The UNU Biotechnology Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNU-BIOLAC) was officially established in 1988 by an agreement between the Venezuelan Government and the United Nations University. Its creation was an initial step towards the establishment of an institute dedicated to the development of biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean, with headquarters in Venezuela.
UNU-BIOLAC undertakes training and research at the intersection of science, technology, and society to envision how modern biotechnology can encourage social and economic development.
The programme’s aim is to prepare and qualify professionals through higher education. Activities are organized and executed in collaboration with scientific institutions and an international network of highly qualified academics and researchers that are experts in biotechnology.
United Nations University
Biotechnology Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean
María del Valle Bello.
Carretera Nacional Hoyo de la Puerta. Instituto de Estudios Avanzados IDEA.
Caracas, Estado Miranda, 1080.
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