Internet research initiatives elsewhere

– (I know there are many others!):
The Oxford Internet Institute is a department within the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. It is a leading world centre for the multidisciplinary study of the Internet and society, focusing on Internet-related research and education that will shape policy and practice. Founded in 2001 with core funding from The Shirley Foundation and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Institute’s mission is ‘to become the world’s leading independent centre of excellence in academic research on the impact of the Internet on society, and in informing policy and generating debate’.

Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Information and Communication Technologies & Society (ICT&S), University of Salzburg: Special focus on the social implications, presuppositions, and dynamics of the emerging new information and communication technologies characterizes the Salzburg approach to new technologies. The interdisciplinary cooperation between the departments of Communication Studies and Computer Science, embedded in the overall strengths of the University of Salzburg, forms the basis for internationally competitive programs in research and studies.

Berkman Center for the Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. We represent a network of faculty, students, fellows, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace. We investigate the real and possible boundaries in cyberspace between open and closed systems of code, of commerce, of governance, and of education, and the relationship of law to each. We do this through active rather than passive research, believing that the best way to understand cyberspace is to actually build out into it.

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