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The Smart Cities and Urban Policy Master’s Degree is a two-year program entirely taught in English. It is designed for highly qualified and internationally oriented students.
This course will provide you with the economics know-how to navigate the current trends shaping 21st-century metropolitan economies. It involves applying economics quantitative methods to the study of new and transforming metropolitan areas and their competitive environments. This program in fact involves a strong involvement and interest for economics and econometrics applied to urban subject (Urban economic, Environmental and Energy Economics, Evaluation of Public policy , Econometrics, Traffic and Transportation systems, Geographical Information System, Big data,... )
The teaching is firmly oriented towards the business world, and relies on a combination of economics theoretical methodology and real-world case studies. The SCUP Master’s Program has developed strong links with industrial and academic partners from various related fields, namely electricty, finance, energy, international organizations, transportation and ministries. Institutions and companies partnered with the Program include the City of Paris, EDF and SNCF, to name a few.
THE CAPSTONE PROJECT
The Capstone Project is done over the course of Year 1 and Year 2 and involves evaluating the climate action plan of Paris. Students select one of the areas of the Paris climate and energy action plan (mobility, housing, air quality, sustainable consumption, waste policy, adaptation strategy) and conduct a scientific study to evaluate it in relation to their chosen area.
The SCUP Master students address a wide range of thematics, among which:
Projects of 2019:
Projects of 2020:
Entry in Year 1 : bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, civil engineering and/or transportation studies, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur).
Entry in Year 2 : master’s degree or M1 in economics, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur), with a background in quantitative economics.
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