Benefits and outcomes
In periods of economic and social transition, triggered in considerable part by radical technological changes, the tools of social knowledge formation and transfer need to be adjusted to international developments.
The development and application of new technologies focus on improving possibilities of access to program content, adopting cultural and social perspectives.
The strengths of new interdisciplinary institutions is rooted in a necessary cross-boundary networking with other realms of international research and transfer activities in the field of new communication technologies. One overriding outcome is the strengthening of the public sphere and of the foundations of a debate on the development potentials of information societies.