Welcome to the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations!

As the Doctoral School Director, I am happy to welcome you to our website. We are an academic community that includes more than 30 permanent faculty members and over 100 active doctoral students. The School brings together the research and teaching capacities of three university units: the Department of Political Science, the Department of International Relations, and the Department of Public Policy. As such, we are committed to pursuing cross-disciplinary teaching and research that aims to train new scholars who are working at the cutting edge of a number of fields, including political theory, political economy, international relations, international security, network science, comparative politics, public policy--using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods.

The Doctoral School awards a Doctoral (PhD) Degree in Political Science. Our mission is to contribute to the development of a new generation of scholars with the theoretical and methodological skills to shape what we know about politics, public policy, and governance--both within and outside of Europe. We strongly encourage applications from aspiring academics who wish to pursue their PhD studies in a highly cosmopolitan setting in one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world.

Hope you join us!

Michael Merlingen

Doctoral School of Political Science,
Public Policy, and International Relations