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 eleven research units and several crosscutting programmes.

Its research community includes over two hundred seventy members and three hundred fifty PhD candidates.  Recognised internationally, their work covers a wide range of topics such as inequality, education, democracies, urban development, globalisation 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. 

In the 2022 QS World University Rankings by subject, Sciences Po has reached the 3nd rank in the world in Political Science, ahead of the London School of Economics and Political Studies and Princeton University.

Sciences Po is for the second time the best university of the European Union in this discipline. Read more.

CIVICA Research and Innovation


A Unique European Research Project in Social Sciences

CIVICA – the European University of Social Sciences -  strengthens its research dimension thanks to funding  provided by the EU’s programme Horizon 2020.

Complementing CIVICA’s education strategy and aiming at endowing it with the instruments of an integrated, innovative and long-term joint  research strategy,  CIVICA Research and Innovation will deploy its first term of activities until the end of 2023.

Coordinated by Sciences Po, the project gathers the eight institutions members of CIVICA : Bocconi University (Italy), Central European University (Austria and Hungary), European University Institute (Intergovernmental), Hertie School (Germany), National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (Romania), Sciences Po (France), Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and The London School of Economics and Political Sciences (United Kingdom).


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