Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau (ZDA)

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Organisation


The institutions of the ZDA are the Board of Partners, the Directorship, the Scientific Advisory Board and the Staff Assembly.

Articles of association (pdf; in German)

Board of Partners

The principal body of the ZDA is the Board of Partners composed of two representatives of each partner, responsible for strategic steering.

Representative City of Aarau:     Jolanda Urech, Stadtpräsidentin Aarau 
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Bernauer, Politologe
Representative Canton of     Regierungsrat Alex Hürzeler, BKS
Aargau:   Dr. Katja Gentinetta, Politische Philosophin
Representative UZH:   Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert, Prorektorin
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Gächter, RWI
Representative FHNW:   Prof. Dr. Sabina Larcher, Direktorin PH
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Bertschi-Kaufmann,
Leiterin Institut Forschung und Entwicklung PH

Chair:   Regierungsrat Alex Hürzeler, BKS
            (until 31.12.2013 Dr. Marcel Guignard, Stadtpräsident Aarau)

Former members of the Board of Partners:
Dr. Marcel Guignard, Stadtpräsident Aarau from 1988 until 2013
Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi, Politikwissenschaft, Universität Zürich
Thomas Pfisterer, Regierungsrat Aargau from 1991 until 2000
Prof. Andreas Fischer, Rektor Universität Zürich from 2008 until 2013
Prof. Dr. Ottfried Jarren, Prorektor Universität Zürich from 2008 until 2016
Prof. Dr. Crispino Bergamaschi, Direktionspräsident FHNW

Directorship

The directorship of the ZDA is composed of the Directors of the three departments, professors at UZH or FHNW.

Director ADF:       Prof. Dr. Daniel Kübler 
Director c2d:   Prof. Dr. Andreas Glaser
Director PBGD:   Prof. Dr. Monika Waldis

Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas Glaser (from 01.01.2017)
            (until 31.12.2016: Prof. Dr. Daniel Kübler)

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory board advises the directorate in the conception of the research programme of the ZDA (development plan) and advances the collaboration with other scientific institutions on the national and international level.

List of members (pdf)
Report meeting 2015 of the Scientific Advisory Board (pdf; in German)
Report meeting 2014 of the Scientific Advisory Board (pdf; in German)
Report meeting 2013 of the Scientific Advisory Board (pdf; in German)
Report meeting 2012 of the Scientific Advisory Board (pdf; in German)
Report meeting 2011 of the Scientific Advisory Board (pdf; in German)
Report meeting 2010 of the Scientific Advisory Board (pdf)

Staff Assembly

By means of this institution, the staff members of the ZDA have the possibility to give their opinion to strategic or organizational matters and to file corresponding applications to the directorate or the Board of Partners.