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
Founded in 1253 (Sorbonne) and located in the centre of Paris (Latin Quarter), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is one of the oldest universities in the world.
The policy of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is to conduct excellent interdisciplinary research and learning. It is organised around 3 main scientific areas: Economics and Management, Humanities, and Law and Political Sciences. Research performed at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne is renowned on both a national and international level.
On a teaching level, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne offers degrees taught partially in English, double degrees with international partners and off-campus training sessions. 42,000 students are enrolled in 14 teaching and research departments and 4 institutes, 20% of which are international students.
As a result of the university’s close and long-standing ties with a large number of foreign universities (350 partners all over the world) and membership in international networks, the internationalisation of teaching and research is continuously growing and strengthening. The overall goal is to provide researchers and students with a unique opportunity to interact with a broad and global network.
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.