UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

A world-class university committed to scholarly excellence

University Administration

The Chancellor

The Chancellor for the University of Nairobi is Dr. Vijoo Rattansi (Mrs).

Dr. Rattansi is the Chairperson of Rattansi Educational Trust, Daisy Eye Cancer Fund, Trustee to Michael Blundell Trust among other organizations. Dr. Vijoo has wide experience in institutional development and conflict mediation in institutions; and experience in fundraising and networking.  She also has skills and competencies in corporate governance, strategic planning, gender and development. She is fluent in English, Kiswahili and Italian languages.

She was awarded a honorary doctorate (D.Litt.) by Moi University in recognition of her efforts in promoting higher education in the country.

The Rattansi family has been involved in supporting education in the country since 1956.  Over the last 10 years it has supported higher education to the tune of KES 120 million.  The state recognized her efforts in supporting higher education in the country by awarding her the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) in 2006.

According to The Universities Act 2012, The Chancellor-

  • shall be the titular head of the University and shall, in the name of the University, confer degrees and grant diplomas, certificates and other awards of the University;
  • may from time to time, recommend to the Cabinet Secretary in the case of a public university and the Board of Trustees in the case of a private university, a visitation of the University;
  • may from time to time give advice to the Council which then Chancellor considers necessary for the betterment of the University;
  • shall enjoy powers and privileges and perform such other functions as may be provided in the Charter.

 

The Chancellor's Contacts
Contact Person: Mr. Martin Mativo
Physical Address: Main Campus
Postal Address: P.O Box P.O BOX 30197, 00100, G.P.O
Telephone Number: +254 02 3318262
Fax Number: +254 02 318262
Email: vc@uonbi.ac.ke
The University Council

The University Council:
a. employs staff;
b. approves the statutes of the University and cause them to be published in the Kenya Gazette;
c. approves the policies of the University;
d. approves the budget;
e. in the case of a public University, recommends for appointment of  the Vice-Chancellors and Principals of constituent   colleges through a competitive process; and
f. undertakes other functions set out under the Universities Act 2012 and the Charter.
 
 

The University Council's Contacts:
 
Contact Person: Mr. Peter Muturi - Ag. Registrar, Administration
Physical Address: Main Campus, Administration Block
Postal Address: P.O Box 30197 NAIROBI, 00100, G.P.O
Telephone Number: +254 02 3318262
 

 

 

Chairman of Council

 

The Chairman presides over all the meetings of the Council of the Univeristy of Nairobi.

The Chairman is an ex-officio member of every committe of Council.

 

 

The Vice-Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor for the University of Nairobi is Prof.  Peter M.F. Mbithi,
BVM (Nairobi ) M.Sc.( Nairobi ), (M.Vsc. (Saskatchewan ), P.h.D., ( Nairobi )

The Vice-Chancellor is the academic and administrative head of the University and is responsible to the Council for maintaining and promoting the academic image and maintaining and promoting the efficiency and good order of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor is by virtue of his office a member of every committee appointed by the Council or Senate, unless otherwise expressly provided.

The Vice-Chancellor is also by virtue of being the overall administrative head of the University, the accounting officer of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor is responsible for policy matters, planning, coordination, public relations, fund-raising and general development of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor is also the:-

  • Chairman of Senate
     
  • Chairman of Associate Professorial Appointments Committee
     
  • Chairman of the University Management Board
     
  • Chairman of the Students Welfare Authority

 

Vice Chancellor's Contacts

Contact person: Mr. Martin Mativo
Physical Address: Main Campus
Postal Address: P.O Box P.O BOX 30197, 00100, G.P.O
Telephone Number: +254 02 3318262
Fax Number: +254 02 318262
Email: vc@uonbi.ac.ke

The University Executive Board

The University  Executive Board is responsible for:-

  • The co-ordination of University and College development plans
     
  • The efficient management of University resources, both human and material
     
  • Making proposals to the Council and the Senate on policies that have a University-wide application
     

Membership of University of Nairobi Management Board (UEB):-

 

 

Prof. P.M. F. Mbithi Vice-Chancellor - Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. H. W. Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. I. M. Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) and ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. L. W. Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research Production and Extension)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Prof. Kiama Stephen, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

 

 

 

 

Prof. Peter Ngau, Principal, College of Architecture and Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. B. O. Aduda, Principal, College of Biological and Physical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. I. Jumba, Principal, College of Education and External Studies

 

 

 

 

 

ag. Principal, College of Health Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. E. H. N. Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. P. O. K’Obonyo, Deputy Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. H. Ochanda, Deputy Principal, Kenya Science Campus

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. John Kenduiwo, Managing Director, UNES

Mr. Peter Busienei - Finance Officer

Mr. Peter Muturi - Ag. Registrar, Administration

 

 

 

 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance)

The office holder for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance is Prof. Bernard N.K. Njoroge B.Sc.(Nairobi); M.Sc. (Newcastle Upon Tyne); PhD(Duke), MIEK, R.Eng).

