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Four Leading Universities

The Alliance Program is a unique joint venture between:

> Columbia University
> École Polytechnique
> Sciences Po

> Panthéon-Sorbonne University

For an overview of the program, please download our brochure.

A Multi-Field Endeavor


Building on the existing bilateral actions of cooperation among its members, such as student and faculty exchange programs, joint and dual degrees, the Alliance Program endeavors to develop new initiatives.


Alliance’s challenge is to develop joint research projects on issues that are relevant to its main thematic orientation. These initiatives may involve other American and European partner universities on a case-by-case basis.

 Policy Outreach

It is Alliance's constant preoccupation to improve the transatlantic public policy dialogue with key issues of our time. The Alliance Program endeavors to open a space for discussion between private sector executives, public policy-makers and academics. Alliance builds on the diversity of its partners and on their intrinsic plurality to promote durable cooperation across disciplines, from hard to social sciences.


Alliance Program in the Press

The Alliance Program was featured in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs newsletter, Les étudiants français se tournent vers l’international (October 2011)

Alliance Visiting Professor, Jean-Pierre Filiu, has been interviewed or quoted in many newspapers and media outlets, from 7 countries, this semester, as he commented on the uprisings in the Middle East.
An historian and Associate Professor at Sciences Po, Jean-Pierre Filiu is teaching at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs this spring.
> Download the revue de presse

Sciences Po and the Ecole Polytechnique were featured on the New York Times front page (June 30, 2010)

The Times Higher Education talks about Sciences Po's reforms (June 17, 2010)

The Alliance Program was featured in the French newspaper Les Echos (March 30, 2010)

Columbia University launches a Global Center - Europe in Paris (March 2010)

The "Point Presse du Quai d'Orsay" (February 2010) features the Alliance Program's transatlantic endeavors (see point #8)





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...Exchanging students, professors and ideas...

Created in the fall 2002, the Alliance Program is a non-profit transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University and three prestigious French institutions: The École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

Alliance is an innovative program that aims to create and accompany new initiatives in the fields of education cooperation, research collaboration, and policy outreach. Since its founding, Alliance’s scope of activities have included the organization of numerous academic conferences both in Paris and in New York, the setting up of international multidisciplinary research teams, and the creation of joint-courses and curricula targeting the students of its founding partners.