« My door is always open »

Meet François Laval, director of the Nancy campus
  • François Laval with the student associations of the campus ©Martin ArgyrogloFrançois Laval with the student associations of the campus ©Martin Argyroglo

In over ten years as director of the Nancy campus, François Laval has certainly made his mark. Perhaps this is because he's always available, always active and always concerned about students' personal and academic development.

"I'm uncomfortable with the notion of a monolithic west"

Meet first-year student Jasdeep Hundal
  • Jasdeep Hundal taking a selfie with children in Punjab ©Sciences PoJasdeep Hundal taking a selfie with children in Punjab ©Sciences Po

Jasdeep Singh Hundal, who comes from Singapore, will be a first-year student at the Reims campus this fall. He is pursuing the Dual BA Programme between Sciences Po and UC Berkeley, through which he will have the opportunity to spend 2 years in France and 2 years in California. The first in our 2017 #FirstYearsScPo series. Read the interview below.

"Asia is where the 21st century is happening!"

Interview with Florent Bonaventure, director of the Le Havre campus
  • Florent Bonaventure, Collégiades 2017 ©Sciences PoFlorent Bonaventure, Collégiades 2017 ©Sciences Po

Florent Bonaventure, director of the Le Havre campus since 2013, is as fascinated by Asia as his students in the Europe-Asia programme. This committed, enthusiastic 36-year old history lecturer does his utmost to ensure his students can have a fulfilling student life as well as a first-class education.

"Globalisation and trade are controversial in France, whereas they bring consensus in Vietnam"

  • Undergrad Yen Ba Vu comments on the French presidential election ©Sciences PoUndergrad Yen Ba Vu comments on the French presidential election ©Sciences Po

In the run-up to the French presidential election, the famous weekly Paris Match invited international students from the Sciences Po Undergraduate College to shed some light on the words that matter to them in politics. Yen Ba Vu, a Vietnamese student on the Le Havre campus, chose the word “independence”.

"You can pick up Sciences Po's wifi connexion from the beach!"

  • Sciences Po campus in Menton ©Sciences PoSciences Po campus in Menton ©Sciences Po

Hardy Hewson, a British student in the second year of the dual Bachelor’s programme between Columbia and Sciences Po, describes his time on the Menton campus, from classes specialised in the Mediterranean and the Middle East to parties on the beach and playing rugby in the town where Webb Ellis, the sport’s founder, lies in rest.

"The question of ethics hasn't been sufficiently addressed"

  • Lukas Hochscheidt in Paris ©Sciences PoLukas Hochscheidt in Paris ©Sciences Po

In the run up to the French presidential election, the famous weekly Paris Match invited international students from the Sciences Po Undergraduate College to shed some light on the words that matter to them in politics. Lukas Hochscheidt, 19, a German student in the dual Bachelor's degree programme with Freie Universität Berlin on the Nancy campus, chose the word ‘ethics’.

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