Founded in 1872, Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris or in English "Paris Institute of Political Studies") is one of the best institutions in France. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in political and economic sciences, finance, urban policy, management and more.

The School's undergraduate program requires three-year course of study. It is an interdisciplinary education (economics, law, history, sociology, political science). Sciences Po has developed joint and double degree programs with some of the leading partner universities like John Hopkins University (Baltimore), Fudan University (Shanghai), Columbia University (New York), etc.

It offers master programs with various specialisations including:
- Corporate Law
- European Affairs
- Finance and Strategy
- Human Resources Management
- Corporate and public Management (dual degree SciencesPo/HEC)
- Economics and Public Policy
- International Affairs
- Journalism
- Law and Judicial Affairs
- Marketing and Communication
- Communication
- Creative Arts, Publishing & Broadcasting Management
- Public Affairs
- Town-Planning and Local Administration
- Town-Planning

The Master of Publics Affairs (MPA) is developed in partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University in New York.

In addition it offers the Research Master’s (MPhil) in Economics; History; Political Sciences; Law; Sociology; International Relations (Discipline plus). The PhD program comprises specialized studies within a Sciences Po Master’s program.


- 204th globally in the 2009 THE-QS World University Rankings, moving up from 207th in 2008 and 227th in 2007.

- Placed among the world's top 100 universities for Social Sciences (THE-QS 2009).

- Ranked 52nd among the world's best universities (THES 2006).

- Rated the 8th best university in the world by the annual higher education survey conducted by the École des Mines de Paris (2007).

- 31st in the ranking of European Business Schools by “Manager Magazin”, 2003.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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