Universit├Ąt Z├╝rich

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 2015 (WIP-CH 2015)

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 project started in 1999 and 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.


Findings of WIP-CH 2015

For detailed information we refer to the 4 special reports (Themenberichte) of the World Internet Project - Switzerland 2015 as well as to the WIP-CH 2015 Press Release (in German) and the WIP-CH 2015 Press Release (in English).


Special Reports 2015 (Themenberichte)


Further Publications

  • Büchi, Moritz / Just, Natascha / Latzer, Michael (2016): Caring is not enough: The importance of Internet skills for online privacy protection. In: Information, Communication & Society, Accepted manuscript. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1229001 [more] [pdf]
  • Büchi, Moritz (2016): Measurement invariance in comparative Internet use research. In: Studies in Communication Sciences, 16(1), 61–69. doi: 10.1016/j.scoms.2016.03.003 [more] [pdf]
  • 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]