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
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 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). Sciences Po ranks in the top 50 worldwide in 5 disciplines, with significant leaps in several subjects.
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.
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.
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.