SIPA and the World
SIPA has achieved something unprecedented in higher education: it has become the first global school of public policy. In any given year, SIPA students and faculty come from nearly 100 countries, with approximately half of the student body from overseas. When they graduate, students join a network of more 18,000 alumni in 156 countries, working in every sector and in every part of the globe. The School has established strategic partnerships with graduate institutions throughout the world, the Global Public Policy Network, including Sciences Po Paris, the London School of Economics and Political Science, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, the FGV-EAESP in São Paulo, the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) at the University of Tokyo, and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
These partnerships build on the strengths of SIPA's curricular design and seek to further globalize the way the SIPA community studies and shapes public policy. Those partnerships offer unique opportunities for SIPA students with a particular regional focus to complete a year of study outside the United States, gaining in-country experience few other programs can match and widely expanding their professional opportunities.