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IPSA's mission is to promote empirical research in political science and related disciplines around the world. The IPSA-FLACSO Mexico Summer School belongs to the global network of methods programs along with other summer schools hosted at the National University of Singapore, the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.


  • To train current and future scholars in cutting-edge social science methods, including qualitative and quantitative data analysis, as well as research design and research methods.
  • To bring together advanced social science scholars from different countries in such a way as to create broad research networks that can stimulate the exchange of ideas, techniques and advanced methods across disciplinary boundaries.