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The Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern is one of the leading political science departments in Switzerland. At the Institute of Political Science, excellence in research is combined with dedicated teaching and practice-oriented applications, all of which comprise an important part of the education of political scientists, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and teaching at the Institute focuses on the following main areas: the Swiss politics, political institutions and political actors, European politics, climate/energy/environment, public opinion and gender in politics & society. The Institute offers a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences as well as two master’s programs – political science and Swiss and comparative politics. The Institute also provides a number of important services to the public, such as the Année Politique Suisse.