Back to School 2020: a "dual campus" model

Discover the modalities for the Fall 2020 semester
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In response to the uncertainty facing universities worldwide with regards to the start of the next academic year, Sciences Po is mobilising to guarantee all its students as complete and demanding an education as ever. Sciences Po remains faithful to the university’s vocation of training free, critical and socially engaged minds, intellectually informed through research and interaction with professionals at the heart of our teaching. It is this wholesome and well-balanced education that will give you the means to act in a world more uncertain now than ever.

How Cities Adapt to Climate change

Opening of a new master’s at the Urban School
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Cities are at the forefront of the search for solutions to the climate crisis. Future actors in the field of urban governance in Europe now have the possibility to learn how to manage environmental challenges in the new master’s programme of the Urban School “Governing Ecological Transitions in European Cities”, opening at the start of the 2020 academic year.

Volunteer Work at the Heart of the Community

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Since 2018, Sciences Po requires all of its undergraduate students to participate in the Civic Learning Programme, a compulsory civic engagement over the three years of the Bachelor’s degree. This Programme offers them the chance to learn and understand citizenship and social responsibility through a community internship. Here, two students share their testimonies about their internships and how this has benefited them.

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Creative Writing: New Visiting Fellowship in Literature

Writer Kamel Daoud will teach masterclasses this semester
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This semester Sciences Po welcomes its first visiting fellow for literature, celebrated writer, Kamel Daoud, current holder of the Mediterranean Prize (FR). Daoud, who is a renowned writer in the francophone world, will deliver creative writing classes throughout this semester.

10 Reasons to Choose Sciences Po

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Sciences Po hosts 14,000 students, of which 47% are international, representing a total of 150 countries. International education, excellent academics, promising career prospects, vibrant student life, influential network… Discover ten of the many reasons why students from all over the world choose a Sciences Po education.

Learning by Doing at the Missouri School of Journalism

Gaëlle Fournier, an undergraduate of the Reims Campus, shares her experience of her third year abroad
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At Sciences Po, students automatically spend their third year abroad. It’s a time for students to get to know a new culture, practice another language, expand their skill set, and open their minds. Gaëlle Fournier, who spent two years studying on our campus in Reims, chose to spend her third year at the Missouri School of Journalism, one of the world’s oldest dedicated journalism institutions.

Keeping Raqqa Alive

Student Lamis Al Jasem has a passionate mission to restore the memory of her hometown in Syria
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Sciences Po student Lamis Al Jasem was born in Raqqa, Syria. Tired of the onslaught of images of destruction that have characterised Raqqa in the media since its capture by the Islamic State in 2013, Lamis decided to show the world her hometown as she once knew it.

This summer, experience college life at Sciences Po

Discover the Pre-College Programme
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Every summer, Sciences Po opens its doors to secondary school students from around the world as part of the Summer School’s Pre-College Programme. This programme is an opportunity to discover Sciences Po and experience college life and academics at one of France’s leading universities.

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Sciences Po Girls Conquer Rugby

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Tabea Biesemeier, a student from Germany, sees joining Sciences Po’s all girls rugby team as the best decision she made while an undergraduate on the campus of Nancy. Playing rugby has allowed her to practice her French and meet new people, from Sciences Po as well as outside.

Live Q&A Sessions on our Master's Programmes

Ask Sciences Po students your questions live
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This November and December, the Sciences Po undergraduate college and seven graduate schools will run a series of live Q&A sessions. Tune in live to meet current Sciences Po students and graduate school deans and ask any questions you may have about admissions, education, financial aid, career prospects, life in Paris and more!

Visit from Norway's Minister of Sciences and Higher Education

Sciences Po & Norway
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This week Sciences Po was pleased to welcome a visit from Iselin Nybø, Norway's Minister of Sciences and Higher Education, to discuss a continuing academic collaboration with four Norwegian partner institutions, Sciences Po’s international policy, and ways to encourage student mobility.

Student and parent: combining the two

Camille Viros, mother of three daughters, graduated in June 2018 with her Master’s degree from the School of Public Affairs
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Sciences Po is proud to be one of ten academic institutions selected by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, to act as a “HeforShe Champion”.

