Institut für Föderalismus
Faculté de droit


Opening hours

Monday:                                   2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thuesday and Thursday:         9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Outside these opening hours individual appointments can be fixed by calling the phone number 026 300 81 25.

The Institute of Federalism library is a member of the Library Network of Western Switzerland (RERO) and works closely with the Cantonal University Library (KUB) and the Law Faculty Library (BFD).

Established in 1983, the library provides access to around 20,000 works and 50 journals on subjects related to public law, decentralisation and federalism. The documents are available for perusal during the library's opening hours (reference library). Visitors may use the reading room for this purpose.

More information can be found on the KUB website.


New acquisitions  

New acquisitions are listed on the KUB website every trimester. 


RERO searches

Please click here to search RERO.


Online Resources

Swiss Confederation, Federal Department of Finance (FDF), National Fiscal Equalisation - Strengthening Federalism

Forum of Federations, The Governance of Metropolitan Regions – European and Global Experiences

Christian Hofer, Constitution and Autonomy in Spain (in german)

Instituto de investigaciones legislativas del Senado de la Republica, El federalismo mexicano – Elementos para su estudio y analisis (in spanish)


Institute of Federalism

University of Fribourg
Av. Beauregard 1
1700 Fribourg
Phone +41 26 300 8125

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