Research at Sciences Po

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Sciences Po is an institution of higher education and research in the humanities and social sciences.  Its work in law, economics, history, political science and sociology is pursued through eleven research units and several crosscutting programmes.

Its research community includes over two hundred thirty members and three hundred fifty PhD candidates.  Recognised internationally, their work covers a wide range of topics including education, democracies, urban development, globalisation and public health.  

One of Sciences Po’s key objectives is to make a significant contribution to methodological, epistemological and theoretical advances in the humanities and social sciences.  Sciences Po’s mission is also to share the results of its research with the international research community, students, and more broadly, society as a whole. 

In the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject, Sciences Po has reached the 2nd rank in the world in "Political Science & International Studies", positioned  behind Harvard University, and tied with Princeton. 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.

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