Institute of Political Science



The Institute of Political Science forms part of the Department of Social Sciences. It provides a methodologically pluralist and distinctively multilingual environment in which to pursue research into politics and governance.

The Institute has internationally recognised research strengths in the areas of European Union economic governance, political economy (notably finance), human rights, post-conflict politics, institutions and policies of the European Union, Europeanisation, multi-level governance and federalism, parliamentarism and legislative studies, voters and elections, lobbying and interest representation in the EU.


The Institute’s members are part of the University of Luxembourg's interdisciplinary Robert Schuman Initiative, which is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and funded by the EU Commission for the 2016-2022 period. Many of the EU-focused activities of the Institute of Political Science are organised through the RSI.

Political science courses currently form part of the curriculum of the Master in European Governance programme. The Institute contributes to the Common Curriculum in European Cultures of the Bachelor in European Cultures. It also has a lively community of PhD researchers and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to pursue doctoral studies in research areas listed above.

The Institute is a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), of the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA).



Institute of Political Science
University of Luxembourg
Campus Belval
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette