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Back to Campus: 5 Secrets of the Reims Campus
On Wednesday, 30 August, 573 first-year students were welcomed on the Reims campus by Mathias Vicherat, President of Sciences Po, Jeanne Lazarus, the new Dean of the Undergraduate College, Crystal Cordell, Campus Director, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, former Ambassador of France and political adviser who gave the inaugural lesson, Arnaud Robinet, Mayor of Reims, Catherine Vautrin, President of Grand Reims, Jean-Marc Roze, 1st Vice-President of the Departmental Council of Marne and Franck Leroy, President of the Regional Council of Grand Est.
The Reims campus will welcome this 2023/2024 academic year more than 1,600 students. 49% of the student body comes from abroad, with 90 nationalities represented.
The Reims campus opened its doors in 2010 and hosts two minors: Africa and North America, in a comparative analysis approach with Europe. The campus has also been hosting since 2020 one of the four interdisciplinary double degrees in sciences and social sciences (Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - BASc) offered by Sciences Po. Entitled "Environment and sustainable society", this four-year bachelor's degree combining social sciences with life sciences is carried out in partnership with the University of Reims Champagne Ardenne.
Do you want to know the 5 secrets of the Reims campus history?
- The 16th-century vaults of the ancient kitchen serve as the perfect venue for the champagne tastings hosted by the campus Tasting Club.
- The former Jesuit library, which dates from 1619, a real architectural and historical gem with period woodwork from floor to ceiling, was surprisingly protected during the First World War: it was dismantled and brought to Paris before being resettled at the end of the Great War.
- 400-year-old vines grow on this campus located in the heart of the Champagne vineyards and produce verjuice clusters weighing almost three kilos!
- The Reims planetarium was installed on the campus site for more than thirty years, from 1979 to 2013.
- Two movies have been shot on campus: the biopic Widow Clicquot, directed by Thomas Napper (2023) as well as the movie La reine Margot directed by Patrice Chéreau (1994).
As a bonus, watch this video tour of the campus: