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Welcome to the IAW! Research and teaching in the field of occupational science has a long tradition at RWTH Aachen University, but the focus of the content always addresses the current challenges of the world of work. Currently, more than 90 people employed at IAW are working on numerous research projects, the results of which are incorporated into the education of more than 1000 students annually in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, psychology and many other disciplines. On these pages you can learn more about our research and the people who make it possible.

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Organizational Structure

The IAW is divided into the Chair of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics and the Research Department of balanced Human Systems Integration. Thus, the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics comprises four departments: Work Organization, Technical Vocational Education and Training, Ergonomics and Human-Machine Systems, and balanced Human Systems Integration.

The following pages will provide you with information on the topics and issues covered by each department.



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Get to know the IAW team.

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At the IAW, we offer a variety of opportunities for scientific or non-scientific work in the field of work science research. In cooperation with renowned partners from industry and research, we deal with all questions concerning the design and optimization of work processes in development, production and service.

You will find more information about our job openings on the following pages.

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In this section you will find book and conference contributions as well as research reports, university publications and other publications on the research work of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics.

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