Welcome to the internet site of the CUSO Doctoral Programme in Operations Research. The program comprises a winter seminar and a summer seminar. These seminars consist of lecture series, presentations by PhD students, dialogues with editors of leading OR journals, and meetings with alumni. Further activities of the program contribute to the integration of the PhD students into the scientific community and to the strengthening of the network between the involved research groups in Switzerland.

All PhD students in the field of Operations Research which are affiliated to a research group in Switzerland are kindly invited to participate in the new program. Registered students can also participate in generic-competence courses (e.g. scientific communication and writing, project management, or patenting) offered by the CUSO.

Further information about the registration can be found at


Upcoming Seminars

The tentative dates (as of March 4, 2016) for our next seminars are

  • Summer seminar: June 26 - June 30, 2016
  • Winter seminar: January 15 – January 19, 2017