"After ten years in banking, I wanted to do something good enough to put my name on"

  • Samuel Maruta in Vietnam ©Samuel MarutaSamuel Maruta in Vietnam ©Samuel Maruta

After ten years in the banking industry, Sciences Po alumnus Samuel Maruta aspired to do something simpler, more fulfilling and more creative. In 2011, he co-founded Marou Chocolate, a trendy artisanal chocolate brand made in Vietnam and distributed all over the world. Interview.

In 2011, you co-founded Marou Chocolate, a trendy artisanal chocolate brand made in Vietnam and distributed all over the world. How did you come to start a chocolate-making business? Can you tell us broadly about your career path after Sciences Po?

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Who are the first-year students at Sciences Po?

  • First-year students at Sciences Po ©Sciences PoFirst-year students at Sciences Po ©Sciences Po

The academic year has just got underway on the seven campuses of the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. Our undergraduate students come from many different backgrounds and they each have their own story to tell about their journey to Sciences Po. Why did they choose this university? What are their goals? Take a tour of the campuses and meet the students.

Why choose Paris for your Master's degree?

  • ©Khasan Redjaboev©Khasan Redjaboev

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.

40% of Sciences Po graduates are recruited prior to graduation

  • Sciences Po Business Fair ©Claire-Lise HavetSciences Po Business Fair ©Claire-Lise Havet

On 30 September, over 350 professionals from many different sectors took part in the Sciences Po Business Fair, where they got to meet Sciences Po students and recruit some of them before they have graduated! Hear from students and recruiters at the 2016 Sciences Po Business Fair.

Career prospects at Sciences Po

Figures based on the 2015 employment survey of Sciences Po graduates

"On recherche ici notre futur bras droit"

  • Les étudiants et les recruteurs lors du Forum  ©Claire-Lise HavetLes étudiants et les recruteurs lors du Forum ©Claire-Lise Havet

"Avec leur degré de connaissance et une grande curiosité d’esprit, les étudiants de Sciences Po sont un atout fort pour l’entreprise" Verbatim #ForumScPo

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Former les entrepreneurs du changement

Sciences Po ouvre une école du management et de l'innovation
  • L'École du management et de l'innovation ©Sciences PoL'École du management et de l'innovation ©Sciences Po

Répondre aux nouveaux défis de l’entreprise

Sciences Po ouvre l’École de management et de l’innovation pour répondre aux enjeux complexes auxquels l’entreprise est désormais confrontée : non seulement les transformations numériques bouleversent l’ensemble des activités économiques mais l’entreprise est de plus en plus interpellée sur son rôle et sa responsabilité au regard du bien commun.

Sciences Po launches the School of Management and Innovation

To train professionals capable of rethinking the role of business in society
  • Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation ©Sciences PoSciences Po School of Management and Innovation ©Sciences Po

Today, business is under increasing scrutiny with regard to its social responsibilities. By contributing to economic growth, companies play a significant social and political role in addition to their economic one, with an impact at the local, national and transnational levels. They are now expected to reconcile the interests of their shareholders with those of many other stakeholders, while addressing issues of the common good.

"Ces années sont les plus belles de votre existence"

  • Les nouveaux admis à Sciences Po ©Sciences PoLes nouveaux admis à Sciences Po ©Sciences Po

Ils s’appellent Levon, Sylvie, Reihane, Jonathan, Jaya...Ils sont de nationalité française, allemande, autrichienne, canadienne, américaine, indienne, japonaise ou uruguayenne. Ils parlent toutes les langues et figurent parmi plus de 4830 étudiants qui ont intégré cette année le Collège universitaire de Sciences Po.

"I want to work with communities that i'm not familiar with and try to solve problems together"

  • ©Libertad Sobrado©Libertad Sobrado

Libertad Sobrado started volunteering with non-profit organisations when she was at high school in Costa Rica. She has been involved in various initiatives to help improve living conditions for local populations through recycling, environmental protection and education. Libertad looks at her studies at Sciences Po as a way to further her engagement. The fourth in our series #FirstYearsScPo.

