As you may know, Mathias Vicherat took office last Monday, November 22nd, 2021. In the following interview, you can find out more about his time at Sciences Po, the projects he has planned, and his goals for the institution.
Sciences Po: An Institution Close to Mathias Vicherat’s Heart
Our new president only just arrived at Sciences Po and he already took the time to respond to a few of our questions.
Referencing his attachment to Sciences Po—a connection that “has remained strong”—he shared some of the things that he learned and the professors that influenced him, as well as the “civic experience” he had during his four years studying and engaging with the community at Sciences Po.
For a Strong, Model Institution That Takes Time to Listen
In terms of Mathias Vicherat’s plans and goals, community care and collective decision-making will be his first courses of action, while also pursuing and encouraging equal opportunity and innovative teaching models.
Given that one of his key ideas was lending an ear to the Sciences Po community, he announced that he would hold a large-scale meeting with employees to talk about working conditions and professional trajectory at Sciences Po. All of this, without leaving behind students, professors, researchers, and executive education learners.
Finally, Mathias Vicherat discussed strengthening Sciences Po’s economic model and his goal of making it a world-renowned research university that is “exemplary, open to the world, and at the forefront of thought.”
Find out more
- Join us on November 29th at 15h30 for Mathias Vicherat’s first meeting to talk with the Sciences Po community.
- Consult our new director’s biography in the following article : "A Warm Welcome to Mathias Vicherat, New Director of the IEP and Administrator of the National Foundation of Political Science".
- Check out our course programmes