Discover the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs

“The school’s educational approach aims to shape professionals who are able to tackle the biggest challenges facing humanity with innovative solutions and to make informed, honest and ethical decisions in a complex world.” - Yann Algan, dean of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs.

A multidimensional and far-reaching vision of public affairs

The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs offers four programmes. The Master in Public Policy and the Master in European Affairs are two-year taught graduate programmes open to applicants with an undergraduate degree. The school also offers one-year programmes designed for young professionals: the Master in Public Affairs and the Experimental Programme in Political Arts.

Career prospects

The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs trains students for public administration and for a wide range of public affairs-related careers spanning the public and private sectors and the local to global scales. It also aims to instill a sense of the common good in students who will construct the world of tomorrow.

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The Monti Government & The Europeanisation of Italian Politics

The Monti Government & The Europeanisation of Italian Politics

The fall of the Berlusconi government in 2011 was a game-changer in Italian politics. The prominent role taken by the EU in the succession of the events was unprecedented and contributed to catalyse the attention of the public on the European level. The magnitude of the change was clearly visible in the 2013 elections, which had a novel “Europeanised” character.

Article by Gabriele Furia, originally featured in the Sciences Po Library dossier "A European Political Life"

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Is Europe at the End of its Rope?

Is Europe at the End of its Rope?

Editorial by Christian Lequesne, researcher at the CERI Sciences Po.

Continual Low Turn-Out Expected Despite Change in Political Landscape

The campaign for the European elections has difficulty getting started in France. The situation is similar in all EU member states. In the United Kingdom, voters supporting Brexit have difficulty admitting that they have to go to the polls, whereas the decision to leave the European Union was adopted by referendum three years ago.

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Is Tolerance Political?

Is Tolerance Political?

Denis Lacorne is the author of The Limits of Tolerance. Enlightenment Values and Religious Fanaticism (Columbia University Press, 2019), the English translation of Les limites de la tolérance (Gallimard, awarded the Prix Montyon by the Académie Française). In his book, Denis Lacorne traces the emergence of the notion of tolerance from early thinkers to the Age of Enlightenment and finally questions the notion and its various understandings through more recent events in France and the United States. What is tolerance? Is tolerance political? Interview by Miriam Périer, CERI.

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Eco-travel With Stop & Go

Eco-travel With Stop & Go

Stop & Go is a student association at Sciences Po that is bringing hitchhiking back into fashion. Trips, weekends away, or a hitchhiking festival - so many fun activities carrying an ecological message. Interview with the President of Stop & Go, Apolline Tarbé de Saint-Hardouin. 

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Committed to Life

Committed to Life

Arturo is a 2nd year undergraduate student studying on the Poitiers campus. He was born in France but has lived the majority of his life in Mexico. He got his baccalaureate from a Franco-Mexican school, and he chose Sciences Po because social engagement is an important part of the curriculum. Read the interview with Arturo who is engaged and committed, well beyond the confines of the campus, to mental health issues...

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Fact Checking: Between Beliefs and Knowledge

Fact Checking: Between Beliefs and Knowledge

“Fake news”, or infox, have become the great animators of recent elections, from the pro-Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom to the election of the new Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, and including various elections in Europe and in the United States. While the casual relationship to truth is not a new fact, what marks a new era is the scope of the phenomenon in terms of the number of actors involved (robots, traditional media, platforms, etc.), and especially the speed of the dissemination of this fake information.

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