Richard Descoings

Richard Descoings (June 23, 1958 – April 3, 2012 ) was a French civil servant.wikipedia
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Sciences Po

Institut d'Études Politiques de ParisParis Institute of Political StudiesÉcole Libre des Sciences Politiques
He was serving as the Director of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (French: Institut d'études politiques de Paris or Sciences Po Paris), and as such as the Chief Administrator of the National Foundation of Political Science (Fondation nationale des sciences politiques, FNSP). Descoings was born in Paris, where he graduated from the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in 1980, and subsequently studied at the École nationale d'administration from 1983 to 1985.
Sciences Po underwent various reforms under the directorship of Richard Descoings (1997–2012).

France

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Richard Descoings (June 23, 1958 – April 3, 2012 ) was a French civil servant. For his service to the French Republic, Descoings was awarded Knight of the Order of Merit and Knight of the Order of Academic Palms.

French Civil Service

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Richard Descoings (June 23, 1958 – April 3, 2012 ) was a French civil servant.

Conseil d'État (France)

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Descoings was also a senior member of the Conseil d'État.

École nationale d'administration

ÉNAENAEcole Nationale d'Administration
Descoings was born in Paris, where he graduated from the Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in 1980, and subsequently studied at the École nationale d'administration from 1983 to 1985.

Conseiller d'État (France)

conseiller d'ÉtatCouncillor of StateConseiller d'Etat
In 1989 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, and remained in that post until 1991 when he was appointed Counsel (conseiller d'État) of the Conseil d'État.

Education in France

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From 1991 to 1993, he was successively technical advisor to the cabinet of the Minister for the Budget, with particular responsibility for monitoring the national education and higher education budget, and then special advisor to the Minister of National Education with responsibility for budgetary issues.

Ministry of National Education (France)

Minister of National EducationMinistry of National EducationFrench Ministry of Education
From 1991 to 1993, he was successively technical advisor to the cabinet of the Minister for the Budget, with particular responsibility for monitoring the national education and higher education budget, and then special advisor to the Minister of National Education with responsibility for budgetary issues.

Ordre national du Mérite

National Order of MeritNational Order of Merit (France)French National Order of Merit
For his service to the French Republic, Descoings was awarded Knight of the Order of Merit and Knight of the Order of Academic Palms.

Ordre des Palmes académiques

Palmes AcadémiquesOrder of Academic PalmsOfficier d'Académie
For his service to the French Republic, Descoings was awarded Knight of the Order of Merit and Knight of the Order of Academic Palms.

Brazil

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He was also awarded Commander of the Brazilian Order of Rio Branco and an honorary doctorates from Waseda University, Japan.

Order of Rio Branco

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He was also awarded Commander of the Brazilian Order of Rio Branco and an honorary doctorates from Waseda University, Japan.

Waseda University

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He was also awarded Commander of the Brazilian Order of Rio Branco and an honorary doctorates from Waseda University, Japan.

Japan

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He was also awarded Commander of the Brazilian Order of Rio Branco and an honorary doctorates from Waseda University, Japan.

Pernes-les-Fontaines

PernesPernes-les-Fontaines, France
He is buried at the cemetery of Pernes-les-Fontaines in southeastern France.

Dominique Reynié

Close advisor to Richard Descoings (director of Sciences Po between 1996 and 2012), Reynié suggested in 1998 that Descoings set up a form of positive discrimination in the Sciences Po entrance examination.

Paris School of International Affairs

Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)school of international affairs of ''Sciences poSciences Po's Paris School of International Affairs (Paris)
The Paris School of International Affairs was established in 2010 in the context of the previous Sciences Po Director Richard Descoings' reforms to expand and internationalize Sciences Po and to diversify its student body.