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Advertisement for DAAD In-Country/In-Region Programme Scholarships for University of Nairobi


DAAD will be offering the University of Nairobi upto Seven (7) Masters Scholarships and upto Seven (7) Ph.D Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year, eligible in the following Schools/Centres.

  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Economics
  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP)

Eligible applicants must have completed their last university degree less than 6 years ago at the time of application.  The applicants will start their studies in September 2016 in the following programmes:-

  1. School of Physical Sciences
  • Master of Science in Geology
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Industrial Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Meteorology
  • Master of Science in Aviation Meteorology
  • Master of Science in Climate Change
  • Master of Science in Physics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Meteorology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geology

C4DLab announces a learning-by-doing program to create innovations

C4DLab, the University of Nairobi Innovation Hub has started a training program to help people create innovations in partnership with UNICEF and INTEL.
A leading practitioner of Design Thinking defines this as a human-centered approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.
Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

Library Short Courses: February 2016

The Library Department in collaboration with UNES Consultancy will be running the following short course;
DATE:  24th – 26th February 2016
VENUE:  University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library.
TIME:  9.00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
COST: Ksh. 30,000.
OBJECTIVE: Effective management and utilization of electronic resources in academic organizations.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Information professionals responsible for managing promotion, access and utilization of electronic resources.
AMENITIES: The course will provide venue, tea, lunch and training materials. Participants will be required to organize for their own transport to and from the venue as well as accommodation.