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Universcience unveils its new Critical Thinking Barometer

In an era characterised by information overload and misinformation – with fake news, conspiracy theories and false scientific and medical information abounding, not to mention the propensity of the internet to distort information – where do French people stand on the issue of critical thinking, namely the ability to filter and evaluate the reliability of the information available to them, form their own opinions, question their convictions and ultimately exercise independent thought? This is the question that the Critical Thinking Barometer, which Universcience is launching in partnership with France Info and La Croix, has been created to answer.

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Christelle Linck
01 40 05 79 71 / 06 87 27 17 66                                                                                                                                                               

Oriane Zerbib
01 40 05 78 53 / 06 29 78 72 28

Karine Emonet-Villain
karine.emonetvillain(at)                                                                                                                                                   01 40 05 74 67 / 06 11 66 91 05

Universcience chairman and CEO, Bruno Maquart, has been elected President of Escite, the 1st european network of science centres and museums and other science engagement organisations 

Bruno Maquart, chairman and CEO of Universcience, the French public institution comprising two science centers in Paris, Palais de la découverte and Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, was elected President of Ecsite
by the organisation’s Annual General Assembly on 7 May 2021. As a member of Ecsite Board since 2017 and Ecsite Vice-President since 2020, Bruno Maquart succeeds Herbert Münder, Director of Universum® Bremen (Germany), as president for a two-year mandate.


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