Von Humboldt Center for Internet and Society (HIIG)
With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. UCPH is ranked number 29 in the world (according to ARWU 2018). The Faculty of Law works towards creating greater knowledge of national and international law. Through a research-based education the Faculty ensures that its legal graduates have the skills needed to analyse and contribute to interdisciplinary and problem-oriented tasks in both the private and the public sectors in Denmark and abroad. The Faculty employs ~100 academic staff and ~50 PhD students, offering a strong international environment.
The objective of the centre of Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) at the Law Faculty is to establish a research body dealing with the legal issues within the information and innovation law areas such as copyright, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and data protection. The research of CIIR includes both national and international regulation and for some of the research projects a horizontal approach examining the commons of the various law areas. The Digital Single Market, intellectual property rights and copyright are parts of the core research fields of CIIR
Prof. Dr. Christian Katzenbach is head of the research group Internet Policy and Governance and lead researcher for Research Program: The Evolving Digital Society. He also acts as interim professor for communication policy and media economics at the Institute for Media and Communication Research at Freie Universität Berlin. He is Chair of the Section Digital Communication of the German Association for Media and Communication Research. His research addresses the intersection of technology, communication, and governance. He is a co-initiator of the open access journal Internet Policy Review and co-editor of the open access book series Digital Communication Research. Christian was co-responsible for hosting the 2016 conference of the Association of Internet Researchers in Berlin – for the first time in Germany. Christian studied media and communication studies, philosophy, and computer science in Berlin, Madrid and Potsdam. Before joining the HIIG, he was a research associate and lecturer at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin where he received his PhD (summa cum laude) with a thesis on media governance and technology that won the bi-annual dissertation award of the german communication association (DGPuK).