QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2018: SCIENCES PO FOURTH PLACE IN “POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES”
For the third consecutive year, Sciences Po ranks 4th university in the world in the “Politics and International Studies” category of the 2018 QS World University Rankings made public this Wednesday, February 28th, just behind Harvard, Oxford, and Princeton.
Among the one thousand world leading universities in this subject, Sciences Po is the first of continental Europe.
In the past five years, the QS World University Rankings have confirmed Sciences Po’s place amongst leading universities in the social sciences. In sociology, Sciences Po’s upward progression is reaffirmed with a ranking that has improved year after year: since coming in 50th and then in 44th position the past two years, it reached 37th place this year. In history and in law, Sciences Po maintains its position within the 51st and 100th positions. Sciences Po also upholds its rank in economics, between the 100 and 150th positions.
For Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, “the steady progress that we are making in this ranking is highly encouraging. It is the third year in a row that Sciences Po is fourth in the world in politics and international studies, and we are continuing to improve our ranking in sociology. I see this as proof of the exceptional commitment of our permanent faculty and the vitality of our scientific output. The excellence of our research in numerous disciplines of the humanities and social sciences constitutes an essential pillar of our core curriculum, and increases our attractiveness amongst researchers and students around the world.”
About Sciences Po
Sciences Po is a selective research university of international standing based on the values of openness and excellence. Sciences Po's unique academic model combines expertise in human and social sciences, multidisciplinarity and a professional grounding to educate professionals and citizens able to understand and transform society. Diversity is a key element of Sciences Po's identity. The student body comprises 47 percent international students from 150 different countries and 27 percent scholarship students (up from 6 percent in 2000).
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