Mpala Research Centre
The Mpala Research Centre (MRC) is a multidisciplinary field-research station located in Kenya's Laikipia County that provides scholars unparalleled opportunities to conduct research on conservation, sustainable human-wildlife co-existence and semi-arid ecosystems in Africa and, increasingly, on climate change, the environment and public health. Mpala has served as a vital research site for Princeton faculty and scholars from other universities for decades. It is also an important site for undergraduate educational experiences (field research for junior and senior theses and study abroad), providing transformational research, curricular experiential learning and service experiences for students. Princeton University serves as the managing partner for the Mpala Research Centre (MRC), in a consortium with the Smithsonian Institute, Kenya Wildlife Service, and the National Museums of Kenya.