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Munich Center for Internet Research (MCIR)

The Munich Center for Internet Research (MCIR) is a research centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Its objectives are to examine how the internet and digitalisation are changing society and to develop strategies to shape this change successfully. Research studies will seek to answer questions like how the use of cloud solutions is changing digital working environments or who is responsible for the actions of autonomous, smart robots.

The centre functions as an interdisciplinary source of momentum, networking the various disciplines involved in digitalisation. It merges economic, technical, social science and legal perspectives to achieve a holistic understanding of digitalisation and develop appropriate solutions for society. The institute also acts as a practical think-tank. It looks at pressing issues facing industry and society and evaluates these from a practical perspective in order to advise policy-makers and civil society. The objective is to develop an orientation framework to deal with the societal changes associated with digitalisation.

The “Internet and Society” series of events organised by the MCIR explores how one influences the other. 


Munich Center for Internet Research (MCIR) 
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11 (Residenz)
D-80539 München

Telefon 089 23031-0

Director: Dr. Markus Anding  

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