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UoN Partners with Kuehne Foundation

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Mr. Karl Gernandt Vice Chairman, Kuehne Foundation, with College Principal, Prof. Enos Njeru at college of Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Nairobi has entered into partnership with Kuehne Foundation.

A formal Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Nairobi and Kuehne Foundation was signed today in a meeting chaired by Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Enos Njeru who at the same time was representing Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi.

The Kuehne Foundation, founded in Switzerland in 1976, is renowned for its initiatives to promote academic teaching, further education, training and research in the fields of logistics and transport.

Speaking during the meeting, Prof. Njeru said the University of Nairobi is currently more engaged in international linkages and partnerships in order to enrich student and staff experiences.

Mr. Karl Gernandt Vice Chairman, Kuehne Foundation noted that Kuehne Foundation was dedicated to supporting higher education institutions run high quality programs in the field of supply chain and logistics.

Dean School of Business, Prof. James Njihia said; “When we started teaching supply chain and operations management 10 years ago, we didn’t know it will completely transform the school of business- this can be attributed to the fact that purchasing and supply chain as a profession has become very important in both the national and international economy.”

Lauding the partnership between the two institutions, Prof William Ogara, Director Center for International Programs and Links observed that the University of Nairobi was focused on 20% internationalization of its academic programs. 

Accompanying Kuehne Foundation Vice Chairman Mr. Karl Gernandt were Mr Christian Derthold, Mr Aude Koweide and Mr. Cormai O Sullivan.  Chair of Department Management Science, Dr. Kate Litondo was also in attendance.