OUR SCHOOL
ESPOL
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OUR SCHOOL

ESPOL, A MULTILINGUAL AND MULTICULTURAL SCHOOL

Political science is a discipline driven by excellence that offers attractive career prospects with a strong international outlook. Living up to this ambition, ESPOL, the European School of Political and Social Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary education oriented towards political careers and Europe. As successor to the School of Social and Political Sciences created within the Catholic University of Lille in 1894, ESPOL emphasises on human values and on ethic of responsibilities; indispensable qualities for making one’s way in today’s world.

Its bilingual French-English courses provide an original and innovative platform for teaching political science.
The Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees give ESPOL graduates the keys to succeed in an increasingly competitive job market: theoretical knowledge and creativity, professionalism and intellectual curiosity, competences and sense of initiative.
European, multilingual and in step with its time, ESPOL provides you with the requisite skill set to successfully enter the job market in Europe and beyond!

ESPOL is founded on three core principles:

– Teaching
– Research
– Community service

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LILLE

The history of the Catholic University of Lille began in 1875 with its five founding faculties, which have since provided instruction to many generations of students to guide them through social, political and economic changes at regional, national and international levels.

The Catholic University of Lille is also composed of additional schools and institutes, including ESPOL (political science), ISEA (accounting), the Department of Ethics and Philosophy, and the IU2S (healthcare administration). The mission adopted by the Faculties of the Catholic University of Lille is to train our students to become highly skilled, creative and flexible professionals as well as active and responsible citizens. In pursuit of this aim, through their core activities of teaching, research and serving society, the Faculties remain at all times attentive to the world around them and ready to adapt. Their primary ambition is to create the ideal environment for students to become the main actors of their education and to be responsible citizens, with humanist values and striving for excellence. These are invaluable qualities to successfully enter the job market.

THE ADVANTAGES OFFERED BY THE FACULTIES:

– All courses are tailored to current job market trends
– Assistance in the construction of the career project
– Personalised supervision in higher studies
– Career centre and internships to help students enter the job market
– Study abroad opportunities for all students to learn about other cultures and learning methods (Erasmus, International Relations department.)
– A rich student life with many associations (culture, sport, charity…) that have been active for several generations in one of the finest universities in France
– Services to facilitate daily life (housing services, cafeterias, sports, clubs…)
– Support services (social services, grants & financial assistance)
– Attentiveness to student needs and sharing of humanist values
– Alumni community networks
– Fundamental and applied research dedicated to fostering knowledge and skills to create, innovate and develop.

STAFF

Alexis MASSART

Director of ESPOL, Associate Professor in Political Science

Aurélie SEILER

General Secretary

Oliwia BARAN

Head of communication and student life

Philippe BONDITTI

Associate Professor in Political Science

François BRIATTE

Academic Advisor

Thierry CHOPIN

Associate professor

Janis GRZYBOWSKI

Associate Professor in Political Science

Marion FONTAINE

Academic officer / Assistante des études licence

Camille ETMANS

Communication officer

Naïma GUENAOUI

Academic Officer

Mathilde GUILLY

Executive assistant, Head of Registration

Catherine HOEFFLER

Associate Professor in Political Science, Director of the Master’s Degree in Global and European Politics

Elise MILLOIS

Academic and International Relations Officer

Julien NAVARRO

Director of ESPOL-LAB, Associate Professor in Political Science

PIERRE-YVES NERON

Associate professor in economic and social ethics

Christelle ROUSSEL

Academic Supervisor

Giulia SANDRI

Associate Professor in Political Science, head of international relations

Antonella SEDDONE

Assistant Professor in Political Science

Sabine WEILAND

Associate Professor in Political Science and Director of the Master programme in Food Policy

THEY ALSO COME AT ESPOL

SILVA BARTOLINI Référendaire à la Cour de Justice européenne / JEAN BAUDOUIN Professeur des Universités en Science politique, Université Rennes 1 / HUGUES BEAUDOUIN Journaliste à LCI / BERNARD BRUNETEAU Professeur des Universités en Science politique, Université Rennes 1 / SÉBASTIEN CARE Maître de conférences en science politique, Université Rennes 1 / SOFIA FERNANDES Chercheur senior, Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors / JUAN JAUREGUI OLAGUIBEL Référendaire à la Cour de Justice européenne / DAN MERCEA Maître de Conférences, City University London / EULALIA RUBIO Chercheur senior, Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors / FRANCK VAN DE VELDE Maître de Conférences en Economie, Université Lille 1 / CHRISTIAN DE BOISSIEU Professeur à l’Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) et au Collège d’Europe

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