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance) is  the head of the Administration and Finance Divisions of the University. The function of this office include management of personnel matters, finance and assets.
 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance) is also the chairman of:

  • Appointments Committee for non-academic staff within the central administration of the University up to the level of Senior Assistant Registrar and other equivalent non-teaching staff grades

  • Appointments committee of non-teaching staff in the rest of the University of the level of Assistant Registrar and Senior Assistant Registrar and other equivalent non-teaching staff grades

Click here to view the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance) website

 

The DVC (A&F) Contacts:
Physical Address: Main Campus
Postal Address: P.O Box P.O. BOX 30197 NAIROBI, 00100, GPO
Telephone Number: +254 020 318262
Fax Number: +254 020 3318262
Email: dvcaf@uonbi.ac.ke

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

The current office holder  is Prof. H. W. Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, B.Ed (Hons) in Geography, History and Education (UoN), M.A in Archaeology (UoN), C.Phil in Archaeology (UCLA), Ph.D in Archaeology (UCLA).

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)  is the head of the Academic Division.

The functions of this office include:

  • Preparation of Syllabus and Regulations, Admissions, Co-ordination of examinations, and Academic Staff training.
     

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is also the:

  • Chairmanship of Committee - Deans Committee
  • Chairman of Lectureship Appointments Committee
  • Chairman of Senior Lectureship Appointments Committee

 

Click here to view the Academic Division website

 

The DVC (Academics) Contacts:

Contact Person: Joyce Daniel
Physical Address: Main Campus
Postal Address: P.O Box P.O. BOX 30197 NAIROBI, 00100, GPO
Telephone Number: +254 (020) 318262 Ext 28296
Fax Number:+254-020-2214325
Email: dvca@uonbi.ac.ke

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs)

The current office holder forThe Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) is Prof. Isaac Mbeche.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) is appointed by the Council in consultation with the Chancellor from among professors of the University.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) is the Head of the Student Affairs of the University

The function of DVC( SA) are:   

  • Planning, organising and managing the provision of academic and social counselling, career, work study programmes and sports, (both within and outside the University), accommodation, catering, community service, recreation, health, security and other student affairs.
     
  • Developing and implementing programmes (such as leadership training) that support students educational experience and wholesome life.
     
  • Advising and guiding student organisations and mentoring students in their development of leadership, moral reasoning, social intelligence and other skills required in their lives.
     
  • Developing mechanisms to anticipate and promptly, efficiently and effectively respond to student needs.

Click here to view the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs) website

The DVC (Student Affairs) Contacts:

Contact Person: Josephine Wanza Mutunga
Physical Address: Main Campus
Postal Address: P.O Box P.O. BOX 30197 NAIROBI, 00100, GPO
Telephone Number: +254 (020) 3318262 Ext 28714
Direct line: (020) 2320733
Email: dvcsa@uonbi.ac.ke

 

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension)

The current office holder for The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) is Prof. Lucy W. Irungu.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) is appointed by the Council in consultation with the Chancellor from among professors of the University.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) is the head of Research, Production and Extension Division. The function of this office includes:-
 

  • Research infrastructure, development and formulation of appropriate policies
     
  • Research Planning, coordination, administration, logistical support for research at all levels
     
  • Coordinating the sourcing of research funds
     
  • Protection of Intellectual Assets, commercialization, dissemination and publication
     
  • Strategic alliances with Government, industry, local and international research institutes
     
  • Management of Research Libraries and Archives
     
  • Research branding, setting standards, quality assurance/control and capacity building
     
  • Coordination of relevant seminars, consultancies, workshops, conferences and symposia
     
  • Research benchmarking exchange of scholars
     
  • Negotiation and management of Research contracts and consultancies
     
  • Internationalization of the University
     
  • Perform functions pertaining to Research, Production and Extensions

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production and Extension) is also the chairman of the Research and Development Advisory Board which constitutes of the following committees:-

  • Intellectual Property Committee
     
  • Research Grants Committee
     
  • Research Publications Committee
     
  • Science Technology and Innovation Committee
     
  • Research-based Income Generating Committee
     
  • Research Quality Assurance Committee
     
  • CIPL Board

 

Click here to view the Research, Production and Extension

 

Our Contacts

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor ((Research, Production and Extension)

P.O. Box 30197 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 -20- 318262

Fax: +254 -20- 245566

Email: dvcrpe@uonbi.ac.ke

Student Welfare Authority (SWA)

SWA offers comprehensive catering and accommodation services for University of Nairobi Students. It aims at being the first choice for students seeking residential and catering  services by  providing cost effective and excellent quality products for the well-being and the delight of all its customers.

