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Collaborations

UoN to Partner with Debre Markos University

The University of Nairobi will collaborate with Ethiopia’s Debre Markos University in the areas of teaching, research, staff and student exchange programs.

This follows discussions between Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Prof. Henry Mutoro and Dr. Simachew Gashaye, Vice President for Research and Community Service, Debre Markos University.

 

 

UoN to Partner with Makueni Government in Developing Regional Technology and Innovation Hub at Kibwezi Campus

The University of Nairobi is set to upgrade the kibwezi station to a world class institution for Agri-technology and innovation. Plans are underway to have an incubation and Agric-park, and offer degree programs in Bachelor of Science in Dryland Economics and Agro-ecosystem Management and Bachelor of Science in Water Resource Management.

 

Samsung C & T Corporation Willing to Sponsor Varsity Teaching & Referral Hospital

Since 2014, the University of Nairobi has had plans of building a teaching and referral hospital. Following this quest the University has been looking for partners to fund this project.

Samsung C &T Corporation is one of the sought partners. Samsung is a mother company to Samsung C &T. This branch of the corporation deals with project development.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that currently the University uses Kenyatta National Hospital for its teaching medical school. As the Hospital is a government owned hospital, UoN does not fully get its research needs met. It is from this limitation that this project was birthed.

 

Varsity strengthens ties with UP

Prof. Henry Mutoro, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Dr. James Gashumba, Rector, Umutara Polytechnic University during the meeting.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and Rwanda’s Umutara Polytechnic University (UP) have revitalized a collaboration link following initial discussions entered into in 2011.

In a meeting presided over by Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and a team from UP led by the Rector, Dr. James Gashumba, it was agreed that the collaboration will develop, conduct and facilitate academic collaboration and exchanges between the two parties specifically research in higher education, consultancy, agriculture and veterinary sciences.

Ford Foundation and UoN mark 50 years of partnership

The Ford Foundation team when they visited the University.

 

This year, the Ford Foundation’s office for Eastern Africa celebrates 50 years of work and presence in the region.  The partnership between the Foundation and the University of Nairobi (UoN) dates back to 1962 when the first grant was given. To mark the celebrations, the Foundation will hold a public lecture at UoN in November to be delivered by its President Luis A. Ubinas.

During a courtesy call by the Ford Foundation team- Darren Walker, Vice President for Education, Creativity and Free Expression and Marta Tellado, Vice President, Global Communication, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, said that the University was pleased with the relationship it has with the Foundation and is looking forward to strengthening it.

School of Journalism enters into talks with Communication University

Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, gives Prof. Liu Jinan, Honorary President, Communication University of China a gift when she visited the University.

 

The University of Nairobi recognizes that an education with an international character is necessary to equip students with the knowledge and skills for their survival and growth, in a competitive labour market. The University has established various links and partnerships with other world-class universities.

To this end, the School of Journalism recently entered into deliberations with a delegation from the Communication University of China. The two institutions have a lot in common especially in the programmes offered and are looking at ways of collaborating in the fields of communication, research and staff and student exchange. The collaboration will also be keen on projects promoting women in communication.