Nicolas Hayoz

University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Nicolas Hayoz is Professor of Political Science at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), with main focus of teaching and research on political developments in Eastern Europe, mainly in the post-Soviet region, as well as on political sociology, political theory and politics and law

Member of the Department of European Studies and Slavic Studies and of the interfaculty Institute for Eastern Europe of the University of Fribourg (, contributing to the joint study course on BA and MA level of Eastern European Studies of the Universities of Fribourg and Bern :,, as well as to the BA programme “politics and society” at the University of Fribourg

Publications mainly on various aspects of the transformation process in Eastern Europe, in particular on topics such as democratization, autocracies, authoritarian tendencies, informal structures, citizenship and more generally on political theory.

Co-editor of the book series “Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe” (Edited by Nicolas Hayoz, Jens Herlth and Julia Richers

Until 2017, director of two major research funding programmes in the Southern Caucasus and the Western Balkans