Politics and International Relations (PIR)

Welcome Message

    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...


REF 2104 Results: PIR ranked 8th in the UK for research

PIR ranked 8th in the UK for research

Politics Student Success at Undergraduate Awards

SPS Fourth Year Philipp Requat attended the 2014 Undergraduate Awards Summit for which he was invited on account of authoring a Highly Commended entry in

Seminar at Fritt Ort Foundation

The Centre for Cultural Relations presents a seminar at Oslo's Fritt Ord Foundation on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 which will examine the state of current

Jan 16 Seminar: Speaker: Brian Groom # Financial Times; Hosted by: Prof. John Peterson # University of Edinburgh The UK & Europe: A Tortured Relationship 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , Seminar room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Transatlantic Seminar Series

May 28 Conference: Hosted by: Dr Jana Hönke # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Kathy Dodworth # PIR, University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Rita Abrahamsen # University of Ottawa Conference: New Political Topographies: Trans-boundary Flows, Power and Legitimation in Africa and Beyond 10:00 (1 day and 7 hours) , Chrystal Macmillan Building


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