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Laurent Bernhard holds a PhD in political science from the University of Zurich. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher for NCCR Democracy (University of Zurich) as well as for Année Politique Suisse (University of Bern). In 2017, Laurent Bernhard joined the Data and research information services of FORS.
Laurent Bernhard specializes in direct democracy, political communication, populism, and Swiss politics. He is responsible for cleaning, archiving, and delivering quantitative research data. Currently, he is involved as data coordinator in the ÜGK / COFO project that deals with the educational assessment of competences in Switzerland.