President Rafael Correa of the Republic of Ecuador and a delegation of ministers spent Tuesday touring each of the 16 university and corporate research programs at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis. President Correa and his delegation of over 60 Ecuadorian government officials met with David H. Murdock, founder of the NCRC and toured on campus, and the campus’ lead scientists.
President Correa is looking at the research, scientific instrumentation and collaborative environment of the NCRC as a model to implement in the development of Yachay, a planned city of science and technology being built in Ecuador’s northern province of Imbabura.
“Amazing! Outstanding!” said President Correa. “A learning experience for us. We are building in our country a planned city of knowledge, (and) we want to learn from your experience. This (Yachay) is the biggest project in Ecuadorian history. We are (changing) from a traditional to a knowledge-based economy.”
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web site for the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC
The PHHI focuses on nutrition, agriculture and health.