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There are 45 images in this galleryThu, 2015-10-15 12:32
The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Nation Media Group (NMG) have entered into discussions on strengthening the existing partnership. Some of the proposed areas of collaboration touched on profiling UON in its internationalization agenda, collaborations with the Schools of Business and Journalism and promotion of UoN’s research and innovation breakthroughs on various NMG’s platforms.
In a meeting between the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi and Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Joe Muganda, it was discussed and agreed that the two institutions will implement the proposed collaboration areas. This will enable the commercial and the editorial arm of NMG to promote the UON brand locally and internationally.
There are 1211 images in this galleryFri, 2015-10-16 10:00
Once again, the University of Nairobi (UoN) has recorded excellent performance at the 2015 Nairobi International Trade Fair by taking the top positions in the various categories.
UoN scooped first position in the best institution of higher learning in developing and advancing technology and the best engineering based institution of higher learning. The University was ranked position two in the best university stand, best stand embracing information technology and communication systems and the best stand demonstrating the application of environmental quality standards. UoN was also ranked third best stand in research development. in addition, the University has won prizes in the farm and animal produce categories.
There are 82 images in this galleryThu, 2015-10-15 12:24
The University of Nairobi (UoN) has established the Centre for Pedagogy and Andragogy (CEPA) and the African Dryland Institute for Sustainability (ADIS).
CEPA will train the academic staff on the development of academic programmes and establish sustained faculty training on pedagogy and andragogy. The training will address sensitive issues in teaching and research. CEPA will be based at the College of Education and External Studies.
There are 150 images in this galleryThu, 2015-10-15 12:17
The University of Nairobi hosted the Ambassador of France to Kenya, H.E. Remi Marechaux for a public lecture on September 25, 2015. The Ambassador made a presentation entitled “Kenya and France: Two Strategic Partners for the Future.”
Amb. Marechaux gave a detailed presentation on the relationship between Kenya and France noting that the two countries share common interests. He divided that French government’s interests in Kenya into three categories- security, economic growth and management of global challenges. On matters security, the Ambassador said that a state insecurity upsets many sectors on a growing economy. He revealed that France is at the forefront in trying to restore peace and security in countries such as Somalia and South Sudan.
There are 301 images in this galleryThu, 2015-10-15 12:04
Rehearsals for the 53rd Graduation Ceremony
There are 80 images in this galleryThu, 2015-10-15 12:56
The University of Nairobi and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will promote international relations and diplomacy in Africa and the world.
The two will establish relations in training, research, consultancy and fellowships in the areas of diplomacy, international relations, peace, national cohesion and integration. The partnership will also see to the establishment of the Center for Diaspora Studies and Engagement that will research and analyze emerging issues in the international economic, political, social and trade environment and their impact on Kenya’s foreign policy.
There are 367 images in this galleryThu, 2015-10-15 11:14
5,301 graduands have been conferred and awarded with degrees and diplomas at the University of Nairobi’s 53rd graduation ceremony by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi. During the ceremony, a Hon. Justice (Prof.) Jackton B. Ojwang, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree (LLD). The graduation featured graduands from the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Architecture and Engineering, Biological and Physical Sciences and Education and External Studies.
There are 100 images in this galleryTue, 2015-08-11 10:22
Photos from the Nairobi Innovation Week day two at the Chancellor's Court. Activities of the day were panel discussions on innovation, poster and paper presentations and exhibitions of innovations by various organizations and individuals.
There are 320 images in this galleryMon, 2015-08-10 17:07
There was pomp and colour as the first Nairobi Innovation Week officially kicked off today, August 5, 2015.
The 3-day event at the Chancellor’s Court is characterized by, among other activities, plenary sessions, paper and case study presentations, roundtable discussions as well as exhibitions of innovations and inventions by various players in the Kenyan economy.
The first ever in the history of the University of Nairobi, the Innovation Week will be an annual event characterized by, among other activities, plenary sessions, paper and case study presentations, roundtable discussions as well as exhibitions of innovations and inventions by various players in the Kenyan economy. The Innovation Week has brought together stakeholders from government, the private sector and individual innovators.
There are 93 images in this galleryMon, 2015-08-10 14:41
Mr. Saul Singer, American-Israeli journalist and co-author of the bestselling book Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel 's Economic Miracle, was the keynote speaker during the pre-event Nairobi Innovation Week workshop held in Nairobi Serena Hotel today, August 4, 2015.
