Institute of Political Science

News and Activities


Both Tuebingen University and AUC are among the world's best universities in this year's QS Ranking

Both Tuebingen University and The American University in Cairo were listed among the world's best universities in this year's QS Ranking. Tuebingen University was ranked 173 and proved especially successfull in the categories " Academic Reputation" (rank 164) and "Student-Faculty Ratio" (rank 121) while AUC landed on rank 345 and is outstanding in its "Employer Reputation" (rank 124) and "International Faculty" (rank 113).


Tuebingen University ranked among the top 100 world's best universities!

Tuebingen University was ranked 78 in the latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking (2014: 113). Tuebingen University thus beats the University of St. Andrews (rank 86), The Warwick University (rank 80) and even Goergetown University (rank 94).

Read the Tuebingen University's press release here.


Who needs Oxbridge?!

The Guardian reports on European - and especially German - universities' popularity among students. Here students receive an internationally competitive academic education and get to start their professional lives without a pile of student debts!

"Germany is one of the cheapest [places to survive as a student], and now has more universities ranked in the top 500 world's best than the UK, according to the Global QS University Rankings."

Read the article here!


Political Science from Nile to Neckar

A report on CMEPS in the ATTEMPTO! Magazine (38/2015)

Read the full issue here!

Read the report here!


The CMEPS trailer is online!

Watch our CMEPS trailer here... your academic future at a glance!


Alexander Graf Lambsdorff speaks at this year’s CMEPS inauguration

As part of this year’s CMEPS inauguration Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Vice-President of the European Parliament, gave a lecture on the current political situation in Europe’s neighbourhood. His focus was on the European Endowment For Democracy, which supports projects to strengthen the cooperation among European and Non-European associates.

Subsequently, an inspiring discussion arose and our guest was open for questions and comments, which pleased the students and other visitors.

Please find the full recording here.


Inaugural Event on 25th November with a Lecture by Prof. Philippe Schmitter

The CMEPS program celebrated its inauguration on 25th November 2013 in the beautifully renovated Alte Aula – one of the oldest buildings of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

The keynote speeches by Prof. Dr Oliver Schlumberger, Director of the Institute of Political Science at Tübingen, Prof. Dr Josef Schmid, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Science, and by Dr Renate Dieterich of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funding the CMEPS program, emphasized the importance and uniqueness of this international study program, whose graduates will not only be able to analyze the ongoing political transformations of the sensitive Middle East region on a sound scientific basis, but will also be prepared to actively contribute to the crafting of these transformations in their future professional careers.

An informative presentation of the CMEPS program by academic coordinator Dr Tina Zintl was followed by the welcome of the incoming CMEPS students: They were called to the stage and briefly introduced with their academic and professional achievements to date, thus illustrating the exceptionally high academic capability and high motivation of the first CMEPS cohort. A thought-provoking lecture by world-known democratization expert Prof. Dr Dr h.c. mult. Philippe C. Schmitter on “The Nature of Democratization: Implications for the MENA Region” gave a stimulating taste of the study contents of the CMEPS program. The evening concluded with a drinks reception in festive atmosphere.

Please find detailed information on the evening on the invitation.