Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques

Created in 1945, and a national public administrative body since 1987, the Centre international d’études pédagogiques is known both in France and internationally for its expertise, training, French language certifications, evaluation and management of international projects.

An institution of the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, and a partner institution in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the CIEP supports French international cooperation in the areas of education, vocational training and higher education quality. It supports the dissemination of the French language throughout the world using train-the-trainers’ programmes and education framework training, and by issuing recognised and sought-after French diplomas. It contributes to European and international mobility by providing language assistant and teacher exchange programmes, and by issuing comparability statements for foreign qualifications.

It publishes a comparative review of education systems: the Revue internationale d’éducation de Sèvres. As an information and discussion space, it is also the host venue for international seminars and conferences.

To carry out its projects, the CIEP relies on the know-how of a team of 250 people as well as on a network of experts and national and international partners. It has a local centre on Reunion Island.

(c) Virginie Kahn


Pôle Supérieur d’Enseignement Artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt
The PSPBB (Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne- Billancourt) is a higher education institution created with the initiative and support of the City of Paris, the City of Boulogne-Billancourt, the Urban Community Grand Paris Seine Ouest and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. It delivers professional degrees in Music, Drama and Jazz Dance. It builds on the strengths of the Regional Conservatories (CRR) of Paris and Boulogne-Billancourt, the School of Dramatic Art of Paris (ESAD), the Institute of Professional Training Rick Odums, in partnership with the universities of Paris Sorbonne, Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 and Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis.

At a Glance


PSPBB at a glance


  • 400,000 French language qualifications awarded (the DELF, DALF or DILF)
  • 100 centers which have been awarded the 'Qualité français langue étrangère' label in France
  • 1900 French language assistants in 20 partner countries and 4500 foreign language assistants in France
  • 20,000 certificates of recognition from 157 countries




 PSPBB at a glance

  • 300 students
  • 200 teachers
  • 4 national professional diplomas