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Published on 20 December 2023

Military Sociology

At the Academic Department of Military Sociology research focuses on military-civilian relations, acceptance of the Swiss militia system and the diversity of armed forces. Other topics include conscription, the field of security and international cooperation between armies while on deployment abroad. The Academic Department also assesses Swiss public opinion on matters of security and defence.

BA Emanuela Rizzo

Emanuela Rizzo studied sociology and cultural studies at the University of Zurich. In 2021 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. She is a research project collaborator at the Military Sociology Department.

Dr. Tibor Szvircsev Tresch

Tibor Szvircsev Tresch has been a lecturer on military sociology at the Military Academy at the ETH Zurich since August 2008. Born in 1967 in Zug Switzerland, he studied sociology, political science and criminology at the University of Zurich. In 2005, Szvircsev Tresch was awarded a doctorate by the University of Zurich for his work «The change in Europe's armed forces: from an army of conscripts to an army of volunteers. An empirical study of European armed forces from 1975 to 2003».

lic. phil. MAS Crim. (LL.M.) Thomas Ferst

In 2012 Thomas Ferst gratuated from the University of Zurich with a licentiate in political science, general constitutional law and economic and social history.

MA Stefano de Rosa

SStefano De Rosa studied sociology, psychology and popular culture at the University of Zurich. He completed his masters in 2016. From 2013 to 2016 he worked as a student project manager at the Research Institute for the Public Spere and Society, where he contributed to the Yearbook Quality of Media. From 2016 to 2017 he was employed as a university intern in the Military Sociology Department at the Military Academy (MILAC) at the ETH Zurich as part of the «Sicherheit» (Security) 2017 study.

MA, MSc Jacques Robert

Jacques ROBERT graduated in 2018 from the Joint Degree Master Public Opinion and Survey Methodology of the Universities of Lucerne, Lausanne and Neuchâtel. Before he completed a Master in Sport Sciences and Physical Education at the ETH Zurich in 2005. From 2012 to 2016, he worked as an assistant for empirical methods in social and communication research at the University of Lucerne. From 2019 to 2020, he was employed as a university intern at the Military Sociology Department within the framework of the «Security 2020» study. Since 2021, he is a research project employee at the Military Sociology Department.