The "OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology" was founded on July 6th, 1991 as the first An-Institute of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in the legal form of a registered non-profit organization.
The institute is headed by a six-member board, chaired by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nebel. Dr. Holger Peinemann is responsible for the management of the institute.
The three application-oriented divisions energy, health and transportation are managed strategically by division executive boards, which include, in addition to the active professors, full-time directors. The divisions are in turn structured into groups that are often more technologically oriented, led by experienced group manager.
To stimulate cross-divisional, technology-oriented, scientific discourse Competence Centers have been introduced. These have no budget or personnel responsibility. They are managed by scientific leaders and administrated by group leaders or promoted scientists.
The institute management is divided into five departments, each headed by a head of department.