This QS Subject Focus Summit should be attended by everyone involved in leading or influencing Political Science and International Relations departments and related academic units. The Summit is highly relevant for ‘insiders’ such as deans, department chairs, academics, professional administrators and student representatives, and will grow their institutional and professional connections through networking with peers. It is also significant to external stakeholders from government and the media, who work with schools of political science and international relations and depend on them to deliver outstanding graduates and relevant, high impact research.
In addition, persons from other academic disciplines, industry, academics and consultants in public affairs or higher education management, and those involved in university planning and rankings will find the Summit a useful microcosm of the management challenges and opportunities present in academic departments in the social sciences. As universities are increasingly expected to not just educate, but to also contribute to societal innovation and public debates, these issues have broad social and political relevance.