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Center for Translation & Interpretation CCU Building 2nd Floor.

Do you have a flair for language? Want to make language your career? Or do you want to upgrade your professional skills in translation or interpreting?

If you want to learn how to translate written documents, interpret in court, at conferences, in the public service or in business contexts and if your language combination includes English and at least one relevant language from among:  Kiswahili, French, Spanish, and Arabic.

The Centre for Translation and Interpretation - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI offers you a wide selection of part-time (evening and Saturdays) MA PROGRAMMES in the fields of Interpretation or Translation. You do not need to be a language graduate; all you need is to be a holder of a Bachelors degree in any academic field and to be at least bi-lingual with English and one other language among: Kiswahili, French, Spanish and Arabic

As part of the Pan African Masters Consortium in Interpretation and Translation – PAMCIT, we offer quality professional training that prepares you for the world of work. Ask us about the correct career path for you today.


Centre for Translation and Interpretation

Online room application for academic year 2016/2017

All second year 2013 KCSE candidates
This is to inform you that the room application exercise for the 2016/2017 academic year is to start on the 12th July 2015 and closes on the 12th August 2015 Midnight. You are hereby encouraged to apply to avoid any inconveniences.  Take note that there shall be no extension after the closure on the 12th August 2015. All queries pertaining to online room application process should be addressed to or or through telephone numbers 0204913433 or 0204913405
Please comply to avoid any inconvenience.


The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, in conjunction with the University of Nairobi has organised a Panel discussion on the topic "COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM:DEEPENING THE DISCOURSE ON LEGITIMATE NARRATIVES" on Monday June 29, 2015 in Taifa hall at 2.30pm

The panelists include;
1. Prof. Karima Bennoune, professor of Law, UC-Davies
2. Dr. Emile Simpson, International Security Program, Havard University
3. Mr. majid Butt
4. Prof. Michael Chege, IDS, University of Nairobi
5. Prof. Maria Nzomo, IDIS, University of Nairobi
6. Prof. Karuti Kanyinga, IDS, University of Nairobi
7. Dr. Adams Oloo, Dept of Political Sci. & Public Admin.,UoN
8. Dr. Collins Odote, School of Law, University of Nairobi
9. Ms Abigael Gicheru, Vice Chair, SONU, University of Nairobi

Moderator: Amb. Dr. Monica Juma, MBS, Principal Secretary, Ministry of
Interior and Coordination of National Government.

All are welcome

Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training

The Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI), established in honor of the 2004 Peace Nobel Laurette Prof. Wangari Maathai, is located at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) of the University of Nairobi.

The overall aim of the Institute is to cultivate better environmental stewardship and management of resources and ultimately a reduction in related conflicts.

It promotes good environmental practices and cultivates cultures of peace by shaping values, ethics and attitudes of its graduates through experiential learning,mentoring and transformational leadership.

Wangari Maathai Institute of Peace and Environmental Studies invites applications for the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit Training.

Click here for more details

International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

The University of Nairobi has organized to mark this year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, through a series of activities.  The event shall be held at the Chancellors Court on Friday, June 26, 2015, from  10.00 am.
To mark the day, there will be a procession led by the Police Band from Main Campus (Taifa Hall) from 9.00 am to the venue to be flagged off by the Vice-Chancellor.
Among the invited guests is the Chairman of NACADA, Hon. John Mututho who will be the chief guest. There will be entertainment by Ruth Matete, Mr Seed, among others.
All are welcome.

Invitation: Seminar on ICT Innovations in Schools

To scale-up ICT Innovations right from schools, the School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) will be hosting a National Seminar on ICT Innovations for Schools.
The signature event themed “Embracing Technology and Innovations” will be held at Kenya Science Campus from June 25-26, 2015 from 9.00 a.m.
The seminar will bring together senior policymakers from Ministry of Education, Ministry of ICT; Senior University Management; Heads of Schools, TSC, KICD, ICT Champions, Computer Teachers, and innovations from University and Industry.

Call for interview panelists for Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme 2015/2016

Application deadline: May 11, 2015

British Council is in the process of recruiting 2 interview panellists, an Academician with a background in Oil and Gas and Human Resources Specialist, to conduct Final Interviews for the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme 2015/2016 Academic year.

See attachment for application guidelines

For more information, contact,

Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme I British Council I PO Box 40751 I Nairobi

Kenya I DL+254 (0) 20 283 6000| F+254 (0) 20 283 6500

Email: |

CALL FOR INTERVIEW PANELLIST (Human Resources Specialist)


DAAD In-Country/In-Region Programme Scholarships

DAAD will be offering the University of Nairobi upto Seven (7) Masters Scholarships and up to Seven (7) Ph.D Scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year, eligible in the following Schools/Centres.
1. School of Physical Sciences
2. School of Economics
3. Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP)
Eligible applicants are those who responded to the advertisement for the September/October 2015 admissions supplement which appeared in the local press on 15th March 2015 for the following programmes.

Invitation to African Liberation Day Celebrations

The Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa University of Nairobi in partnership with FAHAMU and SOTU(State of The Union)will be celebrating the African Liberation Day on
Date: May 25, 2015
Venue: 8-4-4 Multi-Purpose Hall,
University of Nairobi
Main Campus
Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

Students are invited to participate in the essay competition on my African Union and make their submissions before or on 15th May 2015 to be selected to attend the 25th AU session in Johannesburg, South Africa and win other exciting gifts. Check out poster for more details.

All are welcome.

Launch of the Education Alumni Chapter

The University of Nairobi Alumni Association (UONAA) in partnership with the College for Education and External Studies (CEES) will launch Education Alumni Chapter on Thursday 30th April 2015 at Nairobi Safari Club from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

This is in line with the Association’s objectives:  to promote and assist in the formation of local and international   alumni chapters; and enhancing the relationship between the Alumni and the University

The event will be presided over by Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) who will be the Chief Guest. He will be assisted by Prof. Erastus Kinyanjui, Board Chairman of Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and Master of Ceremony will be Larry Asego of Radio Africa.

All Education Alumni are welcome!