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iCWild was conceived following a competitive call by the University of Cape Town’s Research Committee for “new flagship research areas in response to the abundant evidence of great potential at UCT to invigorate interdisciplinary research and to give such scholarship a higher profile”. iCWild was nominated by the Faculty of Science and was subsequently selected by the University Research Committee as one of five new interdisciplinary Institutes at UCT. 

Formally established in July 2016, iCWild seeks co-operative solutions at the interface between disciplines – biologists, sociologists and historians will work with agriculturalists, economists, philosophers, educators and engineers and many other disciplines of new approaches to resolving chronic conflicts between society and wildlife are to be forged. iCWild conforms to UCTs developmental model which seeks to actively grow a new cohort of research leaders in strategically identified areas, aligned to institutional, regional and national priorities.