Member of SCNAT

The Swiss Statistical Society (SSS) propagates application and development of statistics in Switzerland, represents the interest of professionals working in this field in relation to practice, research and education and contributes to the recognition of statistics as a scientific discipline in its own right.

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About the SSS


The SSS was founded on January 29, 1988, under the name "Schweizerische Vereinigung für Statistik (SVS)". In its first year, it counted about 100 members. This number increased steadily to 230 in 1998. In autumn of that year, the Section of Official Statistics was founded. This led to a sudden increase to about 350 individual members and to the inclusion of corporate members. In spring 2000, the name of the association was changed to society. In autumn 2000, the first Swiss Statistical Meeting with support by the SSS took place in St. Gallen. Now such meetings are held yearly.

In 2003, the two sections Business and Industry and Education and Research were founded. In spring 2003 and 2004, respectively, the Swiss Statistical Society became a member of the Swiss Academy of Exact Sciences (Schw. Akademie für Naturwissenschaften) and associated member of the Swiss Academy of Human Sciences (Schw. Akademie für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften).

The following presidents have previously headed the Society:

  • Dr. Stella Bollmann, Statistikberatung, PH Luzern
  • Prof. J. Hüsler, Universität Bern
  • Prof. S. Morgenthaler, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Dr. U.S. Gugerli, Sandoz Pharma AG
  • Prof. F. Streit, Université de Genève
  • Dr. Jean-Marie Helbling, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Prof. Werner Stahel, ETH Zürich
  • Prof. Andreas Ruckstuhl, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
  • Dr. Diego Kuonen, CStat PStat CSci, Statoo Consulting, Berne
  • Marcel Baumgartner, Nestlé, Vevey


The bylaws of the SSS can be found on our page on the Open Science Framework, both in German and in French.