Sciences Po confirms its position as the 3rd best university in the world in “Politics and International relations” according to the QS 2023 ranking by discipline

22/03/2023 | 12:00 Press Releases  

Paris, March 22nd, 2023 For the fifth consecutive year, Sciences Po is among the top three international universities in the "Political Science and International Relations" category, according to the QS rankings by discipline revealed today. Thus, Sciences Po remains the leading university in the European Union in this discipline, a position it has now occupied for 8 years.

These results attest to the excellence of the courses provided and the research led at Sciences Po. By maintaining its position in the world's top 3, Sciences Po is ahead of the London School of Economics and Political Studies (LSE) and Stanford University.

Every year, the QS ranking by discipline compares more than 1500 universities worldwide. The results of this ranking have shown, year after year, that Sciences Po is one of the world's leading universities in humanities and social sciences.

Sciences Po's high quality teaching and scientific research activities also make it possible for the institution to stand out in other discipline-based rankings:

  • Social Policy and Administration: Sciences Po recorded an increase of 7 places and is thus ranked 13th in the world.
  • Sociology: ranked 27th worldwide (up by 4 places)


Sergei Guriev, Provost at Sciences Po, is extremely pleased with such results: "Once again this year, Sciences Po is recognized worldwide for its excellent results in the world's reference rankings. For 150 years, our institution has been educating open and enlightened minds capable of understanding the challenges of the world in which they live. These rankings show that Sciences Po is successfully taking up the challenge of achieving excellence, while at the same time expanding its geographical and social reach, especially through its particularly ambitious equal opportunities policy. I warmly congratulate all the teachers and researchers at Sciences Po for their high-quality work.”


About Sciences Po

Founded around values of openness and excellence, Sciences Po is a selective research university of international standing whose unique model associates a specialization in social sciences and humanities and a multidisciplinarity and a professional anchoring to train actors that can understand and transform society.


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