Social Research Centre - Central Scientific Institute of Technische Universität Dortmund
Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund (sfs) is one of the long established and major research centres for social sciences in Germany. Founded in 1946, sfs has been a state institute of North Rhine Westphalia from 1972 to 2006. Since the beginning of the year 2007 sfs is a Central Scientific Institute of the Technische Universität Dortmund.
A multidisciplinary team of labour scientists, social scientists, economists, educators, statistical experts, engineers and computer scientists undertake research, consulting and evaluation projects with respect to current issues of the world of labour. The research puts heavy emphasis on directly applicable results. A main part of these projects are organised in networks of co-operation with relevant partners from the respective research or consulting field.
In addition to applied and basic research, sfs provides expert advice in a number of areas such as new production concepts and network management, continuing education and training, introduction and evaluation of quality systems.
International exchange and cooperation
sfs is a partner of several national and international networks of scientific research.