Regional Research Western Balkans
Academic Swiss Caucasus Net

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Hayoz

Nicolas Hayoz is associate professor of political science and the director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). 


Since 2007 he is also Programme Director of the Regional research promotion program RRPP – Western Balkans.


Since 2009 he is directing a research promotion program in the Southern Caucasus (ASCN – Academic Swiss Caucasus Net). 


He has published articles on politics and state reform in Eastern Europe and conducted research projects in Russia and in Georgia (in the framework of SCOPES – scientific cooperation with Eastern Europe). 

His research interests include transition studies in Eastern Europe, particularly the transformation process in Russia, political sociology and political theory.


His most recent publication is "20 Years after the Collapse of Communism."



Prof. Dr Nicolas Hayoz
University of Fribourg
Dpt of Social Sciences
Bd de Pérolles 90
CH 1700 Fribourg

Tel. +41 (0)26 300 7975  
Office Nr. G321
Office hours by appointment

nicolas.hayoz (at)