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At the School of Public Affairs, our ambition is to equip future global experts and leaders with the necessary set of ideas and practical skills to analyse and understand humanity’s contemporary challenges, and find innovative solutions in the pursuit of the common good. 

Our program encompasses all dimensions of public affairs, with both a European perspective and a global vision. We propose  a multi-disciplinary perspective, anchored in social sciences, open to all schools of thought  and cultures, and informed by ethics and civic sensibility.  

To build a trusting society, our students learn to understand the interests of key stakeholders and of civil society  to organise coalitions for change, as well as to design policies for a better society and the promotion of democratic values. 


The School of Public Affairs offers a large variety of masters and up to 11 different policy streams, from public administration and public management to culture, digital, global health, environment and sustainability, economic and social policy, defence and European issues. 

Our School adopts both a European perspective and a global vision on public affairs, and provides a wide choice of dual degrees with internationally renowned institutions. We also chair the Global Public Policy Network, which gathers the best Schools of Public Affairs in Europe, America and Asia. 

Our students learn to bridge the gap between research and practice with world-leading scholars, practitioners and leaders, as Sciences Po is ranked in the top 2 universities worldwide for Politics and International Affairs. 

They develop practical skills within a Policy Lab, working on case studies and fieldwork projects to design concrete and sustainable policies. Learning from authentic experiences of users, participants and other stakeholders, students acquire new problem-solving methods to implement concrete solutions within public affairs to improve the life of citizens.

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