The Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po) is a fully-fledged, self-governing research university specialised in the social-economic sciences and the humanities, which enrols some 10,000 students per year, including 40% of foreign students from more than 130 countries. Sciences Po is the leading research university in the social sciences in France with 60 full-time professors, 190 researchers, 80 foreign professors invited each year and 300 academic partnerships with universities around the world. Sciences Po is home to a doctoral school offering 7 graduate programmes. Based on a multi-disciplinary approach, it associates and combines skills and know-how from the different social sciences – in particular economy, history, political science and sociology and the humanities. With a million-volume collection the library is the richest in humanities and social sciences in continental Europe. The active publishing house with more than 1000 titles in its catalogue and six academic journals, Les Presses de Sciences Po, focuses on disseminating research results of the nine research centres, five of which are closely linked to the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and of the 2 research chairs. Sciences Po facilitates laboratories’ participation in the European Research Area. Today, 17 of the research teams of Sciences Po have been involved in FP6, and 20 in FP7. Finally, Sciences Po is a signatory of The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and fully supports all the principles set out in this Recommendation including the elements, which encourage and protect the independence of young researchers. Established in 1952, the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI) is a Sciences Po-CNRS Joint Research Unit (UMR 7050). It is the leading French academic centre on global affairs and the international political system. It brings together experts on international relations and area-studies specialists of various disciplinary backgrounds including political science, history, economics, sociology and anthropology. The centre’s faculty currently consists of over fifty fellows and a dozen research associates. The centre maintains a state-of-the-art website (www.ceri-sciences-po.org) and develops an active publications policy consisting of six series in both French and English, four working-papers series and a quarterly journal, Critique Internationale.
Persons involved in the project, based at Sciences Po:
External members of Sciences Po Research Team for TRANSWORLD: