The Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) is a research center at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) specializes in the study of the effects of the Internet and digital technologies interact with human activity. The IN3 hosts a number of renowned research groups that develop a wide range of research, interdisciplinary. The center annually hosts visiting professors and researchers: the researchers involved in the doctoral programs of the UOC.
The IN3 includes ten research groups that focus their activities on issues such as: Care and preparation in the networked society, Security and privacy of information and networking, Computer and internet optimization systems, Gender and ICT, complex systems, Engineering Software, urban transformations, Communication networks and social change, Internet of Things, digital Commons
The Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) is a research centre of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) specializing in the knowledge society, and more specifically in the study of the Internet and the effects of the interaction between digital technologies and human activity. The IN3 hosts a number of renowned research groups that carry out a wide range of research of an interdisciplinary nature. Every year the centre hosts visiting professors and researchers; its researchers participate in the UOC's doctoral programmes.
The Institute is, furthermore, defined by its interdisciplinary research between the social, human and life sciences on the one hand and engineering on the other. The research groups from these two areas work together closely on the design and development of the Internet of the future, taking into consideration both the ICT- and Internet-related technological aspects and the effects of these on human activity.