Meet Sciences Po's 2018 Undergraduates

Take a tour of the campuses and meet our new cohort of undergraduates
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It’s the start of the academic year at Sciences Po, which means welcoming another cohort from across the globe to each of the seven undergraduate campuses. What do our students think of their new university? Why did they choose Sciences Po and what do they hope to achieve before the end of their studies? Hear their responses.

At the service of others through civic engagement

Learn about the Civic Learning Programme
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As of 2018, Sciences Po requires all of its undergraduate students to take part in and complete the Civic Learning Programme, a compulsory engagement over the three years of the Bachelor’s degree. 

The Civic Learning Programme offers Undergraduate College students the chance to learn and understand citizenship and social responsibility through an experience of engagement out in the field.

"Succeeding in a different academic environment"

Agathe Grégoire, winner of the UCL John Pencavel Prize in Economics, discusses her experience studying abroad
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Agathe Grégoire has just returned from her third year abroad at University College London, where she received the John Pencavel Prize for her outstanding performance in Economics. Here is her interview on her time spent at UCL and her plans for the future.

"We learn from one another"

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Sciences Po, France's leading institution in the social sciences, is open to the world. Nearly half of our student body is made up of international students, coming from 150 nationalities. 

The education we offer is instrinsically outward-looking. With 470 partner universities worldwide, we seek to provide students with the essential tools that will enable them to make sense of a complex world. Our goal is to open minds and develop critical thinking. 

Congratulations class of 2018!

See the highlights of the 2018 Graduation Ceremonies
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The President of the Republic of Estonia, the former President of the Human Rights League, the founding dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, the President of Publicis France, and most of all, passionate graduates with bright futures ahead -- the Graduation Ceremonies of 2018 were two extraordinary days of inspiration, celebration and pride. See the highlights in the video above.

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The speech of Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia and Guest of Honour

Who are our 2018 graduates ?

Graduation ceremonies take place June 29th and 30th
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Bright and committed students. Promising futures. Prestigious guests and inspiring speeches. Parents brimming with pride. For the closing of this academic year, the Sciences Po graduation ceremony will gather on Friday, 29th of June and Saturday, 30th of June 2018, nearly 2,400 graduates and their guests at the grand auditorium of the Maison de la Radio in Paris. So who are the graduates of the Class of 2018?

A New Master's in Luxury Marketing

For responsible luxury mindful of sustainable development
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Starting in September 2019, the School of Management and Innovation is launching a new Master’s degree in marketing entitled “New Luxury & Art de Vivre”.

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"Define success on your own terms"

Meet Justice Betty, 2018 Valedictorian
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The 2018 Columbia University Valedictorian is Justice Betty, a graduate of the Dual BA degree from Sciences Po and Columbia. Watch the speech she gave at commencement (beginning at 1:58:50) and read the interview of an inspiring young citizen.

CORE: A different way to study economics

A new manual to better understand the world we live in
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In recent years, students and teachers alike have come to realize that there is an insufficient culture and knowledge of economics in our society. The study of economics and the reality of how our world operates differ enormously. This realization led to the creation of CORE, a new course and manual developed by professors of economics from around the world, including Yann Algan at Sciences Po.

"I discovered a continent and career I love"

Anna Těhlová, Graduate of the Urban School, found her passion in Nairobi
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Anna Těhlová, a 2017 graduate of the Urban School: Governing the Large Metropolis, is now the Co-founder and Coordinator of the Public Space Network in Nairobi, Kenya. Read the interview.

Gain work experience during your master's degree

Learn about apprenticeships
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During a master's at Sciences Po, it is possible for students to complete apprenticeships alongside their studies. Apprenticeships are special work contracts (most commonly work contracts in France) with companies or organisations that allow students to combine working and studying for their degree. Every year, 8% of students make this choice; here’s why.

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Launch of the professional certificate for refugees

A new programme at Sciences Po
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Sciences Po has decided to take its action for refugee students further: starting in September 2018, Sciences Po will offer young refugees a Professional Certificate programme aimed at facilitating their integration onto the job market.

Since 2016, Sciences Po has welcomed 80 student refugees and asylum seekers thanks to the « Welcome Refugees » system. Mohammad Ewaz, a refugee and student at Sciences Po, shares in this video his experience at Sciences Po.

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Lifting the barriers to women entrepreneurship

A new Chair at Sciences Po
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Whether setting up a new business, negotiating a pay rise or taking on more responsibility in the workplace, women can be supported in reaching leadership positions. Sciences Po's new Women in Business Chair aims to improve understanding of the obstacles women face and spearhead action to remove them. Interview with Anne Boring, researcher in charge of the Chair. Anne’s work focuses on the analysis of gender inequalities in the professional world.

The Civic Learning Programme: Humanism in Practice

Civic Learning Programme
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As of this year, Sciences Po requires all of its undergraduate students to take part in and complete the Civic Learning Programme, a compulsory engagement over the three years of the Bachelor’s degree. 

The Civic Learning Programme offers Undergraduate College students the chance to learn and understand citizenship and social responsibility through an experience of engagement out in the field.

Summer in Paris is a moveable feast

Learn about the Sciences Po Summer School
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Every summer, Sciences Po opens the doors of its Parisian campus to students from all over the world for the Sciences Po Summer School. An exceptional opportunity for cultural exchange, immersion and discovery, this year’s activities programme includes theatre and cinema outings, wine tasting classes, day trips to Monet’s home and garden in Giverny, the Loire Valley castles, Normandy, Reims and more. Discover in this video some of the highlights of the 2017 edition from the students themselves.

Performance or Potential: what world-class universities look for

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Performance or Potential; Diversity, Common Good, Civic Engagement… In March 2018, deans, provosts and faculty of Sciences Po and our prestigious global partner universities including Princeton University, Columbia University, Ashoka University, University College Maastricht, University of Sydney, National University Singapore, and more, reunited for the 3rd edition of the International Seminar on Undergraduate Studies to discuss, debate and brainstorm on the recruitment of outstanding and evermore diverse upcoming generations of students. Here are some of their thoughts.

Latin American student: six reasons to choose Sciences Po

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Are you a Latin American student looking for a selective international university? Sciences Po is one of the world’s leading universities for social sciences and the humanities. Each year we welcome around 600 Latin American students keen to benefit from our multidisciplinary programmes. Still uncertain? Here are six great reasons to choose Sciences Po.

A week in Silicon Valley

An immersion experience to gain perspective on innovation
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To get students thinking about the many aspects of the digital revolution, Sciences Po’s Entrepreneurship Centre took 15 of them to Silicon Valley for a close-up look at technology’s key players, including Facebook, Google and AirBnb. Yaël, who is doing a research-based Master’s in political theory at the Sciences Po Doctoral School, and Thomas, an engineering student at Polytechnique, took part in this immersion-learning trip. Machine learning, blockchain, data science... they told us all about it.

7 reasons to choose a One-Year Master's at Sciences Po

Sciences Po offers one-year Master’s for young graduates and early- to mid career- professionals seeking to take their career to the next level
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Sciences Po in Paris offers one-year Master’s programmes for young professionals who want to fast-track their career. Each of these intensive programmes is taught in English in Paris. Discover seven of the many reasons young professionals from all over the world choose Sciences Po to take their expertise to the next level.

6 One-Year Master's for professionals from 6 fields

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Sciences Po offers one-year Master’s programmes for young graduates and early- to mid-career professionals who want to fast-track their career. Each of these six intensive programmes is taught in English on the Sciences Po campus in Paris.

"As arbitration practitioners, we have a duty to take part in institution building"

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After four years of working as a lawyer in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, Leia Shin (33) decided that it was time to take her expertise to the next level. She left Lee & Ko, the second largest law firm in Seoul, to begin an LLM in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement at the Sciences Po Law School in Paris.

"The Middle East is a region that Americans tend to misjudge"

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Rosalyn Jeffries, 19, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from San Mateo High School in the United States, she joined the first cohort of the Sciences Po-UC Berkeley dual BA programme in 2016.

Rosalyn has just started the academic year on the Sciences Po campus in Menton, where she is specialising in Middle-Eastern studies. She will spend years 3 and 4 at UC Berkeley where she intends to major in Global Studies. In the video, Rosalyn shares her first impressions of the programme, her classmates and life by the Mediterranean.

Two years in France, Two years in Japan and friends for life

Sciences Po-Keio graduate Marius Harnischfeger
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Marius Harnischfeger graduated with a dual Bachelor’s degree from Sciences Po and Keio University in 2016. On his way to visit former classmates in Paris, he shared his best memories from his time in France and in Japan.

Key dates for the start to the new academic year

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While many students will be enjoying their last days of vacation at the end of August, Sciences Po students will be starting the new academic year. Some students will be taking their first steps as freshmen while others will be returning to familiar ground. It's an important time marked by the different official start dates of the new academic year for each of the Undergraduate College campuses and the seven graduate schools. Find the complete program and get updates about the new academic year on Twitter via the hashtag #RentréeScpo.

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The new features of the Bachelor's Degree

Find out more about the programme
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The recent redesign of the Sciences Po Bachelor's degree programme reaffirms a commitment to the principles of humanism and scientific intellectual inquiry. The four key points below outline what first year students at the Undergraduate College can expect to find. 

"My course aims to shed light on the hidden side of the Internet"

Details on Fabrice Epelboin's Digital Workshop course
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Fabrice Epelboin has been running the “Digital Workshop” course at Sciences Po for five years. Appreciated for his outspokenness and innovative teaching, Epelboin is resolved to reveal to students the hidden side of the Internet and awaken them to the huge democratic and economic issues at stake.

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How Master in Avanced Global Studies students make the most of their professor

Join the class with Professor Lakhdar Brahimi
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"It's interesting and stimulating for me, I hope it is for them too!" Lakhdar Brahimi, diplomat, former UN special envoy and iconic figure of international relations, is also a professor at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

A new MBA/MPA dual degree between HEC Paris and Sciences Po

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French business school HEC and Sciences Po are launching a dual Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Public Affairs (MPA).
 

From Mexico to France

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As Adán Corral finishes the second semester of his Master’s in International Public Management at the Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, he is coming close to completing an essential part of his studies.
The 27-year-old, born in Morelia, Mexico, has had a remarkably dynamic education: he has studied in both Mexico and China, and did internships in Iceland, Italy and Belgium. None of these international experiences would have been possible without financial support.

Training students to be media-savvy

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Structuring one’s ideas to be read by a lay audience, using social networks to build a community focused on one’s area of expertise, writing a column or being interviewed on camera or the radio are all situations that Sciences Po graduates are likely to face in their professional lives, whatever career they go into.

To prepare students for this type of exercise, the School of Journalism is setting up a “Media and Narrative Centre” which will be open to all Master’s students who want to understand different types of media and how they work.

A new dual master's degree with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore

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Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore and Sciences Po School of Public Affairs are launching a two-year double degree programme between their respective Master in Public Policy and Master in European Affairs.

"Staff ride" in Normandy: learning from the past

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For the first time, 40 students from the Master in International Security at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) took part in a “Normandy Student Staff Ride" as part of a class offered within the PSIA Master’s program.

Students in Reims redefine diplomacy

2017 Reims International Model United Nations
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Each year the Reims International Model United Nations (RIMUN) welcomes over 300 delegates to the Sciences Po Campus in Reims for a two-day conference simulating debates at the United Nations.

Sciences Po awarded quality label for French as a foreign language

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Sciences Po has been awarded the Qualité Français langue étrangère label (Quality Label for French as a Foreign Language), attaining the maximum score of three stars. Sciences Po has been attributed this label for the quality of its teaching of French as a foreign language, the professionalism and commitment of the teachers and staff, and the conditions in which the students are taught.

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A new dual master's degree with the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto

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The Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto are launching a dual degree program between their respective Master in Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Global Affairs (MGA). 

Beyond picture postcard Paris

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The class “Paris dans la littérature” is offered during the Sciences Po Summer School's University Programme in July. The class draws on literary sources to examine the historical, cultural and social forces that have shaped Paris through the centuries. Interview with the two professors who teach the class.

What is the most important thing that students in your class "Paris dans la littérature" will learn?

Christophe Reffait:

A new dual degree in public policy and management with Bocconi University

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On 22 February, Sciences Po and Bocconi University announced the launch of a unique dual Master’s degree programme in Public Policy and Management.

Why choose Paris for your Master's degree?

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Khasan Redjaboev is from Uzbekistan and a graduate of the dual degree programme between Sciences Po and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS.

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