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Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) +The Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at The American University in Cairo’s School of Business is a regional center for scholarship, research and policy analysis on access to knowledge, intellectual property and human development in Egypt, the Arab world, and Africa. A2K4D’s work is guided by a belief in the positive impact of A2K on inclusive development in the digital age. A2K4D promotes rigorous research on legal and economic issues confronting access to knowledge, a valuable resource to academics and policymakers. The center strives to raise awareness of the A2K paradigm.  +
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) +Founded in March 2012 the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is meant to enable innovative scientific research in the field of Internet and society and to observe the development of the Internet in its interplay with societal transformation processes. The Institute for Internet and Society serves as a platform for academics and strives to encourage the co-operative development of projects, applications and research networks. Through a variety of event formats the institute opens up the academic work and research results for questions arising from political players, civil society and business.  +

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Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society +The Berkman Klein Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions. We are a research center, premised on the observation that what we seek to learn is not already recorded. Our method is to build out into cyberspace, record data as we go, self-study, and share. Our mode is entrepreneurial nonprofit.  +

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Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) GmbH +CAIS is a research center where scholars can study the opportunities and challenges of the digital transformation. With funding opportunities for fellows, working groups and events, it provides freedom for scholars and committed practitioners in the field of digitalization research. Its lively exchange makes CAIS an extraordinarily inspiring environment for its guests.  +
Center for Advanced Research in Information and Communication Technologies & Society (ICT&S Center) +We encourage innovation in and for cultural and creative institutions by researching and teaching the application of new information and communication technologies, as well as by studying the implications of innovation for society and democracy. Furthermore, our research contributes to shape relationships between humans and technologies towards optimized experiences to solve individual, social as well as societal challenges.  +
Center for Global Communication Studies +The Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS) is a leader in international education and training in comparative media law and policy. It affords students, academics, lawyers, regulators, civil society representatives and others the opportunity to evaluate and discuss comparative international communications issues. Working with the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania) and research centers, scholars and practitioners from around the world, CGCS provides research opportunities for graduate students, organizes conferences and trainings, and provides consulting and advisory assistance to academic centers, governments, and NGOs.  +
Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life, School of Communication +The Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life was set up in September 2013 and is affiliated with the School of Communication at the University of Navarra; its mission is to foster research on the forms and impact of digital activity in the complex, changing field of communication. The establishment of the Center is another milestone in the School's academic history, in which online media have been addressed through both teaching and research activities since the Internet's emergence as a global medium.  +
Center for Law & Technology of Seoul National University +Since then, the SNU CLT has been actively engaged in researches, seminars, education in the field of law and information technology. Especially, the SNU CLT has hosted its own Annual Hawaii Conference dealing with intellectual property, privacy, security, competition, internet regulation and other internet issues. The SNU CLT has also been actively involved in training and educating master degree students coming from Asia, Middle East and Africa The purpose of the CLT is to distribute recent information related with law and technology, and to provide a place to discuss the issues of information protection in the Internet, protection of biotechnology invention, and legal problems in medical technology.  +
Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) +CMDS is one of the leading centers of research on media, communication, and information policy in Europe. Affiliated with the School of Public Policy at Central European University, CMDS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs. The Center serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars and academic institutions; offers innovative courses across several CEU departments; provides trainings and consultancies; and organizes scholarly exchanges through workshops, lectures and conferences on current developments in the field.  +
Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information +Freedom of expression and access to public information are fundamental to the development of other human rights, to the encouragement of citizen participation and to the fortification of democracies. For this reason, CELE´s principal objective is to produce reports that can be useful tools for those journalists, governmental institutions, and members of the private sector and civil society that are dedicated to the defense and promotion of these rights, especially in Latin America.  +
Center for Teaching and Research on Innovation +We are a research team from the FGV São Paulo School of Law, based at São Paulo, Brazil. Our main interests are the relations between emerging technologies and the field law, as well as their consequences to the legal education. A sample of our products can be accessed here: http://www.fgv.br/direitosp/cryptomap/eng/index.html  +
Center for the Study of New Media and Society (CSNMS) +Launched in July 2011, the Center for the Study of New Media and Society (CSNMS) is an international multidisciplinary research organization that focuses on studies of the Internet, New Media and their role in society. Center's key research trajectories are: methodology development for complex online and offline research, and communities studies. CSNMS projects relate to: data mining, online leadership, users rights, Internet Studies history, online aggression, volunteering, social entrepreneurship and charity in the digital environment.  +
Centre for Communication Governance +The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi (CCG at NLUD) is a research centre within NLU Delhi established in accordance with the National Law University, Delhi Act, 2007 and is meant to ensure that the Indian legal education establishment engages more meaningfully with communication law and policy, and offers academic contribution to communication policy making. We believe that there is a dearth of material and ability required to help law and policy stay abreast of technological advancement, which enhances citizens’ rights and diverse public discourse  +
Centre for Communication and Computing +The Centre for Communication and Computing (CCC) is dedicated to exploring the nexus between computing and human communication. The purpose of the centre is to facilitate collaboration among researchers from different scientific fields who share a common interest in the study, design and creative uses of information technologies in order to enhance the ways that people communicate and collaborate in their work, social and everyday lives. The centre aims to address important societal challenges such as enhancing health care and improving education through interdisciplinary research and innovation.  +
Centre for Information Technology Law Studies (CEDI) +The Centre for Information Technology Law Studies (CEDI) is one of the oldest scientific research centers in Latin America, in matters relating to Law and Technologies, and one of the pioneer centers at Universidad de Chile. As such, the Center has gone through various stages and approaches, looking to create a thoughtful conversation in the evolution of technologies. Currently, CEDI is focused in the changes and challenges brought by Web 2.0 and 3.0, while being open to the convergence of information technologies and biotechnologies, from a perspective of development, planning and human rights advocacy in the technological environment.  +
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), Bangalore +The Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organization that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government data, free/open source software, open standards, open access to scholarly literature, open educational resources, and open video), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities. The Centre for Internet and Society critically engages with concerns of digital pluralism, public accountability and pedagogic practices, in the field of Internet and Society, with particular emphasis on South-South dialogues and exchange. Through multidisciplinary research, intervention, and collaboration, we seek to explore, understand, and affect the shape and form of the internet, and its relationship with the political, cultural, and social milieu of our times.  +
Centre for Internet, Smartphone and Society +CIS is a Centre based on research and discussion. The Center will work to explore, understand and comprehend cyberspace in Bangladesh. Through this Initiative, various efforts and activities in Internet and smartphone domain will be brought together under a common umbrella in order to encourage more activities and research across the campus. As an independent research Centre, associated with, but separate from the University of Dhaka, it will seek to develop an international recognition as well as a Bengali node of national and international network of associated researchers and institutions, and serve as a nexus for partnership building and collaborative scholarship while fund-raising will happen in a natural way for balancing the funding.  +
Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia +The Centro de Estudos Sociedade e Tecnologia (CEST) was created at the Universidade de São Paulo in December, 2013, from grants by Microsoft Co. with the purpose of discussing these complex issues and providing meetings, involving developers, investigators, the society, and the government so as to organize these and other major issues and generate adequate answers and proposals, paving the way for solutions that go through habits, rules and developed applications. Some concepts transversal to all these themes such as the application into online education, creative currencies, Internet of Things (IoT) etc. are all themes prone to be problems or solutions of wide range and complexity, besides being the society’s general interest.  +
Centro de Tecnologia y Sociedad +The mission of the Centro de Tecnología y Sociedad’s (CETYS) is to develop an academic interdisciplinary space for the study of issues related with the management, regulation, development and impact of ICTs in society. It is also involved in capacity development in the field of law an IT as well as Internet Governance.  +
Chatham House +Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is based in London. Chatham House’s mission is to be a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. The institute: engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debates and confidential discussions about significant developments in international affairs; produces independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities; and offers new ideas to decision-makers and -shapers on how these could best be tackled from the near- to the long-term.  +
Cyberlaw Research Centre of the University of Lisbon School of Law (CIJIC) +CIJIC - Cyberlaw Research Centre is a research centre dedicated to the legal aspects of cyberspace and, in particular, cybersecurity. Our mission is to create an intellectual environment that inspires and challenges law students, any type of legal professionals, computer experts and society in general to participate in a broad debate on the legal framework for information technologies and the changes they are introducing in daily life. Embracing a multidisciplinary approach, given the particular nature of the subject matter, the CIJIC aims to provide a forum within which ideas can be disseminated and discussed and new projects developed. Among other initiatives, the CIJIC has a periodical publication named “CyberLaw – by CIJIC” and promotes seminars and all sorts of events.  +

