The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Sciences Po are collaborating to launch an undergraduate dual degree programme. Professor Peter Mathieson, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKU, and Mr. Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, signed the HKU-Sciences Po Dual Degree Programme agreement in Paris on January 19, 2016.
The new dual degree programme capitalizes on the strengths of two world-class universities: Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences (Top 5 worldwide in Politics and International Studies, 2015 QS ranking) and HKU, one of Asia’s leading international universities and 6th in the world for international collaboration (U.S. News & Reports, 2015). It aims to provide a global education for students interested in business, the humanities or social sciences.
Under the programme, students will spend their first two years in Sciences Po in France followed by a two-year study at HKU. After successfully completing the programme, students will earn a Bachelor’s degree from Sciences Po as well as one of three possible degrees from HKU: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, or Bachelor of Social Sciences.
Mr. Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, said, “We are proud to have such great partners as the University of Hong Kong who share the same values and have the same vision about the future of higher education. Double degrees are and will be even more in the future a key asset for students evolving in a globalized world. I wish that Sciences Po and The University of Hong Kong will become a bridge between our two cultures: Chinese students in France and French students in China will play tomorrow a fundamental role in relations between our two countries.”
“It is indeed an honour for HKU to sign this agreement with Sciences Po.” Professor Mathieson, President and Vice Chancellor of HKU, said, “HKU has been at the forefront of helping to open up opportunities for Mainland students, through providing routes to Western universities like Cambridge, UCL and Sciences Po. Looking ahead, HKU plans to give every one of our undergraduate students the opportunity of at least one overseas and one mainland learning experience. We aim to double the number of dual degree programmes by 2019.”
About HKU-Sciences Po Dual Degree Programme
2 Years in France
In France, students may choose to study at one of Sciences Po’s campuses in Reims, Menton or Le Havre. Sciences Po offers an undergraduate programme in multidisciplinary studies with an international focus. The education includes a common core of social sciences courses - law, economics, history, political science and sociology - as well as specialized courses according to specific regional foci:
- Europe-Asia in Le Havre (courses in English)
- Europe-Middle East and Mediterranean in Menton (courses in English)
- Europe-Africa in Reims (bilingual program, French knowledge r equired)
- Europe-North America in Reims (courses in English)
2 Years in Hong Kong
The last two years of the program are spent on the HKU campus. Depending on the chosen bachelor programmes, students may specialize in Arts, Business, or Social Sciences majors.
Successful completion of this four year dual degree programme will give students two Bachelor’s degrees from two highly respected international universities – one from Europe - Sciences Po, and one from Asia - HKU. Furthermore, students will benefit from an enhanced prospects with multinational companies upon graduation. HKU has achieved virtually full employment (99.7%) for nine consecutive years.
About The University of Hong Kong
Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the territory’s oldest university, with a long heritage of academic excellence and service to the community. Today, HKU is a world-class comprehensive research-led university. With a strong international outlook and a tradition of English language instruction, HKU is committed to nurturing talent and leaders for the global community. At present there are over 9,000 students from over 100 different nationalities on campus. HKU strongly supports international academic collaboration, and staff and student exchanges at all levels, with over 400 higher education institutions.
About Sciences Po
Since its creation in 1872, Sciences Po has been a world preeminent university in the social sciences and humanities. The QS World University Rankings 2015 ranks Sciences Po 5th globally in Politics and International Studies. Its alumni play an important role in both public and private sectors around the world, including for example, five of the last seven French Presidents (Jacques Chirac, François Hollande), Boutros Ghali (former Secretary General of the United Nations), Pascal Lamy(former Director General of the WTO), David de Rothschild (Chairman of Rothschild Continuation Holdings), Christian Dior (haute couture fashion designer) etc. Sciences Po is open to the world with international students from 150 countries. As part of our vibrant, multicultural student community, students at Sciences Po will gain a multidisciplinary education and international experience to prepare them for career success.