The research interests of the members of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) span across comparative politics, international relations, sociology, and social and political theory. 
We focus on contemporary phenomena, at the national, sub-national and transnational level, mainly but not exclusively in Europe.

We support an eclectic approach to research projects and doctoral theses, often cutting across traditional academic boundaries. A variety of method courses and workshops on data gathering and analysis are available in the first two years—survey, experimental and ethnographic; quantitative and qualitative—while field-work and data collection normally take place in the second and third year.



New appointment:

Prof. Liesbet Hooghe will join the SPS department as of 1st July 2016

Her research interests include, amongst others, comparative politics, the European Union, multilevel governance, international organisations, political behaviour, decentralization, nationalism and ethnic conflict.



Page last updated on 16 November 2015