• The SSA aims to promote sociology in Switzerland

    The SSA links sociologists in Switzerland. As a member of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and of the European Sociological Association (ESA), it also contributes to international exchanges between sociologists. As a scientific association, it defends the interests of sociology in the science policy institutions in Switzerland (e.g. the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Swiss Council of Science and Technology).

  • The SSA promotes teaching, research and publications in sociology

    The SSA publishes the Swiss Journal of Sociology, as well as a Newsletter and Bulletin. Through the book series “Social sciences and social problems” published by Seismo Verlag, the SSA has an important media for promoting the wider circulation of sociological knowledge. The headquarters of Seismo Verlag are located in Zürich, whilst a subsidiary located in Geneva is dedicated to French-speaking authors.

  • The SSA deals with all issues related to the professional activity of Swiss sociologists

    The Bulletin, the Newsletter and the website inform members about current activities, job offers, conferences and research funding opportunities.
    Sociologists working on similar subjects can exchange ideas during the meetings of the various Research committees.
    The SSA receives financial support from the Swiss Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences, of which it is a member.