Artillerie: discover our future campus!

A new chapter in Sciences Po’s history is beginning. The redevelopment project chosen for the Artillerie site acquired in late 2016 has been unveiled: it is the work of the team led by Sogelym Dixence with architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Beyond the architectural challenge of transforming a seventeenth-century novitiate into a sustainable, innovative university campus, this plan represents a complete renewal of Sciences Po after 150 years of existence.

Sciences Po acquired the Artillerie site in December 2016 and launched a competitive negotiation process to redevelop it in early 2017. The consortium that has won the contract is a real dream team made up of leading names in architecture, campus specialists and sustainable building experts. Alongside the property developer Sogelym Dixence, the consortium brings together architecture firms Wilmotte & Associés and Moreau Kusunoki, and international higher education specialist Sasaki (read more in our press release (pdf, 56 Kb).

A sustainable, innovative campus

It is no small challenge to transform a seventeenth-century novitiate into a campus capable of adapting to tomorrow’s higher education needs and still remain true to the university’s identity, which has been 150 years in the making. The result is a measured, elegant architectural design that sets off this exceptional heritage to full advantage while creating spaces that look to the future. 

A campus to attract talent from around the world

With this new 14,000 m2 site, Sciences Po will consolidate its historic grounding in the heart of Paris and enhance its profile. Redesigned and streamlined, Campus 2022 will be better organised, more coherent and able to cater optimally to more than 10,000 students and 200 faculty members in the middle of the capital. This world-class urban campus worthy of one of Europe’s leading research universities is destined to attract top faculty and students from around the world.

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The Value of Diversity: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 2009 Keynote Speech

The Value of Diversity: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 2009 Keynote Speech

In July 2009, Sciences Po had the special honor of welcoming the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a keynote speaker of the Graduation Ceremony, held in our renowned Emile Boutmy lecture hall. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 2020, “RBG” as she is commonly referred to, was a fervent advocate for equality and became a cultural icon in the fight for women’s and minority rights.

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Olivier Duhamel: “You will learn to think for yourselves”

Olivier Duhamel: “You will learn to think for yourselves”

On 10 September 2020, Olivier Duhamel, President of the FNSP (National Foundation of Political Sciences) gave - on many counts - a historic inaugural lecture for the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. Historic as it was the first ever to be delivered online, and it was for the first time addressed not only to all of Sciences Po’s undergraduate students, but also to a wider public audience through livestream on Youtube. “Argue, doubt, write, discover who you are, and make friendship”: The eminent constitutional law professor gave his most essential advice to incoming students and answered their pressing questions. Watch his ode to freedom of thought on replay below.

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Sculptures For Our Future Campus: Meet the Artist

Sculptures For Our Future Campus: Meet the Artist

When it opens, the new site of the Paris campus located at 1 Saint Thomas will welcome students, professors, researchers, but also sculptures. Those of a young Colombian artist, Iván Argote, chosen by our jury to bring contemporary creations into a setting filled with history. With a group of students, Argote began creating a series of works, sometimes benches, sometimes sculptures, always rich in symbols and messages... Discover his career and his vision.

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“Multilateralism: Modus Operandi For Progress”

“Multilateralism: Modus Operandi For Progress”

On 10 September 2020, the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, who just a week prior made headlines for receiving sanctions by the United States government, addressed the new and returning graduate students of Sciences Po’s School of International Affairs (PSIA) for an inaugural lecture on multilateralism.

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Dual Campus: 3 Questions on Hybrid Teaching

Dual Campus: 3 Questions on Hybrid Teaching

After a a swift transition online due to the Covid-19 crisis last spring semester, the fall semester is starting at Sciences Po on a new "dual campus" model, with courses reinvented and taking on new formats. A few days before the start of the academic year which is set for 14 September 2020, we interviewed Delphine Grouès, Dean of the Institute for Skills and Innovation, on the pedagogical innovations of this new dual campus.

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Back-to-School 2020: Schedule of Inaugural Lectures

Back-to-School 2020: Schedule of Inaugural Lectures

Welcome new and welcome back, Sciences Po students! Despite an unprecedented and peculiar global context, our 2020 Back-to-School programme of inaugural lectures - which are, for many, open to the general public - promises to set you on the right track to begin an inspiring, fulfilling, and challenging academic year.

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CIVICA: The Pulse of Europe

CIVICA: The Pulse of Europe

Aurélien Krejbich from Sciences Po is since 1 February 2020 the first Executive Director of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences. Krejbich has been involved in CIVICA since its early beginnings. In his previous role as Director of the Centre for Europe in Sciences Po’s International Affairs Division, he worked on consolidating bilateral ties with some of the future partners in the alliance. In this interview, he reflects on CIVICA’s journey and the next stage of growth.

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Become the political photographer of the year

Become the political photographer of the year

As we launch the fourth annual Political Photograph Competition (FR), which is now open until the 15 September 2020 to all those wishing to enter, the judges remind us that taking a good political photograph is not a question of subject so much as one of seeing- a way of perceiving the often surprising world in which we live, one which goes beyond elections and street manifestations. Here are our three pieces of advice for those thinking of entering.

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Paris Expansion: An Update on Our Future Campus

Paris Expansion: An Update on Our Future Campus

Once the former Hôtel de l'Artillerie will have completed its transformation, it will become the heart of our future Parisian campus. For the moment, the site is still under construction, but has made enormous progress thanks to state-of-the-art machines and the workers controlling them. Take a sneak-peek below through the lens of talented photographer, Martin Argyroglo.

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“Studying Law Does Not Mean Sanctifying It”

“Studying Law Does Not Mean Sanctifying It”

Deputy Dean for the past year, Sébastien Pimont is now officially taking over from Christophe Jamin as Dean of the Law School at the start of the September 2020 academic year. This succession, although prepared over a long period of time, is occurring during an unprecedented educational context. However, that doesn’t scare this university professor who sees an even greater opportunity to pursue continuous educational innovation, a trademark of the Law School. Interview.

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