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Bruno Maquart appointed as President of Universcience

Bruno Maquart, Universcience President © Ph Levy_EPPDCSI

Proposed by the board of Universcience, Bruno Maquart was appointed president by the French Council of ministers on Wednesday June 24th 2015. He succeeds Claudie Haigneré in a presidential term that will last 5 years.

An agricultural engineer graduate of the National Agronomic Institute Paris-Grignon, a former student of the Ecole nationale d'administration and general inspector of social affairs, Bruno Maquart was chief of staff to Marisol Touraine Minister of social affairs, of health and of women's rights.

General Director of the Centre Pompidou from 2001 to 2007, he was then until 2010 the General Director of the France-Muséums Agency, responsible for the Louvre Abu Dhabi.


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Universcience is one of the most popular cultural institution in Paris and one of the major science centre in Europe, with more than two million visitors per year. Universcience bring together two cultural venues and an online media: the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, the Palais de la découverte and leblob.fr