04/03/2020 | 12:00 Press Releases    
For the fifth consecutive year, Sciences Po continues to progress in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject released this 4th of March : Sciences Po moves from third to second place in the world in "Political Science and International Studies", tied with Princeton, just behind Harvard and ahead Oxford and London School of Economics (LSE). 
Moreover, Sciences Po remains the leading university in continental Europe in this discipline, a position it has held for the past five years
For the past seven years, the QS World University Rankings by subject which compares more than 1,200 universities around the world, has confirmed Sciences Po as a leading university in the social sciences. 
In 2020, Sciences Po ranks in the top 50 worldwide in 5 disciplines, with significant leaps in several subjects:
  • 2nd in the world in Political Science and International Studies, up one rank from 2019
  • 23rd in Social Policy and Administration (22nd in 2019)
  • 28th in Sociology (as in 2019)
  • 40th in Development Studies (top 100 in 2019)
  • 50th in the world in Law (top 100 in 2019)
Sciences Po also made significant progress in Economics and Econometrics, moving from the top 150 to the top 100 worldwide.
Frédéric Mion, Director of Sciences Po, said : “This new progression in the QS World University Ranking rewards the ongoing commitment of our permanent faculty and the vitality of our scientific production as well as our training programmes. It contributes to strengthening our institution's attractiveness to researchers and students from all over the world. Above all, it encourages us to maintain our demand for excellence in the multiple disciplines of the human and social sciences that constitute the DNA of the education we offer.”

About Sciences Po
Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading research university in the social sciences. Sciences Po offers degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels, and developed 42 dual degree programmes with its network of 470 partner universities. 
Today, half of Sciences Po’s 13,000 students are international and represent 150 nationalities. Education at Sciences Po is multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward looking. It also places great emphasis on professional exposure. Following completion of their degree, 80 % of the graduates are hired within six months of graduation and 39 % start their career abroad. Sciences Po holds a high standard of social responsibility, and plays a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Sciences Po has an array of financial aid for students of all origins and 30 % of the student body hold a scholarship. For more information on Sciences Po: www.sciencespo.fr. For more information on PSIA: www.sciencespo.fr/psia
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