U Multirank has just released its university rankings for 2016. Sciences Po has obtained excellent scores for its international orientation and research.
U Multirank was launched in 2014 by the European Commission as a means to compare universities based on a number of different criteria, making it an interesting alternative to the most well-known rankings.
Sciences Po earns the maximum score for student mobility, international academic staff and foreign language programmes.
Sciences Po ranks in the world Top 25 best performers in student mobility (pdf, 325 ko). International experience is central to Sciences Po's educational approach. All students at the Undergraduate College spend their third year abroad. Students also have the opportunity to build their international experience at Master's level, during their internship semester or by opting for a gap year.
On our seven campuses in France, students are immersed in a multicultural community, with half the student body made up of international students of 150 nationalities. The faculty adds to this international mix with its 23 nationalities; almost a third of Sciences Po’s permanent faculty earned their PhDs abroad.
U Multirank rates our foreign language programmes (bachelor & master) as "excellent".
More than 25 languages are taught at Sciences Po and about 60 percent of our programmes are taught entirely in English. This means it is not necessary to speak French to study at Sciences Po; students can take a programme in English and learn French gradually over the course of their studies.
Many international scientific collaborations
U Multirank 2016 emphasises the international dimension of our research and notes that nearly 45 percent of our publications are the product of collaboration with researchers from partner universities. Jointly supervised PhDs, which are also frequent, contribute to the international nature of doctoral programmes at Sciences Po.
Respected, influential research
The U Multirank results underscore the influence and quality of research conducted at Sciences Po. The work of our researchers is widely cited in the scientific literature (highest score for the citation rate of their publications). As a further indication of the quality of our research, U Multirank places Sciences Po in the top category of institutions in terms of the ability of our academics to win prestigious grants (European Research Council, National Research Agency, etc.).
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