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Luiss School of Government SoG is a graduate school training high-level public and private officials to handle political and government decision-making processes. Founded in 2010, SoG has become one of the most relevant institutions in Europe for teaching and research.

Based on the faculty of Luiss professors and researchers with an excellent academic reputation, SoG involves faculty from the main national and international universities in its post-graduate programs as well as civil servants, senior managers and directors. SoG students are offered advanced courses in a range of different fields so that they can acquire an innovative understanding on how institutions and policies are managed at the national, European and international levels. SoG provides theoretical and hands-on skills of good government.

SoG attracts top students from university graduates to professionals, offering them innovative and international master’s and executive programs. It is one of the few European centres which offer such a high-level of postgraduate training for those who, in both the public and private sectors, study and are involved in public policy processes.

At SoG students are provided with all the necessary assistance to support their individual job seeking efforts with specific career services.

Furthermore, SoG is committed to advanced research and it is a reference point in the global academic debate on the transformations of domestic and international systems. Research is carried out using comparative approaches to explore different areas, many of which with a specifically European perspective.

The aim of this research activities is to find solutions to complex, real-world problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Luiss School of Government encourages its academic and student community to reach their full potential in research and professional development, enhancing career development with high-quality and clear performance standards.

In December 2022 Luiss SoG set up The Mediterranean Platform, a research and educational programme that offers a space for collective reflection on the opportunities and challenges of the Mediterranean region and promotes informed policymaking and advocacy at the national and transnational levels.

The Platform seeks to nurture a deeper understanding of the region by offering insights into the multifaceted transformation of societies and polities and by addressing long-term trends and dynamics. It builds upon innovative, rigorous and policy-relevant field-based research and active collaborations with researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across the region.

Luiss School of Government as part of Luiss University is now ranked among the top 20 in the world (and 1st in Italy) for Politics and International Studies according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

The Dean of the Luiss School of Government is Giovanni Orsina, Professor of Contemporary History at Luiss Guido Carli University.

The President of the Luiss School of Government is Vincenzo Boccia