UCAD, in Dakar, Senegal was founded as a school of medicine in 1918 and in 1957 was established as a university. It is the oldest university in francophone Africa. It has an enrollment of 60,000 students and supports faculty in law and politics, the natural sciences and technology, medicine and pharmacy, the humanities, education, and economics and management. Training in such diverse fields as journalism, engineering, public health, and the environment is offered in various schools under the UCAD umbrella. UCAD also houses several important institutes, including IFAN (Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire), the African Institute of Basic Research.