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.

Annual reports

Rapport recherche Sciences Po 20212021 : This document presents our most significant research achievements such as publications, and projects. It also presents the profiles of the twenty-two academics who have joined us this year. In this new edition, the report highlights the launch of several important partnerships for Sciences Po research: CIVICA Research, the research component of the CIVICA alliance, the partnership with the McCourt Institute, and the opening of the Paris office of the Centre for Policy and Economic Research (CEPR), the world's second largest economics research network.
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