History

1912

Foundation in Berlin as Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Arbeitsphysiologie

1929

Relocation to Dortmund in order to be near to the steal- and mining industry

1946

Evacuation and destruction during World War II. After the war transformation into the Max-Planck-Institut für Arbeitsphysiologie

1967-1969

Division into the Max Planck Institute for System Physiology and the newly founded Institute for Occupational Physiology at the University of Dortmund – IfADo with the sponsorship of the Research Society for Occupational Physiology and Occupational Safety e.V. (founded in 1969)

1970

Laying of the foundation stone at the Ardeystraße

1977

Added on to the „Blaue Liste“, today’s Leibniz Association

1987

Acceptation as „WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health“ of the World Health Organisation

2009

Renamed  into „Leibniz Institut für Arbeitsforschung an der TU Dortmund“, in English: Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors