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 the bulk of our two-year Master in European Governance. The Institute also has a lively community of PhD researchers and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to pursue doctoral studies in research areas listed above.