Strategy and Vision of the IfU

The institute for Management Cybernetics e.V. (IfU) of the RWTH Aachen University develops methods of cybernetics and tools regarding to Economic-, Social- and Technical Cybernetics. The focus is targeted at the advancement of the underlying theory and additionally its transfer into practice.

The focus of “economic and social cybernetics“ is on the holistic view of businesses and organizations which are considered as opened, socio-technical, economical and varied interconnected systems. The focus of technical cybernetics is on the research of complex interdependencies, which appear in technical systems and interactions.

The mission of the IfU is to promote the development of the theoretical structure of the management cybernetics as well as of the technical cybernetics and at the same time to transfer it into practice regarding the relation between humans, organization and technics.

The independent, private Research- and Development Institute represents the area of Management Cybernetics in the consortium of industrial research associations AiF.