Political Science has been studied at Lund University since 1877. Today, Lund University's Department of Political Science combines an ancient heritage with modern research and education. In recent years, the department has been very successful in competing for external research funding. Our research groups dedicated to central themes such as democratisation, globalisation, diplomacy, peace and conflict studies and environmental policy are at the forefront of international research. The strong research profile of the Department of Political Science is reflected in its teaching. Our courses are developed in connection to research projects, providing students with the opportunity to study current research findings with lecturers who are themselves active researchers within their respective fields. Our educational environment has long been highly internationalised: many of our courses are offered in English, every semester we welcome around 60 exchange students and we have several exchange agreements with universities in Europe, North America and Asia, allowing our students to pursue their studies abroad.