SACM - Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research

Become a Member

    As a member of the SACM, you will get exclusive information about research and teaching in communication and media in Switzerland and at our partner organizations. You will have the possibility to network with academics and experts in media practice, to benefit from reduced fees for conferences and memberships, but also to contribute to shaping the future of our society and our branch.

    Membership benefits:

    • Regular news and information about our association and its members, and about our neighbor associations in Germany, France, and Austria, via our newsletter
    • Privileged access to our journal SComS – Studies in Communication Science (10 Swiss francs per year for receiving the printed editions)
    • Connect with scientists, researchers, and practitioners
    • Join one or more of our thematic working groups (sections)
    • Reduced membership fee for PhD and all other students
    • Workshops for PhD students, best paper awards, and training opportunities
    • Reduced admission charge for conferences by SACM and our neighbor associations in Germany, France, and Austria
    • Support and funding by SACM for the organization of conferences and workshops
    • New members will be introduced in the SACM newsletter

    Inscription form

    Please describe yourself and your research fields in a few words. This information will be published in our newsletter.

    1) Individual membership

    Any adult person who is interested in communication and media research and has a connection to Switzerland can become an individual member.

    (2) Students

    To be a student member, you must be enrolled at a university or a university of applied sciences for the purpose of obtaining a licentiate/diploma/BA/MA degree. Doctoral students are also included in this category if they are not employed at one of the institutes listed under (3).

    (3) Institute membership

    Units of universities or universities of applied sciences can join the SACM as members. With a basic fee, currently of 250 francs (since 2008), the unit enables its mid-level staff to become members for 80 francs (instead of 130); for professors, the contribution is reduced from 130 to 120 francs. Institutions wishing to apply for such membership are requested to contact the SACM management directly.

    Collective membership

    Swiss legal entities or public institutions that support the purposes of the association may join the SACM as collective members. Collective members require three people who are designated to exercise the rights and duties as members. The annual membership fee is 500 Swiss francs (a reduction based on company size is possible). Parties  interested in a collective membership are requested to contact the SACM management directly.