Stephan Kuster

Head of Institutional Relations, Frontiers Media

Stephan Kuster

Stephan Kuster is a science policy professional with 10 years’ experience in European and national research funding systems.

He has worked for the Swiss National Science Foundation and for Science Europe, a European network of research funders and performers, as Head of policy and later as Secretary General. He has provided analysis and advice to national and European funders on a wide range of research policy and funding issues including peer-review, cross-border collaboration, gender and diversity issues, Open Science and research careers among others.

In addition, he has been involved in the development of the Global Research Council, a global forum for collaboration among research funders worldwide. He has also acted as expert advisor to the Europe Commission as a member or the Executive Board on the European Open Science Cloud and of the European Open Science Policy Platform.

In September 2019, Kuster began a new role as Head of Institutional Relations at Frontiers Media, a scientific publisher based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Stephan is a political scientist by training. He is married and has a young son.