One of the most prestigious schools in Europe, “among the grandest” (The Economist), Sciences Po has cultivated the minds of leading government officials, diplomats, and key international stakeholders for over a century. The teaching of international affairs has always been of strategic importance to Sciences Po. As early as 1872, the « Ecole libre des sciences politiques » created a “department” which then became the “Section internationale” and welcomed more than 30% of foreign students.
Consolidating this tradition of excellence, the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), established in 2010, offers world leaders of tomorrow an innovative and comprehensive grounding in international affairs. Corresponding with his life-long career on the international scene Dean Enrico Letta is furthering his commitment to the future of global affairs by fostering the development of PSIA, the only school of International Affairs in France.
In 2016, Sciences Po was ranked 4th in the world for Politics and International Studies (QS ranking).