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Department for Political Science

Welcome to the Department for Political Science at the University of Göttingen.

This site presents the Department's main areas of research to students and those seeking general information. The Department's seven professors and their staff research and teach the following aspects of the discipline: political theory, comparative politics and political economy, international relations, didactics of civic education, and the political system of Germany.

  • Comparative Politics and Political Economy (Prof. Busch)

  • German Politics (Vis. Prof. Detterbeck)

  • International Relations (Prof. Jetschke)

  • Global Governance and Comparative Regionalism (Prof. Lenz)

  • Political Science/ Civic Education (Prof. Oberle)

  • Political Theory and History of Political Thought (Prof. Reese-Schäfer)

  • Fundamentals of Social Sciences (Prof. Salzborn)

  • The following pages introduce the faculty and staff and their research interests. You will further find information about our undergraduate and graduate programs and their structure, as well as current research projects.

    The current Head of Department is Prof. Dr. Monika Oberle. General questions to the Head of Department or general inquiries about political science in Göttingen can be addressed to


    The "News" site presents current events, job postings, special offers for first-year students, interesting extracurricular courses, and possible topics for theses and dissertations (especially in political theory and philosophy).


    Department for Political Science
    Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
    D-37073 Göttingen