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The “Swiss Statistical Society” (SSS, “Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Statistik”, “Société Suisse de Statistique”, “Società Svizzera di Statistica”, “Societad Svizra da Statistica”) 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. It fosters contacts between statisticians in administration, business and institutions of research and education. It supports cooperation between all institutions which deal with such goals.
The SSS was founded January 29, 1988, under the name of “Schweizerische Vereinigung für Statistik” (SVS). In its first year, it counted about 100 members. In 1998, the section “Official Statistics” was founded. This lead to a sudden increase of 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 Statistics Meeting” took place in St. Gall with support of the SSS. Since then, such meetings are held yearly. In 2003, the two sections of “Business and Industry” and “Education and Research” were founded. Since then, the three sections cover the main working areas of the members. The society reached many new members from the private sector. In summer 2010, the SSS counted 403 individual and 18 corporate members.
• edits a bulletin three times a year. The bulletin informs about the activities and upcoming events in statistics in Switzerland.
• organises the yearly “Swiss Statistics Meeting” in autumn, together with the “Swiss Federal Statistical Office” (SFSO) and the “Conference of the Regional Statistical Offices” (CORSTAT). The meeting is called "Swiss Statistics Meeting", in years with odd numbers, and “Swiss Days of Official Statistics” in even years.
• consists of three sections, which usually organise a further meeting each year,
• organises short courses oriented towards practical applications,
• supports a yearly seminar of PhD students.
National and international relations
The SSS is a member of the “Swiss Academy of Sciences” (SCNAT) and an associated member of the “Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences” (SAGW). The SSS is a member of the “International Statistical Institute” (ISI). The SSS is a member of the association for “European Courses in Advanced Statistics” (ECAS). It cooperates with other statistical Societies in Europe, and its president is a member of the conference of presidents of these Societies.
Dr. Diego Kuonen,
CStat PStat CSci, Statoo Consulting,
Morgenstrasse 129, 3018 Berne,
kuonen AT statoo.com
Swiss Statistical Society
3922 Stalden VS
CORSTAT/KORSTAT is a community of interests of the regional statistical offices of Switzerland and aims at the promotion of official statistics at the regional level. The members of CORSTAT form two regional conferences which help in reaching this aim.
These are: - the conference of Swiss German regional statistical offices (DRSA) - the conference of the regional statistical offices of French- and Italian-speaking Switzerland (CORT). The main objectives of CORSTAT are:
o Promotion of official statistics at the regional level, especially at district and city level
o Contribution to the development of a system of statistical information which corresponds to the needs of the different statistics users, particularly at the regional level
o Cooperation in the realization of the Swiss Statistics System
o Cooperation between the regions.
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