CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences unites ten leading European higher education institutions to form, both physically and digitally, a European inter-university campus that links teaching and learning, research and innovation, and society at large across national borders.
Bocconi University is a leading European university specialised in the social sciences, in particular economics, management, finance, legal studies, political science, and data and computer science. Founded in 1902, Bocconi was the first Italian university to offer a degree in economics. The educational offer includes pre-experience (bachelor, master’s and PhD) and post-experience (MBA and executive programmes at SDA Bocconi School of Management) programmes, most delivered in English to an international student body. Bocconi’s key values guide and inspire the activities of the entire community: independence, meritocracy, integrity, respect, openness, pluralism, and social responsibility.
Central European University
Located in two of Europe's finest cities, Vienna and Budapest, CEU is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. The university immerses its students in a uniquely international environment, with an offer that involves both critical reflection and social engagement. "Undergraduate courses in a Grad School setting": CEU stresses academic excellence and public policy relevance in its teaching and research, with a deep focus on today’s key issues. Students are expected to be creative and independent thinkers and active citizens, taking subjects that range from climate change to democratic governance and from international security to history, law and philosophy.
European University Institute
The European University Institute (EUI), an international organisation, is situated in the hills near Florence, Italy. Founded in 1972 by the six original members of the then European Communities, the EUI has earned a reputation as a leading academic institution with strongly European and international foci. The Institute offers exciting research and learning opportunities at PhD, post-doctoral, master and executive training level through its departments of Economics, History and Civilisation, Law, and Political and Social Sciences; the Max Weber Programme for Post-doctoral Studies; the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the School of Transnational Governance. EUI alumni, active around the world, pursue careers in research, policy and the private sector.
The Hertie School in Berlin prepares exceptional students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. The school offers master’s programmes, executive education and doctoral programmes, distinguished by interdisciplinary and practice-oriented teaching, as well as outstanding research. Its extensive international network positions it as an ambassador of good governance, characterised by public debate and engagement. The school was founded in 2004 by the Hertie Foundation, becoming the first professional school for public policy and governance in Germany. Since its establishment, the school has welcomed students from over 95 countries. The Hertie School is accredited by the state and the German Science Council.
With a unique focus on the humanities field, IE University offers a technology-based learning ecosystem for leaders who make a difference in the world through innovation, global vision, entrepreneurship and sustainability. IE University comprises five schools: IE Business School, IE School of Science and Technology, IE Law School, IE School of Architecture and Design and IE School of Global and Public Affairs, which offer undergraduate, graduate, executive education and doctoral programmes. This year, the institution hosts more than 8,000 students from 140 countries at its Madrid and Segovia campuses, and the institution’s network of 72,000 alumni is present in 165 countries.
SNSPA - School of Governance
The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), established in 1991 as a school of governance and professional training for social areas, is a landmark in the Romanian academic setting. SNSPA is a well-known public institution of higher education, scientiﬁc research and professional academic training oﬀering undergraduate, master’s, and PhD studies. SNSPA trains and develops professional competencies in political sciences, sociology, administrative studies, international relations, diplomacy, European studies, communication sciences, psychology, management, thus contributing to change based on democratic values and principles. SNSPA teaching staff includes nationally and internationally acknowledged experts, researchers, dedicated teachers, and professionals.
Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading research university in the social sciences offering a multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward-looking education from the undergraduate to the PhD level. Renowned for its internationally-recognised research and degrees, its multicultural student community representing over 150 nationalities, as well as for having one of the world’s largest networks of academic partners, Sciences Po is an institution in constant motion that holds itself to the highest standards of intellectual, social, and geographic diversity. Sciences Po's overarching mission is to educate open-minded citizens driven to effect lasting change while producing impactful research on society’s greatest challenges.
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Founded in 1906, SGH Warsaw School of Economics is Poland’s oldest and leading university of economics. It combines years of experience with the latest global trends in education. Its most valuable asset is the people, who create a unique academic community. SGH offers first and second-cycle studies, as well as doctoral and postgraduate programmes. Its approach to education is to convey not only knowledge but also practical skills, which allow graduates to successfully face the challenges of a rapidly changing social and economic reality. SGH conducts research in the fields of social sciences, mainly in economics, finance, management, as well as sociology and public policy sciences.
Stockholm School of Economics
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is an academic hub for ambitious students and researchers from all over the world. Through creativity and collaboration, SSE provides an environment where visionary minds meet to address contemporary challenges within business and economics, particularly those concerning finance, sustainability, diversity and innovation. World-class research forms the foundation of SSE's educational offering, which includes bachelor, master’s, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Since the School’s foundation in 1909, its programs have been developed in close cooperation with the business and research communities, providing graduates substantial potential to attain leading positions in companies and other organizations.
The London School of Economics and Political Science
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world-leading university, specialising in social sciences, with a global community of people and ideas that shape the world. Rooted in London with one of the most internationally diverse communities in the world, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. Founded in 1895, LSE's approach to education, research and public engagement is to challenge existing ways of thinking, focus on the different perspectives, and seek to understand the causes of things in order to transform them. Using its insight, LSE connects with governments, NGOs and businesses to tackle the world’s most pressing problems.