“How Sciences Po helped me get there”

Babacar Seck graduated with a Master’s degree from Sciences Po in 2014. Now a project manager in the office of the Chairman & CEO of Axa Group, Babacar explains why the skills he gained at Sciences Po are so precious to him on the job.

He particularly emphasises the importance of the cross-disciplinary and international approach offered at Sciences Po. He also highlights the invaluable practical experience and language skills Sciences Po students develop during their undergraduate and graduate studies. Listen to Babacar speaking at the 2016 Sciences Po Online Open House.

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Alumna Rula Ghani, Afghanistan's First Lady

Alumna Rula Ghani, Afghanistan's First Lady

Imagine being a well-behaved young foreign woman far from her family in Paris in May '68. Imagine being any young woman at Sciences Po in the late 1960s, where the 25 percent of female students had to struggle to achieve more than the graduate destination expected of them: marriage. That was Rula Ghani 47 years ago. Today, she is the first First Lady of Afghanistan to have a public profile; an example and source of hope for Afghan women. “I learned to adapt”, she modestly comments. We looked back on the student years of this exceptional alumna, who gave a guest lecture at Sciences Po on Friday, October 13.

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So it begins

So it begins

Sciences Po undergraduates have just started their academic year at the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. These students come from many different backgrounds and they each have their own story to tell about their journey to our university. Why did they choose Sciences Po? What are their ambitions? Take a tour of our undergraduate campuses in France and meet the students.

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Sciences Po in the world's top 50 for social sciences

Sciences Po in the world's top 50 for social sciences

The 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject places Sciences Po in 50th position worldwide for social sciences. Sciences Po ranks first among French universities in the subject.

This result attests to Sciences Po’s excellence in teaching and research in sociology, geography, political & international studies, and communication & media studies.

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In search of lost cities

In search of lost cities

Thomas Chaney, a researcher in Sciences Po’s Department of Economics, specialises in international trade and finance and their underlying networks. His research mixes theoretical models with unexpected fields like... archeology. Find out how an economist set out to find lost cities armed with equations.

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Visit our Undergraduate College campuses

Visit our Undergraduate College campuses

Are you a high school student wanting to apply to Sciences Po? Open Days are being held on the six Undergraduate College campuses. Come and find answers to all your questions about the Sciences Po Bachelor of Arts programme and learn more about life on campus. Make the most of this unique opportunity to talk to students, faculty and academic advisors.
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From judo throws to Sciences Po

From judo throws to Sciences Po

High-performance sport and Sciences Po: does that sound like an impossible mix? Not for Lola Benarroche, Master of Marketing student and judo gold medallist at the 2017 Universiades. Admitted to Sciences Po through the programme for high-level athletes, Lola puts the same energy into preparing for her career transition into marketing at the School of Management and Innovation as she does into judo championships. Find out what drives this 26-year-old judoka to spend her afternoons in lectures after strenuous mornings on the tatami mats.

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“Ending poverty depends on public and private sector collaboration”

“Ending poverty depends on public and private sector collaboration”

In a speech to students at the School of Management and Innovation, Jose Luis Oquinena, executive director of NGO Gawad Kalinga, made his point very clear: there will be no significant and sustainable advances in the fight against poverty without the investment and commitment of companies. Watch the video with Jose Luis Oquinena.

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