The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich is engaged in the study of Swiss and international security studies. Its activities are structured into the four pillars of research, teaching, think tank, and the International Relations and Security Network (ISN).

The CSS conducts independent research in the field of security and strategic studies. Based on that research, it elaborates analyses and recommendations for political decision-makers, public administrations, policymaking research institutes, and the general public.

Since 2002, Prof. Andreas Wenger has been the Director of the Center. The CSS was founded in 1986 by Prof. Kurt R. Spillmann and has developed into a national center of competence for security policy with an international impact. The CSS is anchored within the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) at ETH Zurich. Together with the chairs in Political Science at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, it constitutes the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS).

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
ETH Zürich
Haldeneggsteig 4, IFW
8092 Zürich

Phone: 0041 44 632 40 25
Fax: 0041 44 632 19 41


Andreas Wenger
Prof. Dr.
Phone: 0041 44 632 59 10
Fax: 0041 44 632 19 41