Bernard Bigot, President of the Foundation for the Université de Lyon, has passed

On The May 16, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we learned of the demise of Bernard Bigot, President of the Foundation for the Université de Lyon, on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

A University Professor, Managing Director of the ITER international project, former General Administrator of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA – Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies), former President of the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Lyon, Bernard Bigot chaired the Foundation for the Université de Lyon since 2015.

A great servant of the State and visionary scientist, very invested in the collective, the demise of Bernard Bigot leaves our community an orphan. He will indeed have worked for more than seven years with integrity, humanity and this great energy of work which characterized him among others, to affirm the role of the FpUL in the service of its territory and its actors, in particular in the dialogue between the economic, institutional and academic worlds, but also to contribute to the influence of the Lyon Saint-Étienne site as a whole.

The Université de Lyon sends its most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. 


Read the press release by the Foundation for theUniversité de Lyon (FR)

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