SWA is divided into five major departments as follows:

  • Secretariat
     
  • Catering Department
     
  • Halls Department
     
  • Finance Department
     
  • Security Department
     

The Secretariat
This is the Headquarters where the Director and his chief officers operate in coordinating the operations of SWA.
The Chief Officers are as follows

  • Director
     
  • Deputy Director
     
  • Deputy Finance Officer
     
  • Chief Personnel Officer
     
  • Principal Catering Officer
     
  • Chief Halls Officer
     
  • Customer Relations Officer
     
  • Procurement Officer
     
  • Deputy Chief Security Officer
     
  • Maintenance Superintendent

Each department is an integral part of the entire SWA system which, In proper policy formulation SWA has the following Committee:

  • SWA Board:This is chaired by the Vice Chancellor
     
  • SWA Executive Committee: The Director chairs this Committee with the membership of the Chief officers
     
  • SWA Management Committee
    • This is also chaired by the Director and has a membership of all Chief Officers and all SMU Managers with      one student representative (Secretary, Accommodation, Health and catering)
       

The stakeholders of SWA are the following: -

  • University of Nairobi Management
     
  • Public through the Public Investments Committee
     
  • Students (UON)
     
  • Donor agencies with vested interests
     
  • Parents of students
     

Key Officers:

 
Click here to view SWA website

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES)

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited was established in 1996 as the commercial arm of the University of Nairobi.  It is charged with the responsibility of promoting and coordinating income-generating activities in the University.

The Mandate of UNES, is to, among other things:

  • Harness the resources of the university with a view to enhancing the university’s teaching and research capabilities.
  • Promote, co-ordinate, and provide managerial services for income-generating activities within the university.
  • Undertake consultancy, research, production and other income-generating activities and promote and facilitate such activities undertaken by departments and other units of the university.
  • Provide managerial services for consultancy, research, production and other income-generating activities to the departments, faculties and other units of the university.
  • Register patents of any inventions and innovations in which the company will have made a contribution.

 

Flagship Products and Services

UNES Consultancy Unit

Arziki Restaurants and Conference Center

Financial management business unit

Chiromo Funeral Parlor

Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation

Vet farm

University Library

Haematology Services

University Dental Hospital (Dental Plaza)

Animal Clinic

 

Contacts

The Managing Director
University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Ltd
Kolobot Drive, off Arboretum Drive, off statehouse Road
P. O. Box 68241-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone:          +254-020-2726687/2714240/2731861/2731862
+254-722-205498/733-333549
Fax:                   +254-020-2714048
Email:                  unes@uonbi.ac.ke
 
Legal Office

The University of Nairobi Legal Office, being an integral unit in the day to day running of issues touching and or requiring legal input, has grown in stature in the delivery of timely and competent services to the University Management, Students, Staff, University community and the General Public at large. This has impacted positively in tandem with stipulations recommended by the ISO 9001:2008.

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University of Nairobi Colleges

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

 

College of Architecture and Engineering

College of Architecture and Engineering provides education in disciplines of engineering, art and those concerned with the built environment. Some of the disciplines offered in this college under its various schools and faculties include Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geospatial Engineering, Environmental & Biosystems, Art & Design, Architecture, Real Estate, Planning, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Estate Agency and Property Management.

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College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences is the centre of the University of Nairobi that teaches veterinary medicine and various disciples in agriculture. The undergraduate courses taught in its faculties include Agriculture, Management of Agroecosystems and Environment, Food Science and Technology, Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Range Management, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Education and Extension, Crop Protection, Biomedical Technology, Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Management and Animal Health and Production.

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College of Biological and Physical Sciences

The College of Biological and Physical Sciences provides education in the discipline of Science and Technology. Undegraduate courses taught at its various schools and faculties include Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics Science, Computer Science, Biology, Environmental Conservation and Natural Resource Management, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Meteorology, Microprocessor Technology and Instrumentation, Geology, Environmental Geoscience, Mathematics and Statistics, Astronomy/Astrophysics.

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College of Education and External Studies

The College of Education and External Studies is Nairobi's centre for Teacher Education, Open Learning, Research and Community Service. Undergraduate courses taught at this college include Arts (B.ed), Early Childhood Education, Science (B.ed), ICT (B.ed) among others.

