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history and political science educator

Roland Ruffieux, Swiss history and political science educator. President Rencontres Suisses, 1975-1986, honorary president, since 1986; president Forum Helveticum, 1987-1992, honorary president, since 1992; president committee Museum Art and History Fribourg, 1968-1984. Member History Society Canton Fribourg (president 1962-1968), Rotary.

Background

Ruffieux, Roland was born on November 9, 1921 in Bulle, Fribourg, Switzerland. Son of Fernand and Léonie (Gaudard) Ruffieux.

Education

Doctor of Letters, University Fribourg, 1947. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Fribourg, 1953. Habilitation, University Fribourg, 1957.

Professor (honorary), University Fribourg, 1992. Diploma in political science, Institute Political Studies, Paris, 1954. Postgraduate, Institute Political Studies, Paris, 1957.

Professor (honorary), University Lausanne, Switzerland, 1987.

Career

Extraordinary professor University Fribourg, 1958-1963, ordinary professor head Institute Contemporary History, 1963-1992. Director Swiss The National Library, 1963-1965. Ordinary professor, head Institute Political Science University Lausanne, 1965-1975.

Chairman Pro Helvetia, Swiss Foundation for Culture, 1978-1986. Member Publication Swiss Diplomatic Documents, 1978-1993, National Council of Scientific Research, 1981-1991. Member council European Science Foundation, 1984-1991, Jubilee Foundation of U.B.S., 1986-1991, Union Bank Switzerland.

Membership

President Rencontres Suisses, 1975-1986, honorary president, since 1986. President Forum Helveticum, 1987-1992, honorary president, since 1992. President committee Museum Art and History Fribourg, 1968-1984.

Member History Society Canton Fribourg (president 1962-1968), Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: collecting ancient drawings.

Connections

Married Eva Strumhausova, April 10, 1958. Children: Blaise, Jérôme, Hélène, Etienne.

father:
Fernand Ruffieux

mother:
Léonie (Gaudard) Ruffieux

spouse:
Eva Strumhausova

child:
Hélène Ruffieux

child:
Jérôme Ruffieux

child:
Etienne Ruffieux

child:
Blaise Ruffieux