differently at all ages

The Education hub creates and transforms educational programmes and practices, at the individual and collective levels, to enable people to learn in alternative ways, both inside and outside of academic institutions. 

Based on interdisciplinarity and research, its programmes are designed to have both individual and collective impacts, at local and global levels. In so doing, they contribute to building a learning society for a more sustainable world.

The Education hub encourages people of all ages to embark on a learning journey throughout their whole lives (with training designed for young people, undergraduates and graduates, as well as executives).

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The classroom and beyond

As part of the Education hub, the Youth department develops learning methodologies and educational engineering for young children onwards. These programmes and projects are intended to accompany and support education professionals: teachers, educational facilitators, etc.

Our projects

Design for Change : Bâtisseurs de Possibles

Pedagogical programme for interdisciplinary and citizen projects, designed for education professionals and students alike

Les Héros Discrets de l'Éducation (The Unsung Heroes of Education)

Enhancing the value of the animation and early childhood professions through innovative training programmes

The Schools Challenge

A mentoring project to encourage 9th grade students in Seine-Saint-Denis to become interested in sustainable development, science and project management

For Girls in Science

Stimulating and encouraging scientific vocations for girls from high school onwards, in order to fight against the underrepresentation of women in sciences

Savanturiers - École de la recherche

Introduce students from kindergarten to high school to the challenges and methods of research, in schools and through extracurricular and out-of-school activities. Launched 10 years ago within the Institute, this programme is now supported by AFPER


Higher education

Within the Education hub, the Higher Education department develops university courses, from the bachelor’s degree to the doctoral school. 

The degrees are interdisciplinary (with both life sciences and social sciences) and rooted in the world of research. The students are involved in a concrete way, through the integration of new learning methods: peer-to-peer, project-based, research-based, tool prototyping and curriculum co-construction.

Interdisciplinarity and the exploration of new ways of learning give students the necessary tools to act in a systemic way and to respond to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the common thread of their training.

Academic programmes

The Bachelor ACT (bachelor's degree in sustanibility engagement)

Launched by CY Cergy Paris University and ESSEC, hosted by the Learning Planet Institute – with which it has a pedagogical partnership – this three-year course aims at training students so they can become professional project managers for ecological, civic and societal missions

Frontiers of Life Sciences Bachelor's degree

The Université Paris Cité’s Frontiers of Life Sciences Bachelor’s degree (Frontières du Vivant (FdV) Bachelor), hosted by the Learning Planet Institute, is an interdisciplinary Bac+3 programme which targets students with a passion for sciences and the world of research

Graduate School

The École Universitaire de Recherche Interdisciplinaire de Paris – EURIP Graduate School, Université Paris Cité, combines fundamental and applied research in the service of the transitions of the 21st century in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals. Interdisciplinary, based on collaborative learning, pedagogical innovation and scientific research methods, it brings together the AIRE Master’s degree and the FIRE doctoral school

University degree in Innovative Scientific Mediation

This university degree delivered by Université Paris Cité aims at stimulating a critical reflection on the communication of science and technology, as well as on its role in participatory science, open science, and responsible research and innovation

Other activities

The SDG Summer School

Short training course offering project-based learning to address environmental and social issues

Student life

A 5,000 m² campus to exchange and collaborate on individual and collective projects


The Learning Planet Institute has more than 2 000 alumni with different profiles, backgrounds and nationalities

Lifelong learning

Building a meaningful career path through innovative teaching approaches

As part of the Education hub, the Youth department also designs inclusive support programmes for people who need to be (re)mobilised in their personal and professional careers. 

The inclusion projects offer pedagogical innovations to support unemployed people (with a particular focus on young people from the Priority Neighbourhoods of the City) and accompany them towards employment or entrepreneurship. The aim is to build a career path that makes sense for them, while integrating the requirements of sustainable development.

Two methodologies have been developed around

Sustainable employment

Sustainable entrepreneurship

These paths allow beneficiaries to make their projects come true, to enhance and develop their skills, to regain self-confidence and to better understand the labour market.

These individual and collective initiatives integrate innovative pedagogical approaches which are specific to the Learning Planet Institute, such as learning through design, collective intelligence, fablabs and their philosophy, virtual reality and games.

Two projects particularly embody our approach

beneficiaries to be supported (objective)
in Île-de-France

HOP! – Hashtag Objectif Pro (developing talents from priority neighbourhoods)

HOP! (Hashtag Objectif Pro) is carried in partnership with Synergie Family, the Laboratoire d’intelligence collective et artificielle (LICA), Archipel&Co and Pro Bono Lab

Sponsored by Ministère du travail, de l’emploi et de l’insertion, the Plan d’investissement dans les compétences, the Orange Foundation, the city of Colombes and the Caisse des Dépôts (Banque des Territoires).

beneficiaries supported in 2021-2022
beneficiaries to be supported until 2030 on RTR X