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Volume 40, Issue 3

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Chemistry in Senegal: Between Skepticism and Hope

Modou Fall / Serigne Amadou Ndiaye / Mayoro Diop
Published Online: 2018-08-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0307

Abstract

In Senegal, the education and university system is characterized by the dominance of arts and humanities over science and technology. The practice of chemistry is relatively important regionally in universities (for both education and research), as well as in the industries—although with a strong contrast between these two areas. Will the dynamism of chemical associations and the recent discovery of gas and oil enable a change in the chemical sector in Senegal? Senegal is a country in West Africa with 15.3 million inhabitants where the practice of chemistry is quite established. In this article, we present the current state of chemical education, research, and industry, without forgetting, of course, the chemical associations that have become increasingly active in recent years.

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Modou Fall

Modou Fall < > is Professor at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal and Secretary General of the Senegalese Committee for Chemistry.

Serigne Amadou Ndiaye

Serigne Amadou Ndiaye < > is Professor at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal, and President of the Senegalese Committee for Chemistry.

Mayoro Diop

Mayoro Diop < > is Associate Professor at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal and President of the Environment Commission of the Senegalese Committee for Chemistry.


Published Online: 2018-08-06

Published in Print: 2018-07-01


This article was originally published in L'actualité chimique n°412 (November 2016) [1]. It is translated and updated here.


Citation Information: Chemistry International, Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages 18–26, ISSN (Online) 1365-2192, ISSN (Print) 0193-6484, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0307.

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