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Invitation to Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine 2002, Sir John Sulston FRS

The  Population Studies and Research Institute invites you to a public lecture by  Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine 2002, Sir John Sulston FRS on Monday, 10th December, 2012 at the University of Nairobi, 8-4-4 Auditorium.


Topic: People and the planet - how can we all live and flourish on a finite Earth?


Organized by University of Nairobi, (UoN), Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) in conjunction with The Royal Society, UK

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Guests to be seated by 2.00 PM

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UoN corporate documentary

The University of Nairobi invites you to watch its corporate documentary to be aired today, December 5, 2012 on NTV after the 9 o’clock prime time news and tomorrow, December 6, 2012 on KTN after the 9 o’clock prime time news, as part of the publicity highlights of the 48th Graduation Ceremony.

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This is to confirm that the University has received funds for the implementation of the 2010/2013 CBA phase 1 and 
also funds for health staff allowances. These are to be effected immediately.

The VC has asked staff to resume normal duties as required by terms of service.

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Varsity firms up ties with Liberia

The University of Nairobi (UoN) will continue to collaborate with the Republic of Liberia to ensure that there is knowledge transfer and expertise in commerce and industry following. This was revealed today when Hon. Robert Kilby, Auditor General, Republic of Liberia led a delegation from the General Auditing Commission on a visit to UoN.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Kilby noted that this visit coincided with the expected graduation of 33 students from Liberia admitted in January 2011. The students, who were sponsored by the General Auditing Commission for their Masters in Business Administration (MBA) studies, are expected to benefit from the experience and the good relations existing between Liberia and Kenya.