Sciences Po is a higher education and research institution. 37% of its budget is allocated to research in economics, law, history, social and political science. Sciences Po delivers dual Master’s and PhD degrees in partnership with the most prestigious universities. As of today, the institution has more than 10,000 students and over 200 permanent teachers and researchers. In recent years, Sciences Po has formed cross-functional teams dedicated to teaching method experiment. It supports the Forccast programme as scientific, pedagogical and operational coordinator and mobilises various actors in this respect: -members of the Medialab, -pedagogical innovation supervisors from the Studies Department, -pedagogical innovation supervisors from the Science Department, -pedagogical innovation supervisors from the Continuous Training Department, -pedagogical innovation supervisors from the Information Resources Department, -pedagogical innovation supervisors from the IT Department.
Paris Diderot’s five major research and teaching fields are: -arts, humanities and languages, -law, economics and management, -social and human sciences, -science, technology and health, -medicine and odontology. The University has 26 000 students and 92 research teams; 70 of which have their main headquarters at Paris Diderot. Diderot's Intercultural Studies and Applied Linguistics Department and Multimedia and Multilingual Documentation Design master’s teams -of which experts plan and coordinate complex documentation projects- work together with Forccast. Paris Diderot is also part of PRES (Research and Higher Education Group) Sorbonne Paris Cité.
Since its inception in 1783, MINES ParisTech has been forming high-skilled engineers capable of solving complex issues in various fields. Given its top position in contract research in France, MINES ParisTech conducts a significant industry-oriented research activity. Its research fields include energetics and materials, as well as applied mathematics, geoscience and economic and social science. The school also underpins professorship and research chairs to investigate on emerging issues. MINES ParisTech is a founding member of ParisTech, which gathers 12 amongst the most renowned engineering and management schools in Paris. The team in charge of controversy mapping classes is involved in the Forccast Programme. A teaching committee of several researchers and research engineers is charged with the monitoring of the project and the teamwork with the Paris Île-de-France Institute of Complex Systems.
Télécom ParisTech trains digital technologies engineers (consultancy, research and development, management...). Within the MINES-Télécom Institute, the school is a European reference actor in the fields of higher education, research and digital innovation. Télécom ParisTech is a founding member of ParisTech, which gathers 12 amongst the most renowned engineering and management schools in Paris. The school is associated with the Forccast programme through controversy mapping courses. Télécom teachers-researchers specialised in controversy mapping and learning-by-doing specialists are involved, as well as multimedia animation, interactive design and web professionals.
The MicroLycée (MicroHighSchool)-93 is a small public and experimental school structure. It is located in Blanc-Mesnil (in Seine-Saint-Denis department) and La Courneuve and is linked with Jacques Brel high school (La Courneuve). The MicroLycée's purpose is to allow students who prematurely left school for various reasons (social or family issues, work, health or psychological difficulties) and cannot attend traditional institutions, to take the secondary school final examination and draw up a career and training plan regardless. As part of the project, students from the MicroLycée-93 will be welcomed at the Sciences Po Medialab for a weektime, during which they will be investigating on a cross-cutting theme. The research results will then serve as a working basis for their TPEs (Travaux personnels encadrés - the students conduct research on a theme and present their work, as part of the secondary school final exam).
Jacques Brel high school (Seine-Saint-Denis, 93) is located at the entrance of an industrial area in La Courneuve (93), on the verge of the municipalities of Dugny and Le Bourget. The establishment is classified as ZEP (Priority Education Zone) and Violence Prevention Zone. 55% of its students are from disadvantaged backgrounds. Within the Priority Education Agreements, the school has been a partner of Sciences Po since 2003. The FORCCAST programme is incorporated within the framework of the students' TPEs (Supervised personal work) and intervenes as an individualised educational support for a class of Year 12 Economic and Social Sciences students. They will present the results of their research and the outcomes of the debates as part of the preliminary Baccalaureate exam (TPEs orals)
The Sourdun (department of Seine-et-Marne, 77) Boarding School of Excellence was opended in 2009. Its establishment was promoted by a political decision at the highest level and confirmed by a Prime Ministerial decree. The initiative was built on the "Espoir Banlieues" (Hope Council Estates) plan, which aimed at fostering equal opportunities by welcoming students from deprived areas and/or covered by grants for social reasons. The teams from the three high schools are mobilised to customise a pedagogical module for Year 12 students. It is a project-based teaching and learning plan conducted over a one-year academic period. The Sourdun teams are also to experiment controversy teaching with one of the establishment's peparatory classes for top-ranking French schools.
The University of Manchester is world-renowned for its academic excellence and research. In 2005 and 2006 it was awarded the title ‘University of the Year’. With a distinguished history and exciting agenda for the future, our graduates are constantly in demand from the world’s top employers. The high-quality education offered in the UK is recognised around the world – that’s why students from more than 180 countries want to study at The University of Manchester.The University of Manchester has its own mapping controversies course and the partnership on the Forccast project gives the perfect opportunity for exchanges.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century — whether the focus is cancer, energy, economics or literature.Like the other universities in the consortium, MIT has its own mapping controversies course and the partnership on the Forccast project gives the perfect opportunity for exchanges.
The EPFL is the technical most cosmopolitan university in Europe. It welcomes students, teachers and associates of some 120 different nationalities. The institution has both a Swiss and international outlook. In this respect, it is driven by an ongoing concern for inclusiveness. The academic, research and partnership assignments draw on all fields and walks of life : universities and engineering schools, developing and emerging countries, high schools and senior high schools, industries and economics, political circles and general public. the EPFL is one of Forccast's international academic collaborators. The partnership builds up the EPFL's dissemination potential and contibutes to deepening links towards a European area of higher education.
The Institut des Systèmes Complexes - Paris Île-de-France (ISC-PIF - Institute of Complex Systems) brings together researchers with various ranges of expertise and willing to work on complex systems collaboratively. The ISC-PIF is the beachhead of a network that gathers all academic and private actors involved in the science of complex systems. It generates new links beyond the bounds of laboratories and R&D centres. In partnership with Sciences Po and the Rhône Alpes region ISC, the ISC-PIF works alongside Forccast on the development of digital tools and systems necessary to the project, but also on quali-quantitative educational tools.
The Institut des Systèmes Complexes (Institute of Complex Systems) - Rhône Alpes or IXXI is not a laboratory but a small structure that fosters cross-disciplinary research in complex systems modelling. The areas of application include biological or social systems and technological systems. The IXXI follows a four-step plan to help set up cross-disciplinay teams: community leadership, support for raising projects, research fellows appointment and education. The IXXI works collaboratively with Sciences Po and the ISC-PIF on the development of educational digital tools and systems necessary for the consolidation of the Forccast programme's methodology.
The Ponts ParisTech school was created by French engineer Daniel-Charles Trudaine. This leading French school forms high potential engineers and skilled managers-to-be with scientific and technical profiles, soon faced with current and future societal challenges. This humain-sized institution welcomes students and teachers of many nationalities in a cross-disciplinary and multicultural atmosphere. Ponts ParisTech is supervised by the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.