At the Undergraduate College, A Back-To-School Programme centred around Ecology

At the Undergraduate College, A Back-To-School Programme centred around Ecology

  • Students listening to inaugural lecture in amphitheatre @Judith AzemaStudents listening to inaugural lecture in amphitheatre @Judith Azema

On your marks, get set… the start of the new academic year is upon us! Some students will be taking their first steps at Sciences Po as freshmen, others will be returning to familiar ground. Like every year, a back-to-school ceremony is held on each campus.

Seeing Blue

Among the novelties for the start of term at the Undergraduate College is the creation of an ‘Ocean Series’ dedicated to a maritime theme, piloted on three campuses: Poitiers, Le Havre and Menton. The blue wave hits with an inaugural lecture by oceanographer Francois Sarano on the Poitiers campus, and then with Anne Cullere, Vice Admiral of the French Navy, who will discuss “Ruling the Seas, our concern, our future” in Le Havre.

On the Paris campus, the new recruits will spend their week preparing a debate simulation on biodiversity, and attending lectures by anthropologist and sociologist Bruno Latour on “Politics of the Earth”, and by Jean-Marc Jancovici, energy and climte expert, on the transition to renewable energy.

Programme

  • Tuesday, 27 August: term starts at the Reims campus.
  • Wednesday, 28 August: term starts for 1st year students at the Paris campus. Inaugural lecture by Bruno Latour, anthropologist and sociologist - Read our article "It's no longer a question of ecology, but of civilisation"
  • Thursday, 29 August: term starts for 2nd year students at the Paris campus. Inaugural lecture by Jean-Marc Jancovici, energy and climate expert - Read our article "CO2 or GDP: The choice is ours"
  • Thursday, 29 August: term starts at the Nancy campus. Inaugural lecture by Dr. Viviane Dittrich,Deputy Director of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy on the "Multilateral Vision of the EU".
  • Tuesday, 3 September: term starts at the Le Havre campus. Inaugural lecture by Anne Cullerre,Vice Admiral of the French Navy.
  • Thursday, 5 September: term starts at the Poitiers campus. Inaugural lecture by François Sarano, oceanographer.
  • Monday, 9 September: term starts at the Menton campus.
  • Thursday, 13 September: term starts at the Dijon campus. Inaugural lecture by Aleksander Smolar, journalist and political scientist.
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