QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012 - Politics & International Studies

Discover the world’s top universities for politics and international studies, compare universities on three key indicators, and create your own personalized ranking based on the criteria that matter most to you.

Rankings
My Rank QS Rank QS Rank School Name Country QS Stars Rating Overall
Academic Reputation
The Academic Reputation Index is the centrepiece of the QS World University Rankings® carrying a weighting of 40%. It is an approach to international university evaluation that QS pioneered in 2004 and is the component that attracts the greatest interest and scrutiny. In concert with the Employer Reputation Index it is the aspect which sets this ranking most clearly apart from any other.
Employer Reputation
The QS Global Employer Survey has seen a dramatic increase in response in 2012 from 17,000 in 2011 to over 25,500 in 2012. Growth has been seen worldwide but nowhere more profoundly than in Latin America, where a campaign conducted in Spanish met with great success. Responses are closely scrutinized and weighted to eliminate biases that may result from disproportionate response levels.
Citations Per Paper
Citations per Paper focuses on the performance of the papers an institution produces that are actually indexed in Scopus – ignoring efforts undertaken resulting in publication in local language journals that may not be covered by Scopus. A publication threshold of 100 papers is applied to eliminate anomalous low numbers of papers from overly benefiting small institutions.
1 1
United States
97.70
100 95.9 93
2 2
United Kingdom
93.30
94.9 93.5 84.8
3 3
United Kingdom
93.20
97.3 89.4 88.3
4 4
United States
91.80
96.3 84.1 100
5 5
United States
88.30
88.1 89.9 83.2
6 6
United States
87.50
92.8 81.2 86.4
7 7
United Kingdom
87.40
88.7 89.9 71.1
8 8
United States
86.60
88.4 85.8 80.8
9 9
United States
85.50
92.6 77.6 81.8
10 10
Australia
85.00
87.2 84.4 76.6
11 11
Japan
82.60
79.7 90.6 65.5
12 12
Singapore
81.20
80.2 88.9 55.8
13 13=
United States
81.00
86.1 75.8 76.6
14 13=
United States
81.00
82.5 76.7 91.1
15 13=
United States
81.00
84.5 82.1 59.2
16 16=
United States
80.00
82.1 78.9 73.5
17 16=
United States
80.00
84.3 76.7 71.5
18 16=
United States
80.00
84.4 70.6 95.8
19 19
Hong Kong
79.90
74.8 85.3 84
20 20
France
77.90
83.5 73.4 68
21 21
United States
77.30
85.8 64.9 84.3
22 22
Canada
76.40
80 75.7 61.2
23 23
Canada
76.20
81.9 70.2 71.8
24 24
United Kingdom
76.00
75.9 75.7 77.5
25 25
China
75.90
73.5 88.5 37.1
26 26
United Kingdom
75.60
75.6 77.8 66.5
27 27
United States
75.50
83.8 66.9 68.8
28 28
75.10
72.7 80.3 65.8
29 29
United States
74.60
77 71.4 75
30 30=
United States
74.40
75.3 70.7 84.4
31 30=
Canada
74.40
75.3 76.6 61.3
32 32
United Kingdom
74.00
72.8 74.6 77.8
33 33
China
73.90
67.7 88.5 46.4
34 34
Japan
73.80
71.2 84.5 43.9
35 35
United Kingdom
73.60
70.7 75.1 82.3
36 36
Norway
73.50
72.4 70 92.8
37 37
United States
73.40
71.9 72 86.2
38 38
United States
73.30
80.2 64.5 74
39 39
United States
73.20
68.3 77 82.2
40 39=
United States
73.20
67.4 79.6 76.3
41 41
Australia
73.10
72.9 78.8 51.5
42 42
South Korea
72.70
67.5 81.1 65.1
43 43
United Kingdom
72.50
76.5 65.8 78.8
44 44
Denmark
71.80
71.4 69.9 81.8
45 45
Ireland
71.40
67.3 75.7 74.3
46 46
Hong Kong
71.30
69 72.6 77.1
47 46=
Australia
71.30
64 82.5 63.2
48 48
Australia
71.20
63.4 81.6 68.1
49 49
Germany
71.00
67.2 75.4 72.1
50 50=
United States
70.50
71.4 69.1 71.7
51 50=
