Research is a fundamental part of the Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies. The teaching staff is mainly composed of lecturers who are also researchers engaged in individual or collective research. They all regularly publish scientific works or articles in the most important journals of their respective disciplines.
Research is essential so that students can be taught the latest research developments in each discipline. A large part of Sciences Po Strasbourg’s courses teach research through research, starting in the First Year with an introduction to qualitative and quantitative study techniques. Research is further emphasised in the Fourth Year, when all students are given the opportunity to write a research paper under the supervision of the university's lecturers. Students in their Fifth Year of the Sciences Po Strasbourg Master’s programme may choose to carry out research over the course of the year. Many theses are defended at Sciences-Po Strasbourg in all applicable areas of study.
Sciences-Po Strasbourg supports research through a Research Council, which is responsible for promoting research and links with the research laboratories that host the institute’s lecturers.
IRCM - UR 3399 - Carré Malberg Research Institute
The IRCM has 16 lecturers and nearly 40 doctoral students. Focusing on public law, this team develops its research programmes along two main lines: the first is more theoretical, dealing with the State, the Constitution and fundamental freedoms and the second is more practical, dealing with changes in public economic and financial law. The IRCM’s aims also include cooperation with other research centres within the University of Strasbourg. In particular, it is a member of the research federation “A Changing Europe” (FRU 6703).
IRCM is part of the Unistra research federation/CNRS 3241 “A Changing Europe”.
LaRGE - UR 2364 - Management and Economics Research Laboratory
This laboratory brings together the university’s researchers in economics and management sciences with a focus on financial and banking issues. It is the host laboratory for all Masters of Finance at the University of Strasbourg.
LaRGE is part of the Unistra research federation /CNRS 3241 “A Changing Europe”.
LinCS - UMR7069 - Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies
Founded in 2022, the Lab for Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies aims to establish a new paradigm within cultural studies at a national and international level.
Bringing together anthropologists, sociologists and historians of the present time, LinCS develops an interdisciplinary perspective on three major domains of experience whose analytical frameworks must be understood at the intersection of individual experiences and structural forces. The action of these forces is observed over time and at different scales through three main focal points that question, among other things, the relationship to the body, to nature, to otherness and to the norm.
SAGE - UMR 7363 - Society, Stakeholders and Governments in Europe
SAGE takes a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach to its academic research, as does Sciences Po Strasbourg. Its 10 CNRS researchers and 54 university faculty members work in political science, sociology, demography, history of science and technology, environmental law, human rights and social geography. Their work focuses on the same issues, and they share the same empirical perspective of social sciences, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
Hosting German and French academics, the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is rooted in the European tradition that typifies Strasbourg and the surrounding region. It brings together the high-level expertise of sociologists, jurists, political scientists, historians and economists, with the aim of being a vehicle for debate on Europe.
- Promote original European programmes of study and develop continuing education courses.
- Lead dynamic research on the issue of borders in Europe.
- Stimulate the debate on Europe in Strasbourg and the surrounding area.
- Work in synergy with all organisations interested in European affairs.
Making European Society - MAKErS ITI
MAKErS has been awarded 8 years of funding, to develop an ambitious research programme aimed at redefining the content and methodology used in European studies. At the same time, it is implementing an innovative curriculum on these topics for Master’s students. This ITI also aims to produce knowledge and insights that are useful in guiding decision-makers.
ITIs (Interdisciplinary Thematic Institutes) strive to strengthen links between education and research, between the lecture theatre and the laboratory, and between students and researchers. They are funded by the IdEx investment programme for 4 to 8 years over the period 2021-2028
- Develop interdisciplinary collaboration
- Develop the internationalisation of research
- Make use of big data