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Sciences Po at 150: Discover the editorial and events programme

150 years of Sciences Po, Roots of the future, 1872-2022

The opening of our new campus at 1 Place Saint Thomas on 28 January was the first in a series of events marking the university’s 150th anniversary. Today, Sciences Po is unveiling the editorial and event programme for a year that will be devoted to celebrating our heritage and sharing knowledge. Moving fluidly between past, present and future narratives, throughout 2022, Sciences Po will draw on its history to look ahead to its future in a range of different formats and media.

Spoken word poetry for the anniversary film

Sciences Po continues to follow in the footsteps of its founders: working to advance the common good by training informed and responsible leaders who are mindful of their impact on future generations. In under two minutes, this anniversary film brings together past, present and future generations. It highlights Sciences Po’s pioneering role in various fields: the design of innovative educational programmes in the humanities and social sciences; interactive teaching methods; internationalisation; social inclusion; gender equality and welcoming refugee students. The video features imagery from Sciences Po's picture archives and a spoken word poem recited by members of the Sciences Po community: students, faculty, researchers, administrative staff and alumni.

A calendar of key events

To mark the anniversary, Sciences Po has organised an exciting programme of events.

Highlights include an inaugural lecture by Beate Klarsfeld on the theme of transmission and engagement, which will mark the opening of the new academic year at the end of August 2022. All staff and students are invited to attend the lecture, which will also be streamed online for the general public.

Another key event of the year will be our 150 Years Festival, taking place on the weekend of 16, 17 and 18 September as part of Europe Heritage Day 2022. The festival will be an opportunity for all of Sciences Po’s communities and international partners to gather and celebrate their collective work to advance education and knowledge. It will also be a chance for the wider public to (re)discover the university’s buildings and architectural heritage, activities and careers, as well as its communities.

A detailed programme of events for your agenda will be published shortly on the 150 Years website.

A beautiful book retracing the history of Sciences Po was published by the Sciences Po University Press last June. It is illustrated with images from an unpublished photo-report by Philippe Chancel, taken at the new Paris campus, and from Sciences Po’s rich picture and document archive. While our university is often the subject of myths and fantasies, this new book strives to provide a more faithful representation of the university and an explanation of its origins.

Podcasts revisiting talks by major speakers at Sciences Po

Sciences Po has teamed up with France Culture to produce a series of inspiring lectures, inaugural speeches and courses recorded since the 1990s, which you can now listen to in podcast format. Discover talks by politicians, academics, researchers, artists and writers from France and abroad, grouped into collections by theme and available on the 150 Years website, the franceculture.fr website and the radiofrance app.

A first collection published after the first round of the French presidential election explores the topical theme of “Politics, Democracy and Elections”.

Find out more about the podcasts you can listen to: A new partnership with France Culture: Inspiring podcasts, presidential election analysis (Fr)

A new CEVIPOF survey of Sciences Po students

20 years after the first study conducted by Anne Muxel, the Centre for Political Research at Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) is launching a new survey of Sciences Po students to get a clearer sense of their ideas and concerns. How do they see the world and what are their values? What can we take away from their concerns and expectations about their individual and collective futures? What causes do they support, what are their views on citizenship and politics? Look out for the results of the study when they are published in autumn 2022.

A new 150 Years website 

The full editorial and events programme for the 150th anniversary celebrations is now available on a dedicated website (FR).  A digital timeline charting “150 Years of History” tells the story of Sciences Po since its founding in 1872.


Sciences Po at 150

Moving fluidly between past, present and future narratives, throughout 2022, Sciences Po draw on its history to look ahead to its future in a range of different formats and media.

Discover the 150 years website (FR).