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Sciences Po has developed a network for cooperation in social science education and research with Europe’s foremost higher education institutions.
Collaboration is particularly advanced with certain partners, with which Sciences Po has set up dual degree programmes, joint research ventures, PhD student and faculty exchanges, jointly-funded faculty positions and collaborative events.
Sciences Po has partnerships with more than 150 European universities.
This network promotes close and enduring relations. For example, in 2014 Sciences Po and Freie Universität Berlin celebrated 30 years of collaboration. Our partnerships translate into dual degree programmes, student exchanges, research collaboration, faculty mobility and PhD student exchanges.
Sciences Po’s partners include the London School of Economics (UK), the University of Oxford (UK), University College London (UK), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), the Max Planck Institute (Germany), Università Bocconi (Italy), MGIMO University (Russia), the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
See our partner universities.
Teaching Programmes on Europe
Europe and the Sciences Po Bachelor’s degree
The Undergraduate College programmes offer a common core in the social sciences and courses specialised by region (North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe). Regardless of the region studied, all the programmes adopt a comparative perspective with Europe.
Three of the Undergraduate College programmes are specifically focused on Europe:
- the Central and Eastern Europe programme,
- the Europe and Franco-German zone programme
- the Spain, Portugal and Latin America programme (FR)
Master’s programmes specialised in European affairs
Sciences Po’s Master of European Affairs offers comprehensive training to students who aim to pursue European careers in the national and European public sectors or in the private sector.
The Paris School of International Relations at Sciences Po (PSIA) offers eight regional concentrations for Master’s students. European Studies is one of the concentrations available.
Teaching in partnership with European universities
Dual Bachelor’s programmes
- Dual Bachelor’s programme with University College London (UK)
- Dual Bachelor’s programme with Freie Universität Berlin
Dual Master’s programmes
- Dual Master’s programme with Università Bocconi in Milan
- Dual Master’s programmes with Freie Universität Berlin
- Dual Master's programme with King's College London
- Dual Master’s programmes with the London School of Economics (LSE)
- Dual Master’s programme with MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations)
- Dual Master’s programme with the University of St. Gallen (HSG - Switzerland)
- Dual Master’s programme with the Stockholm School of Economics
Find out more about dual Master’s degrees in Europe
Sciences Po welcomes university students on exchange from its European partners every year. Sciences Po students also complete exchanges at these universities, either in their third undergraduate year or during their Master’s programme.
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Cooperation for excellence
Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group (OXPO)
OXPO brings together two of the foremost universities in the world in the field of social sciences. The programme offers several visiting schemes for academics, young doctors and doctoral students wishing to spend time to conduct individual research in Oxford/Sciences Po. OxPo visitors are encouraged to take an active role in academic and graduate seminars at either institution. There are schemes for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows from both institutions, and Visiting Professors (to Sciences Po) and Nuffield Visiting Fellows (to Oxford). All applications for an exchange in the academic year 2016-17 must be submitted by Monday 28 March 2016.
For more information and for the application for an exchange please visit OXPO.
The Cambridge – Sciences Po Research Cooperation Framework
The Cambridge - Sciences Po Research Cooperation Framework, agreed in 2017, formalizes and strengthens an already strong partnership. The aims of the framework are to develop research links in disciplines including Politics, History and Public Policy, with a strong expectation that the collaboration will develop to include other areas of mutual interest.
Both parties have committed to the provision of matched funds to enable academic workshops and symposia, and to pay for travel grants, short-term research visits, and visiting professorships at both Sciences Po and Cambridge. Other bilateral activities within its scope include the encouragement of student mobility, and the creation of Teaching Fellowships for Cambridge PhD students at Sciences Po.
For more information on the Cambridge-Sciences Po Research Cooperation Framework.
Max Planck - Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo)
MaxPo is a partnership between Sciences Po and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne. Based on the Sciences Po campus in Paris, MaxPo is a platform for analysing social change and the way in which individuals, institutions and Western society in general deal with an unstable environment.
Find out more about MaxPo
Faculty mobility in Europe
Comparative approaches and the confrontation of viewpoints are an invaluable stimulus for both teaching and research. Sciences Po encourages and facilitates the mobility of its faculty around Europe. Find out more about faculty mobility between Sciences Po and other European universities.
Europe and European issues are central to Sciences Po’s research priorities. The European Union is also one of the main sources of funding for the research conducted at Sciences Po.
There are far too many Europe-focused research projects conducted at Sciences Po to list them all here. You can find more comprehensive information on the research website.
Visit the Research website.
A few examples
The Centre d’Études Européennes (CEE)
Sciences Po’s Centre d’Etudes Européennes is a multidisciplinary laboratory focused on comparative political analysis in Europe.
Find out more about the Centre d’Études Européennes
European research projects
Thanks to our dynamic research teams and to the research project support programme (Mission d’appui aux projets de recherche or MAPS), Sciences Po is involved in many FP7 projects.
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Faculty mobility in Europe
Comparative approaches and the confrontation of viewpoints are central to teaching at Sciences Po as well as promoting dynamic research. As such, Sciences Po encourages and facilitates the mobility of its faculty around Europe.
Find out more about faculty mobility between Sciences Po and other European universities.
Exchanges between Sciences Po and its European partners are facilitated by Erasmus+, the main European programme for student and faculty mobility. All of Sciences Po’s European partners are members of Erasmus+.
In addition to student and faculty exchanges, the Erasmus+ programme recently expanded its scope and now helps support Sciences Po’s cooperation activities beyond European borders.
Find out more about Erasmus+
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Associations are an integral part of Sciences Po’s educational approach. Several of our student associations have a clear European focus, which reflects the composition of the student body and our community’s commitment to Europe.
At a glance
- 2,200 European students at Sciences Po (2014-2015)
- 150 partner universities in Europe
- 12 dual degree programmes with European universities
- 11 European languages taught
- 1,700 alumni in Europe (outside France)