Lunch conference on the EU and the Low Countries

On the occasion of the publication of the book European integration and consensus politics in the Low Countries a lunch conference is organised and hosted by the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU in Brussels on Friday 17 October 2014. The book is edited by Hans Vollaard (Leiden University), Jan Beyers (Antwerp University), and Patrick Dumont (Université du Luxembourg).

Master day, 10 October 2014

Would you like to know what the master programmes of the Institute of Political Science have to offer? Visit the Master Day on Friday 10 October 2014 to find out.

Political Science in Leiden ranks high

Again, political science in Leiden ranks high. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 , Leiden takes the 34th position worldwide in 'Politics & International Studies'. Among European universities, Leiden is placed 6th in this field. In the Netherlands, Leiden achieves the highest score of all political science institutes.

Rudy Andeweg elected Chair of ECPR

Professor Rudy Andeweg has been elected Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) for 2015-2018. The ECPR is the professional association for political science in Europe.

New regulations for exam registration

In brief, the regulations entail that students must register for each exam using uSis. Registration is only possible during the registration period, and it is not possible to register late.  

Colloquia 2014 Centre for Political Philosophy

The new colloquia of the Centre for Political Philosophy (CPP) will start in February. The CPP aims to be an interdisciplinary platform for political thought, bringing together all those with active interests in the field at Leiden University. The CPP is an initiative of the Institute for Philosophy and the Institute for Political Science at Leiden University.

Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam for Madeleine Hosli

Prof. Madeleine Hosli has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam for her research project Explaining and Understanding Processes of European Integration (EUPEI). The winning project is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Program.

Video Lecture on European Disintegration by Dr. Hans Vollaard

In a video lecture on European disintegration, political scientist Hans Vollaard discusses the question of how the European Union might fall apart. The video lecture is part of the Virtual Exchange Program Perspectives on the Euro(pean) crisis for master's students from eight European universities in inter alia Leiden, Osnabrück, Padova, Tartu and Thessaloniki.

Watch Rudy Andeweg Online: Lipsius to Lijphart and Beyond

Tuesday 24 September last the Anniversary Food for Thought Meeting took place with Prof. Rudy Andeweg as guest speaker. He discussed how history affected the research programme of the (current) Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. The recording of his presentation is now available online.

24 September, 2013: Food for Thought meeting with Rudy Andeweg

The Graduate School invites you to attend the Anniversary Food for Thought Meetings: 'Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences: Highlights and Development 1963-2013'. Presenter prof. Rudy Andeweg will discuss how history affected the research programme of Leiden political science?