From Nairobi to Paris

Sciences Po has just announced a new partnership with Strathmore University, in Nairobi, Kenya, with the creation of a double Bachelor and Master’s degree. Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, is “very pleased to announce this partnership with an excellent Kenyan university, [and] foresee[s] the possibility of numerous collaborations with Strathmore, for its diversity, vibrancy and global openness.”

In this programme, students will spend their first 3 years at Strathmore completing their Bachelor’s, and then 2 years pursuing their Master’s at Sciences Po. Similar types of programmes have already been successfully established with other Sciences Po partners such as Johns Hopkins and Waseda universities.

This is the first agreement signed by Sciences Po with an African university since the inauguration of Sciences Po’s office in Nairobi one year ago. It marks a key step forward in forging links in anglophone Africa, providing students with a unique opportunity to learn and live in two different parts of the world. 

Since opening the Sciences Po office in Nairobi:

  • 2 new student exchange agreements (MoUs) have been signed: 1/ Strathmore University (1st ranked private university Kenya) and 2/ United States International University - Africa ( 2nd ranked private university). Students exchanges are to begin both ways starting in September 2019 (4 incoming / 4 outgoing in total).
  • 20 Kenyan high schools visited / relationships established with their counsellors
  • Exchanges with approximately 1,500 students over the year
  • Outreach missions to Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa in 2019
  • Meetings with 36 organizations of the Mastercard Foundation network
  • Submitted Applications to Sciences Po from Kenya : 27 in 2018, 33 in 2019
  • Mobilization of a network of 70 Sciences Po Alumni in Kenya ;  gatherings already organized.

Sciences Po & Africa:

  • More than 700 African students at Sciences Po in 2019
  • 30 partner universities
  • 30 Master's programmes with courses on Africa
  • 200 students on the Europe-Africa programme in Reims
  • 200 students taking the African Studies concentration of PSIA
  • 25 languages taught including Swahili
  • Over 100 study grants for African students each year funded by Sciences Po, including full scholarships
  • An ambitious programme for 120 scholarships over six years proposed in partnership with The Mastercard Foundation. Sciences Po is the only partner of the MCF in continental Europe.  

More information

Subscribe to our newsletter

From Sciences Po to the European Parliament

From Sciences Po to the European Parliament

Charlotte Nørlund-Matthiessen did her undergraduate studies on the Dijon campus, which hosts the European specialisation programme with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, before enrolling in the European Affairs Master’s programme at Sciences Po. Since graduating in 2012, she has worked on multiple projects inspired by her drive to build a stronger Europe. Today she works as a Parliamentary Assistant for a French MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels.

More
A History of Women

A History of Women

From the first female student in 1919 to an active policy of equality today, how have things changed for women at Sciences Po? In honour of International Women's Day, discover the 5 key dates of women’s history at Sciences Po.

More
“Propaganda is the foundation of liberal democracy”

“Propaganda is the foundation of liberal democracy”

Persuasion of the masses wasn’t born with the Internet, but digital content and social media mark a revolution in the history of propaganda. Far from having disappeared with the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, today it is more present, more efficient, and more of a danger than ever before for democracy. We interviewed David Colon, historian and instructor at Sciences Po, about his book, Propaganda. The Manipulation of the Masses in the Contemporary World (Propagande. La manipulation de masse dans le monde contemporain. Available in French only.)

More
Sciences Po, 3rd in “Politics and International Studies” in QS Rankings 2019

Sciences Po, 3rd in “Politics and International Studies” in QS Rankings 2019

Sciences Po improves once again its global position in "Politics and International Studies", moving up, after three successive years in 4th place, to 3rd position globally in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by subject, released on 27 February, 2019. Just behind Harvard University and the University of Oxford, Sciences Po is the first university of continental Europe and this discipline.

More
Nancy Goes to Vienna: A Week of Exceptional Visits

Nancy Goes to Vienna: A Week of Exceptional Visits

Every year for the past 15 years, undergraduate students of the Nancy campus have had the opportunity to go on one-week study visits to Vienna, Berlin, and Brussels. The goal of these visits is to give them a glimpse into how European and International institutions work behind the scenes.

More
An Alumni Success Story of Entrepreneurship in Mumbai

An Alumni Success Story of Entrepreneurship in Mumbai

Antonia Achache and Jérémie Sabbagh are the proud founders of Suzette and Kitchen Garden, a chain of restaurants in Mumbai. Suzette, a French crêperie, and Kitchen Garden, an organic salad and sandwich bar, are well known by the young urban crowd and expats for their trendy and healthy cuisine, which is not always easy to find in the bustling city! 

More
Dancing to the Beat of Sciences Po

Dancing to the Beat of Sciences Po

Art’Core is a student society at the heart of Sciences Po which brings together dancers of all different styles. After their annual show we met with two of the dancers from the troupe.

More