PARIS: Communications agency Crayon Noir has won a competitive
pitch to establish and implement the first stages of an external and
internal communications programme for the University of Paris’ Jussieu
The campus, built in the 1960s and 1970s, is about to embark on an
extensive five-year construction programme to remove asbestos from all
Crayon Noir’s brief is to inform its 40,000 students and 10,000
employees, as well as the media and other external bodies, about the
The agency, appointed last month on a contract which runs until this
autumn, has set up a press office on the Jussieu site, manned by
consultant Marianne Brengou.
A final ban on asbestos was ruled by French law last December after a
phasing-in period of several years. Following this ban, the French
ministry of education ordered the five-year building programme for
Jussieu’s central Paris campus.