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 2023 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 Stanford University.
Sciences Po is for the third time the best university of the European Union in this discipline.

Times Higher Education

The Times Higher Education (THE), which each year draws up world university rankings that have a strong following in the sector. In 2023, Sciences Po is ranked 39th in the world in social sciences, which is 11 places higher than in 2022.

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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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