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Uon and University of Helsinki Renew Partnership

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Uon and delegation from University of Helsinki renew partnership

The University of Nairobi and the University of Helsinki renewed their partnership during a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor’s on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

The renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) came after consultations and meetings with the various UoN college principals that the University of Helsinki has been working with. Further, the MOU has been expanded in scope to include other departments and institutes, key among them Institute of Climate change and adaptation.

UoN and University of Helsinki has had an active MOU since 2011. There has been a strong collaboration in research in CAVS; Safe food and safe dairy in Nandi and Makueni and KAVI Institute; research in communicable diseases and others.

Prof. Anna Mauranen, Vice- Rector, University of Helsinki said that their university would like to make a global impact in collaboration.  She said that the University of Nairobi is among the best universities in Africa and they would like to do more collaborative research.  She said that there is a lot of new ideas to enhance the existing MOU, especially Climate change and Nairobi can be the centre of this research.

 

Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor said that the University of Nairobi is ready and willing to renew the partnership and continue supporting the collaborative researches that are ongoing between the two institutions. Prof. Mutoro said that the two institutions should continue strengthening and expanding to make the partnership bigger and better.

College Principals of College of Health Sciences, Prof. Isaac Kibwage, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Prof. Stephen Kiama, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Prof. Bernard Aduda and Directors, Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, Prof. Shem Wandiga and KAVI Institute of Clinical Research, Prof. Anzala were present during the courtesy call.

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