The Alliance Programme Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

On 10 October in Paris, a symposium titled “Bridging Ideas” marked the 15th Anniversary of the Alliance Programme, an innovative partnership between Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Columbia University, École Polytechnique and Sciences Po.

This academic event gathered over 150 participants from the four universities, who collaborate to develop scientific partnerships and exchange through joint projects, visiting professorships, doctoral mobility grants, and student-driven initiatives.

“What the Alliance Program shows is that innovation in higher education is often made possible thanks to the mutual respect and trust between the men and women who work daily within our institutions to advance initiatives for generations to come”, said Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po.

Frédéric Mion stressed the strategic importance of the Alliance program in fostering the relationship and collaboration between France and the United States: “The Alliance Program has significantly contributed to ensuring that the dialogue between France and the United States has remained open and active, and has as such not only remarkably fulfilled its role as a tool for transatlantic academic and scientific cooperation, but has also succeeded in reinforcing the contribution of universities such as ours to global civic debate.”

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