"Je veux découvrir le monde et apprendre"

  • ©Libertad Sobrado©Libertad Sobrado

Depuis le lycée au Costa Rica où elle a grandi, Libertad Sobrado, née au Venezuela, s’engage auprès d’associations locales pour un meilleur accès au savoir et défendre la protection de l’environnement, l'éducation. Autant de projets qu’elle entend poursuivre. Quatrième portrait de la série #FirstYearsScPo

Welcome Refugees Programme

  • Students enrolled in the "Welcome refugees" programme ©Sciences PoStudents enrolled in the "Welcome refugees" programme ©Sciences Po

Building on the shared success of the first cohort, Sciences Po, in partnership with the association Wintegreat, is welcoming a new class of 20 refugees on its Parisian campus. The students are refugees or asylum seekers, aged from 21 to 36, from Syria, Iraq, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Kenya. They have all had some higher education and have a good command of English. Some already had an occupation—dentist, graphic designer or engineer—before leaving their country of origin.

"Welcome Refugees : reprendre son destin en main"

  • Les étudiants de Welcome Refugess ©Sciences PoLes étudiants de Welcome Refugess ©Sciences Po

C’est une histoire de transmission. Un passage entre les étudiants, les professeurs, la direction et les salariés de Sciences Po, tous volontaires, et d’autres jeunes réfugiés des pays en crise et en guerre. Avec ce pari : donner un accès aux connaissances pour reprendre son destin en main. Reportage

"Le défi d'intégrer Sciences Po s'est transformé en une plus grande ambition"

  • ©Elouène Bennadjema©Elouène Bennadjema

Elouène Bennadjéma ne pensait pas du tout à Sciences Po. N’y croyait pas même. Jusqu’à vouloir relever le défi. Admise par la procédure CEP, elle mêle aujourd’hui son désir d’apprendre à son autre passion, l’art et la culture. Sixième et dernier portrait #FirstYearsScPo

Campus on the docks: study in Le Havre

  • Le Havre campus ©Martin Argyroglo / Sciences PoLe Havre campus ©Martin Argyroglo / Sciences Po

Located in a city listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Le Havre campus is home to the Europe-Asia undergraduate programme. Students spend their first two undergraduate years in Le Havre and then go on a year abroad to complete an internship or study at one of Sciences Po’s 470 partner universities.

"There's a freedom here that I didn't have back home"

  • © Arsh Haque© Arsh Haque

An American student at the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in the Master of Public Policy, Arsh Haque talks about his motivations for studying in France, his early days in Paris and everyday life on the Sciences Po campus.

What are you most enjoying about your experience at Sciences Po?

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What's it like to study on the mediterranean coast?

  • ©Martin Argyroglo / Sciences Po©Martin Argyroglo / Sciences Po

Located by the Mediterranean Sea, near the Italian border, the Menton campus is home to Sciences Po's Middle Eastern and Mediterranean undergraduate programme. Students spend their first two undergraduate years in Menton and then go on a year abroad to complete an internship or studying at one of Sciences Po's 470 partner universities.

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Sciences Po : des diplômés très demandés

  • Forum Sciences Po Entreprises 2015 ©Sciences PoForum Sciences Po Entreprises 2015 ©Sciences Po
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Campus avec vue : étudier à Menton

  • Vue depuis le campus de Menton  ©Martin Argyroglo / Sciences PoVue depuis le campus de Menton ©Martin Argyroglo / Sciences Po

Situé au bord de la Méditerranée, près de la frontière italienne, le campus de Menton accueille le programme Moyen-Orient et Méditerranée du Collège universitaire (1er cycle).

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"Je veux avoir un impact de long terme avec ma carrière"

  • Tara Heuzé ©Sciences PoTara Heuzé ©Sciences Po

Tara Heuzé, étudiante en master 1 du double diplôme Sciences Po-Columbia, est à l’initiative d’une collecte de protections périodiques pour les femmes sans-abri. Baptisée "Règles élémentaires", l’opération a sensibilisé bien au-delà de Sciences Po. Portrait d’une étudiante qui veut changer le monde avec les armes de la finance.

D’où est venue l’idée d’organiser une collecte de protections périodiques pour les femmes sans-abri ?

Tara Heuzé :

"I met students I would like to work with in the future"

Samuel, president of the Bureau des Élèves, Le Havre campus
  • Samuel Flambard on the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre ©Sciences PoSamuel Flambard on the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre ©Sciences Po

Japanese, economics and Asia. Samuel Flambard's three passions naturally led him to the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre. Here, some 250 students from around the world take the Undergraduate College programme in English with a special focus on the countries of Asia. As president of the Bureau des Élèves, or student bureau, on a campus with nearly 60 percent international students, Samuel knows what "multicultural" means on a day-to-day basis.

Why did you choose to study on the Sciences Po campus in Le Havre?

Samuel Flambard:

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Un avant-goût de Sciences Po

  • Graziella Blanchet, future étudiante à Sciences Po ©Sciences PoGraziella Blanchet, future étudiante à Sciences Po ©Sciences Po

Organisé pour la première fois cette année sur le campus de Reims, le programme “Booster” accueillait du 6 au 13 juillet 2016 une cinquantaine d’étudiants venant d'être admise en première année du Collège universitaire (1er cycle). Ce programme de découverte permet aux participants désireux de bénéficier d’un renforcement académique de se familiariser avec Sciences Po, ses enseignements et ses méthodes.

Pride and emotion

  • Sciences Po graduates with their parents in Paris ©Fabien LoireSciences Po graduates with their parents in Paris ©Fabien Loire

On 9 and 10 July, parents from all over the world came to Paris to celebrate their son’s or daughter’s graduation.

For parents no less than for graduates, the graduation ceremony often marks the end of an era. The next stage will see their sons and daughters leave the nest for good to embark on whichever career they choose from the limitless possibilities now open to them.

On graduation day, parents look back at the years gone by, recall the path their children have followed, and reflect on how they have blossomed during their studies.

"On n'écrit pas seulement avec sa mémoire, mais avec la vie des autres"

  • Dany Laferrière, Olivier Duhamel et Frédéric Mion ©Sciences PoDany Laferrière, Olivier Duhamel et Frédéric Mion ©Sciences Po

Romancier, poète, essayiste, l’académicien, Dany Laferrière porte en lui une vision du monde, poétique mais aussi politique. Son histoire personnelle, celle d’un exilé d'Haïti, son île natale, c'est l'histoire d'une résistance à la dictature, mais aussi la quête infinie de la liberté et de l'harmonie avec l'Autre. Alors pourquoi l'inviter à Sciences Po pour inaugurer la rentrée des étudiants du Collège universitaire ?

"This programme has changed the way I look at a menu"

  • The students and organisers of the programme with Hugues Goisbault ©Sciences PoThe students and organisers of the programme with Hugues Goisbault ©Sciences Po

In June 2016, Sciences Po ran a summer programme with the National University of Singapore (NUS) called "Comparative Cultural Rhetorics Academy: Rhetoric and Food". This two-week programme started in Singapore and ended on the Sciences Po campus in Reims. Beverly Goh Ting Xuan was one of the nine students from NUS.

Why did you take this programme?

What attracted me at first was the idea of learning about France’s food culture by actually travelling to France, as it is not common for such an opportunity to come up.

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Kit de survie pour nouveaux arrivants

  • Se loger au Havre ©Sciences PoSe loger au Havre ©Sciences Po

Finies les vacances, c’est la rentrée ! Et vous commencez à Sciences Po. Inscriptions administratives et pédagogiques, vie associative, vocabulaire maison et un nouvel emploi du temps vous attendent. En somme, un nouveau monde ! Voilà le guide pour vous aider à faire vos premiers pas.

Welcome ceremonies 2016

  • Nancy campus, welcome  ceremony 2015 ©Thomas Arrivé / Sciences PoNancy campus, welcome ceremony 2015 ©Thomas Arrivé / Sciences Po

Welcome to a new year at Sciences Po.

Like every year, the Welcome ceremony is an important moment that marks the start of the academic year. It is an opportunity for Sciences Po President Frédéric Mion to welcome the new cohorts and for them to hear a guest speaker give the inaugural lecture.

It is also a convivial event where students can share their first impressions and chat with the faculty members who will be supporting them throughout the year.

You will find the dates for the Welcome ceremonies below.

2016 Women of the Mediterranean Gender and Leadership programme

  • 2016 Women of the Mediterranean Gender and Leadership programme2016 Women of the Mediterranean Gender and Leadership programme

On May 20, a closing ceremony capped off the two-week Women of the Mediterranean training programme, held for the second time this year.

Cofounded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Families, Children, and Women's Rights and the Inter-ministerial Delegation for the Mediterranean, and backed by the Union for the Mediterranean, this advanced training programme aims to guide and empower young Mediterranean women as the leaders of tomorrow and advocates for gender equality in their countries.

"Tout est possible" : la soirée de l'égalité des chances

De Marie-Galante au Kremlin-Bicêtre, c'est la diversité des étudiants qui était célébrée à Sciences Po le 30 mars 2016, pour une Soirée de l'égalité des chances organisée en l'honneur d'HSBC, un des principaux mécènes des Conventions Éducation Prioritaire. L'occasion pour les 300 invités réunis de fêter un dispositif unique en son genre, qui depuis sa création en 2001, a ouvert l'horizon des possibles pour plus de 1500 étudiants de toutes origines et de tous milieux sociaux qui ont rejoint Sciences Po.

What I liked most about my education at Sciences Po

  • Andrea Klaric a Sciences Po Alumna ©Sciences PoAndrea Klaric a Sciences Po Alumna ©Sciences Po

Andrea Klaric graduated with a Master’s in European Affairs in 2013, but she is still nostalgic about the halls of the Sciences Po campus in Paris, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume.

"J'ai fait mon année de césure en zone de guerre"

  • Pierre Sautreuil ©Ukraine Crisis Media CenterPierre Sautreuil ©Ukraine Crisis Media Center

Étudiant à l’École de journalisme de Sciences Po, Pierre Sautreuil suit son master 2 en apprentissage au sein de l’Agence France Presse. Son année de césure, il l’a passée en Ukraine sur le front, avec les séparatistes pro-russes. Une expérience de reporter de guerre à 21 ans qui lui a valu le prix Bayeux Calvados du Jeune reporter en octobre 2015. Rencontre.

"Nous aussi on peut réussir"

Les Conventions Éducation Prioritaire (CEP) auront bientôt 15 ans. Grâce à ce dispositif qui demeure unique en son genre, près de 1500 élèves qui n’auraient jamais imaginé intégrer Sciences Po l’ont fait. Ils viennent d’une centaine de lycées de zones défavorisées, partout en France. Mais avant d'arriver à Sciences Po, comment se préparent-ils à l’examen d’entrée ? Et d’ailleurs, en quoi consiste cette épreuve ? Reportage au Lycée Eugène Delacroix de Drancy, partenaire des CEP depuis 2001.

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Want to boost your career?

Enrol in a one-year Master’s programme for young professionals
  • © Didier Pazery© Didier Pazery

Sciences Po’s one-year Master’s programmes are designed for young professionals who want to take their career to the next level. They are taught in English by distinguished academics and world renowned professionals.

Each of these intensive programmes combines a multidisciplinary core curriculum in the social sciences with specialised and more professionally-oriented courses.

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"J'ai choisi Sciences Po parce que j'aime comprendre ce qui m'entoure"

  • © Ensemble Scolaire Edmond Michelet, Brives© Ensemble Scolaire Edmond Michelet, Brives

À tout juste 16 ans, Arthur Galy, bachelier du lycée Bossuet à Brive (Corrèze) est le benjamin des nouveaux admis 2015 ! “À quoi rêve-t-on à votre âge ?” lui ont demandé les membres du jury d’admission lors de son oral d’entrée. Ce passionné de triathlon ne s’est pas laissé déstabiliser. Le récit d’un coup de cœur (réciproque) pour Sciences Po.

Pourquoi avez-vous eu envie de préparer l’examen d’entrée à Sciences Po ?

Arthur Galy :

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"I have always wanted to see Asia from different perspectives"

  • Kana SasagawaKana Sasagawa

Kana Sasagawa is a Japanese student who wants to change the world. This is one of the reasons she enrolled in the dual degree programme offered by Sciences Po and Keio University.

Sciences Po: Where are you from? Where did you go to high school?

Kana Sasagawa:

I’m from Tokyo, Japan, and I have lived here almost whole my life. I went to Shibuya junior and senior high school for 6 years and the most important thing I learned there was the spirit of “Noblesse oblige”. It is now my motto for life.

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"I long fantasized about studying in France"

  • Youstine FaltasYoustine Faltas

Interview with Youstine Faltas, a new student in the Sciences Po-Columbia dual Bachelor degree programme.

Youstine Faltas was born and raised in Cairo. During the summer of 2012, he moved with his family to the United States. He attended a secondary school there, switching from the Egyptian and French Baccalaureate to the IB programme in English.

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No need to speak French to study at Sciences Po

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Sciences Po hosts 13,000 students -half are international, coming from 150 countries. In order to recruit the best students from all around the world, Sciences Po offers programmes fully taught in English at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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