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Institute Humans in Complex Systems

Automation, digitalisation and technical networking present great opportunities but also challenges for the complex interplay between humans, technology and organisations.

We focus on the issue of how to design complex systems. In doing so, we pursue the following objectives:

  • Promoting the health and productivity of people and organisations
  • Optimising the fit between requirements and personal characteristics
  • Increasing reliability, safety, and security in socio-technical systems

Research: design and innovation areas

Work and Health

Structuring work in a way that promotes health

to Work and Health

Personnel Assessment and Development

Improving the person-environment fit through consulting, employee selection and human resource development

to Personnel Assessment and Development

Reliability, Safety and Security

Analysing, evaluating and shaping the interaction of people, technology and organisation for reliable and secure working processes

to Reliability, Safety and Security


Prof. Dr. Adrian Schwaninger
Prof. Dr. Adrian Schwaninger

Head of Institute Humans in Complex Systems

Telephone +41 62 957 24 26 (direct)