Dean's Welcome

Dear Pragmatic Idealist,

You are an idealist and you are radically pragmatic. You believe that the world not only should be but can be a better place. You are European and international citizens, and you are open to the world. You want to be an actor in your own knowledge, and thus become an actor in global society. More than ever, you are committed to the common good. If this is your calling, then this is your school.

At the School of Public Affairs new pathways are opened to all dimensions of public affairs, including social innovation, collective intelligence, digital and new technology, health, energy transition, sustainability, cultural policy, governance and economics, while maintaining our tradition of excellence in preparing professionals of public administration and more globally, the management of public affairs. The School is a unique place in Europe to prepare a new kind of citizen and new actors of public affairs.

If you are passionate about advancing the common good, if you think humanity’s grandest challenges are your own challenges, if you want to reinvent public affairs to shape the world of tomorrow, the School of Public Affairs is your school.

Talk to you soon,


P.S.: You can start by reaching me and our team at

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