Department of Political Science

Welcome to the Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science at the University of Umeå was created in 1965 with political science education from undergraduate to doctoral level and is home to state of the art research in political theory, Swedish and comparative politics, public administration and international relations. Since 2003 the department also includes Peace and Conflict Studies. About forty professors, teachers, researchers, and administrators with permanent positions as well as a small numbers of teachers, researchers and research assistants with short-term tenures. There are about twenty active PhD students, some of whom are also involved in undergraduate teaching. In total, about 270 students in political science and 80 in peace and conflict studies are taught each year. In addition, the department is involved in teaching within educational programmes in several faculties and provides external teaching. There are lively international contacts both within research, teaching and student exchange.

Looking for visiting Postdoc working on peace research

The Varieties of Peace research program, at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University, is looking for a visiting postdoc working on peace research.

The Varieties of Peace (VOP) program largely focuses on two research questions: 1) What characterizes peace after the peace processes initiated in the 1990s and how does it vary? and 2) How can this variation be described and explained? The program provides an opportunity for researchers to spend time at the VOP program and work on research related to the aims of the program.

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In focus

Re-Take Exams and Thesis Seminar 2018

Information about dates and times for the re-take exams and thesis seminar in August 2018 is now available. Read more in the article! Read more

Contact Information

Department of Political Science
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden 

Tel:  +46 90 786 50 00

Fax:  +40 90 786 66 81