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Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU)
CC Management and Law

 Contact details
Contact personMag.rer.publ. Michael Derrer
Research Lecturer 
StreetFrankenstr. 7 
Address Lucerne - 6002 (Switzerland) 
Phone+41 41 228 99 01 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics
» Philosophy
» Economics
» Political science
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Business and Management
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Law
» Public affairs

 Brief description of your activity focus
Swiss Socio-Economist with Particular Competence in Eastern Europe and Russia

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Academic Background
Michael Derrers studies of political sciences and economics in Lausanne and Geneva fell into the period
of the great political changes in Eastern Europe. In order to witness the unfolding events he spent long
study periods in Bucharest and in Moscow. He finished his interdisciplinary studies with an MA in Public
Management. Further education in didactics, business administration and accountancy/finance
complete his profile.

Management Experience
After his studies Michael Derrer worked in Switzerlands export promotion, later in a Zurich-based
trading company - in both functions responsible for the countries of the former Soviet Union.
1998 - 2004 he built up an agency for the cooperation of Swiss consultants with Eastern European
companies and universities.

Self-Employed Consultant
On the basis of his network in Eastern Europe Michael Derrer founded his company Ascent Swiss
Business Management AG and its Eastern European subsidiaries in 2004. As a project manager,
consultant and interpreter he has been working in most countries of East and Central Europe, as
well as in Russia and the CIS.
Michael Derrer coaches Swiss SMEs in their expansion to these countries and also writes articles about
the economies of Eastern Europe for different publications.

Michael Derrer is of German mother tongue and speaks excellent Russian, French, English and
Romanian, fluent Italian, Polish and Spanish and has good knowledge of Ukrainian, Belorussian, Czech,
Slovak, Bulgarian and Serbo-Croatian.

Michael Derrer also has several years of teaching experience in business, economics, law and

Since 2012 he also took on the function as a research lecturer at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences
and Arts and is actively looking for joint research projects.
 Research Activities

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
As a multilingual specialist for the relations between Switzerland on the one hand and Eastern Europe and Russia
on the other hand I have 18 years of project management and consulting experience in

- Export promotion for internationalizing Swiss SMEs

- Market entry support for Swiss companies

- International know-how transfer of practical management skills

- Cooperation between Universities and Universities of applied sciences

- Intercultural issues

- International HR issues

- Labor market studies

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