RENOWN: A World Class International Research Institution

Today the renown of institutions of higher education and research is measured by international rankings and evaluations that take into account research publications and their impact. Sciences Po frequently places well in various rankings and evaluations. Moreover, our researchers receive various distinctions for the quality of their research and publications.


QS World University Rankings

In the 2021 QS World University Rankings by subject, Sciences Po has reached the 2nd rank in the world in Political Science, positioned behind Harvard University. Sciences Po is for the first time the best university of Europe in this discipline, in front of the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Studies (LSE). Read more.

Times Higher Education

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 internationalisation and the citations of our researchers' publications, two indicators in which we have progressed from last year.
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academic Distinctions

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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public Evaluations

Sciences Po has also been evaluated by public organisations: the HCERES (formerly AERES) and the CNRS. These assessments often result in increased 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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