Cooperations · Stiftung Internet und Gesellschaft


The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) was established in March 2012 as the first German research institute on internet and society by the Humboldt University of Berlin (HU), the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) with the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research Hamburg (HBI) as an integrated partner. Thanks to the initial funding from Google and other financial support from the private sector, HIIG was able to commence operations.

A number of additional sponsors and partners now support interdisciplinary scientific research on current issues of digitisation and social change with their donations and project-based support measures.
In order to guarantee the long-term structure of HIIG and permanently anchor the research activities in Germany, the Foundation for Internet and Society was established in 2015 by the founding partners with the aim to gain an additional institutional sponsor for HIIG.

Sponsors of the foundation for internet and society
and of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet und Society

Do you want to support research in the field of internet and society?

We would be glad to explain what we do and how you can get involved in a detailed discussion.

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