Department of Political Science and European Studies
The Department of Political Science and European Studies enrols students in the Political Science programs, and International Relations and European Studies programs.
Along with International Relations, Political Science was the first program developed by National School of Political and Administrative Studies, an institution established in 1991. The Political Science program is registered and certified by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS). The department offers undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs in Political Science, as well as trans-disciplinary programs in Public Policy, Government, Public Sector Organizations, Public Management. Research programs aim to develop research skills and provide graduates with opportunities for expanding their training at PhD level. The interdisciplinary master's programs aim to develop analytical skills for experts or consultants in public and private organizations. The department offers doctoral programs under the guidance of professors with high teaching and researc experience. The BA and MA programs of the Department of Political Science and European Studies were evaluated and nationally ranked as class A of the best national programs in the discipline. The department’s researchers and professors are among the most well-known academic and civic personalities, with prestigious research achievements in political science, as well as national and international visibility.
International Relations and European Studies
The International Relations program, along with Political Science, have been the early programs developed by SNSPA since 1991. The BA degree in International Relations and European Studies is organized within the Department of Political Science and European Studies. This program is certified with a high level of trust by ARACIS, making it one of the best International Relations programs in Romania. It has been revised periodically, keeping its high level of quality in teaching and research. At the end of 2014 its enrolling capacity has been extended from 50 to 150 places for the first year of studies. The BA program in International Relations is the Faculty’s most competitive at admissions, with highest admission grades necessary for a candidate to be accepted. This was achieved thanks to the national and international recognition of professors and researchers of the Department of Political Science and European Studies and, more relevant, to the performance of our graduate students in both academic research and professional careers.
The Department of Political Science is currently headed by: Associate Professor Mihai Păunescu (Head of Department), Associate Professor Mihai Ungureanu and Assistant Professor Bogdan Florian (members in the Departmental Council).