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29 November, 2017 - 22:11 By Kate Sweeney

Entente with intent in Cambridge-Paris match

The University of Cambridge and French research university Sciences Po have agreed to strengthen their multi-disciplinary, cross-Channel partnership.

They will develop research links in disciplines including Politics, History and Public Policy and expect to extend the collaboration to encompass other areas of mutual interest.

The agreement includes the provision of matched funds by Cambridge and Sciences Po to enable academic workshops and symposia and to pay for travel grants, short-term research visits and visiting professorships at both institutions.

Other bilateral activities within its scope include the encouragement of student mobilit, and access for Cambridge PhD students to the Sciences Po Teaching Fellowships programme at Sciences Po campuses in Reims, Menton or Le Havre, where lectures are done in English.

One specific outcome of the agreement will be the organisation of a public conference on ‘The Future of Europe’ in Paris in 2018, led by specialists in European studies from both institutions.

Sciences Po was founded in 1872 as the École Libre des Sciences Politiques to educate the French governing class in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War.

Today it is one of France’s leading research universities in the social sciences and humanities. It has seven campuses across France, and a record of excellent research in law, economics, history, political science and sociology.

• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, and Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, Cambridge

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