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31 Mar
The next session of the AI Tech & Policy Talks (AITPT) organized by the Digital Law Center (www.digitallawcenter.ch) will take place on March 31, 2021. The session will run from...
21 Mar
Special section: “Glossary of decentralised technosocial systems” The Blockchain and Society Policy Research Lab (University of Amsterdam), in collaboration with the P2P Models...
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Recent Press Releases FROM ESPS

Press releases on latest internet research. Easily accessible. For scientists, journalists, policymakers and interested citizens.

While people spend 80 to 90% of their time indoors, it is not common knowledge that this is where we receive most of our exposure to air pollution. As our indoor activities have...


Uwe Hasebrink hat das Institut nach innen und außen entscheidend geprägt und in zahlreichen internationalen Kooperationsprojekten die Kommunikationswissenschaft, vor allem die...


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About the European Hub of the Global Network of Centers for Internet and Society (NoC)

The European members of the Global Network of Centers for Internet and Society (NoC) have launched the European Hub in October 2017 to support scientific discussion and cooperation between internet researchers in Europe. The hub is being created as a regional chapter of the NoC that congregates members of the Network, as foreseen in the NoC Roadmap 2017/18.

The aim is to coordinate internet research centers in the whole of Europe in order to strengthen European internet research on an international level. European cooperation on internet and society research is one of the hub’s key concerns, as is the opportunity to leverage synergies between research projects.

At the heart of the hub’s work is independent and interdisciplinary research about the opportunities and challenges of digital technology, innovation and European society. The first steps will be to create a common European research agenda, regional workshops and conferences as well as developing guidelines and ethical standards for internet research. “Artificial Intelligence” is the first common research focus.

For the first two years, the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) will take the lead in the coordination of the hub. Alongside the newly founded European hub, the Digital Asia Hub has operated in Hong Kong since 2015.


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The researcher will be expected to explore the qualification of blockchain technology as a regulatory technology and its impact on the rule of law. The project is 5 year long, EU-funded, hosted at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (France) and the European University Institute (Italy), with Principal Investigator and advisors from the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University.

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Looking for a doctoral student with expertise in legal theory and legal technologies to investigate the use of blockchain and decentralized applications and their impact on the governance...
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Desk Swap program


The Desk Swap program is an offer for networking between the institutions of the European Hub of the Network of Centers. Researchers get the chance to visit other institutions, to receive feedback on their research and to develop joint research projects.

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Please state your home institution, the institution you would like to visit, why you would like to participate in the programme and what your current research is on.


What is the idea of the EU-Hub desk swap programme? Who can take part in the desk swap programme? How do I apply for the desk swap programme? How long can I stay in a partner institution? Who covers the expenses ? Does the partner organisation provide accommodation? Find answers to all of your questions in our FAQ document.


Current lead of the European Hub: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) Interested in the work of the European Hub of the NoC? Interested in publishing your event? Please contact Nadine Birner at noc@hiig.de.

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