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Sciences Po invests in African talents

Today is the official opening of Sciences Po’s office in Nairobi, Kenya—our first in Africa. This makes Sciences Po the first French university to have an office in an English-speaking part of the continent. The office will coordinate and run a whole series of activities in sub-Saharan Africa.

The opening of the Kenya office is part of a partnership with the Alliance Française in Nairobi. A dedicated team will run the office in pursuit of the following objectives:

  • developing new university partnerships,
  • encouraging student and faculty mobility,
  • strengthening local relations with high school students, academics, business, institutions and non-profits, and with the 600 alumni present on the African continent.

This opening marks a new stage in the internationalisation strategy Sciences Po has been pursuing in Africa for more than ten years. It reflects the desire to make the continent a priority for the university’s development in the years to come.

The Mastercard Foundation, having recognised Sciences Po’s engagement in Africa, has entered into partnership with Sciences Po to offer support to African students from modest backgrounds. The Sciences Po office in Nairobi will strengthen and expand these activities.

En savoir plus

  • Links between Sciences Po and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Practical information on the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme: eligibility requirements, applications, selection process and information sessions

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