Network of Centers

The Network of Centers is a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the internet. This collective aims to increase interoperability between participating centers in order to stimulate the creation of new cross-national, cross-disciplinary conversation, debate, teaching, learning, and engagement regarding the most pressing questions around new technologies, social change, related policy and regulatory developments.

A group of academic centers launched “the Network of Internet and Society Research Centers” in 2012, within an International Symposium on Internet-Driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points (SCTP), hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society  at Harvard University. Intellectual Property Institute joined the Network of Centers in 2018.