Information and materials for students

Research papers, theses for Lizentiat and master’s degrees

Students in the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich have the option of writing their research paper and Lizentiat (or master’s) thesis in the area of labour market research. The data gathered as part of our ongoing research – especially the job ads since 1950 – is available for this purpose, along with other material. For further information contact Helen Buchs. General information on studying sociology at the University of Zurich can be found on the homepage of the Institute of Sociology.

For a list of completed and ongoing student research projects, click here.


Lectures/tutorials and seminars on topics from labour market research take place at irregular intervals. Every spring semester, Professor Buchmann’s research group also holds a research colloquium, in which students and staff present current work, some of it based on the research of the Swiss Job Market Monitor.