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The Institut de France viewed from the pont des Arts
|Formation||October 25, 1795|
|Xavier Barcos (2017– )|
The Institut de France (French pronunciation: [ɛ̃stity də fʁɑ̃s], Institute of France) is a French learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is the Académie française.
The Institute, located in Paris, manages approximately 1,000 foundations, as well as museums and châteaux open for visit. It also awards prizes and subsidies, which amounted to a total of over €5 million for 2002. Most of these prizes are awarded by the Institute on the recommendation of the académies.
The Institut de France was established on 25 October 1795, by the French government.
In 2017, Xavier Darcos was named the Institut de France's chancellor.
The Lebanese Academy of Sciences, known officially by its French name "Académie des Sciences du Liban" (ASL), is broadly fashioned after the French Academy of Sciences, with which it continues to develop joint programs.