Institut de recherches sociologiques

Welcome to the ISR

The Institute of Sociological Research (ISR) was created in January 2015 and aims to promote sociology through teaching (master and PhD level),  research and publications.  The ISR team seeks to foster exchanges between sociologists and across disciplines, as well as with non-scientific partners, through inter- and trans-disciplinary research. Through the IRS, both fundamental and applied research projects are conducted at different scales, bringing sociological expertise to various fields, and responding to mandates from public authorities, associations and institutions, or private companies.

Over the years, the IRS has gained a track record in submitting and coordinating successful grant applications for Swiss and International funding agencies (Swiss National Science Foundation, COST, European funds, fellowships, Swiss Network for International Studies, etc.). The Institute provides the necessary administrative, financial and technical support for ensuring the proper running of research projects, as well as expertise in questions related to research ethics and data management.

The IRS is focused on the following themes:

  1. Health, Medecine, Risks and Organizations
  2. Occupations, Practices and Policies for Culture and Communication
  3. Decision-making and governance
  4. Family, Age and Generations  
  5. Visual Sociology and Visual Anthropology
  6. Sustainable consumption