The Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) promotes the active shaping of the social, political, economic, and cultural changes that digitalization brings about. The Center sees itself as a place for innovative interdisciplinary research and as a source of inspiration for a critical public that wants to find agreement on models for a self-determined life in the digital society.
CAIS supports innovative projects that deal with the social opportunities and challenges of digital transformation, and that develop perspectives for practice. The funding program is in principle open to all disciplines and areas of investigation, as well as to pure research and to projects that are more applied in orientation. Decisive criteria for funding a project is its excellence, topicality, relevance to society, and interdisciplinarity.
The research projects that CAIS conducts together with various partners deal with central questions of digitalization and contribute to the development of constructive design concepts.
CAIS also offers a wide range of opportunities for representatives from politics, administration, law, business, education, culture, media, and civil society to exchange ideas with researchers and to relate their own experiences.