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Welcome to the Institute of Political Science (IPW-HSG)


International Relations

The Chair of International Relations is concerned with theories of international affairs, global security politics, foreign policy analysis and generally with the effects of political violence, both in research and teaching.

Chair of International Relations

Security Economics

The Centre for Security Economics and Technology conducts research bridging the domains of security policy, economics and technology with a focus on defense budgets, procurement and the defense industrial base.

Centre for Security Economics and Technology (C SET)

Energy Governance

Energy Governance research at IPW focusses on developments in international energy geopolitics and global energy governance and analyzes how they interact with Switzerland’s domestic energy policy.

Energy Governance



Further information


Institute of Political Science
University of St.Gallen
Rosenbergstrasse 51
9000 St.Gallen

Secretariat: Edith Hollenstein
Phone: +41 (0)71 224-2600
Fax: +41 (0)71 224-7373


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