Today the renown of institutions of higher education and research is measured by international rankings and evaluations that especially take into account publications and their impact.  Sciences Po’s results stand out.


Assessed by QS since 2007, Sciences Po is among the highest ranked nationally: 1st in Political Science & Sociology and in Social Policy & Administration, 2nd in Law and in Sociology, 3rd in History and in Economics.  Internationally the QS ranking puts Sciences Po in fourth place for Politics & International Studies.

Learn more about the 2014 QS ranking


Thanks to the quality of their work, our researchers receive prizes, awards and grants that involve highly selective processes and are most often awarded by international juries.

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Sciences Po has also been evaluated by public organizations: the HCERES (formerly AERES) and the CNRS.  The results affect public funding.  Furthermore, the preparatory work for these evaluations provide an opportunity to conduct an in-depth review of the institution’s research outlook.     

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