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Research, the path to academic rigour
Through close collaboration with the Cities are back in town research programme, the Urban School leverages research as an essential pedagogical tool within its taught programmes:
- The programme's researchers are heavily involved in teaching at the School and their research influences programme content.
- Students at the Urban School have access to many academic events organised by Cities are back in town: seminars, research workshops and international symposia. They also benefit from the intellectual stimulus of Sciences Po's research laboratories.
- The research track offers students who so wish the possibility to prepare for doctoral study in sociology or political science.
Research-led teaching imparts knowledge and skills that are invaluable for graduates' professional development: rigour, the capacity for in-depth analysis and a critical perspective.