How Cities Adapt to Climate Change

Cities are at the forefront of the search for solutions to the climate crisis. Future actors in the field of urban governance in Europe now have the possibility to learn how to manage environmental challenges in the new master’s programme of the Urban School “Governing Ecological Transitions in European Cities”, opening at the start of the 2020 academic year.

During this two-year Master’s programme - open to holders of a bachelor’s degree and taught entirely in English - students take courses on the ecological transition (mainly at the European level), as well as environmental issues in urban policy. At the end of this programme, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the environmental and climate policies of European cities, their scale, and will be capable of managing the sustainable use of resources and actions mindful of the climate situation.

>>> More information about the new Master's "Governing Ecological Translations in European Cities"

Resource management and climate action in cities

As with all the master’s programmes of Sciences Po’s Urban School, social sciences are embedded in all of the courses taught over the two years of the programme. Students are expected to participate in a diverse range of field visits and spend a semester studying abroad in a European city. The programme ends with an internship and a real professional project commissioned by a public or private entity. 

The opportunities available are varied and include local communities, consulting firms and planning departments specialised in environmental and climate issues, community work and entrepreneurship, research centres, city planning networks, etc.

>>> Admissions are open! Visit the admissions website to apply

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Zero Waste Gifts For A Sustainable Holiday Season

Zero Waste Gifts For A Sustainable Holiday Season

The holiday season is approaching and with it, a wave of overconsumption and, unfortunately, a lot of waste. As online shopping becomes easier and in-store prices drop to compete with websites, the vast amount of packaging and plastic waste that is generated each year increases, peaking during the period from Black Friday to Christmas. As of 2017, France generated the third-highest amount of packaging waste in Europe (FR), with an average of 173 kgs per person. More

1st Place for Sciences Po students in Société Générale's M&A Corporate Finance Competition

1st Place for Sciences Po students in Société Générale's M&A Corporate Finance Competition

On 27 November, five students of Sciences Po’s School of Management & Innovation came in first place at the final round of the Société Générale’s M&A Corporate Finance Competition. It was the competition’s 2nd edition, in which students Ahmad El Saadi, Caroline Langlumé, Maxence Jaboulet-Vercherre, Léopold Matarrese and Nabilla Koukouch represented Sciences Po against top-tier business schools including HEC Paris, ESSEC, ESCP Europe, emlyon, EDHEC Business School and Université Paris Dauphine.

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The Role of the Private Sector in the Fight Against Climate Change

The Role of the Private Sector in the Fight Against Climate Change

Founder and CEO of Sustain Labs Paris, Miniya Chatterji is renowned in the field of corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability. She has previously worked as a policy analyst for Jérôme Monod, Chief Adviser to the late President Jacques Chirac, as well as for the World Economic Forum and as Chief Sustainability Officer at Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., an Indian energy and steel conglomerate.

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The Friendship Tour: Stories Know No Borders

The Friendship Tour: Stories Know No Borders

“Please, let us in when we ask to come back.” Lee Child’s plea to the students in the audience forced a laugh from his colleagues on stage, Ken Follett, Kate Mosse and Jojo Moyes. On November 25, 2019, the four renowned British authors were at Sciences Po for the conclusion of the Ken Follett Friendship Tour, having been to numerous other European cities with the purpose of spreading the message: “We still love you!” 

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The State of Journalism with The New York Times’ Dean Baquet

The State of Journalism with The New York Times’ Dean Baquet

On 20 November 2019, Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of The New York Times since 2014, spent 60 minutes answering questions from students and members of the audience in a full lecture hall at Sciences Po. This event was organised by PSIA, in collaboration with the Journalism School; the two schools offer a joint Master's in Journalism and International Affairs. In January 2020, some New York Times' European-based correspondants will moderate PSIA's Youth and Leaders Summit.

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Ten Years of the Sciences Po American Foundation

Ten Years of the Sciences Po American Foundation

On 18 November 2019, the Sciences Po American Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary at its annual gala in New York City with honoree Nicolas Sarkozy, former French President, and special guest Hala Gorani, Sciences Po alumna and correspondent at CNN International.

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Campus In Progress

Campus In Progress

At the start of the 2020-21 academic year, Sciences Po will open its new Parisian address, an expansion to its current campus in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, located at 1, place Saint-Thomas d’Aquin. The former site of the Hôtel de l’Artillerie will have completed its transformation into the future Parisian campus by then, but for the moment, it is a vast playground for excavators, shovels and construction workers. Our photographer, Martin Argyroglo, had the chance to roam the construction site and capture the work in progress.

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