An International Research and Training Center (IRTC) for scholars doing research in Africa has been established in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Sleeping accommodations, workspace, and logistical support are available at the facility which is operated by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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UCLA is creating the first permanent international research and training center(IRTC) in the Congo Basin, offering a coordinated response to five pressing, interconnected problems:
The IRTC will be a “game-changer” for human health, the environment, higher education, and development in Central Africa.
Why a research center?
Why the Congo Basin?
Why have others failed?
UCLA’s leadership role
By leveraging the resources of the largest university system in the world, the University of California, the IRTC will introduce to the region a critical mass of scientists and policy experts with significant expertise and experience. The IRTC will capitalize on decades of extensive research and training in collaboration with UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Global Bio Lab, Center for Tropical Research, School of Public Health, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, James S. Coleman African Studies Center, and many other departments.
No other university system or non-governmental organization has such a well-established track record in Central Africa or such a great capacity for long-term collaborative research and training in health, environmental, and social sciences.