About Us

The IPSA-FLACSO Summer School on Concepts, Methods, and Techniques in Political Science was founded in 2015 as a partnership between the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and FLACSO Mexico. It seeks to provide academics, students, and professionals from within and outside the social sciences with cutting-edge training in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Likewise, among the summer school's main objectives is to promote academic networks between Mexico, Latin America, and Europe.

Since its first edition, the summer school has offered an important number of two-week intensive courses where different techniques and methods of social inquiry are taught. In 2017 the offer was extended with a group of short introductory courses that can be taken as a complement to the two-week courses or separately.

The seventh edition of the summer school will offer all scheduled courses in an online format, allowing participants to continue their learning in social science research methods.


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.



The Summer School on Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science is organized by: