Register now ! Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods

16/08/2019 - 30/08/2019

You need to acquire new or other tools and approaches, that where not covered during your formal training? After having completed your initial degrees (bachelor, master) you start working on […]

7ème Festival Suisse des méthodes qualitatives: «Open data et recherche qualitative en sciences sociales»

09/09/2019 - 10/09/2019

La septième édition du «Festival suisse des méthodes» se déroulera les lundi 09 et mardi 10 septembre à l’Université de Lausanne (quartier Mouline, bâtiment Géopolis). Selon une formule désormais bien […]

Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association 2019

10/09/2019 - 12/09/2019

The Institute of Sociology of the University of Neuchâtel is hosting the 2019 edition of the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association. The theme of the event is The Future […]


Twenty researchers from the SSP and FORS at ESRA !

Twenty researchers from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne and from FORS are contributing to the ESRA international conference, showcasing their research collaborations and […]

Our most important publications 2014-2019

We conduct methodological and thematic research. The selection of the below publications shows the expertise of the FORS collaborators over the last years in the field of social sciences: Ehrler, […]

ESS: Apply to field questions in Round 11

The call for academics to apply to field questions in Round 11 (2022/23) of our survey will be published in October 2019. Multi-national teams will be invited to apply for […]

New FORS Guides out now

Do you need to develop a data management plan for your research project? Do you wonder about the use of incentives in surveys or about the surveying of national minorities? […]