The Secretariat assists the President and SSC members in their work, implements decisions made by the Council and carries out administrative activities. It provides the SSC with the resources and information needed for its advisory mission. It also seeks support from recognised external experts when necessary. The Secretariat is responsible for the exchange of information between SSC members. It also coordinates work with the Federal Administration.


 

Since June 2019 in our team:

Karim Bschir, Scientific advisor

Karim Bschir studied biochemistry and philosophy at the University of Zurich. After receiving a PhD in philosophy at the ETH Zurich, he worked as a research assistant and lecturer at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH, where he was engaged in research and teaching in philosophy of science with strong ties to the history of science and current scientific practice.
A Branco Weiss Fellowship allowed him to conduct several research visits at the Center for Philosophy and Ethics of Science at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, at the University Roma Tre, as well as at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2019, he held a visiting professorship for technology studies at the University St. Gallen and from 2007 to 2015 he was an associated researcher at the Collegium Helveticum.

 

Since June 2019 in our team:

Sven Hug, Scientific advisor

Sven Hug studied psychology and German language and literature at the University of Zurich and worked in various companies as a market research analyst. He was a research associate at the ETH Zurich from 2009 to 2017 and focused on research evaluation, bibliometrics, and peer review. From 2011 to 2019, he managed intramural evaluation projects at the Evaluation Office of the University of Zurich. Since 2015, he serves as an expert for the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS). Since 2016, he represents Switzerland in the European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (EU COST Action)

 

Head of the Secretariat
Claudia Acklin

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Scientific Advisors
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 Karim Bschir

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Sven Hug

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 Anna Nuzzo

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Information Service
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Administration
Caroline Rappo

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Lejla Kurtanovic

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