Forward-looking investments

Projects in pursuit of excellence

As part of the National Programme for Forward-Looking Investments, all of Sciences Po's research centres are included in the IDEX (Excellence Initiative) Sorbonne Paris Cité (SPC) group of projects, selected by an international jury in 2012.

A researcher

Since joining the IDEX initiative, Sciences Po's research centres have been increasing and strengthening cooperation with Sorbonne Paris Cité partner establishments. Pioneering collaborations are being developed in disciplines such as medicine, biology and geology.

Moreover, two particularly innovative research projects have been recognised for their high potential. These projects enjoy substantial funding from the National Programme for Forward-Looking Investments:


  • 5 disciplines
  • 230 researchers
  • 350 PhD candidates
  • 11 research units
  • 35% of Sciences Po's budget
  • 700 publications per year