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Political Science at FAU

The Political Science Institute has been a driving force of the discipline in Germany since its foundation in 1961. The Institute’s seven locally anchored research clusters have wide international outreach and stand out for their strong scientific output and practical orientation. Our research and teaching focuses on challenges to democracies and states that deviate from the democratic norm, on the accelerating changes in the international order, and on managing technological innovation. Read more…

Dr Eva Seiwert has been appointed Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek. As part of the one-year Fellowship, she will continue her research on China’s influence in Central Asia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. For more information on the Fellowship and Dr Seiwert’s proje...

Academic freedom is a universal human right. Yet, the 2022-release of the Academic Freedom Index (AFI) reveals that almost two out of five people worldwide live in countries where academic freedom has declined substantially over the past ten years. Countries with such declines in academic freedom in...

Interested in studying human rights? Look no further! We run an international, interdisciplinary MA programme covering human rights in their legal, political and philosophical dimensions. See our call for applications and visit our website to find out more about the programme, and meet our teachers ...