University of Oregon Teams Up With West African Nation of Gabon

The University of Oregon has entered into a research and training partnership with the West African nation of Gabon. The agreement calls for the establishment of the Gabon-Oregon Transnational Research Center on Environment and Development, which will have offices in Eugene, Oregon, and Libreville, the capital of Gabon.

The University of Oregon will help Gabon convert to an oil-based economy to one based on eco-tourism, natural resource management, with a significant investment in education.