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UoN and WSU sign MoU

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The University of Nairobi (UoN), through the College of Health Sciences has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Washington State University (WSU).

The agreement will see the two universities collaborate in research projects.

The two institutions will establish, conduct projects, programmes and activities which will enhance the university education for the two countries.

The two universities will conduct collaborative research and training activities and particularly those of post-graduate, masters and PhD students.  They will as well conduct joint grant applications to support collaborative research projects and training programs.

There will be exchange programs for both faculty members and post graduate students.  The exchange programs will give students international exposure and experience.

Among the benefits that the staff members will enjoy from the collaboration include; joint participation in international training courses, opportunities for staff development, participate in seminars and academic meetings, among others. The partnership will run for a period of 5 years.

Speaking during the signing ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi expressed his desire to see the Memorandum implemented and bearing fruits. Prof. Mbithi together with other University officials had earlier on visited Washington State University and toured the facilities.

Dr. Asif Chaudhry, the Vice-President for International programs, Washington State University was represented was Mr. Guy Palmer.  Also present during the meeting include Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Production and Extension and Prof.  Isaac Kibwage, Principal, College of Health Sciences.

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