University of Oregon

In light of unfortunate events in Gabon surrounding the August 27th national elections, the Gabon Oregon Center (GOC) has suspended operations. At this time, we are no longer accepting proposals for joint research projects. We look forward to resuming, in a new form, our efforts to support transnational collaborative research on sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa.  


Current applicants for and beneficiaries of GOC research grants and other support should discuss their specific situations with GOC Executive Director Eric Benjaminson. 


Among the top priorities of the Gabonese Government is English language learning in the country. The Center has partnered with the renowned UO-based American English Institute (AEI) to... Continue Reading



The Gabon-Oregon Center supports research on important biological processes that can impact understanding of climate change and overall sustainability. We support teams launching unique... Continue Reading



The Gabon-Oregon Center promotes research, education and partnerships to address urgent public health concerns. We work with faculty and scientists from both Gabon and Oregon's top... Continue Reading



From ecosystem health to the protection of wildlife, the Gabon-Oregon Center supports a wide range of projects with the goal of fulfilling its mission to conserve and protect the... Continue Reading



Under the auspices of our flagship program, the GOC Urban Sustainability Program, we have launched a number of exciting research partnerships and collaborative work aimed at addressing... Continue Reading



The country of Gabon and the state of Oregon are ideal partners in the field of forestry research. Both are home to large, wild tracts of forest land; approximately 85% of Gabon's... Continue Reading

Take Action

Site Navigation