University associations and groupings

Sciences Po is an active member of several leading international university groupings and associations. Within these networks, Sciences Po contributes to reflection on the major challenges of higher education and develops joint teaching and research programmes.

Global Public Policy Network (GPPN)

The GPPN was founded in 2005 by Sciences Po, Columbia SIPA and the London School of Economics. Since then, the University of Tokyo (Japan), FGV-EAESP (Brazil), the Hertie School of Governance (Germany) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore) have joined this influential network. GPPN's work is instrumental in guiding both public policy research and the education of students aiming to work in the sector. 

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Alliance Programme

Alliance is a joint venture between Columbia University, the École Polytechnique, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po. A laboratory for innovation in education and research, Alliance has also become a major academic platform for transatlantic debate on global issues.

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Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)

The Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po (PSIA) is a member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). APSIA brings together 60 schools from America, Asia and Europe, all of which are recognized for the quality of their teaching in international relations.

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College Board 

In 2011, Sciences Po became the first French university to join the prestigious American College Board. Membership in the College Board helps Sciences Po recruit students from the best high schools in the US.

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Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC)

Sciences Po is a member of USPC, a grouping of 13 higher education and research institutions in the Paris region. USPC’s size and multidisciplinary expertise makes it a major player in higher education and research in France and abroad.

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Oxford-Sciences Po (OXPO)

OXPO brings together two of the foremost universities in the world in the field of social sciences. It aims to promote the comparative analysis of political systems and societies in Europe, and in France and the UK more specifically, through academic exchanges and research projects. The programme has been running for over 10 years.

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Max Planck - Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo)

MaxPo is a partnership between Sciences Po and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne. Based on the Sciences Po campus in Paris, MaxPo is a platform for analysing social change and the way in which individuals, institutions and Western society in general deal with an unstable environment.

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