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Digital Asia Hub +The Digital Asia Hub is an independent, non-profit Internet and society research think tank based in Hong Kong, led by an Executive Director, Management Board, and Steering Committee. Its funding is provided through individual, institutional and corporate donations. Incubated by The Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and a diverse group of academic, civil society, and private sector partners, the Hub provides a non-partisan, open, and collaborative platform for research, knowledge sharing and capacity building related to Internet and Society issues with focus on digital Asia. The Hub also aims to strengthen effective multi-stakeholder discourse, with both local and regional activities, and will contribute to – and itself serve as a node of – a larger network of academic organizations: the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers (the “NoC”).  +
Digital Center (Centrum Cyfrowe), Warsaw +Digital Center in Poland takes interest in the change technology brings to societal and cultural practices as well as to institutions and organizations. We research and describe legal and economic framework of that shift, requiring new theories, new categories and new language of description. Our interdisciplinary research team specializes in exposing what is often left out, unnoticeable and marginalized in conventional research endeavors. Our work is used by civil society organizations, public institutions and companies because it enables them to understand new realities better and plan their strategies efficiently. We also explore for our own purposes to create evidence-based recommendation for policy. We employ various methodologies adequate to research scope and budget, based on combined expertise of our team: sociologists, media specialists, anthropologists, lawyers and economists. Inspired by action research, we involve both users as well practitioners in gathering data and exploring topics of interest. We design and execute processes of creative application of digital strategies and re-use of public data in GLAM sector.  +
DiploFoundation +DiploFoundation (Diplo) is an independent non-profit organisation established in 2002 by the governments of Malta and Switzerland. Diplo’s main mission is to increase the capacity of small and developing states to engage effectively and efficiently in global policy processes, negotiations, and diplomacy, in particular in the field of Internet governance. Since 2014, Diplo has been an operator of the Geneva Internet Platform, an initiative of the Swiss authorities. Diplo provides various capacity development programmes, both online and in situ.  +
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