The General Secretariat implements the resolutions passed by the superior instances and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Academy. It is also responsible for the exchange of information between the different sections and provides services for the members. It is the point of contact for enquiries about the Academy and requests for services and, in particular, fosters the dialogue with politics and the media.
Jürg Pfister, Dr phil. nat., MPA
Tél.: 031/306 93 03
Dr Jürg Pfister is Secretary General of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) since 2008. Dr Pfister, who has a doctorate in biology, began his career at the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), where he started out as a scientific associate, then trained in management and ultimately became director of the International Co-operation Division. In this capacity, he became established on the national and international arena as an insightful participant in numerous science-policy forums. At the same time he completed an in-service post-graduate Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in Lausanne, specialising in administrative science.