Frédéric Mion, director of Sciences Po and  Adnan Ahmad Shihab Eldin, director general KFAS ©Thomas Arrivé / Sciences Po

The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po is a longstanding partnership between the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sciences Po. KFAS is a private non-profit organization dedicated to supporting progress and advancement of science and technology.

Working together, the two institutions support a range of initiatives in the fields of research, teaching and academic events, with special emphasis on the study of the Arab World and Gulf region.

The Program develops a range of initiatives for students and faculty. It supports students through a number of scholarships and awards (see Student Activities). It also has developed a dynamic academic network organized around a full-time professorship position and a visiting faculty program; both these initiatives are continuing to grow (see Academic Opportunities). The Program also operates a series of events for students and academics, which has included conferences such as ‘“Wise Cities” in the Mediterranean? The Challenge of Environmental and Social Sustainability’ (2018), “Crisis and Conflict in the Agrarian World: An Evolving Dialectic” (2017) and “Whither the Arab World? Revisiting Democratic Transition Theory” (2014).

Following a successful ten-year agreement, the partnership between KFAS and Sciences Po was renewed for five years (2017-2022).

More information on our new agreement can can be found in the press release (PDF, 99 Ko).

The Kuwait Program spans across Sciences Po’s 7 schools, and is managed under the International Affairs Division.