CEPS Research Fellows
The CEPS Research Fellows Network facilitates the exchange and collaboration of researchers in the field of philanthropy and non-profit sector.
We have created the program to promote the exchange of research ideas and cooperation in research projects in order to strengthen research development.
Members of the network are researchers from the Universities of Basel, Lausanne, St. Gallen, Freiburg (DE) and Marburg (DE), the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Swiss Distance UAS), the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), the Università della Svizzera italiana and private research centers.
The CEPS Research Fellows Program is open to new research members.
Dr. rer. pol. Diana Betzler
Freelance researcher and lecturer
Research interests: Organization Theory, Professionalization, Social- Public and Cultural Governance, Fundraising Performance, Evaluation and Quality Management in the Nonprofit and Cultural Sector
Dr. Anita Budziszewska
University of Warsaw, Swiss Confederation Excellence Scholarship Holder at the University of Geneva Centre for Philanthropy 2023/2024
Research interests: philanthropy and international relations, political and cultural determinants of philanthropy; culture and values in international relations, activities of international organizations in the sphere of culture and social projects, international cultural relations
Dr. phil. Alex Gertschen
University of Bern, Center for Global Studies, CV
Research interests: Ideas and Methods of Societal Corporate Responsibility in the 20th Century (Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsabilidad Social Empresarial, Social Accounting /Social Audit, etc.)
Dr. Malgorzata Kurak
International Institute for Management Development
Research Interests: family business, family philanthropy, corporate governance, innovation, social impact, CSR
Dr. Mariana Melnykovych
Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Unit "Social innovation and entrepreneurship"
Research interests: social innovations, stable institutions, participatory governance, civil society engagement in natural resource governance, attitudes and behaviours, public-private partnership, stakeholders evaluation, communities’ well-being and sustainable development
Prof. Dr. oec. Daniela Mühlenberg-Schmitz
Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Swiss Distance UAS), Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI)
Research interests: Accounting and Revision of NPO and State-Subsidized Institutions
Dr. Chrysavgi Sklaveniti
Csklaveniti , Organizational Psychologist
Research interests: Social Entrepreneurship: The Expression of Innovation and Creativity in Pursuit of Social Mission, The Entrepreneurial Everydayness of Philanthropic Ventures: Forms of Engagement within Social Initiatives
Dr. rer. pol. Sibylle Studer
Caritas Schweiz, Head of Unit Knowledge & Quality Management
Research interests: Transdisciplinarity & Methods, Common goods, Volunteering & Integration, Evaluation of/in nonprofit organizations
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Daniel Zöbeli
Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Swiss Distance UAS), Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI), Head of IMI
Research interests: Accounting and Transparency of NPO (Swiss GAAP FER 21), Funding of State-Subsidized Institutions