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 and throughout life. These programmes and projects are intended to accompany and support education professionals: teachers, educational facilitators, etc.

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education and early childhood professionals trained in active teaching methods
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Our projects

Design for Change : Bâtisseurs de Possibles

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

LISA France 2030

To better understand, identify, and collaborate in order to better support the well-being and mental health of students. Promote their flourishing with an impact on well-being, school climate, and learning

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

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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

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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

(Closing in 2024)

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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

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Other activities

The SDG Summer School​

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

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“Learning Sciences”

This UNESCO Chair combines research, pedagogy and technology to support teachers, researchers and all of those involved on the ground in building a learning society for a more sustainable future


Institut des Défis

Co-founded in 2020 with Université Paris Cité, the Institut des Défis (The Institute of challenges – IDD) designs new teaching and educational approaches to encourage collective commitment to environmental and societal issues


Student life

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

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Campus durable

The Institute is committed to supporting and promoting awareness and the development of sustainable activities on its campus, as well as caring for the environment and the people who use it



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

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Drivers for Change: Become a Leader of Transformation & Sustainability

Drivers for Change is a continuous learning programme for executives created by the Learning Planet Institute, ranging from short-term certification to professional Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

Interdisciplinary, international and intergenerational, the Drivers for Change programme provides the necessary tools to navigate in a new and changing societal context.

Drivers for Change is designed for high performers wanting to empower the resilience of their career, their organization or their team, while respecting and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The programme is developed by a team of researchers, instructional designers and entrepreneurs, and based on a research-led approach to learning.

At the Learning Planet Institute, we believe that lifelong learning, collective intelligence, and co-construction of new knowledge is essential for addressing the challenges of the 21st-century.

Our executive programmes

Drivers For Change - Summer School: Ignition

Engage in systemic change!

Join our inaugural Drivers for Change summer school this June: a 5-day initiation programme which serves as a unique accelerator for understanding wicked problems, engaging in the science-based fundamentals of sustainability, and learning to navigate uncharted waters.

Drivers For Change - Leading at the Edge: Navigating Uncharted Waters

A place-based catalyst programme for leaders

In partnership with Weave

Leading at the Edge is a place-based short term-high impact programme combining practices from the arts, business, philosophy, ecology and climate science.

At the crossroads of Europe, our hypercentral location in Paris will serve as the classroom: from an examination of the local policy power plays at work in the Marais to Socratic moments of reflexive flânerie, you will challenge the urbanscape as a way of reframing and recontextualising received knowledge.

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 innovations in pedagogical support to accompany 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.

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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.

HOP! – Hashtag Objectif Pro

HOP! or Hashtag Objectif Pro, is an agile, innovative and collective project, designed as “action research”, dedicated to people with few or no qualifications who are far from employment – and more particularly women and young people aged between 18 and 30 – in order to support them, via integrated and personalised pathways, towards a return to employment or business creation.

The aim is to reveal, enhance and develop each person’s skills, so that everyone has the opportunity to find and build a career path.

On the programme: individual and group support, educational workshops, civic involvement, work experience (in companies, culture and the great outdoors), etc.

Developed with companies and socio-economic players, putting people into action is at the heart of the HOP! project.

HOP! is deployed in the priority urban neighbourhoods of the 3 largest French cities: Île de France, Metropole of Lyon, Aix/Marseille).

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HOP! is conducted in partnership with

HOP! is supported by

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Faire & Play

Faire & Play (Do & Play) is a project dedicated to the residents of priority urban neighbourhoods – city of Paris (13th, 14th and 15th arrondissements) and the Hauts-de-Seine department (cities of Asnières, Gennevilliers and Colombes) – which offers young people who have been excluded from the labour market an intensive remobilisation programme and personalised local support with a view to their long-term integration.

The project is based on the principles of fun and symbolic rewards, the creation of challenges and the development of a sense of belonging and empowerment.

The aim is to reach out to young people aged between 16 and 25 – in person and via social networks – to offer them a range of activities tailored to their needs and desires (e-sport challenges, rap, dance, crafts, etc.).

These activities will then be replicated by the young people themselves: their participation in the organisation of these events will help them to develop the skills they need.

The programme combines group activities with individual support. In addition, the programme provides opportunities for young people to work on their own personal development and career orientation, and to match their demonstrated skills with the needs of companies.

Faire & Play is conducted in consortium with

Faire & Play is supported by

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RTR – Réalise tes Rêves

RTR – Réalise Tes Rêves (Realise Your Dreams) targets people who are far from employment, with a particular focus on women and young people aged 18 to 30, in Île de France region (13th arrondissement of Paris and the city of Sarcelles, Val d’Oise département), Hauts de France region, city of Mulhouse and Réunion island).

Via an employment pathway or an entrepreneurship pathway, this project enables the people supported to build a career plan that makes sense for them and gives them the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Thanks to flexible pathways and individual, personalised support, each person can realise their project towards entrepreneurship or employment and make it sustainable by connecting it to themselves and their region.

RTR contributes to an inclusive society that respects the environment; to transforming the economic system; to imagining the professions and skills of tomorrow; to promoting social justice.

RTR is being run in consortium with

RTR is supported by

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