"... Françoise Mélonio, dean of the undergraduate college at Institute of Political Studies in Paris, known as Sciences-Po, said, “We believe the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) to be a very useful indicator of academic performance and potential.”But the majority of her students “come directly to us after their French baccalauréat,” Ms. Mélonio said. And for the international students who make up a fast-growing proportion of the school’s intake, the I.B. is merely one qualification among many."
The New York Times, Education, July 3, 2011: A Newcomer Makes Good in the Credentials Market, by D.D. GUTTENPLAN
This year, Sciences Po students once again achieved brilliant results in the history aggregation exams despite the reduced number of posts available (from 84 in 2010 to only 70 in 2011).
Of 32 candidates from Sciences Po, 25 were admissible and 21 received the aggregation. 6 of these were ranked in the top 10. 5 scholarship holders were amongst those admitted. For the first time, two Sciences Po students also received the aggregation in geography.
Sciences Po is proud to congratulate all of them!
The Sciences Po School of Journalism and Google have joined forces to launch the first ever Prize for Innovation in Journalism in France.
On offer: 15 000 euros prize-money! Entry is easy. Simply apply in one of the following categories: 1) as a journalism student in one of the 13 training programs recognised by the profession or 2) as a journalistic professional. Fill out and submit the application form before midnight, 29 July 2011.
The winning entry must demonstrate an innovative use of the Internet and new technologies in the service of providing quality information. Entries must be in French.
Sciences Po’s graduation ceremony for Master’s students was held on Friday 1 July. The students of the “class of Emile Boutmy” were congratulated by Richard Descoings, the management team and the teachers of Sciences Po before celebrating their success in the garden at 27 rue Saint-Guillaume.
Photos of the ceremony are on the Sciences Po fanpage.
Inaugurated in 2004, this award - administered by the French Politics Group of the American Political Science Association with the Association Française de Science Politique - is awarded to the best English-language article on French Politics published in a peer-reviewed journal during the previous two years. This year, 301 articles were considered.
The awarded article was published in Politics and Society (march 2010) by Bruno Palier (Centre d'Etudes Européennes) and Kathleen Thelen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): " Institutionalizing Dualism: Complementarities and Change in France and Germany?".
The following researchers have previously been awarded : Eliza Ferguson (University of New Mexico), James Shields (University of Warwick), David Yost (US Naval Postgraduate School), Elaine Thomas (Bard College)
The CDSP offers online access to national and local elections results from 1965 to nowadays.
Sciences Po has signed a new agreement of cooperation with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). More information about this agreement with ADEC.