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Global Public Policy Network

GPPN Overview

The Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) is a partnership between Columbia University, 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 .

The mission of the GPPN, working with a broad network of international institutions, is to address the most pressing public policy challenges of the 21st century. It aims to have policy impact, be influential in public policy education and training, and to be innovative in teaching and research through a number of activities:

  • Dual degree programs and student exchanges
  • Faculty exchanges
  • Collaborative public policy research and publications
  • Executive Education and Training programs for policymakers
  • Case study projects
  • Conferences and events that bring together scholars, students and practitioners


GPPN Dual Degree Programs and Student Exchanges at SIPA

This page provides information for current SIPA students interested in a dual degree or  prospective students who are not yet enrolled at SIPA or any of the partner schools. Students enrolled at a GPPN partner institution who wish to apply to a dual degree program should  contact the relevant school for further information on the program.

SIPA participates in several dual degree and exchange programs with our international partner schools. Students are awarded both the relevant SIPA degree and a degree from our partner institution at the end of a unified two-year study program. All programs are open to both MIA and MPA students at SIPA. However, only students enrolled traditional two-year MPA/MIA programs are eligible to participate in the GPPN international dual degree programs. 

International Dual Degree Programs

Below is list of dual degree programs in which participates, along with the degree issued by the partner school.

International Exchange Opportunities

Exachange programs allow students to spend a semester of their second year at one of our partner schools and transfer credits back to SIPA. SIPA students continue to pay SIPA tuition when they are abroad. Programs are listed below:

  • Cairo: School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP), American University of Cairo (AUC)
  • Mexico City: Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) (currently suspended)


Applying to a Dual Degree Program or Exchange

Current SIPA students

First year SIPA students in the traditional two year MIA/MPA program interested in participating in an internatinal dual degree program will need to submit the GPPN dual degree application

Prospective Applicants to SIPA

  • Prospetive applicants interested in BEGINNING their dual degree at SIPA should apply through the regular SIPA admissions website with the exception of Sciences Po. Students interested in the Sciences Po/SIPA dual degre must apply through Sciences Po. Please see above for more information on their respective programs.
  • Prospective students who plan to spend their first year at a partner institution will need to apply through that school. Please contact the relevant school for further information on the program. You can refer to the school's page linked above.

These programs permit students to study public policy from two different academic, cultural, and professional perspectives within a shared program of study. GPPN dual degree and exchange students will constitute a small and exceptional set of globally-trained professionals, forging a growing network of internationally-skilled decision-makers.

Contact Information:

  • Contact Information for partner schools is provided on the respective's schools webpage which can be accessed via the school links above. Prospective students who plan to spend their first year at a partner institution will need to apply through that school. 
  • Current SIPA students and applicants who plan to spend their first year at SIPA can contact:  :Alleyne Waysome, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs.