Chair of Political Methodology (Prof. Dr. Marco Steenbergen)
In 2005 Simon Hug was the first professor to hold the methods chair at the University of Zurich. The main teaching aspect is the training of undergraduate students in research design and quantitative methods. Research is not limited to methodological topics but rather deals with many challenges from different subfields. Research projects have been carried out about the political consequences of referenda, parliamentary decision processes, European integration, comparative political economy, and the Swiss political system.