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The Centre for Internet Studies (CFI) was established on September 18th 2000 and is one of the oldest and most recognized of its kind. The aim is to facilitate and disseminate research on the social and cultural implications of the Internet.

The Centre is located at the School of Communication and Culture, formerly at the Department of Information and Media Studies, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

The Centre for Internet Studies encourages research in its field through a range of activities:

  • serving as a meeting place and forum for local and international researchers who work with Internet-related research within the  humanities and social sciences
  • organising internal and external research seminars, conferences and other fora
  • working for the endowment of PhD stipends within the field of internet research
  • presenting research in the field through publications, lectures, teaching and other media
  • creating a network for the exchange of knowledge about the centre’s research
  • collaborating on research projects with other research institutions
  • hosting national and international visiting scholars