The Swiss Statistical Society was founded on the 29 January 1988. Its aims are:
- to promote development and application of statistics in Switzerland;
- to represent the interests of those active in using statistics, statistical research, and teaching statistics; and
- to contribute to establishing statistics as independent scientific discipline.
In its first year there were around 100 members of the Society and today it has about 230 members. The first President of the Society was Prof J Hüsler, University of Bern. The succeeding Presidents were Prof S Morgenthaler, Dr U S Gugerli and Prof F Streit, University of Geneva.
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