- Graduation ©Vasily Koloda / Olivier Guillet ©Olivier Guillet
Interview with Olivier Guillet on the values and qualities for true leadership in the world of today. In order to make a difference leaders need to combine intellect, emotion, and intuition with an excellent understanding and a continuous exploration of the world. They need to be able to provide positive meaning to business and technology. We train our students to be "thinkers and doers, meaning-providers and risk-takers."
- The Great Transition Catalogue 2018-2019 ©Sciences Po
Discover the ten most promising projects developed by our students to face the "urgency of now" which were presented to the jury of the GreatTransition class with Marie Laure SALLES, PhD HDR Dhc.
The three winners chosen by the jury and the public are :
- "Econect" an app to help users get exact data on the ecological impact of their internet use and helps them reduce their footprint.
- "Poêle de carotte"offers intergenerational cooking-classes to fight against food waste and favor a better integration of the elders as well as healthy eating-habits amongst the younger generation.
- "Strim-App" a solution for a more responsable and economical use of electricity thanks to open data.
Many thanks to all students and to the jury members Laura Brimont (IDDRI), Luisa Ferreira (European Investment Bank), Valérie Gaudart (Engie) Amélie Lepoutre (Thinkers and Doers) Maxime Marzin (Centre pour l'entrepreunariat de Sciences Po) Eric Philippon (Famae) and Jean Saslawski (La France s'engage)
- Students, Stockholm School of Economics ©Juliana Wiklund / SSE
The Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation in Paris and the Stockholm School of Economics have joined forces to create a dual Master's degree programme in Economics, Management and Sustainability.
Students will complete the programme in two years, spending the first year at Sciences Po in the Master in International Management & Sustainability and the second year at the Stockholm School of Economics in the Master in Business & Management.
This two-year framework is based on mutual recognition of the existing curricula at each school, with a specific focus on innovation and change management, business development and entrepreneurship. The combined strengths of the two institutions will prepare students for careers in consulting, management or entrepreneurship. After successfully completing the two-year programme, students receive a Master's degree from Sciences Po and a Master's degree from SSE. Applications are open until February 1st, 2019 for qualified applicants from around the world.
For more details, please visit the dedicated webpage
- All you need to know about the School of Management and Innovation
On Friday 16 November 2018, one student from the School of Management and Innovation, Marie-Laure Djelic, the School of Management and Innovation dean and Olivier Guillet, the School of Management and Innovation Executive Director answered questions from prospective students during a live interview.
Find out more
- VR for Empathy ©Sciences Po
Students of our Master Marketing programme (fr.) getting closer to the reality of migrants crossing the Mediterranean thanks to a #VR installation.
Many thanks to Jean-Edouard André who teaches "Web, hyper-médias et Empowerment" (fr.) and Sarah Mariotte of smartVR studio for this experience !
- Inclusive capitalism and social progress
DEBATE AROUND THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PANEL FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS AND THE BOOK A MANIFESTO FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS - IDEAS FOR A BETTER SOCIETY
Date: November 5th, 2018, from 17:00 till 19:00 Sciences Po, Amphithéâtre Simone Veil (28, rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris)
What is IPSP?
The International Panel on Social Progress is an independent association of world leading researchers from social sciences and the humanities, who teamed up with the goal of developing research-based, multi-disciplinary, non-partisan, action-driven solutions to pressing challenges of our time. The perspective is that of a reinvented and pragmatic utopia – an optimistic projection towards a world that thinks and acts in favour of social progress and justice.
After four years of drafting, debating, rethinking and revision, the IPSP report was published in September 2018 (Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press) together with a programmatic short book – A Manifesto for Social Progress. We take the opportunity of this publication to present the main results and propositions of the report. A discussion with actors in the field – International Organizations, Business, Civil Society – who all champion Inclusive Growth and Social Progress is a good way to put those results in perspective.
Gustaf Arrhenius, Director, Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm), Professor of Practical Philosophy at the Stockholm University.
Olivier Bouin, Director, Network of French Institutes for Advanced Study. Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.
Marie-Laure Djelic, Dean of the School of Management and Innovation and Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po (Paris). Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.
Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data Directorate, OECD.
Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor of Economics and Humanistic Studies, Princeton University. Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.
Helga Nowotny, Former President of the European Research Council (ERC), Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich. Co-Chair of the IPSP Scientific Council.
Bruno Roche, Chief Economist and Director, Mars Catalyst, Think Tank of the Mars Group.
Frédéric Sève, Member of the Bureau, French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT)
- JR at Sciences Po ©Sciences Po
Cameras that “serve as weapons”, photos as “political bombs” that “explode”: such was the language of photographer JR when he addressed a packed lecture hall of students at Sciences Po this week. Taking his audience on a two-hour whistle-stop tour of the most provocative pieces of his career – by way of Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and the Mexican border – JR answered the question of whether art is by its nature political. If his compelling lecture made one thing clear, it’s that his work certainly always is.
“The idea is not to show that people are good or that people are bad, it’s to show that in every one of us there is good and bad, but that we are not going to avoid representing anyone. The point is that when one looks at the fresco, everybody is represented: each of us observes one another.”
Whether they are pasted to the exterior of demolished housing estates on Paris’ outskirts, or peering over walls dividing countries around the world, JR’s photos are as much about their viewers as the people they contain. Spectatorship is the crucial concept, as he explained at Sciences Po – his own eyes obscured as ever behind a pair of trademark sunglasses.
