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Nairobi Innovation Week 2017: Call for papers and posters

 

The innovation week brings together partners from government, private sector, development partners and research centres with an aim of providing a platform for show-casing and encouraging innovation over and above networking and sharing knowledge.

All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability. English is the official language of the conference. We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (may have been submitted or published or under consideration anywhere in other conferences/journal) in electronic (DOC or PDF) format.

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Hult Prize at University of Nairobi

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which
brings together the brightest college and university students from around
the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative
is the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform for social good and one of
the planet’s leading forces for good.

Participants compete in local events organized on campuses around the world
or apply online to partake in the regional finals which are held in five
international cities around the world, including: Boston, San Francisco,
London, Dubai, Shanghai and on-line.

Winning start-ups from each city move onto the Hult Prize Accelerator for the summer before attending the President Bill Clinton hosted global finals, which take place each
September at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

 

56th Graduation Ceremony- Friday, December 2, 2016

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all those students from the above two Colleges who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2015/2016) and members of the public, that the 56th Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 commencing at 7.30 a.m. at the Chancellor’s Court next to Central Catering Unit, Main Campus.  The following is pertinent information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

UoN PR students visit children suffering from Cancer at Kenyatta National Hospital

The University of Nairobi Public Relations students on Saturday, October 29, 2016 visited the Children’s cancer ward at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The students visited the sick children as part of Corporate Social Responsibility together with their lecturer, Mr. Godfrey Irungu Njega. The students contributed money that will be used to buy diapers for the ailing children.

The PR students were taken round by the Corporate Affairs Team, led by Lucas Ombogo.  They engaged the young children in singing, dancing, poems, and skits.

One of the nurses who accompanied the students during the ward rounds encouraged the Public Relations students to develop a close relationship with the children, get to know their parents and visit them frequently. “This is just the beginning, please continue coming regularly” said Mrs. Ndugu, a registered nurse at KNH Hospital.

 

Youth Challenged to Know and Exercise their Civil Rights

The University of Nairobi’s Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA) organized a one day conference themed, ‘Empowering the youth on civil rights through Education, advocacy and leadership’

Speaking during the World Youth Alliance event, Commission for Administrative Justice, CAJ, commonly referred to us the Ombudsman, Lawyer Otiende Amolo urged the young people to be abreast with the constitution and be aware of their rights.

The youth were further encouraged to report complaints to the Office of the Ombudsman anonymously to avoid victimization. 

Speaker after speaker urged the youth to avoid corruption, impunity, tribalism and several ills that have bedevilled our society. The students were as well encouraged to use the social media positively and stay away from political conflicts.

 

UoN and DAAD Review Partnership

The University of Nairobi and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) have reviewed their partnership that has existed over 40 years.

This happened when the DAAD regional Director, Dr. Helmut Blumbach paid a courtesy call on the UoN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office on Monday October 31, 2016.

Dr. Blumbach said that German universities are interested in partnerships with Universities in the East African region. The East African region has recently had an increase in foreign investors and hence the education sector is also interested in partnering with top institutions such as the University of Nairobi.

Dr. Blumbach said that there is need for more detailed discussions to have a closer look at the doctorate study and possible areas of collaboration, joint initiatives, PhD supervision, quality assurance among others so that DAAD as an organization can give UoN specific German institutions to partner with.

 

UoN and Hokkaido University to Collaborate

University of Nairobi and Hokkaido University have commenced discussions on collaboration majorly on student exchange.

Hokkaido University is one of the oldest and biggest Universities in Japan, with 12 undergraduate schools and 18 graduate schools.

This was said when the Vice President of Hokkaido University, Prof. Hiroaki Terao paid a courtesy call on the University of Nairobi Vice chancellor on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that the University of Nairobi is among the best universities in Africa and would like to be associated with other top universities in the world. He said that internationalization is among the objectives of the University management and through such collaborations, it will soon be attained.

C4DLab AfTIA Startup Graduation

C4DLab under its acceleration program AfTIA has been incubating eight

LIBRARY OPEN DAY/OPEN ACCESS WEEK

The 6th library open day / open access week is scheduled to take place