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A digital university

Digital technology is a central component of today’s society. Here at Sciences Po we are harnessing its potential to enrich our teaching and research. Digital technology is also a powerful medium for transforming teaching and learning. Its integration has been significantly accelerated by the COVID-19 health crisis.

138 rooms and amphitheatres equipped for videoconferencing

15,000 activities created on Wooclap since spring 2020

250,000 classes and meetings organised on Zoom since spring 2020, representing more than 7 million hours

10,000 users of the Sciences Po mobile application

The 2020-2021 academic year: a unique model of an integrated dual campus

The shift to online teaching and learning in the spring of 2020 acted as an accelerator of pedagogical innovation. From the very first weeks of the initial lockdown, the Sciences Po Institute for Skills and Innovation set about designing the 2020-21 academic year around a dual campus concept (physical and digital campus) so that all teaching could, by default, be accessible online. Our objective: to offer each of our students an education and a student life that is as rich and as comprehensive as possible, regardless of their place of residence or the development of the COVID-19 health crisis.

In addition to transforming traditional face-to-face classes to online delivery using videoconferencing, thanks to newly equipped classrooms, the dual campus is harnessing new technologies to profoundly transform teaching methods. This involves linking the study of concepts ahead of class with robust online in-class interactions, diversifying modes of interactions and integrating creative approaches.

The dual campus also creates a new kind of student-life space which transcends geographical boundaries and allows all students to fully participate in collective and community projects.

The Institute for Skills and Innovation

Created in January 2020, the Institute for Skills and Innovation’s mission is to support teachers and training managers in transforming their teaching. It puts the methods, tools and capabilities of educational engineering and digital technology at their service. Its role is also to strengthen the clarity and the appropriation of the skills that students acquire during their time at Sciences Po.

The Institute is composed of academic teams, educational engineers and specialists in the digital, cartography and audiovisual fields. It is a place for production and sharing of practices and experiences between representatives of different curricula and disciplines. The future campus located at 1, place Saint-Thomas, will offer a space dedicated to these exchanges.

Funding requirement for transforming Sciences Po’s teaching methods: €1M

Sciences Po also needs equipment and technological tools to equip its campuses (in-kind sponsorship).

Become a partner

Support our students and build projects with them

A seat on the Great Transition Jury which, on the occasion of a major event at Sciences Po, rewards the best student projects from the Great Transition course (January)

Possibility of co-supervision of student projects such as collective projects, Master 2 thesis, internships, etc.

Benefit from the research findings

Access to research findings (a quarterly report circulated to partners)

One public lecture per year at Sciences Po (five places per partner company)

Associate your name with iconic innovation spaces (more info here)

The Innovation Pavilion

The library

The premises of the Institute for Skills and Innovation

 

Explore

Cities and digital technology Chair

Developing research and teaching on the transformation of cities in light of the digital revolution.

Good in Tech Chair

A Chair led by complementary institutions, Sciences Po and the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, to rethink innovation and technology as enablers of a better world, designed by people, for people.

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