About Sciences Po
A world-class education for tomorrow’s leaders
With 13,000 students, Sciences Po is an international research university that ranks among the world’s leading institutions for research in the social sciences. Our academic philosophy is based on a strong commitment to interdisciplinary learning and international exchange among students and faculty. This approach enables us to provide future industry and academic leaders with the tools to shape the world we live in. Outside the classroom, the student experience is enriched by our multicultural community and our worldwide network of partners.
Training young minds to become future leaders
Sciences Po’s mission is to train tomorrow’s leaders in an environment of open-mindedness where critical thinking and debate are not only encouraged, but form the foundation of the university. Our alumni include heads of state, directors of international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and leading figures in business and finance, literature, digital media, and the arts.
A selective university with an international focus
Sciences Po is renowned for its unique commitment to diversity – our multicultural community guarantees knowledge-sharing and the benefits that come with straying from comfort zones. This helps to ensure the prestige of our degrees and research fellowships which are heralded around the world.
Hailing from more than 150 countries, Sciences Po students are part of what make our university the institution it is today. Students are selected for academic excellence in addition to their ability to add to campus well-being. Our international students make up 45% of the overall population while we also maintain academic and research partnerships with over 400 universities across Africa, North & South America, Asia and Europe.
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Research to understand a society in motion
At Sciences Po, we offer opportunities to study the underlining theories on which modern thought is based while also searching for pragmatic solutions to real-life issues. Our academic community includes over 200 full-time researchers and professors in addition to 4,000 lecturers from the professional world. This diversity ensures that faculty challenge students daily to root their theoretical research in the realities of our time.
A forward-thinking institution driven by innovation
For over 150 years, Sciences Po has been a place for debate in the heart of Paris, where new ideas and intellectual rigour are encouraged and revered. Our advanced educational methods, course and degree diversity, and the institution’s unique tools and resources all contribute to our innovative spirit.
Sciences Po for executives
Excelling in a world marked by increasingly rapid, and often unexpected, social, environmental, economic and political change requires extraordinary leadership. Knowing how to react to these evolving challenges is what enables executives to ensure sustained success for not only themselves, but their companies and communities as well.
Sciences Po Executive Education draws upon the university’s commitment to academic excellence, its international foundations and its renowned faculty to provide experienced professionals with fresh insights to fundamentally improve their leadership skills and maximise the impact of their strategies.
A thirst for transformation
Executive Education participants have 10 years of experience or more in the private or public sector and hold various high-level positions. They share a strong desire to find new inspiration away from their daily routine to transform their professional outlook, their companies and the world.
Sciences Po Executive Education provides lifelong learning through a broad array of programme topics and formats specifically designed to meet high participant expectations. Taught by experts and global influencers, every course is exceptionally comprehensive, both on a theoretical and an operational level.
A unique network of excellence
In addition to rigorous and thought-provoking programmes, participants also benefit from:
- Cutting-edge resources such as Medialab, a digital lab focusing on data generated by new information technologies
- Access to Europe’s largest humanities and social sciences library
- Events featuring high-profile speakers that take learning beyond the classroom