The Institute does research in the field of systems, information and social sciences, their foundations and interrelation, in order to study actual and potential techno-eco-social transformations of world society

It works in two thematically focused Units. It carries out common projects autonomously or collaboratively and it pools contributions of individual researchers.



The Institute publishes a yearly report on its activities:

Report 2023

Report 2022

Report 2021

Report 2020

Report 2019 (German)


The Institute is made up of two Units:



The Institute executes, concerning funding, different kinds of research projects:

  • "Eigen projects" (internal projects), which are carried out on behalf of The Institute through voluntary commitment of people in- and outside The Institute, without gratification or sustainable financial support; and
  • funded projects, which are supported by donations made to The Institute or by funds outside The Institute according to an application by The Institute that was accepted under the condition that the financing body must not determine nor influence the project idea or the execution of the project of The Institute nor do project partners in collaborative projects so;
    state of funded projects execution in 2019: 1
    in 2020: 1
    in 2021: 2
    in 2022: 1
    in 2023: 1
    state of applications as of 2024:
    – number of project applications under review: 1
    – number of project applications in preparation: 2


Updated on 2024-02-22T13:23:41+01:00, by schoenswetter.