Neues Institutsgebäude der Universität Wien

Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is active in all major fields of political science, it develops innovative and problem-focused research areas and offers various options for specialization in the study of political science. The focus of research is on the transformation of governance, statehood and democracy in different policy areas, geographical regions and political spaces.

The Shanghai Ranking "Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021" ranks the University of Vienna in "Political Sciences" among the top 75 universities of the world. The field is ranked at position 51-75 together with the University of Munich. Together with these institutions, the field ranks fifth among German speaking universities behind the University of Zurich, the ETH Zurich, the University of Konstanz and the University of Mannheim.

Head of Department:

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara Prainsack