Department of Government

Research at the Department

The Department of Government is a large political science department, covering all the major sub-disciplines in its research. Our researchers have been highly successful in acquiring external funding from major research councils.

Research at the Department

The Department of Government is a large political science department, covering all the major sub-disciplines in its research. Our researchers have been highly successful in acquiring external funding from major research councils. Increased internationalization has lead to a rapidly growing number of publications in peer-reviewed international journals and at international publishing houses as well as important positions in international networks. The department is presently educating about 40 Ph.D. students, who are well integrated in the research environment and participate on a daily basis in seminars and other activities.

In the international evaluation of research at Uppsala University in 2011 (“Quality and renewal 2011”) the department got the overall rating “Internationally high standard”.

According the international panel “there is much very good work of an internationally high standard; there is also some work of an internationally recognized standard. Some of the research groups will be within or close to the ‘excellent work’ category. In a Nordic comparison we consider the department to be in the top group of political science departments.”