The IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts and Methods in Political Science and International Relations is a partnership between the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Department of Political Science (DCP) and the Institute for International Relations (IRI) at the University of São Paulo. In keeping with IPSA's mission to promote empirical research in political science and related disciplines around the world, the IPSA-USP Summer School was the first of a global network of methods schools to be established by IPSA.  More recently, new IPSA methods summer schools have also been inaugurated at the  Middle East Technical University, the National University of Singapore and Flacso-Mexico