Central African Republic - Science and technology



Among the research institutes in the Central African Republic are a study center on animal sleeping sickness in Bouar, and an agricultural institute in M'Baiki. The National Institute of Textile Research and Food Crops is in Bambari. The Pasteur Institute in Bangui conducts research on various diseases. French institutes include the Institute of Scientific Research for Cooperative Development, at Bangui, and the experimental station of Maboké, in M'Baiki, under the direction of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. The University of Bangui has faculties of science and technology, health science, a polytechnic institute, and a research institute for mathematics teaching. The Central School of Agriculture is located in Boukoko, and the Territorial School of Agriculture is in Grimari. In 1987–97, 32 technicians and 56 scientists and engineers per million people were engaged in research and development. Also, in 1987–97, science and engineering students accounted for 30% of college and university enrollments.

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