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Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg

Posted on Monday 14 April 2014

Congratulations to Professor Lucia Quaglia

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British Academy award

Posted on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Congratulations to Nina Caspersen

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Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on internationalisation

Posted on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Professor Sultan Barakat named Special Advisor

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Professor Matthew Festenstein, Head of Department

Now is an exciting time to be studying Politics, and our degree courses at the University of York place you at the heart of current political thinking, research and debate.


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The Department of Politics at York is a vibrant and flourishing department with a st‌rong focus on research excellence. With more than 30 academic staff and researchers, the Department has expertise across the discipline.

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