Why choose us?
Since 1959, the African continent has been a focus of research for the University of Bordeaux. Over the years, a number of research centres, graduate and doctoral diplomas as well as leading research initiatives have been developed, in collaboration with exceptional research teams, including those within the fields of public health and epidemiology (Bordeaux Population Health – GHiGS team / Inserm U1219; Bordeaux School of Public Health / ISPED), economics (Bordeaux School of Economics), political sciences, geography and anthropology (Les Afriques dans le Monde - LAM / Sciences Po Bordeaux). Strong partnerships also exist with a number of African universities and research institutions.
Building on this unique association of academic and scientific facilities and collaborations, the launch of the IPORA Major Research Programme - Interdisciplinary Policy-Oriented Research on Africa (Grand Programme de Recherche - GPR) is testimony to the University of Bordeaux’s expertise and ambition in terms of research and action for sustainable African cities.
The IPORA project will develop a policy-oriented, international and interdisciplinary research platform, in partnership with Félix Houphouët-Boigny University (Côte d’Ivoire), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) and the International University of Rabat (Morocco), all specialised in development issues in Africa, in the fields of public health, economics and political science, respectively.
For more information on research at the University of Bordeaux, please consult the dedicated webpage.