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Lanzhou University delegation visits UoN

As part of the familiarization steps towards realization of the objectives of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Lanzhou University (LZU), China, a delegation from LZU visited UoN.

The two universities recently signed an MOU that will see them collaborate in agriculture related projects especially in research, students and staff exchange and training.

DRUSSA partners visit UON

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Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, DVC, Academic Affairs presides over a meeting with the visting DRUSSA partners.

After a successful expression of interest to participate in Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) Programme, the University of Nairobi (UoN) is having a series of meetings with DRUSSA partners visiting the institution.

UON Agriculture Alumni Chapter launched

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In a colourful ceremony held at the Laico Regency Hotel, University Of Nairobi Alumni Association (UONAA) Agriculture Alumni Chapter was launched.

The well attended event attracted many University of Nairobi (UoN) alumni. Some members of the first cohort of the Faculty of Agriculture – class of 1973 were also present.

The chief guest Hon. Ekwee Ethuro, Member of Parliament, Turkana Central, congratulated the University on the launch of the new chapter. He challenged the alumni association to keep its members updated on its activities and engage them in various projects. He highlighted the need to create and strengthen relationships between the University and the private sector players.

UON holds workshop on biodiversity and open access

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For any university, research is one of the major pillars; it is one of the three components in the University of Nairobi (UoN). In Africa, research output visibility is low as the most common avenues of sharing research information is through academic journals and books. This form of distribution has not been effective as it does not have the desired global reach.

To this end, UoN through the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension and the University Library is working on an open access initiative. The two recently held a sensitization workshop on biodiversity and open access content targeting researchers in the College of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS) and College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS).

Central Bank Governor gives lecture at UON

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The School of Business in collaboration with the School of Economics recently held a public lecture with Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya as the guest speaker. The lecture was targeting the School of Business PhD class.

The guest speaker made a presentation on ‘Linking entrepreneurial innovation, increasing productivity and greater competitiveness with economic growth.’

From an interesting point to view, Prof. Ndung’u drew a relationship between different technological innovations in Kenya and the kind of impacts they are having on the country’s economic growth. He talked about how innovations create a market that is competitive as it leads to changes in policy terrain and rent capture.

UON’s new Google Ambassadors

Team Awesome: (From Left) Paul Nyaga, Sylvia Karanja and Muuo Isaac.

 

University of Nairobi (UoN) now has new Google Ambassadors. The team comprises 2nd year Bachelor of Law student Muuo Isaac, who is the lead Ambassador and 3rd year Computer Science students Paul Nyaga and Sylvia Karanja.

Known as ‘Team Awesome,’ the young Ambassadors are working towards hosting different fun filled events to introduce the University to new Google tools, technologies and create awareness about Google opportunities for university staff and students.

Book on Kenya-Korean relations launched

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(From Left) Prof. E.H.N. Njeru, Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, Ambassador, Republic of Korea, H.E. Chan-Woo K and Dr. Jennifer Muchiri, one of the book editors untie a ribbon to signify the launch of book The Essay as a Handshake.

The University of Nairobi and the Academy of Korean Studies have launched a book titled The Essay as a Handshake: Impressions on the Kenyan-Korean Interface.

The book is a result of the Kenya-Korea Essay Competition that was held last year through the Bridging the Divide: Networking African and Korean Researchers’ Project. The competition attracted the participation of over 80 UoN students who submitted essays, 11 of which were selected for publishing.

UoN hosts AFRA regional workshop

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Sponsored by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through the African Regional Cooperative Agreement (AFRA) for Research, Development and Training, the ‘Train-the-Trainers for Radiation Protection Officers Workshop’ was recently held at the Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology.

The workshop which attracted the participation of 15 African countries and the United Kingdom was officially opened by Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, University of Nairobi.

School of Business Management 3rd AIBUMA Conference Live Stream

The AIBUMA conference aims at providing a forum for disciplinary and interdisciplinary communications, where researchers (in Social and Natural Sciences, as well as in Engineering), intellectuals, policy/decision makers and Consultants would share the results of their research, studies and thoughts, with regards to societies and private/public organizations.

This is an annual event that began in 2010 and is organized and hosted by the School of Business, University of Nairobi.

Today, the conference is aired live on NTV as well as on the aibuma website.

Visit  the Conference Website:  http://www.aibuma.org/about.htm