PSIA graduation ceremony

Who are our 2020 and 2021 graduates?

Bright, committed and resilient students: after two years of studies disrupted by the health crisis, the classes of 2020 and 2021 will receive their hard-earned Master's degrees between 23 and 30 June 2021. More than 5,000 new graduates will be celebrated in a series of highly anticipated ceremonies, organised within the health guidelines and valuing everyone's participation. Who are the students of the classes of 2020 and 2021? Discover their profiles.

Class of 2021: 2,447 new graduates

The students of the Class of 2021 celebrated the awarding of their Master's degrees during hybrid ceremonies organised both in person in the Boutmy amphitheatre and broadcast online.

  • 2,447 graduates have completed their Masters in one of our seven Graduate Schools. 14% were students in one of our 26 national and international double degrees
  • 103 nationalities are represented by over 850 international students
  • 49% of the cohort joined Sciences Po in the first year of the Undergraduate College on one of our seven campuses, the others were admitted directly to the Masters programmes.
  • Female students represent 61% of the Class of 2021

The various graduation ceremonies took place between 23 and 30 June 2021. Find all the replays here:

Journalism School graduation ceremony

School of Research ceremony

School of Management and Innovation ceremony

Urban School ceremony

Law School ceremony

School of Public Affairs ceremony

Paris School of International Affairs ceremony

Class of 2020: 2,574 graduates celebrated with one year delay

The 2,574 students of the Class of 2020 had their graduation ceremonies postponed by one year due to the health crisis. A dynamic and participatory online ceremony was held on 23 June to celebrate the talented graduates, many of whom are already brilliant young professionals. 

  • All 2,574 graduates of the Class of 2020 have completed their Masters in one of our seven Graduate Schools
  • 359 completed one of our double degrees with French or international universities
  • The cohort counts more than 1,200 international students, with 96 nationalities represented
  • 47% of them joined Sciences Po in the first year of the Undergraduate College, 5 years ago, on one of our seven campuses . The others were admitted directly to the Master's programme.
  • Female students represent 59% of the student body

Watch the replay of the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2020:

Souleymane Bachir Diagne:

Souleymane Bachir Diagne: "No Civilisation is an Island"

The lecture hall was full and the subject suited the occasion perfectly: universality and plurality. Invited on 2 September 2021 to mark the opening of the academic year for undergraduate students at Sciences Po, Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne treated his newly reunited audience to a vivid and thought-provoking lecture. His theme was the highly topical issue of the tension between withdrawal into oneself and aspiration to the universal. Diagne champions a “lateral universal” as an urgent imperative of our time.

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Back to School 2021: Welcome to our new Undergraduate College students!

Back to School 2021: Welcome to our new Undergraduate College students!

It’s back to school across Sciences Po’s campuses: this time in person, without capacity restrictions! The Undergraduate College is delighted to welcome its 4,626 students (all three years included) for the start of the academic year 2021-2022. We spoke to new and returning students, all of whom were enthusiastic to be on campus kickstarting an exciting year.

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“Building Sustainable Development for the 21st Century” : an inspiring lecture by Nicholas Stern

“Building Sustainable Development for the 21st Century” : an inspiring lecture by Nicholas Stern

On 24 August, incoming students of Sciences Po’s School of Management and Innovation were invited to an inaugural lecture by Sir Nicholas Stern, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment (LSE) and author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. The conference, centering on the theme “Building Sustainable Development for the 21st Century: Policies, Institutions, Behaviour, Collaborations”, was an opportunity to welcome the students to the challenges and fundamental issues they will tackle during their studies and in their professional careers.

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Pedagogic innovation in the pandemic: New opportunities in hybrid teaching

Pedagogic innovation in the pandemic: New opportunities in hybrid teaching

Enjoying a return to face-to-face classes, while harnessing the digital tools and experience gained during the pandemic: this is the pedagogic opportunity offering itself to many faculty members at the start of the new academic year. Gaspard Estrada, the Executive Director of Sciences Po’s Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC) (fr), is no newcomer to hybrid teaching. He experimented in the format last semester for his course “How to conquer, govern, and quit power: methods and practice of political communication”, a module on political communication offered to students of the Master in Advanced Global Studies at PSIA in May 2021. Estrada told us more about his dynamic course, which was enriched by the new possibilities opened up by hybrid teaching.

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1 Saint Thomas : only a few months until Sciences Po's new site opens its doors

1 Saint Thomas : only a few months until Sciences Po's new site opens its doors

Begun in September 2018, the renovations of Sciences Po’s newest site at 1 Place Saint Thomas d'Aquin have continued throughout the pandemic. The premises will soon become a central hub of the university’s Paris Campus. Ahead of their much-awaited opening this November, with the first classes to be held onsite from the start of 2022, we caught up with director of real estate Emmanuelle Dubrana. 

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