[20 Feb 2017] A new index makes it possible to compare women's freedoms and rights over time and space in an entirely new way. The index, developed by the research programme Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) at the University of Gothenburg, shows that women's power and opportunities have increased dramatically over the last 100 years.
[6 Dec 2016] The Department of Political Science is looking for postdoctoral fellows, researchers and doctoral students.
[2 Dec 2016] Political scientists at the University of Gothenburg will use evolutionary biology methods to measure why some countries develop to stable democracies and some don¿t. This is made possible by an ERC Consolidator Grant of two million euros awarded to Professor Staffan I Lindberg, manager of the research programme Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem).
[3 Nov 2016] The Swedish Research Council has taken decisions on applications in this year´s Open Call for proposals within Humanities and Social Sciences and Development Research. The department received 28,3 million kronor in total.
[3 Oct 2016] A bachelor´s degree and at least five years´ work experience in an area with a European connection - those are the admission requirements for the entirely new Executive Master´s Programme in European Studies (EMAES). "Because the entrants already have so much knowledge, we see them not so much as students but as colleagues who can contribute to the programme", explains Sofie Blombäck, programme coordinator.