MIOS is a research group within the Department of Communication Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Since 2003 our team is dedicated to the study of individuals’ uses of media and ICT, as well as interpersonal relations within organisations and the broader society, to pursue evidence based communication strategies and policy.

The research activities of MIOS can be linked to two communication levels: 

  • The use of digital media by individuals, and the associated risks and opportunities: This level focuses on research into the use of internet, mobile phones and games by children, young people and adults. 
  • The strategic use of digital media by organizations (companies, social-profit organizations, governments): At this level, research is conducted in areas such as (online) marketing and health communication. 

Studies center on the following key topics: