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Reims campus

In the heart of the Grand-Est region, the Reims campus opened in September 2010 in the “Cité des Sacres”. Located in a 17th century building, this campus hosts students who have chosen to follow the North American Minor or the African Minor.

Two regional specialisations focused on North America and Africa

In conjunction with the multidisciplinary programme in the social sciences common to the entire Undergraduate College, students have the opportunity to study the political, economic and social issues of two world regions.

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North America Minor, English track

Amphitheatre course, Reims campus (credits: Didier Pazery)

Students taking this English-language programme explore North American affairs and transatlantic relations, with a comparative approach analysing political institutions, history, law, economics, sociology and the humanities.

Courses offered on the campus include: “North American Environmental Philosophy (20th-21st centuries)”; “The Geographies of American Capitalism”; “United States Foreign Policy”; “The African-American Odyssey from Phyllis Weatley to #BlackLivesMatter”; “The Marketplace of Ideas: The US Supreme Court and Freedom of Expression”.

Students can study one of the languages offered on the campus: English, Spanish, German, Italian or Arabic, as well as attending French as a foreign language classes for students who do not have a B1 level of French.

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Africa Minor, French track

Amphitheatre course, Reims campus (credits: Didier Pazery)

Within a principally French-language programme, and from an interdisciplinary perspective, students taking this minor study the history of the African continent, as well as its political, demographic, environmental, technological, economic and urban issues.

Courses offered include: “The History of Africas”, “Africa Beyond its Portrayals: 18th and 19th Centuries”; “Inventing Gender Parity in Africa”; “Transitional Justice: Africa and Latin America”; “The Birth of Sub-Saharan African Cinema: Pioneers and Early Developments”; “African Art Worlds: Figures, Principles, Issues”.

Students may also take classes in the languages spoken around the continent, including Arabic, Portuguese, and Swahili.

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Expanding Perspectives in Science

In partnership with the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), the Reims Campus offers a dual degree in social sciences & humanities and in life sciences entitled, "Environment, Society, Sustainability". Dedicated to the analysis of the interactions between human action and biodiversity, this program allows students to reflect on the major challenges of ecological transition using an interdisciplinary methods.

Upon satisfactory conclusion of study, graduates receive an undergraduate degree (Licence) in Life Sciences, issued by the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree (BASc), issued by Sciences Po.

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A unique experience in an international environment

The Reims campus accommodates approximately 1,600 students, almost half of whom are from outside France. This cultural diversity makes the first two years on campus an international experience in itself, which is capped off with the third year abroad studying at one of Sciences Po's 480 partner universities or with a dual degree.

Campus life is also kept vibrant by the vast range of clubs and associations on offer and many events throughout the year. Students are able to initiate and take part in debates, conferences, study trips, and sports and cultural events, giving them a strong sense of empowerment. They are also encouraged to get involved in initiatives focused on the local community and citizen engagement.

Student Entrepreneurs can benefit from specific support thanks to our partner PEPITE Champagne-Ardenne. Throughout the academic year, students can apply for the "French National Student-Entrepreneur Statuts", which allows access to specific support, a professional network and services dedicated to entrepreneurship projects. For more information, please visit website of PEPITE Champagne-Ardenne or contact the student life advisor. 

On campus students also enjoy very close attention from the faculty for both their studies and extracurricular activities.

Front of the Reims campus

Entrance hall

Amphitheatre course

Library reading room

Campus garden

Front of the Reims campus

Entrance hall

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    Reims, city where the kings of France were coronated

    Reims Cathedral (credits: Didier Pazery)

    The campus is housed in a magnificent seventeenth-century building—the former Jesuit College—near the famous Reims cathedral. A real historical monument and architectural wonder, the College was renovated so as to preserve the stones, woodwork, stained glass windows and paintings of the period, while integrating the modern spaces (classrooms and library) required to offer all the services and features of a world-class campus.

    Reims is a Gallo-Roman city that has occupied an important place in France’s history: a Roman capital, it was also the city where the French kings were coronated. After heavy bombing during World War I, it was rebuilt in an Art Deco style that makes it one of the jewels of French architecture. Three monuments in the city are listed as Unesco World Heritage sites: the Cathedral, the Palace of Tau and the Abbey of St-Rémi.

    Apart from its history, Reims enjoys an international reputation thanks to the prestigious houses of Champagne, of which most estates are within the city. The Champagne hillsides, houses and cellars have been on Unesco's heritage landscapes list since 2015.

    Reims, a city of more than 180,000 inhabitants just 45 minutes by high-speed train from Paris, is also an important university centre with many sports and cultural facilities nearby, affording students an excellent quality of life in pleasant surroundings.

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    Students in the inner courtyards, Reims campus (credits: Didier Pazery)

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