The  Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência  (IGC) and the Katyavala Bwila University (UKB) in Benguela, Angola, have established a partnership for the implementation and testing of the pilot project “Lab in a Box – Angola” in primary schools in the province of Benguela. This partnership was made official by the director of the IGC, Doctor Mónica Bettencourt-Dias, and by the Magnificent UKB Rector Professor Albano Ferreira, and is to take effect under the IGC and Merck Family Foundation partnership, with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Angola.

The project, which will run for 2 years from January 2020, seeks to facilitate experimental science teaching, offer training to teachers and help establish a culture of critical thinking and scientific spirit.