EnCycLEd

University of Innsbruck

The Department for Theory and Future of Law

 

The Department for Theory and Future of Law was founded in 2019 as the tenth institute of the Faculty of Law at the University of Innsbruck. Teaching and research at the Institute focus on legal issues arising from new developments in society, politics, technology and the economy. The Institute serves as an interface of the Faculty of Law for the study of emerging legal issues from the perspective of various legal disciplines.

We attach particular importance to international cooperation and networking. The Institute’s members are involved in different international projects and publish their research results in internationally recognized journals.

Meet the Team
in EnCycLEd Project

Picture of Matthias C. Kettemann of the University of Innsbruck.

Matthias C. Kettemann

Matthias C. Kettemann is Professor of Innovation, Theory and Philosophy of Law and head of the Department for Theory and Future of Law at the University of Innsbruck. He leads the University’s Quantum Ethics Lab and heads research programmes at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Media Research in Hamburg. After studying law in Graz, Geneva and at Harvard Law School he taught in Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Jena. He works and publishes on the power of rules and the rules of power in online spaces and has been engaged as an expert for the Council of Europe, UNESCO, OSCE, and national parliaments and ministries.

Pavlo Burdiak

Pavlo Burdiak will step in as Astrid Bötticher leaves the “EnCycLEd – Enhancing Cybersecurity Literacy in Education” Erasmus Plus Project as project manager.

Picture of Astrid Bötticher of the University of Innsbruck.

Astrid Bötticher 

Astrid Bötticher PhD is a political scientist and researcher writing her Habilitation at the University of Jena. She is a security expert and her research interests include cyber-criminology and cybersecurity in addition to terrorism research. Astrid Bötticher has been the project manager responsible for the newly launched project “EnCycLEd – Enhancing Cybersecurity Literacy in Education” since 1 December 2023.