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Research at Sciences Po

Sciences Po is an institution of higher education and research in the humanities and social sciences.  Its work in law, economics, history, political science and sociology is pursued through ten research units and several crosscutting programmes.

Its research community includes over two hundred twenty members and three hundred fifty PhD candidates.  Recognized internationally, their work covers a wide range of topics including education, democracies, urban development, globalization and public health.  

One of Sciences Po’s key objectives is to make a significant contribution to methodological, epistemological and theoretical advances in the humanities and social sciences.  Sciences Po’s mission is also to share the results of its research with the international research community, students, and more broadly, society as a whole. 

Assessed by QS since 2007, Sciences Po is among the highest ranked nationally: 1st in Political Science and Sociology, 2nd in Law, 3rd in history and 4th in Economics. Internationally, Sciences Po improved its performance in Political Science and International Relations, moving up 3 places to become the 13th on this discipline and maintained its position in Sociology (36th).

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Research at Sciences Po in 2015

We are happy to bring to you the first annual report on scientific activities, major publications and projects produced by research centers at Sciences Po over the course of 2015.

Research at Sciences Po Report, 2015
This report answers three main questions:

* What are the research results  at Sciences Po in 2015 in terms of scientific productions and dissemination of knowledge, of education and training activities, of international collaborations ?

* What does research at Sciences Po focus on: what are the new interrogations and methodologies explored in 2015 ?

* What are the evolutions of the institutional context and what strategy for research at Sciences Po?