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la recherche à l'université de Guyane

A research organised around 4 major cross-cutting themes

Research conducted at the University of Guyana is structured around four major founding themes:

  • The dynamics of biodiversity in Amazonia and the development of natural resources (from genes to ecosystems, in particular the biodiversity of forest, agronomic, marine, coastal and river ecosystems);
  • Health and health ecology in tropical environments
  • The dynamics of Amazonian societies in their environments and the sustainable management of Amazonian territories;
  • Innovative technologies in the Amazon environment and bio-inspired technologies;

Active partnerships with research organisations and on the international stage

These thematic research orientations are practised in the host teams (EA) of the University of Guyana, in the Joint Research Units (UMR) co-constructed between the institution and research organisations. Student interns and doctoral students carry out their research at the University and in organisations such as AgroParisTech, CIRAD, CNRS, Institut Pasteur and IRD, which are associated with the University.

The university's research laboratories have also forged links with other foreign laboratories (Brazil, Surinam, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, etc.) working on the same scientific subjects.

High-level technology platforms

The University's research activity benefits from high-level technological platforms that enable a large proportion of experiments and analyses to be carried out in French Guyana. Research organisations have also been able to acquire and develop platforms that are open to university staff under certain conditions. Similarly, the regional operator Guyane Développement Innovation offers equipment that is accessible to the University's laboratories. Pooling this equipment across the region is an essential objective if research projects are to flourish.

A doctoral school on "health, diversity and development in Amazonia" to support doctoral students in their career plans

The "Health, Diversity and Development in Amazonia" doctoral school has 50 doctoral students and 41 HDRs (Habilitations to direct research). Its mission is to ensure that PhDs are properly supervised and to offer, in addition to the research carried out in the laboratories, a training programme that is both disciplinary and methodological, as well as training in the use of one or more modern languages that are useful when conducting research at an international level. It also emphasises support for doctoral students as part of their career plans (coaching sessions, communication techniques, help with setting up a business, etc.).

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