The IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts, Methods and Techniques in Political Science and International Relations is a partnership between the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the Department of Political Science (DCP) at the University of São Paulo. From 2010 to 2017, the School was also jointly organized with the Institute for International Relations (IRI). The institutional sponsors of the School at USP are currently the Institute for International Relations (IRI), the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM), and the Núcleo de Estudos Comparados e Internacionais (NECI)  at USP. 

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 National University of SingaporeFlacso-Mexico and National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia.