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As a result of rapid expansion and complexities in administration, the university has a decentralized administration composed of six campus colleges headed by principals.

 

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Commencement Dates– 2015/2016 Academic Year

1. COMMENCEMENT DATES – 2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR
The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all first year (2014 K.C.S.E.) students (fresher) that the commencement date for the 2015/2016 academic year is 14th September, 2015.
2.    TUITION FEES
(i)    ALL STUDENTS except Diploma students, shall each pay tuition Fees of Kshs. 16,000/= per year, before or on the registration day, made up as follows:
(a)    Kshs. 8,000/- Direct Charge for which needy students may apply for Bursary from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
(b)    Kshs. 8,000/- for which one may pay direct or apply for a loan from HELB.
(ii)    Diploma students shall pay Kshs. 86,000/- plus all other additional related expenses payable by the first years.
3.    OTHER ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPENSES
    FIRST YEARS (FRESHERS)
    Computer Laboratory fees         -    3000/- p.a.
    Caution Money                           -    2000/- (once)
    Examination fees                       -    3000/- p.a.
    Medical fees                               -    2000/- p.a.
    Activity fees                                -   1000/- p.a.
    Registration fees                         -   500/-  p.a.
    ID Card                                       -    500/- p.a.
   Students Union Subscription         -   500/-
                                                               12,500/-

University of Nairobi Shines in Global Research Citation Ranking

The University of Nairobi has emerged top five in the African Universities and Higher institutions Ranking 2015.

The ranking conducted by JournalsConsortium placed the University of Nairobi at an outstanding position four in Africa. The top position was taken by the University of Cape Town while the second and third positions were taken by Cairo University and the University of Pretoria respectively.

The ranking by JournalsConsortium was based on research publications and citations from the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet.  The University of Nairobi garnered an impact score of 38.8 on research publications and citations, 4.01 on Internet/Web presence and a total influence factor of 42.81.

In East Africa, Makerere University emerged position 11 while locally, Kenyatta University and Moi University were ranked at positions 28 and 47 respectively.

See related article at ranking.journalsconsortium.org

Invitation to a public defence of Hon. Justice (Prof.) J.B. Ojwang’s LL.D Thesis

On behalf of the University of Nairobi Senate, I cordially invite you to attend the public defence of Hon. Justice (Prof) J.B. Ojwang’s LL.D thesis with the title “The Unity of the Constitution and the Common Law”.
 
The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Ojwang’ in Taifa Hall Main Campus on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 2.30 p.m.
 
Guests are requested to be seated by 2.00 p.m. We look forward to your presence.
Yours faithfully
 
 
PETER M. F. MBITHI, PhD, EBS
VICE-CHANCELLOR
AND
PROFESSOR OF VETERINARY SURGERY
 

CALL FOR STARTUP - Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA)

During the Nairobi Innovation Week, the Chancellor of the University of Nairobi launched Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA), a program that will enable C4DLab, the innovation lab of the University to incubate and accelerate startups and facilitate commercialization of innovations.
 
Though C4DLab has been incubating startups for a while now, we officially invite the first cohort of startups to submit their applications under the umbrella of AfTIA. Applicants  with prototypes in any of the following domains are welcome to submit for consideration:
 
 
Though C4DLab has been incubating startups for a while now, we officially invite the first cohort of startups to submit their applications under the umbrella of AfTIA. Applicants  with prototypes in any of the following domains are welcome to submit for consideration:
  1. Technology in Finance (FinTech)
  2. Technology in Agriculture (AgriTech)
  3. Technology in Education (EdTech)
  4. Technology in Governance (GovTech)
  5. Technology in Health (HealthTech)
The criteria for consideration and admission:
  1. Innovation by all staff and students of the University of Nairobi as well as external applicants, are eligible. 
  2. The applicant must have registered their innovation with relevant regulatory agencies. 
  3. The innovation must not be incubated in another incubator at the same time. 
  4. The applicant must provide proof of ownership of the innovation. 
  5. Innovation must be original and authentic. 
  6. Innovation must have a demonstrated potential for commercialization. 
  7. Innovation must be relevant to Kenya’s development agenda.