LKYSPP and Sciences Po Launch New Double Degree Programe
Singapore, May 18, 2017 - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and France’s Sciences Po School of Public Affairs announced the launch of a new two-year double degree programme, comprising a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree and Master in European Affairs (MEA) degree, from LKYSPP and Sciences Po School of Public Affairs respectively.
The double degree programme provides students with the opportunity to experience education systems and build professional networks in two different parts of the world. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of public policy issues from Asian and European perspectives. Introducing students from different cultures and perspectives into both schools also adds to a greater exchange of insights and ideas among the student cohort.
Understanding Policy in a Globalised World
“Our students have benefited from our partnership of more than 10 years with Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. Drawing on the success of this long standing partnership, we are honoured to announce this new double degree programme. In today’s globalised world, it is crucial for young people to understand the different cultures and contexts that impact policy-making. This program offers students the opportunity to do so, in two of the most globalised public policy schools in the world ,” said Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and former Singapore Ambassador to the United Nations.
Students will begin the programme at Sciences Po School of Public Affairs and continue their second year at LKYSPP. Sciences Po is one of France’s most prestigious universities. The 2016 QS University Rankings lists Sciences Po 4th in the world for Politics and International Studies.
"We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. With this new dual degree of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs, we are offering the students of our Master in European Affairs the chance to access a broader range of programs in public affairs, bringing together a European and an Asian approach on worldwide issues. Our students will benefit not only from the outstanding teaching resources of the National University of Singapore, one of the best universities in the world, but also from the state-of-the-art campus and innovative teaching methods offered by this regional hub " says Prof. Yann Algan, Dean of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs.
Learning beyond the textbook
Beyond fundamental modules on public policy, students will gain industry exposure through policy labs where they collaborate with clients to co-develop and test practical solutions aimed at solving policy challenges during the first year at Sciences Po School of Public Affairs. At LKYSPP, they will also put theory into practice by defining real-world policy issues and developing recommendations as part of the school’s Policy Analysis Exercise.
The LKYSPP has extensive collaborations within the global academic community and has strategic partnerships with the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as with the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), which includes Columbia University, the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and Hertie School of Governance. Since 2004, LKYSPP has trained more than 2,350 leaders from a diverse student body, representing over 80 countries.For more information on the MEA-MPP double degree programme, please refer to Annex.