2019 Graduation: Who Are Our Graduates?

Bright and engaged citizens. Promising futures. Inspiring guests and motivational speeches. Parents brimming with pride. On Friday, 28th of June and Saturday, 29th of June 2019, the Sciences Po graduation ceremonies brought together over 2,500 graduates and their guests at the Philarmonie in Paris. So who are the graduates of the Class of 2019?

2,542 Graduating Students

The total number of students who walked this year is 2,542.

  • They graduated from our seven Graduate Schools and 56 specialisations within different Master’s programmes
  • Half of the students entered as undergraduates on one of our seven campuses; the other half entered as graduate students
  • 305 students were part of a Dual Degree programme (French and International)
  • Over 1,200 students are international students and represent 95 different nationalities
  • 59% of the 2019 graduates are women

The First Ever at the Philharmonie

For the first time in its history, the Sciences Po graduation ceremonies took place in the prestigious Philharmonie music hall designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel. With 2,400 seats, the "Grande salle Pierre Boulez" hosted no less than 4 ceremonies over two days in order for each and every graduate to receive their diploma. With speeches from President Frédéric Mion, Director of Studies and Academic Affairs Bénédicte Durand, graduates and surprise guests, the 2019 graduation ceremonies were filled with emotion and inspiration! 

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The Programme

With Bruno Patino, Director of the School of Journalism, Pierre François, dean of the Doctoral School, and  Patrick Le Galès, dean of the Urban School. 

With Marie-Laure Djelic, dean of the School of Management and Innovation, and Christophe Jamin, dean of the Sciences Po Law School.

With Yann Algan, dean of the School of Public Affairs.

With Enrico Letta, dean of the Paris School of International Affairs. 

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