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

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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.