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Barbara Schürch, lic. phil.

Barbara Schürch, lic. phil.

Barbara Schürch, lic. phil.

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience


  • Ethnologist, lic.phil.
  • CAS Organisational Development, Trigon
  • Various continuing education courses: Leadership, spatial planning, university didactics, project and programme management in development cooperation

Career milestones

  • Since 2006: Research associate at the Institute for Social Planning, Organisational Change and Urban Development
  • 1996-2006: Managing Director of IAMANEH Switzerland, International Association for Maternal and Neonatal Health and Programme Director Bosnia and Herzegovina, Haiti and Migration Switzerland
  • 1991-1995: Programme Manager Southeast Asia, Deputy Head of Asia Department
  • 1984-1988: Assistant at the Museum der Kulturen, Basel and Swiss Institute of Ethnology, Basel

Main focus

  • Neighbourhood and urban development
  • Social space analysis
  • Social inequality and space
  • Lifeworld orientation and social work
  • International cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Transdisciplinary research and cooperation

Further information