We are a vibrant department with a culture of public engagement. Our research addresses issues of public concern and asks questions about key dilemmas facing policymakers today.
Our mission is to disseminate our work as widely as possible as our research shapes policy, raises public awareness, and informs political debate.
97% of our research outputs are rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, meaning that the University of Reading is 6th highest in the UK for research outputs (Times Higher Education analysis of the latest Research Excellence Framework 2021 – Politics and International Studies, when scoring by GPA Output).
Our commitment to the practical applications of research is illustrated by our strategic partnerships, policy and practitioner exchanges, and media engagement.