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 2021, it is ranked 26th in the world, 5th in Europe and 1st in Switzerland.

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:

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


Detailed information on individual research topics and projects can be found in detail on the webpage of the professorships and research areas.

Overview of current research projects at the IPZ