Static images become interactive installations, he told students, via the reactions of spectators: whether that means tearing the photos down, strolling obliviously on top of them, or taking a selfie alongside. In that sense, JR’s art belongs equally to the often overlooked (another keyword) corners of society that he seeks to represent, as to the ruling authorities he is usually required to work around.
“We asked [the American Border Patrol Guard] whether we could post the video on social media – because nobody expected that any of the guards would allow that… He said do it, and I must have asked him at least three times: he said do it because that is the only way we will change ideas and reopen the debate.”
Opening up a debate is exactly what JR succeeded in doing within the Emile Boutmy Lecture Hall at Sciences Po. Having processed the artist’s message as much with their eyes as with their ears, students were invited to pose any questions. As they have before in various locations around the world, JR’s photographs proved their tireless ability to open eyes and provoke a reaction.
A full recording of the event is available to watch back (video in French):
- Sciences Po, Paris Campus ©Martin Argyroglo
International admissions for the 2019 intake are now open!
- Master's Programmes: International graduate admissions
- Graduate Dual Degree: Admission procedure
- One-Year Master's programme: admission procedure
Should you need further information on the admission criteria and procedure, please do not hesitate to visit our admissions website.
- App Icons ©Zeeger Vink
The explosion of the mobile app market has completely changed the way that consumers interact with logos and trademarks. Apps now rely on their icons to distinguish them from large numbers of brands offering similar and rival services. Zeeger Vink, Intellectual Property Lawyer and Lecturer in Communications, Media & Creative Industries at the School of Management and Innovation, gives ten recommendations to ensure the creation of a strong, distinctive, and protected app icon. Watch his tutorial.
- Master of Communications, Media and Creative Industries
- Course in Intellectual Property, Communication and Media
- Graduate holding up his diploma ©Inspirience / Sciences Po
According to our most recent careers survey, conducted with the Class of 2016, our graduates have no trouble integrating into the job market. 90.7% of those who chose to enter the workforce find employment within a year of completing their degree. For 69% that is work in the private sector and 34% go on to positions outside of France. Here’s the full low-down on the findings of the survey…
The survey in 5 key figures*
- 81.3% of graduates responding to our survey made the decision to enter the workforce
- 90.7% are currently working (91% in 2016, 88.8% in 2015, 85.5% in 2014)
- 83.7% found their first job within six months of graduating from Sciences Po (88.4% in 2016, 87% in 2015, 81% in 2014)
- 69% work in the private sector (71% in 2016, 73% en 2015)
- 34% work outside of France (35% in 2016, 38% in 2015)
A smooth and speedy entry into the workforce
Amongst students aiming to enter the workforce, 90.7% are now employed, a figure consistent with the previous year. Only 7.6% of those are still in the process of looking for a job (8.8% in 2016). It’s worth noting that 59.6% of respondents who professed to be seeking employment had in fact already been appointed to their first job since leaving Sciences Po, taking the overall rate of employment up to 96%!
The waiting time for employment remains short: 84% of graduates found work in less than six months (88% in 2016). 72% of graduates reported to be in stable employment, a figure that has increased since 2016. The proportion of fixed-term contracts has fallen from 20 to 12%.
Average annual pay has now reached 37,164€. That’s another increase since last year (at 36,560€ for the Class of 2015). The average salary is higher overseas than in France. This figure takes into account salaries from all sectors and in all geographical zones; a large majority of young graduates working abroad are employed in the public sector (government, public administration, associations, NGOs, etc.)
69% working in the private sector
69% of graduates now in employment are working within the Private Sector (compared to 71% in 2016); 9% work within international or European organisations (compared to 8% in 2016), and 22% in the Public Sector (21% in 2016).
More than a third employed outside of France
34% of respondents reported to be working outside of France. This international weighting stems in part from the international students returning to their country of origin but also includes French students, of whom 20% found their first job abroad.
The gender pay gap persists
While disparities in terms of pace and quality of employment are minimal between male and female students, women continue to receive salaries that are on average 15.6% lower than those awarded to men. This gap can partially be explained according to differences in choice of Master’s and field of employment: men are more likely to choose work in areas that are better paid. Sciences Po takes action to reduce the salary imbalance between its male and female students: this include workshops, round tables, conferences, and more. A Women in Business Chair was created in 2018 to evaluate interventions aimed at reducing the barriers women face.
The « Apprenticeship »: a perfect pathway to employment
Students in apprenticeships, or « apprentissages », are more likely to be employed and after shorter waiting times: more than 56% of them were recruited before the completion of their degree. Learn more about apprenticeships at Sciences Po.
Students with a disability perform well on the job market
Only one out of 19 students with a recognised handicap (RQTH), reported that they are still seeking employment. The remainder are all either in employment or pursuing further studies.
*The 2018 edition of the Sciences Po Recent Graduate Careers Survey was distributed amongst graduates from the Class of 2016 eighteen months after the completion of their degrees. The survey was conducted by Sciences Po Career Services with the scientific supervision of Roberto Galbiati (CNRS) and thanks to the expertise of the Centre for Socio-Political Data. It comprises information gathered from 1,591 graduates, giving it a response rate of 76%.