Georg Lutz

Prof. Dr.


Office 5630

+41 (0)21 692 37 38

Languages: German, French, English


Georg Lutz is FORS Director since 2016 and professor of political science at the University of Lausanne. Between 2008 and 2016 he was project director of the Swiss election study SELECTS. He studied political science and history at the Universities of Berne, Geneva and the Trinity College Dublin and completed his PhD at the University of Bern in 2004.


Georg Lutz focuses on political behaviour with special interest on voting behavior and electoral participation, political institutions, especially electoral systems as well as Swiss politics and survey research methods. He teaches political behavior and survey methodology at the University of Lausanne and is member of the scientific council of the Masters Program on “Public Opinion and Survey Methodology”.

Georg Lutz is also project director of VOTO, the survey series after each federal popular vote in Switzerland. He is member of the General Assembly of the European Social Survey (ESS) and CESSDA, as well as member of the planning and the steering committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) and the Comparative Candidate Survey (CSS).