Times Higher Education Ranking: Sciences Po places 39th in the world for the social sciences

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Times Higher Education Ranking: Sciences Po places 39th in the world for the social sciences
Sciences Po has risen 11 rungs this year in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking for the social sciences. This improved performance was made possible by its cutting-edge research and international outlook.

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U-Multirank 2022: Sciences Po stands out for its international dimension and its research

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Created in 2014 by the European Commission to compare universities by taking into account a variety of criteria, U Multirank 2022 evaluated more than 2200 universities in nearly 100 countries. In this sense, it constitutes a public alternative to the major world rankings established by private bodies.

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THE : Sciences Po in 50th Place Worldwide for Social Sciences

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The Times Higher Education (THE), which each year draws up world university rankings that have a strong following in the sector, has just published its rankings by subject. This year, Sciences Po is ranked 50th in the world in social sciences, which is 18 places higher than last year.

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The international reputation of our research confirmed by U-Multirank 2021

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Developed since 2014 at the instigation of the European Commission, the international U-Multirank ranking examines the performance of nearly 2,000 higher education institutions around the world.


Once again this year, Sciences Po is among the top 25 institutions, in particular because of its international dimension in terms of the mobility of its students and its research.

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Sciences Po Ranks 2nd in the 2021 QS Rankings for Political Studies

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For the last eight years, the QS World University Rankings by Subject, which compares more than 1,400 universities worldwide, has consistently confirmed the quality of research and teaching at Sciences Po, in comparison with the best universities in the social sciences.

In the QS 2021 ranking unveiled on March 3, 2021, Sciences Po maintains its  worldwide second place in Politics, placing behind Harvard University and ahead of Oxford. Sciences Po thus remains Europe’s leading university in this discipline.

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Sciences Po ranks 2nd nationally in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

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In the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in social science, Sciences Po ranks 68th globally and 2nd nationally.

Our strengths lie in our internationalization and the citations of our researchers' publications, two indicators in which we have progressed from last year.

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Sciences Po ranks 2nd in the 2020 QS Rankings for Politics & International Studies

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Sciences Po continues to progress in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject (PDF, 9.2Mo), moving from third to second place in the world in "Political Science & International Studies". In this world ranking released on March 4, 2020, Sciences Po is positioned just behind Harvard University, and tied with Princeton University. Sciences Po is for the first time the first university of Europe in this discipline, in front of the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Studies (LSE). 

For the past seven years the QS World University Rankings by subject which compares more than 1,200 universities around the world, has confirmed Sciences Po as a leading university in the social sciences. In 2020, Sciences Po ranks in the top 50 worldwide in 5 disciplines, with significant leaps in several subjects:

  • 2nd in the world in Political Science and International Studies, up one rank from 2019
  • 28th in Sociology (as in 2019)
  • 40th in Development Studies (top 100 in 2019)
  • 50th in the world in Law (top 100 in 2019)
  • Sciences Po also made significant progress in Economics and Econometrics, moving from the top 150 to the top 100 worldwide.

More over, Sciences Po ranks 23rd in Social Policy and Administration (22nd in 2019)

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Sciences Po ranks 2nd nationally

in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
for social sciences
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Research ranking

In the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for social science subjects, published in November 2019, Sciences Po ranks 69th globally and 2nd nationally.

Our strengths lie in our internationalization and the citations of our researchers' publications, two indicators in which we have progressed from last year.

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Sciences Po, 3rd in “Politics and International Studies” in QS Rankings 2019

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Sciences Po improves once again its global position in "Politics and International Studies", moving up, after three successive years in 4th place, to 3rd position globally in the 2019 QS World Univeristy Rankings by subject, released on 27 February, 2019.

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