Politics and International Relations (PIR)

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    Welcome to Politics & International Relations (PIR) in Edinburgh.

    We are vibrant subject area, with over 35 permanent members of staff and a dynamic group of post-doctoral research, and visiting fellows. We are based in a lively capital city, with an internationally esteemed list of faculty. In the last research assessment exercise 45 per cent of our research in Politics and International Studies was rated internationally excellent, with a further 10 per cent rated as world-leading, placing us in the UK top 10.

    Staff in PIR have always sought to reach audiences beyond academia, to facilitate dialogue, inform public debate...


Bomberg receives Outstanding Teaching Award from University Chancellor

The Award for Teaching was given to Dr Elizabeth Bomberg from the School of Social & Political Science.

The Scottish Question

PIR Academics take part in a panel discussion

PIR to host prestigious conference of voting experts

Edinburgh PIR will be hosting 130 UK and international political behaviour specialists as part of the annual conference of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties

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