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College of Health Sciences

The undergraduate programmes offered at the College of Health Sciences include MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) for aspiring Doctors, BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) for aspiring Dental Surgeons, BPharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy) for aspiring Pharmacists, BSc. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) for aspiring Graduate Nurses and BSc. (Biochemistry) for aspiring Biochemists. A BSc. degree in Human Anatomy is also offered but no students are admitted directly into this programme. The group admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the catchment for this programme.

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the University of Nairobi's learning centre that teaches disciplines in humanities and social sciences. Some of the major undergraduate disciplines taught at this college include Law, Journalism and Media Studies, Broadcast Production (Radio, TV and Film), Travel and Tourism, Hospitality Management, Commerce (Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Insurance, Human Resource Management, Procurement and Supplies Chain Management, Business Information Systems, Operations Management), Gender and Development Studies, Anthropology, International and Strategic Studies, Economics and Statistics.

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ODel Campus

The Campus was established in 2015 to mainstream the integration of modern technologies into teaching and learning at the University. The main objective of the Campus is to provide enhanced access to quality education and training to students from Kenya and all over the world who meet the minimum admission requirements for specific undergraduate and postgraduate courses through use of modern instructional content delivery techniques supported by skilled personnel. The specific mandate of the Campus is to support, guide, and facilitate learners pursuing courses through the use of open learning, distance learning, e-learning, blended learning, mobile learning and short lifelong courses at the University of Nairobi. 

The ODeL Campus is located at the main campus of the University of Nairobi in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. More information can be obtained from the registrar-odel@uonbi.ac.ke. 

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University of Nairobi Campuses

The University of Nairobi has various Campuses located in different parts of the city and the country. The following are the names of the Campuses:

 

Main Campus

 

The Main Campus which is at the heart of Nairobi City hosts the Colleges of Architecture and Engineering and that of Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

 

 

Chiromo Campus

 

 

The College of Biological and Physical Sciences is located in the serene Chiromo Campus.

 

 

 

Upper Kabete Campus

 

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences is situated at the Upper Kabete Campus.

 

 

 

Lower Kabete Campus

 

This Campus hosts the University of Nairobi’s School of Business.

 

 

 

Kenyatta National Hospital Campus

 

The Kenyatta National Hospital hosts College of Health Sciences. This is a strategic and well-serviced location within the city of Nairobi as the clinical departments are located at the Kenyatta National Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University.

 

 

 

Parklands Campus

 

The School of Law is at the Parklands Campus. The location is ideal for learning as it is quiet and spacious.

 

 

 

 

Kikuyu Campus

 

The College of Education and External Studies is situated in the serene environment of Kikuyu.

In addition, the Department of Extra-Mural Studies has six regional centers with full-time staff, in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru and Nyeri. Other regional centers as well as sub-centers are being created and developed throughout the country.

 

 

Kenya Science Campus

 

Situated on Ngong Road in Nairobi, the Kenya Science Campus caters for students pursuing B.Ed Science. It is the leading centre of excellence in teacher education in science and technology, open learning, research and community service for sustainable development.

 

 

 

 

Kisumu Campus

The Kisumu Campus houses part of the School of Law, School of Business and the College of Education and External Studies.

 

 

 

 

Mombasa Campus

 

 

The Mombasa Campus houses part of the School of Law, School of Business and the College of Education and External Studies.

 

 

 

 

Koitalel Samoei University College

The  Koitalel Samoei University College located in Nandi Hills is a constituent college of the University of Nairobi (UoN). It is the University’s newest addition and is currently under construction.

 

 

 

Graduate School

The Graduate School's Service Charter sets the scope and the standards of service rendered to our postgraduate students, staff and stakeholders. We are committed to the provision of quality service to our clients and stakeholders. We have set our commitments to you and welcome feedback on how to improve our services.

http://graduateschool.uonbi.ac.ke/

 

Intellectual Property Management Office

Pursuant to Section 7 of the University of Nairobi Act (now repealed) the University of Nairobi formulated its IP Policy to guide its management, employees, students and associates concerning the development, ownership, management and marketing of intellectual property.

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Quality Assurance

The activities that provide Quality Assurance in the University of Nairobi are as old as the University itself. Universities globally, by their nature, have always had autonomy over quality standards. Like most other universities, The University of Nairobi has had team structures prescribed in its operating statute that carried out activities with intended outcomes of providing quality assurance for its programmes and setting the quality standards. The team structures that carried out these quality activities include the Senate, Deans Committee, Board of Postgraduate Studies, College Academic Boards, Faculty Boards, and other academic sub-committees.

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