Sciences Po Med Liban: A Student-Led Initiative To Aid Beirut

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  • A Student Sorts Through Donations © Sciences Po Med LibanA Student Sorts Through Donations © Sciences Po Med Liban

On the afternoon of 4 August 2020, two explosions occurred at the port of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The catastrophe caused over 170 deaths, 6,000 injuries, between 10 and 15 billion dollars of property damage, and left 300,000 people homeless. Under the guidance of Campus Director Yasmina Touaibia, Lebanese students from Sciences Po’s Menton campus, both on the ground in Lebanon and in France, immediately began to think of how they could help.

"Menton Livraison": A Student-Run Volunteer Delivery Service

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  • Panorama sur les toits de la ville © Joanna Peel / Sciences PoPanorama sur les toits de la ville © Joanna Peel / Sciences Po

At the beginning of March 2020, while much of France was still living relatively undisturbed, Tommaso Campomagnani, Nolwenn Menard, Joseph Moussa and Mathilde de Solages, first-year students on the Menton campus, anticipated the possibility of a lockdown. In this small town on the French riviera where a third of the population is over sixty, they created Menton Livraison, a service allowing volunteers to deliver essential products to at-risk individuals.

10 Reasons to Study in Reims

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  • Students in the church yard ©Paul Rentler / Sciences PoStudents in the church yard ©Paul Rentler / Sciences Po

After having learned that one could study at Sciences Po while being outside of Paris, most high schoolers ask themselves THE fateful question: what differences are there between the seven different campuses of the undergraduate college? And how does one choose between the cities of Dijon, Le Havre, Menton, Nancy, Paris, Poitiers or Reims? Learn more about the ‘champagne campus’ and discover its solid arguments.

A Different View: A Student Initiative Makes Refugees' Stories Heard

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Memphis Blue is a student in the dual degree programme between Sciences Po and the University of Sydney. At the beginning of 2019, she was awarded the Davis Projects for Peace, which she used to launch the initiative “A Different View” in New South Wales, Australia. In this interview, she tells us about the project and her plans to expand it further.

On board the peace boat

Eve Isambourg, a third-year Sciences Po student, launched the #ISpeakBlueToo movement, and this summer spoke at the United Nations as an Ocean Ambassador
  • Eve Isambourg, Ocean Ambassador ©Eve IsambourgEve Isambourg, Ocean Ambassador ©Eve Isambourg

This week is Oceans Week at Sciences Po and alongside a series of events on the topic, we spoke to Eve Isambourg, a third year undergraduate student and ocean activist. After two years of study at the Sciences Po Paris campus, Eve spent her third year abroad raising awareness of oceanic issues around the world. The last stop on her mission: a conference of the UN in New York.

Prepare for your move to France

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Finding accommodation is a key step to take care of before arriving at Sciences Po. Given the urban locations of each of the seven Sciences Po campuses, various options are available. Below are general descriptions of the options available, as well as links to information specific to each campus. It is recommended that students act swiftly and find a place to stay well in advance of their arrival. 

New students preparing for their arrival to Sciences Po are encouraged to visit the following website.

Meet the Reims campus gardeners

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  • A student in the Sciences Po Environment association ©Sciences PoA student in the Sciences Po Environment association ©Sciences Po

Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. Reason enough for the student association Sciences Po Environment to make urban agriculture one of its main focuses.

In January 2017, the Reims campus branch of Sciences Po Environment launched Sciences Potager, a project to plant and maintain a vegetable garden on campus. To help them get started, they sought the expertise of L’Ecole des Jardiniers, a local association that promotes organic agriculture.

"If we want to empower women, we also need to redefine the notion of masculinity"

  • Students in the SAGA association ©Sciences PoStudents in the SAGA association ©Sciences Po

In March, four student associations on the Reims campus; Politiqu’elles, HeForShe, SAGA, and The Feminist Society joined forces to celebrate Gender Equality Week. The objective was to bring students together to address gender equality issues such as women in politics and business; to revisit feminism and notions of masculinity; and to reflect upon fundamental questions about sexuality. Watch the video with the student organisers of Gender Equality Week in Reims.

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