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Department of Political Science


The Institute of Political Science is one of the world's most research-intensive institutes and has steadily improved its positioning in recent years. In the current Shanghai Ranking 2022, it is ranked 23th in the world, 6th in Europe and 1st in Switzerland.




Transversal research priorities at the IPZ

Due to its size, the Institute's research is wide ranging and covers a large thematic spectrum of the discipline. In the coming years, the focus will be on 4 transversal research priorities in particular:

•    Democracy and Democratization
•    Digitalization
•    International Cooperation
•    Politics and Inequality


Overview of current research projects at the IPZ