About us

The Institut für Industriekommunikation und Fachmedien (IIF) at the RWTH Aachen University works on an interdisciplinary basis. It combines three areas of expertise: engineering, business administration and communication studies.

The focal points of research are problems regarding the communication of knowledge along industrial value chains (industrial communication), solving problems by the strategic use of specialist information or specialist media as well as the design and development of specialist media services from the supplier’s point of view. Our research is practice-oriented and is complemented by a varied range of services.  

We consider the efficient use of knowledge in companies as essential for innovations and competitive advantages!



  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Günther Schuh

  • Prof. Dr. phil. Eva-Maria Jakobs

  • Management

  • Dr. Kirstin Marso-Walbeck

  • Staff members

  • Kristina Oltrogge, M.A.

  • Dipl.-Rom. (BWL) Anja Mayer

  • Hannelore Hommes

  • Michael Fischer