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History / GfS
2016
 
Generation change with business takeover by Urs Bieri and Lukas Golder; Claude Longchamp stays chairman of the administrative council and a member of senior management
2010
 
New image focussing on two key skills of politics and communications
2009
 
First course in 'Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Election Research' at the University of Zurich
2008
 
First course in 'Empirical Political Research in Practice' at the University of St Gallen
2007
 
First MPA executive course at the University of Bern
2005
 
Presentation of integration communication analysis as a combination of media analysis and contact group surveys
2004
 
Conversion of profit and cost centres to independent companies. gfs.bern (run by: Claude Longchamp) and gfs-zürich (run by: Peter Spichiger-Carlsson) are now independent bodies. gfs-Befragungsdienst (survey department) becomes a service centre for the two independent companies.
First course in 'Demoscopy and Journalism' at the MAZ Media Training Centre
2001
 
Survey department becomes an independent cost centre managed by Georges Ulrich
2000
 
Publication of coordination approach for the analysis of opinion-forming processes
1998
 
Reorganisation of GfS research institute with 2 independent business divisions. The Bern-based division is now called: GfS-Forschungsinstitut, Politik und Staat (GfS Research Institute, Politics and State), Bern

First election barometer for SRG / First prior analysis of plebiscites for SF DRS
12
«50 years of tradition and innovation. From the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der praktischen Sozialforschung to gfs.bern AG.»