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Department of Political Science and Sociology of the European University at St.Petersburg is one of the best centers of political science in Europe!

According to a recent survey done by independent experts from London School of Economics, Department of Political Science and Sociology of the European University at St.Petersburg is the only Russian entry in the rating of one hundred best political science departments in Europe. The rating was calculated on the basis of professional publications in 63 leading political science journals of the world in 1998-2002 and the frequency citation index of the journals divided by the number of professors in the department.

Department of Political Science and Sociology of the European University at St.Petersburg ranks 88 in the European rating, which might seem like a shame.

But… here are some facts

  • Department of Political Science and Sociology is ahead of all Paris universities, as well as other French research and educational institutions, except for Sciences Po (IEP de Paris) and Business School at Fontainebleau (INSEAD).
  • Department of Political Science and Sociology is ahead of Universities of Rome, Milan, Bologna and Genoa, as well as other research and educational institutions of Italy, except for the European University Institute in Florence and the University of Florence.
  • Department of Political Science and Sociology is ahead of Turku University that rates second among all Finnish Universities.
  • Department of Political Science and Sociology is one of the only three centers of political science in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe that made it into the European Top 100. EUSP is third after the Central European University (Budapest) that was ranked at 78 and Tartu University (Estonia) that was ranked at 87 (according to the results of 1998-2002).
  • However, Department of Political Science and Sociology was the first in this regional group according to the rating based on data for 1997-2001. EUSP should regain this first place!

Results of the current survey may be found in the «European Political Science» journal (Simon Hix. European Universities in a Global Ranking of Political Science Departments // European Political Science. 2004. Vol. 3. ¹2. P.5-23) and on the web-site of the European Consortium for Political Research at:

http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/publications/eps/onlineissues/spring2004/profession/hix.htm

 

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