Universität Zürich

IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 635 20 92
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34

World Internet Project – Switzerland (WIP-CH)

The Media Change & Innovation Division is the Swiss country partner of the World Internet Project (WIP).  This  international, collaborative project is looking at the social, political and economic impact of the Internet and other new technologies. The 1999 started project is chaired by Prof. Jeff Cole from the Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. The consortium includes more than 25 partners in countries and regions all over the world. The WIP conducts detailed, international comparative longitudinal studies on the use and impact of the Internet, publishes national and international reports and holds annual conferences. The first representative Swiss WIP survey (computer-assisted telephone interviews) is supported by the Information Society Coordination Office of the Swiss Federal Office of Communication (Bakom) and the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich.


Büchi, Moritz / Just, Natascha / Latzer, Michael (2015): Modeling the second-level digital divide: A five-country study of social differences in Internet use. In: New Media & Society, Published online before print September 9, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1461444815604154. [more]
Latzer, Michael / Büchi, Moritz / Just, Natascha (2014): Unterwegs im Netz. In: Flashextra. Magazin des Verbandes der Schweizer Medien, Nr. 14 (08/2014), 13-17. [pdf]
Just, Natascha / Latzer, Michael / Metreveli, Sulkhan / Saurwein, Florian (2013): Switzerland on the Internet: An overview of diffusion, usage, concerns and democratic implications. In: Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS). Volume 13 (Issue 2), 148–155. [pdf]
Latzer, Michael / Just, Natascha / Saurwein, Florian (2012): Internet: Mittel für jeden Zweck. In: Flashextra: August 2012, 26-31 [more] [pdf]
Special Reports 2011, 2013 and 2015 (below)


Findings of WIP-CH 2011


First findings and project presentation

First findings were presented on 29. November 2011. For further information please refer to the WIP-CH Press Release (in German). For detailed information please visit the section page.


Special Reports 2011 (Themenberichte)