Research

In an increasingly complex world, it’s essential to identify, understand, explain, and predict the problems which will affect society now and in the future. At the Department of Political Science under the University of Copenhagen, we research these societal and social problems in both a national and international context. 

The department is organised into research groups which roughly follows the structure of the core subject in Political Science. In addition, the department also consists of two large research centres: Centre for Military Studies and Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS). Funding for individual projects has also led to the creation of time limited centres. 

The department participates in interdisciplinary research environments and projects within the purviews of the Faculty of Social Science and the University of Copenhagen trough different interdisciplinary centres. 

It’s essential for the department to combine core subjects within Political Science with other research disciplines. This contributes towards a pluralistic research environment with cooperation, experimentation, and devolvement. 

Multiple research evaluations have concluded that the department ranks among the best research environments in Europe within the Political Science discipline which facilitate innovative research of top international quality. The department is recognised for its emphasis on theoretical and methodical pluralism which create space for both innovation and scientific, social impact.