The Research of the Setup Phase
The Weizenbaum Institute conducts interdisciplinary and fundamental research regarding the interaction between digitalisation and society. Designing digitalisation for the benefit of society and protecting self-determination and involvement within the networked society are focal points of its research.
During the five-year start-up phase of the institute (09/2017-09/2022), 21 research groups were assigned to four research areas.
The research areas were supplemented by three accompanying cross-sectional formats on overarching issues, which focused on overarching questions of ethics and the political shaping of the relationship between technology and society.