Excellence in teaching at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern not only means competent and dedicated professors and lecturers at the forefront of their disciplines or a broad and interesting range of courses, but we also offer a close link between teaching and current research. At the undergraduate level, the Institute comprises a central component of the new bachelor program in the social sciences at the University of Bern. We offer a more general master’s degree in Political Science as well as a more specialized program in Swiss and Comparative Politics. Not only do students profit from the main research areas at the Institute, but also from the high quality teaching, the university’s central location, and the international networking opportunities provided by the faculty. The vast offerings at the Institute of Political Science are complemented by close cooperation with professors from other departments at the University of Bern.