Burundi - Science and technology

Technical aid is supplied by many donors, including the EEC, IBRD, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), the US, Switzerland, and China. The National Center of Hydrometeorology, the Ministry of Geology and Mines, the Institute of Agronomical Sciences of Burundi (founded in 1960), and a medical laboratory devoted to nutritional studies are located in Bujumbura. The University of Burundi, in Bujumbura, has faculties of sciences, medicine, psychology and education, agriculture, and applied sciences. In 1987–97, science and engineering students accounted for 18% of college and university enrollments. The Higher Institute of Agriculture is in Gitega. In 1987–97, total expenditures for research and development totaled 0.3% of GNP; 32 technicians and 33 scientists and engineers per million people were engaged in research and development.

The Living Museum of Bujumbura has a reptile house, an aquarium, an aviary, a fishing museum, a botanical garden, and a herpetology center.

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