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Sciences Po, France
Contact: Sébastien Linden
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Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is a well-established research university across the social sciences, with a host of dynamic research teams. Sciences Po was ranked 52th best University in Social sciences in the last QS World university ranking (and 14th European university). Around 200 researchers in Economics, Sociology, Political Sciences, Law and History, based in 10 research centres, work on multi-disciplinary projects focusing on the key is-sues facing the contemporary world. Researchers are recognized internationally and benefit from access to the largest social science library on the European continent.
While remaining a highly selective university, Sciences Po has also been a pioneer in actively promoting social inclusiveness through its policy of recruiting students with different academic backgrounds and from a variety of geographic and social origins. The education project not only aims at the pursuit of knowledge but also at the training of enterprising and responsible political and economic leaders, citizens and active members of society. Intellectual courage, perseverance and willingness to rise to a challenge are the core of the methodology.
Sciences Po is a very international University. It welcomes 40 % of International students; all the students go abroad for their 3rd year of Bachelor in one of the 400 partners Universities or as an intern; Sciences Po offers dual degrees with Universities as Columbia University or the London School of Economics. Sciences Po has gained a long standing experience in the welcome of international students, the execution and management of international cooperation projects and initiatives.
Sciences Po has strong relations with Syria and Jordan. It manages exchange programs with the University of Damascus and the University of Kalamoon and discusses a Memorandum of understanding with the University of Jordan. In 2010-2011, 18 Sciences Po students stayed in Syria and 2 in Jordan. Sciences Po welcomed 4 Syrian students as exchange students.
Jordan and Syria are very present in research activity and many PhD students studied the country in a perspective of International relations, economics and social change.