Center for Comparative and International Studies

CIS News, 2014 Annual Edition, No.24


editorial by Prof. Cederman

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Welcome to the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS)

The Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS Zurich) stands for innovation and excellence in research and teaching in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Launched in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the University of Zurich, CIS brings together scholars from the fields of democracy, markets and politics, political violence and sustainable development, a fusion that has made it one of the leading political science research centers in Europe.

We offer a series of inter-disciplinary graduate and postgraduate programs, as well as a number of undergraduate courses, that give students the opportunity of engaging in the full breadth of CIS research.

CIS Zurich regularly hosts workshops, colloquia and conferences that bring together political science scholars from all over the world.


Our main areas of focus:



Markets and Politics

Political Violence

Sustainable Development



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