UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

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51ST GRADUATION CEREMONY – FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
51ST GRADUATION CEREMONY – FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
Legislators interact with the University of Nairobi Community as they mark their open week
Legislators interact with the University of Nairobi Community as they mark their open week
Former Chancellor, Dr. Joseph Wanjui Launches his third book: ‘The Native Son’
Former Chancellor, Dr. Joseph Wanjui Launches his third book: ‘The Native Son’
Chandaria Foundation gives towards construction of UoN Towers
Chandaria Foundation gives towards construction of UoN Towers

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Colleges

As a result of rapid expansion and complexities in administration, the university has a decentralized administration composed of six campus colleges headed by principals.

Latest News

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.

New University College Council inaugurated

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The newly inaugurated council.

The Embu University College (EUC) council was inaugurated after its upgrading from Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) by President Mwai Kibaki, a government legal notice last year. The college becomes the third constituent college of the University of Nairobi – others being the South East University College (SEUCO) and the Kenya Polytechnic University College.  EUC will admit its first batch of 350 students this academic year to pursue courses in science and agriculture.

Previously known as Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College, the Embu University College is a new addition to UoN. It is one of the nine new university constituent colleges upgraded in a legal order by the government.

CASELAP holds fourth annual lecture on climate change

The guest speaker, Prof. Randall S. Abate, a scholar from Florida A&M University.

 

Climate change poses grave development challenges to Kenya, Africa and the whole world. It is now widely recognized as the major environmental problem facing the globe.

To this end,  the Centre for Advanced Studies in Environmental Law and Policy (CASELAP) and the School of Law recently held a public lecture on climate change titled “Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Search for Legal Remedies.” The lecture is part of the annual lecture series organized by CASELAP which began three years ago, as part of an intellectual focus on environmental matters.

The distinguished speaker, Prof. Randall S. Abate, a scholar from Florida A&M University, spoke on the vast effects of climate change, how indigenous people are affected and the laws and initiatives put in place to protect this group of people.