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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.

Latest News

Principal College of Health Sciences reappointed for a second term

Prof. Isaac O. Kibwage has been reappointed as principal of the College of Health Sciences. The reappointment which was made by the University of Nairobi Council in consultation with the Government and the Chancellor will see Prof. Kibwage serve in this capacity for another five years.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1979 from the University of Nairobi (UoN). In 1980, he was appointed a Graduate Student by UoN and awarded a full scholarship by the Kingdom of Belgium to pursue postgraduate studies in KU-Leuven, obtaining a Masters in 1982 and PhD in 1985.

In 1986, he joined the Department of Pharmacy as a lecturer and rose to position of Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2000. He has authored over 68 papers in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Mechanical Engineering launch a peace intiative

Launch of Kiu Ya Amani Campaign by Officials from Davis & Shirtliff in the Presence of Prof. Stephen Mutuli (2nd left), Chairman, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mr. Simon Ndulu (extreme right), Chief Technologist and Mr. Desmond Tutu (extreme left), Chairman of Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME)

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has equipped wells as a symbol of peace.  Through Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME), the department recently launched Kiu Ya Amani (Thirst for peace) campaign aimed at voicing the cries of the young and innocent who are affected when peace does not prevail.

Caption: Launch of Kiu Ya Amani Campaign by Officials from Davis & Shirtliff in the Presence of Prof. Stephen Mutuli (2nd left), Chairman, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Mr. Simon Ndulu (extreme right), Chief Technologist and Mr. Desmond Tutu (extreme left), Chairman of Friends of Mechanical Engineering (FME)

UON and USST in Partnership Agreement

The University of Nairobi recently signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST). The agreement will enhance relations between the two universities and develop academic and cultural interchange in the areas of education, research and other activities.

In addition, the two institutions will run different programmes such as the exchange of faculty members and students, joint research projects, conferences and cultural programmes. The universities will cooperate and work together toward the internalization of higher education.

UON Marks Tree Planting Day

Caption: H.E. Saad Maandi,Algerian Ambassador waters a tree he planted while Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences looks on.

Every year, the University of Nairobi conducts a tree planting exercise as part of its efforts to conserve the environment to mitigate against adverse effects of climate change.

Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe, principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS) led guests, UoN staff and students and the public in planting trees at the Veterinary Farm in Kanyariri. The chief guest of honour was Algerian Ambassador H.E. Saad Maandi.