Jonas Willisegger studied political science, law and history at the Universities of Bern and Lausanne. Before joining the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, he worked as a strategy developer and deputy information officer at the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (Department of Economics, Education and Research). In this interdepartmentally networked staff function, he gained an in-depth insight into crisis preparedness at the national and international level with regard to the Swiss economy. Previously, he worked in policy research and consulting at Büro Vatter in Bern, where he was involved in policy analyses and policy evaluations.
At HSLU, he has headed the Competence Center Public & Nonprofit Management since 2020 and has worked as a lecturer, project and study leader at the Institute of Business and Regional Economics (IBR) since 2013. He leads the Master of Advanced Studies in Public Management as well as the associated CAS programs (CAS Public Management and Policy, CAS Management Fundamentals for Public Administration). He also lectures at the bachelor and master level in economic policy, political management and governance. His research focuses on health policy issues as well as governance and political steering issues in the broad context of public management (strategic public management, community leadership models, political participation issues, etc.).
2015: Higher education diploma, HSLU
2012: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Corporate Communication, HSLU
2010: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Integrated Risk Management, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
2002 - 2007: MA in Political Science, History and Law, University of Berne and Lausanne
Since 2020: Head of Competence Center for Public and Nonprofit Management at the Institute of Management and Regional Economics (IBR), HSLU
Since 2020: Member of the Institute's Executive Board
Since 2013: Lecturer and Head of MAS Public Management, CAS Public Management and Politics, CAS Management-Basics for the Public Sector, IBR, HSLU
2007 - 2013: Strategic advisor and Deputy Information Officer, Federal Office for National Economic Supply, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Berne
2006 - 2007: Scientific Collaborator at “Büro Vatter”, Office for Policy Research and Consulting, Berne
2001 - 2006: Several internships in the areas of political communication, journalism and public affairs (office of the national parliament, Swiss Social Democratic Party, Radio Station in Berne, office for media analysis etc.)
Board Member of the Lucernce Forum for Social Insurances and Social Security
Board Member of the Health Insurance KKLH
Surveyor of the Open Education Platform for Management Schools (OEP MS)