United Nations World Data Forum 2020

The SSS is pleased that the UNO World Data Forum 2020Logo UNO World Data is going to take place in Switzerland. Moreover, in 2020 the SSS organizes various activities in the context of the project Road to Bern.

More about it soon here on this page or contact us simply at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in case you are interested to support us.

Significance - 2020 writing competition for Early Career Researchers

The Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society and Significance magazine have just launched the 2020 writing competition for Early Career Researchers.

For more details how to apply click here

The closing date is 29 May 2020.

Weiterbildungsprogramm Statistical Data Science

Universität Bern: Das bisherige Weiterbildungsprogramm in angewandter Statistik hat ab Herbst 2020 einen neuen Namen, ist flexibler aufgebaut und deckt diverse neue Themen ab.Das berufsbegleitende Weiterbildungsprogramm umfasst neu: ein Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS), ein Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) und einen Master of Advanced Studies (MAS).

*CAS*: zwei Semester (September 2020 bis Juni 2021) mit jeweils einem Kurstag pro Woche (Freitag)

*DAS*: vier bis fünf Semester (September 2020 bis August 2022 oder Januar 2023).

*MAS in Statistical Data Science* umfasst nach Abschluss des DAS weitere Lehrveranstaltungen, die individuell zusammengestellt werden können, sowie eine MAS-Arbeit.

Genauere Angaben zum Weiterbildungsprogramm sind hier zu finden.

Die *Anmeldefrist* für den Studienbeginn im September 2020 läuft bis zum 
31. Mai 2020.

3rd Storytelling & Storyboarding Science at Locarno Film Festival

“Great stories happen to those who can tell them” (Ira Glass)
We seek to challenge, inspire and train scientists to use narrative techniques and strategies employed in film to produce persuasive presentations and publications.

3rd Storytelling & Storyboarding Science at Locarno Film Festival
For PhD-students enrolled at any Swiss higher education institution

When and where: 12 - 15 August 2020 in Locarno

For the program and further information please click here

Applications between 1st April and 30th of May 2020
Please send a short motivation letter and your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


COVID-19 has show us that there are highly creative and productive ways of meeting, networking, exchanging ideas, working and learning online. This is why the SDS2020 conference will become an online event.

Time: 26th of June 2020 - 3 streams, 42 talks, 3 keynotes

You will have great ways of interaction and networking, group and individual chats, 1:1 conference calls, interactive votings, job ads with direct communication lines to the companies and much more...SDS2020 Logo

The final programme will be published next week.

Get your ticket now and profit from reduced ticket prizes here

Swiss Statistics Seminar - Nov. 13, 2020 - Uni Bern

As again so many have contributed to make last year's edition a success, we are excited to announce the date for the next Swiss Statistics Seminar:

Date, Time, Place
Friday, November 13, 2020
14:15 - 17:45
University of Bern

We will have TWO TALKS and a one-hour break in between with an apero and a POSTER SESSION.

Poster Session
We warmly encourage everyone, and in particular PhD students and postdocs,
to take advantage of the poster session to present their work. 

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in Bern, so please mark the date in your calendars.

Marloes Maathuis (ETH Zurich) and Barbara Hellriegel (SSS-ER)
for the organizing committee
Lutz Dümbgen (Uni Bern), local coordinator

Looking for a job?

Vacancies for statisticians and related professions are published here.

Calls for Papers

Calls for Papers/Contributions from scientific conferences and journals are published here as well as scientific competitions and awards.

List of Service Providers

Consulting firms and service providers for Statistics and Data Analytics are listed here.