Mr. Singer urged Kenyan innovators to work together with other countries even as they work to put Kenyan on the global map of innovation. This has been the case between Israel and the United States of America who have worked together on very many innovations. He was speaking at the Innovation Workshop at Serena Hotel, today, August 4, 2015.
There are 68 images in this galleryMon, 2015-08-10 14:35
Mr. Langdon Morris, the Founder, InnovationLabs LLC, has challenged universities to champion innovations in Kenya. Morris urged innovators to take their products to the market and innovate and prosper. Morris was giving the key note presentation at the pre-event Nairobi Innovation Week workshop, held on August 3, 2015 at the Serena Hotel.
Morris noted that technology is changing how we do things. Technology has made changes in the health sector, agricultural sector, energy sector and our cultural systems as well. He urged the business community to be innovative in order to remain competitive and relevant saying that only the most innovative company will survive.
There are 397 images in this galleryThu, 2015-07-16 12:55
H.E. Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, has challenged universities to be frontiers in building different strategies for a better future.
While delivering a public lecture at the University of Nairobi, the Premier, called on students and academia to use their intelligence to create new approaches and ideas on ways to deal with the issues affecting society.
There are 48 images in this galleryThu, 2015-07-16 13:04
The Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, Dr. Fred Matiang’i has confirmed his participation at the Nairobi Innovation Week.
Dr. Matiang’i is among the key speakers scheduled to make presentations at the inaugural event. The Cabinet Secretary was speaking when he paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi at the University of Nairobi.
There are 104 images in this galleryThu, 2015-07-16 13:15
The University of Nairobi management and students held consultative discussions on matters security.
The discussions come in the wake of rising insecurity incidences in the country and the university as well.
During the discussions, the University management presented a comprehensive and integrated work plan that will address students’ security and safety while on campus. Recommendations on how to address some of the pressing issues were made. Among the issues addressed include hooliganism, SONU electioneering process, student disciplinary process, rules and regulations governing accommodation in the halls of residence, student mentorship and security.
There are 51 images in this galleryThu, 2015-07-16 13:54
The University of Nairobi (UoN) will work with the Nairobi County Government in submitting an application for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.
The University through the Department of Urban Research Innovations, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nairobi County Government in 2014 to develop the City Master Plan.
The Rockefeller Foundation is working with 100 cities around the world to help them become more resilient to social, economic and physical challenges that are growing part of the 21st Century.
There are 127 images in this galleryThu, 2015-06-25 17:21
The University of Nairobi (UoN) hosted a forum for alumni and partners to discuss the institution’s transformative agenda.
Key areas on the University’s transformative agenda include fundraising, resource mobilization and sustainability strategy, infrastructure development, setting up a graduate skills enhancement programme, improving student experience on campus, enhancing research and innovation, among others.
There are 253 images in this galleryTue, 2015-06-30 16:42
There was pomp and colour, as the University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Government of Kenya through National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) on June 26, 2015, marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
There are 144 images in this galleryTue, 2015-06-30 17:00
A panel of eminent scholars has challenged the academia to engage in research that will advise the nation on how to deal with violent extremism and develop legitimate narrative.
During the discourse, it was established that it is important for country to think through and shape the discourse on legitimate narratives in countering violent extremism, thereby creating a deeper understanding of the issue. The knowledge created will advise policy and guide the country as it combats terrorism.
There are 51 images in this galleryThu, 2015-07-16 13:48
Italian Ambassador to Kenya, Mauro Massoni said that the Prime Minister ofIItaly will give the lecture at the Univer. The discourse will touch on youth’s involvement in development issues and peace building. Amb. Massoni was speaking at the University when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.
There are 55 images in this galleryThu, 2015-06-25 17:08
The University of Nairobi has launched the Staff Movement Advice and Staff Clearance Information Systems.
The Staff Movement Management System will enable the University to maintain accurate and easily retrievable staff movement advice records, keep track of staff movement advice process, provide staff history and improve the efficiency of movement advice. On the other hand, through the Staff Clearance System the University will maintain accurate and easily retrievable staff clearance records and keep track of staff clearance process, lost items and University debtors. The two systems were developed by ICTC team in collaboration with the Administration and Finance Departments.
