Tahir Cinar studied economics at the University of Fribourg and later specialized in computer science. He holds a diploma in network administration from the University of Darmstadt (1999). He has worked in the areas of Mac, PC, and NT/PC support as well as general computer and network administration for a variety of firms (PC Discount, CD-Rom Jacob in Bern, and Berner Technologie Park). From 1999-2001, he worked as a computer scientist for the School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern. In 2004, he successfully completed his training as a Microsoft Certified Professional and in 2005 as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Since 1998, Tahir has been in charge of swisspeace’s hardware and software support and network administration.