To date, well over 100 scientific publications have originated from the WIFU and their representatives are involved with lectures and seminars at various events. Articles, interviews and commentaries in daily newspapers, radio and television continually ensure that the topic of “Family Businesses” is made public. In addition to this, our institute offers a large number of different events (The family Business Forum – the largest congress of Family Businesses in Europe, as well as presentations and guest lectures) which are extensively publicised. Get more information here.


The teaching concept of WIFU is strictly aligned with the three logical systems of a family business – family, ownership, business. This approach is also shown in the  established major “Family Business” which can be chosen as a main focus in all bachelor and master programmes that are offered by the faculty of business economics at Witten/Herdecke University. Get more information here.


On a regular basis, the WIFU offers events and lectures for active family members, top management of family businesses as well as for family shareholders and people who are generally interested in the topic of family businesses. Get more information here.