Sciences Po - Harvard Summer School

The School of Public Affairs partners with Harvard University and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (CRI) to offer students from these three prestigious institutions a Summer School program which combines the hard and social sciences.

Launched in Summer 2016, this summer program explores the links between biology, engineering, design and the social sciences with the aim of developing concrete and innovative solutions to the major challenges facing the city of Paris.

Over the course of two months (June and July), students work in small groups on projects of their own design. General orientation is provided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations – with particular attention to the 11th SDG:

  1. How to make cities inclusive, resilient, safe and sustainable?
  2. How to create innovative solutions to improve the lives of citizens?

With these SDGs in mind, participants take part in an interdisciplinary and intercultural experience focused on solving the problems of innovation. 

This selective program is open to all students at the School of Public Affairs, who can apply once a year in April.