Statistical methods, data science and artificial intelligence: the FSO and UniNE intensify their cooperation

Neuchâtel, 25.02.2021 - The University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) and the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) are reinforcing their cooperation in the field of data science and statistical methods. In January, both institutions signed a cooperation agreement for the period 2021-2024. This news comes in the wake of the creation of a new Data Science and Statistical Methods division at the FSO and a new chair in data science at the UniNE. The aim is to promote the research and development of concrete projects in the digital field.

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below)

Address for enquiries

Bertrand Loison, FSO, Vice-Director and Head of the Data Science and Statistical Methods division, tel.: +41 58 463 67 70, email:
Jean-Pierre Renfer, FSO, Head of the Statistical Methodology section, tel.: +41 58 463 66 62, email:

Kilian Stoffel, Rector, University of Neuchâtel, tel.: +41 32 718 10 20
Nando Luginbühl, Head of press and promotion office, University of Neuchâtel, tel.: +41 76 434 12 04, email:


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