There are 519 images in this galleryThu, 2015-06-25 17:00
The event which was held at the Chancellor’s Court, brought together over 5,000 Kenyans including the Cabinet Secretary for Sports and Culture, Dr. Hassan Wario, UoN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi and Nairobi Governor, Dr. Evans Kidero. Also present was the Chairman, Chandaria Group of Companies, Dr. Manu Chandaria and Chief Executive Officer, Bidco Company, Vimal Shah.
There are 38 images in this galleryFri, 2015-06-19 08:50
The University of Nairobi (UoN) will host a forum on peace following a proposal by the Ambassador for the Republic of South Sudan in Kenya, Mariano Deng Ngor.
Speaking during the meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, Amb. Ngor said that after several considerations, the University of Nairobi was chosen because of its rich history in hosting historical discourses in Kenya. According to the Ambassador, the forum will capture the essence of the academia in peace talks and the proceedings may act as guide for stakeholders involved in peace talks.
There are 200 images in this galleryFri, 2015-06-19 09:25
The University of Nairobi (UoN) today, June 17, 2015, hosted a forum dubbed “Get to Know Refugees- their Roles in the Country” in which various speakers gave insights on the plight of refugees in Kenya.
While delivering the key note presentation, Dr. Abbas Gullet, Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society noted that according to May 2015 statistics, Kenya is hosting over 586,000 refugees. In his brief, Dr. Gullet highlighted the major changes that have taken place since Kenya started hosting refugees over 30 years ago, stating that many refugees flee from their countries because of wars, famines and droughts.
There are 24 images in this galleryFri, 2015-06-19 09:00
The University of Nairobi (UoN) and Nyandarua County Government will set up a university in Nyandarua. This was revealed when the Governor, Mr. Daniel Waithaka paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi on June 17, 2015.
There are 388 images in this galleryFri, 2015-06-19 09:55
It was a historic opportunity for many to listen to a public lecture by one of Kenyans most celebrated literary icons, Prof. Ngugi wa Thiongo at the Taifa Hall, Main Campus on Thursday, June, 11, 2015 as he challenged the University community comprising of staff and students and the general public to embrace Kenyan products , companies and more so Kenyan culture and heritage.
Speaking to a house full of intellectuals and members of the public, Prof. Ngugi wa Thiongo narrated about one his early literary works, Weep Not, Child, a book that was written during the independence era and published in 1964 by East Africa Publishers among his many other literary works.
There are 48 images in this galleryWed, 2015-05-27 10:26
The University of Nairobi (UoN) students took part in the 52nd African Liberation Day celebrations held on May 25, 2015. The day marks the onward progress of the liberation movement in African countries.
Dubbed ‘All African Lives Matter’, the event was organized by UoN’s Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA), Fahamu Network for Social Justice and State of the Union.
During the event, Irene Mukumu, a 3rd year law student emerged number one in “My African Union Campaign” essay writing competition. The winner will attend this year’s AU Summit under the sponsorship of Fahamu Network for Social Justice in Johannesburg South Africa in July. Fred Gucu, 4th year and Margaret Kamau, 3rd year both Bachelor of Arts students took position two and three respectively. Students were required to write essays on any of the key 14 AU instruments.
There are 50 images in this galleryMon, 2015-05-25 17:36
The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi have entered into talks on possible collaboration.
This was revealed when the Director, Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi, Ms. Francesa Cheiso paid a courtesy call on the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.
There are 164 images in this galleryThu, 2015-05-14 10:14
The President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA), Mr. Nick Salter has challenged students pursuing Actuarial Science to diversify their careers from the norm.
Mr. Salter was giving the keynote address during a public lecture organized by the School of Mathematics in conjunction with the Actuarial Society of Kenya.
There are 111 images in this galleryFri, 2015-05-29 09:37
The University of Nairobi has entered into talks with the Venezuelan Embassy in Kenya on possible collaborations with institutions in Venezuela. In a meeting between the University and the Venezuelan Ambassador to Kenya, Jhony Balza, it was agreed that the two will look at different areas of collaboration that will be of mutual benefit. The partnerships will focus on enhancing cultural and knowledge exchange between the University and Venezuelan academic and research institutions.
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The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the United States Embassy to Kenya have entered into talks on the possibility of growing existing and establishing new partnerships with American Institutions. This was revealed in a meeting between members of UoN Management Board and the United States Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Robert Godec.
Already, the University through the six Colleges is in collaboration with various American Universities, carrying out projects and research tackling different areas including sustainable development, environmental development, agricultural technologies, food security, health and renewable energy.