Columbia University is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting pathbreaking research in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. Approximately twenty five thousand students are enrolled in its three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education.
With a history of some two hundred and fifty years, Columbia University engages the participation of 1,991 international faculty, researchers, visiting scholars and scientists, and 8,547 international students. Columbia ranks fourth among the 2,500 US colleges and universities reporting international enrollments.
For more than two hundred years, École Polytechnique, a prestigious educational institution in France, has been dedicated to educating students in Science and Technology and in advanced research.
The mission of École Polytechnique is to train students capable of devising and achieving complex and innovative projects at the highest-level possible, thanks to a strong scientific culture. Moreover, it aims to train young men and women in leadership skills to become tomorrow's outstanding scientists, researchers, managers and public officials.
École Polytechnique has been regularly ranked at the top of undergraduate and graduate programs in Science and Technology among the Grandes Écoles of France. It is also considered one of the finest institutions of higher learning in Science in the world.
Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
With eight hundred years of excellence to build on, the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1) is the largest university in France today. Some forty thousand students are enrolled in 14 teaching and research departments (Unités de Formation et de Recherche, or UFR) and four Institutes, which offer top-level degree courses in law, political science, economics, management and the humanities.
Paris 1 is at the center of a rich network of international relations stretching across the five continents and continues to play a major role in the training of researchers, academics, judges, lawyers, senior managers and top French civil servants. At the crossroads of tradition and modernity, Paris 1 is at the forefront of research and teaching in the fields of European studies, international relations, management and communications. It aims to be a major research and learning center in Europe in the 21st century.
Sciences Po was founded in 1872 as an independent alternative to the weighty university establishment of the day. Throughout its many transformations, it has remained true to one goal:: providing innovative, responsive, well-grounded education for leadership and service. Sciences Po is neither strictly a business school nor a school for public servants.
Sciences Po enjoys notoriety and an excellent image within the private sector, and is ranked first in Management, one of its specializations. It is also the best performing program for French and European public service recruitment exams.. In addition, Sciences Po’s research centers and Doctoral School are internationally recognized.