Sweden
70.50
65.2 74.3 81.9
52 51- 100
Denmark
0.00
58.6 74.6 56.7
53 51- 100
United States
0.00
63.4 69.7 85.8
54 51- 100
Hungary
0.00
65.5 65.2 77.3
55 51- 100
Hong Kong
0.00
65.4 69.2 67.7
56 51- 100
United States
0.00
67.2 54.5 66.1
57 51- 100
Denmark
0.00
53.6 69.3 79.1
58 51- 100
United States
0.00
62.2 62.2 65.2
59 51- 100
United States
0.00
59.3 63.4 85
60 51- 100
Switzerland
0.00
65 77.2 58.2
61 51 - 100
Germany
76.1 57.6 57.7
62 51- 100
Germany
0.00
70.3 60.8 53.2
62 51 - 100
Germany
70.3 60.8 53.2
63 51- 100
Belgium
0.00
58.4 63.8 71.3
64 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
69.4 60.9 70.9
65 51- 100
Germany
0.00
62.8 59.8 65.3
66 51 - 100
Sweden
65.4 71.9 85.4
67 51- 100
United States
0.00
57.4 67.2 73.4
68 51- 100
Australia
0.00
60.3 80.8 59.3
69 51- 100
Australia
0.00
54 71.2 76.4
70 51- 100
Singapore
0.00
54.2 80.5 53.3
71 51- 100
United States
0.00
62.1 63.6 91.1
72 51- 100
Chile
0.00
60.5 71.4 71.5
73 51- 100
United States
0.00
49.8 75.9 77.2
74 51- 100
Australia
0.00
57.9 69.9 71.1
75 51- 100
New Zealand
0.00
60.1 73.6 65
76 51 - 100
United Kingdom
63.9 61.6 72.4
77 51 - 100
Brazil
61.2 73.1 38.7
78 51- 100
Italy
0.00
58 71.8 70.7
79 51- 100
Belgium
0.00
64.8 77.1 30.2
81 51- 100
Belgium
0.00
64.3 75.6 70.4
82 51 - 100
France
67.1 70.2 65.1
83 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
74.2 62.1 73.4
84 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
64.3 68.6 82.9
85 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
66.5 63.7 82.4
86 51- 100
United States
0.00
55.9 70.2 81.3
87 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
79.7 41.7 85.2
88 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
56.4 74.8 83.5
89 51 - 100
Sweden
55.6 66.1 77.5
90 51- 100
Finland
0.00
63.9 63.8 67.5
91 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
62.2 70.9 73.3
92 51 - 100
United States
66.6 52.5 89
93 51- 100
United States
0.00
66.2 61.3 76.3
94 51- 100
United States
0.00
68.6 66.7 65.2
95 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
62.5 61.8 75.3
96 51- 100
Switzerland
0.00
53.7 79.1 58.5
97 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
66.1 53.8 90.9
98 51- 100
United States
0.00
69.7 63 84.2
99 51- 100
United States
0.00
69.5 60.4 79.8
100 51 - 100
New Zealand
57.3 71.6 70.7
101 101 - 150
United States
52.8 57.1 65.7
102 101 - 150
Egypt
50.7 72.8 72.4
103 101- 150
United States
0.00
55.1 53.2 81.3
104 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
51.6 56.1 85.7
105 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
49.7 67.7 85.4
106 101- 150
Brazil
0.00
53 67.3 44.5
107 101- 150
United States
0.00
52.7 61.9 64.2
108 101 - 150
United States
47.2 60.1 80.4
109 101- 150
Australia
0.00
53.5 69.8 59.1
110 101 - 150
United States
53.5 64.2 88
111 101- 150
India
0.00
65.2 49.9 34.2
112 101 - 150
United Kingdom
54.9 60.2 82.4
113 101- 150
Netherlands
0.00
50.4 62.7 60.5
114 101- 150
Australia
0.00
38.1 73.8 75.4
115 101 - 150
United States
49.5 70.6 84.5
116 101 - 150
United Kingdom
57.6 62.6 71.3
117 101- 150
Canada
0.00
48.6 68.1 38.8
118 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
42.2 75 66.4
119 101- 150
Canada
0.00
47.5 63.5 62.9
120 101 - 150
Sweden
58.8 56.1 80.6
121 101 - 150
Israel
56.7 61 82.6
122 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
51 53.5 86.6
123 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
45.9 66.1 76.1
124 101- 150
Canada
0.00
50.8 60.1 67.3
125 101- 150
United States
0.00
52.8 70.2 72.6
126 101 - 150
Germany
59.4 45.3 77.4
127 101- 150
Germany
0.00
60.1 61.1 69.9
128 101 - 150
Spain
60.8 54 65.9
129 101 - 150
Canada
59.4 56.7 45.2
130 101- 150
Ireland
0.00
59 62.1 67.6
131 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
51.5 59.5 72.4
132 101- 150
United States
0.00
51.8 63.8 91.5
133 101- 150
Canada
0.00
56 59.2 46
134 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
47.8 63.5 75.8
135 101 - 150
Canada
57.2 59.6 46.8
136 101- 150
United States
0.00
59.1 53.7 86.7
137 101 - 150
United Kingdom
53 65.9 70.4
138 101- 150
United States
0.00
47.5 69.2 69.2
139 101- 150
Switzerland
0.00
58.4 59 58.1
140 101- 150
United States
0.00
49.6 64.9 89.4
141 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
52.9 60.9 63
142 101- 150
United States
0.00
50.7 57.7 76.1
143 101- 150
Canada
0.00
68.4 41.2 70.6
144 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
54 63.4 59
145 101 - 150
United States
53.4 53.8 79.5
146 101 - 150
United Kingdom
58.1 60.1 71.1
147 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
49.3 68.8 79.6
148 101 - 150
Switzerland
56.6 58.4 75.6
149 101- 150
Netherlands
0.00
59.1 56.6 70.4
150 101 - 150
Netherlands
54.8 59.4 81.7
151 101- 150
Canada
0.00
59.9 62.1 54.2
152 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
36.3 59.4 82.1
153 151 - 200
Turkey
50.7 52.6 62.4
154 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
52.4 37.3 76.3
155 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
50.4 55.7 77.6
156 151 - 200
Canada
58.9 39.6 72.1
157 151- 200
Canada
0.00
44.4 48.9 56.7
158 151- 200
Australia
0.00
36.6 59.6 51.2
159 151 - 200
United States
34.7 49.3 84
160 151- 200
Israel
0.00
55.6 46.8 48.8
161 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
29.6 58.5 78.6
162 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
32.6 62.4 78.9
163 151- 200
Canada
0.00
51.2 57.3 61.6
164 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
36.4 58.5 78.6
165 151- 200
Norway
0.00
43 50.2 88.3
166 151- 200
United States
0.00
32.2 70.2 62.9
167 151 - 200
Netherlands
44.5 57.2 49.9
168 151 - 200
Denmark
36 59.5 83.1
169 151 - 200
United Kingdom
42.3 44.2 75.7
170 151- 200
United States
0.00
45.6 54 94.3
171 151- 200
South Africa
0.00
35.5 55.7 83.7
172 151- 200
United States
0.00
61.3 32.9 85.4
173 151 - 200
United States
33.9 47.7 85.4
174 151- 200
Germany
0.00
48.4 42.9 29.9
175 151- 200
Austria
0.00
53.9 61.7 34.4
176 151 - 200
France
51.9 54.3 2.6
177 151- 200
Belgium
0.00
46.6 57.8 71.9
178 151- 200
United States
0.00
51 39.3 77
179 151- 200
Switzerland
0.00
44.7 47.4 56
180 151 - 200
United Kingdom
48.2 53.9 64.4
181 151- 200
United States
0.00
46 54.4 89.6
182 151- 200
United States
0.00
50.1 52 89.9
183 151 - 200
United Kingdom
42.7 52 86.7
184 151- 200
Belgium
0.00
47.8 58.9 40.2
185 151- 200
Netherlands
0.00
44.3 56.5 63.6
186 151- 200
United States
0.00
50.7 53.2 84.4
187 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
54.2 42.1 80.4
188 151- 200
Switzerland
0.00
48.7 48.3 48.5
189 151 - 200
United Kingdom
30 53.9 90.9
190 151 - 200
United States
39.9 46.1 81
191 151- 200
United States
0.00
43.8 58.5 77.2
192 151- 200
United States
0.00
38.2 59.1 74.9
193 151- 200
Denmark
0.00
41.1 66.2 82.4
194 151 - 200
Netherlands
50.9 46.7 83.1
195 151- 200
United States
0.00
52.1 60.1 52.4
196 151- 200
Poland
0.00
53.5 53.4 5.2
197 151- 200
Canada
0.00
40.2 68.6 50.3
198 151- 200
Australia
0.00
33.2 63.9 65.9
199 151- 200
United States
0.00
51.7 50.5 61.8
200 151- 200
United States
0.00
37.2 73.1 71.7