Since 2004, the CSS has been jointly supported by ETH Zurich and the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). An advisory board staffed by representatives of both institutions supports the management of the CSS in the strategic direction of the Center's activities.
The CSS is anchored within the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) at ETH Zurich. Together with the chairs in Political Science at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, it has since 1997 constituted the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS).
- Security Policy Sector
- Defence Sector
- Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP)
- Federal Intelligence Service (FIS)
The CSS has an extensive network of national and international partners from academia, government, media, and the private sector.