BEST WISHES FROM THE DEAN

Pierre François

Dear All,
I would like to take this opportunity to present you my very best wishes for 2019. May the new year bring you success and serenity in your personal and professional projects !
In the flow of the academic year, the beginning of the calendar year intervenes as a comma which may seem like a setback. It may provide an opportunity to organise a sort of culmination, allowing to undertake  some kind of a stocktaking  and outlining a few lines for the months to come.  In 2018, 110 Masters students of the Doctoral School graduated, 46 Doctoral students defended their thesis and 11 obtained  their habilitation to conduct researches. 
While it is too early yet to draw up a statistical review of their professional future, I would point out that the previous cohorts' careers opportunities were excellent: in 2018, more than half of the Masters students  who graduated in 2016 entered the labour market and among them, two thirds found employment less than three months after their graduation.  Lastly, more than half of them found a permanent contract.

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Pierre François, Director of the Graduate School and Julie Lenoir, Student in Master 2 of Economy

Pierre François, Director of the Graduate School, CNRS Research Director at the Center for the Sociology of Organizations (CSO) and Julie Lenoir, Student in Master 2 of Economy, last December 12th, participated in an online interview on www.campus-channel.com.
The conversation were in English.

Research at Sciences Po

Sciences Po is an institution of higher education and research in the humanities and social sciences.  Its work in law, economics, history, political science and sociology is pursued through eleven research units and several crosscutting programmes.

Its research community includes over two hundred thirty membersand three hundred fifty PhD candidates.  Recognized internationally, their work covers a wide range of topics including education, democracies, urban development, globalization and public health.  

One of Sciences Po’s key objectives is to make a significant contribution to methodological, epistemological and theoretical advances in the humanities and social sciences.  Sciences Po’s mission is also to share the results of its research with the international research community, students, and more broadly, society as a whole. 

Over the past five years, the QS World University Rankings have confirmed Sciences Po’s place amongst leading universities in the social sciences. Sciences Po is 4th in the world in Politics and International Relations, 37th in the Sociology. At the national level Sciences Po affirms its position : 1st in Political Science & International Relations as well as in Sociology, 2nd in Law and History and 3rd in Economics.

Are you interested in pursuing a PhD?

Economics, sociology or political science

Read some advice and answers from:

Emeric Henry, director of studies in Economics at the Doctoral School

Emeric Henry, director of studies in Economics at the Doctoral School

Colin Hay, director of studies in political science at the Doctoral School

Colin Hay, director of studies in political science at the Doctoral School

Ettore Recchi, director of studies in sociology at the Doctoral School

Ettore Recchi, director of studies in sociology at the Doctoral School