Founders Committee is the central body of the Foundation for Internet and Society. This consists of the founding partners of the HIIG GmbH and renowned

personalities from science, business and society. The Founders Committee is responsible for the appointment of the board and advises it in the structural and strategic development of the organisation.

The board of the Foundation for Internet and Society is made up of Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer (Spokesperson) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz. The foundation is managed by Dr. Karina Preiß.

Founders Committee
Prof. Abraham Bernstein, PhD

Prof. Abraham Bernstein, PhD

Department of Informatics, University of Zurich; Director Digital Society Initiative

Prof. Dr. Carsten Busch

Prof. Dr. Carsten Busch

President Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guérot

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Guérot

Professor of European Policy and Co-Director of the Centre Ernst Robert Curtius at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn

Dr. Wieland Holfelder

Dr. Wieland Holfelder

Vice President Engineering, Site Lead Engineering Center Munich, Google Deutschland GmbH

Prof. Dr. Otfried Jarren

Prof. Dr. Otfried Jarren

Vice Chancellor Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zurich (Chairman)

 Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. Sabine Kunst

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. Sabine Kunst

President of the Humboldt University of Berlin

Ursula Noack

Ursula Noack

Managing Director of the Berlin Social Science Center for Social Research

Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz

Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz

President of the University of Arts Berlin

Board
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer

Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schildhauer

Research Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Founder of the Institute of Electronic Business (IEB), Managing Director of the Berlin Career College (ZIW) of the University of the Arts Berlin and Scientific Director of VORN Strategy Consulting Berlin GmbH

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz

Research Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and member of the board of the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research at the University of Hamburg