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PSSI moves up to 6th Ranking in Central and Eastern Europe in Prestigious University of Pennsylvania “2015 Global Go-To Think Tank Index“

01.02.2016

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) is pleased to announce that it has improved its global ranking in Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) from 7th to 6th over the past year and remains the #1 think tank in the Czech Republic for the fifth consecutive year.


Last week, the Think Tank and Civil Society Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania released its 2015 “Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report“. This is the most comprehensive annual survey of public policy institutions available and evaluates the work of more than 6,500 think tanks worldwide. Over 1,900 experts and peer institutions are involved in the production of this survery, including academic institutions, journalists, international organizations and key stakeholders.


Excluding Russian think tanks (often government-sponsored), PSSI placed 4th in Central and Eastern Europe, a region (when Russia is included) with a combined population of nearly that of the United States. Below is a summary of PSSI‘s achievements over the past year:

  • 6th “Top Think Tank in Central and Eastern Europe“(moving up from 7th position in the last year’s global ranking)
  • 63rd among the “Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks“ in the world
  • 36th in the category of “Think Tanks to Watch“
  • 62nd among “Best Managed Think Tanks“ (a first-time PSSI presence)

PSSI would like to express our sincere appreciation to our partners, donors, staff, researchers, interns and alumni for their support, without which we would not be able to maintain this upward trajectory in the fulfillment of our mission.

Find out more about the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tank Ranking here.

Call for Applications: Workshop “Become a Mythbuster” on Disinformation and Fact-Checking Tools for Students of Journalism

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PSSI at 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

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PSSI took part in the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held this year on October 1-5, 2018, in Bremen, Germany. The theme of this year’s Congress was “IAC2018 – Involving Eveyone“ (more information about ... more »

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PSSI to Hold a Public Debate on Cyber Warfare

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PSSI Contributes to AMOS SSA Policy Forum

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PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, participated in a panel discussion at the SSA Policy Forum, part of the annual Advanced Maui Optical and Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, held in Maui, Hawaii, on September ... more »

PSSI Held a Brainstorming Meeting on China’s One Belt One Road Initiative with Experts from V4+ Countries

13.09.2018

On September 13, PSSI held a brainstorming meeting with project partners within the project „Comparative analysis of the approach towards China: V4+ and One Belt, One Road (OBOR)“. Invited experts presented their briefings, in which they ... more »