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As part of the activities scheduled for the Nairobi Innovation Week 2018, 100 startups will pitch their innovative ideas.

From this, the 15 most promising startups will try and win investors, startup enablers and partners to buy into their ideas and secure support.
“During the week-long event, March 9th, 2018 is our startups day,” announced the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.


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Professors from Canadian universities including McGill University, which is one of the top ranking in the world made a one-day visit to University of Nairobi as part of the Canadian Studies in Africa Program (CFSIA).

The visit was part of the traditional one-day annual interaction between the CFSIA group and the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at University of Nairobi. The University of Nairobi was the first place of visit by the CFSIA group in East Africa which usually takes them through Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar in a period of close to three months.

 



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The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Liverpool (UoL) have signed a collaborative agreement which will release an initial Kshs 68 million (£ 485,631) for full time postdoctoral training at UoN as well as setting up of a project office at the School of Public Health.

After Research Capacity Assessment, it is hoped that the project will support multidisciplinary joint curriculum development with UoL, ILRI and other partners. Also in the pipeline is support for applied research at UoN and research placements for graduate students at the School of Public Health and the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine.



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The University of Nairobi has opened its doors to the public for the 8th Open Day. The 3-day event running from February 1st to 3rd, 2018, is being held at the Great Court, Main Campus. All colleges and central administration units have set up camp at the event, meeting and engaging both internal and external stakeholders.

“Open Days are important in demystifying the University,” said Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi. “It provides our prospective students the opportunity to interact with the faculty. We shall continue to intensify our interaction with you so as to give them the opportunity to enrich our curriculum.”



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The prayer service, which was interdenominational, was a clear demonstration of how the University values diversity and inclusivity. The Muslims, Hindus, Seventh Day Adventists, Protestants and Catholics were all represented. Recitations were made, prayers said and songs were sung by various student choirs.

In the reflection, Rev. Hosea Mitei, the Protestant Chaplain, challenged the University community to learn to give thanks when good things happen.



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On January 16, 2018, at the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, a team from the University of Nairobi (UoN) handed over to JAXA the first KiboCUBE CubeSat, 1st Kenyan University Nano Satellite-Precursor Flight (1KUNS-PF).

The CubeSat was developed by UoN.
 
Under the KiboCUBE programme between the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and JAXA, 1KUNS-PF is the first CubeSat selected to be deployed from Kibo, the Japanese Experiment Module of the International Space Station (ISS). Preparation is underway to reach the deployment timeline, sometime this spring.


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The Kenyan born Senator for South Australia, Lucy Gichuhi, has called on Kenyans to learn to embrace one another, irrespective of colour, tribe, gender or place of origin.

The Senator delivered a speech titled ‘How to disagree agreeably,’ at the University of Nairobi on January 18, 2018.

She reflected on the life lessons learned while she was growing up. She narrated how different experiences in her childhood molded her into the leader she is today; having interacted with different cultures as she pursued her education in high school and at the University of Nairobi.



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Prof. Gilbert Ogutu from Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies presented his centenary book titled “All Saints Cathedral Church Centenary Book 1917-2017” to the Vice Chancellor.

The book, which is a dedication of cathedral history, focuses on the early church, the Reformation, Christian missions to Africa and underscores the presence of the Cathedral as a fountain of spiritual nourishment and a perfect venue to win souls of Christ. It traces the history of the Anglican church of Kenya back to 1917.



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At a glance, out of the 123 postgraduate grant proposals that were submitted by the University of Nairobi students, 64 have been successful.

We also submitted 64 Collaborative research proposals where University of Nairobi researchers were the lead researchers and 19 of these have been have been successful.

 

Congratulations Grantees. Your hard work has paid off.



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UoN Towers
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The Council Chairperson (ag.), Mrs. Pascalia Koske, Prof. Enos Nthia Njeru and V.C Prof. Peter Mbithi.

The Council Chairperson (ag.), Mrs. Pascalia Koske, noted that the performance contract has been negotiated in a manner that resonates with the public expectations, demonstrates progressive achievement of Vision 2030 Medium Term II targets, benchmarks with international best practices and is fully aligned to the University budget.



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Mr. Tom Mshindi, the Editor-in-Chief, Nation Media Group and Prof. Peter Mbithi, the Vice-Chancellor.

The Nation Media Group (NMG) is the official Nairobi Innovation Week 2017 (NIW2017) media partner. This follows the signing of a working partnership agreement between the University of Nairobi (UoN) and the media house.



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FIMS Section-Main Campus

CAE staff members were trained on Document Tracking System at the FIMS section, a ssytem which analyses document turnaround time. The staff were trained on how to send, receive and track documents movement online. The system is expected to be rolled out at the College immediately.



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Editor-in-Chief, Nation Media,Mr.Tom Mshindi  (left), Dr Tonny Omwansa, Bike Share Innovation Champion and Director (C4DLab) at UoN during Bike Share Launch.

The University of Nairobi’s School of Computing and Informatics and the Center for Computing and Development Laboratory (C4DLab) have officially launched the Bike Share Challenge.



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University of Nairobi Main Campus

University of Nairobi is the most preffered learning institution by both parents and students in the country, a new study has revealed.

Employers also prefer graduates from the University. The Study



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UoN Towers at Main Campus.

The iconic University of Nairobi Towers which was officially handed over by the contractor, China Wu Yi to the University of Nairobi Management in November 2016 is now occupied and in use.

The University of Nairobi Towers is one of the infrastructural projects recently undertaken by the University and is expected to further smoothen the business of teaching, learning and conducting research.



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The collaborative MoU that was signed on November 30, 2016, will support in strengthening the capacities of the Administrative Staff and Members of Parliament of Kenya as well as the officials of the 47 Counties of Kenya, Members and Staff of the Legislative Institutions within the East African region and Africa at large.



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Mully Childrens Family (MCF) Founder, Dr. Charles Mulli, shared philanthropy insights with the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi on how best to develop the next generation of leaders.

Speaking on his own experiences, Dr. Charles Mulli has in the past 28 years nurtured and educated over 16,000 children from primary to secondary to university and college level and equipping them with life skills and helping them to be self-reliant and self-sustaining in life.



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The University of Nairobi & Daily Nation, My Network invites you to a CAREER OPEN DAY

 

Dates: 25th 26th & 27th May, 2017

Venue: University of Nairobi, Main Campus

Theme: “Quality and Innovative Education to Sustain Industrial Growth”

 

Come and;



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Finance Department
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At the presentation ceremony which was held on May 10, 2017, Amb. Francis Muthaura, KLL’s Goodwill Ambassador presented the items to Prof. Henry Mutoro, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs.



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Finance Department
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Prof. Isaac Mbeche,Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Student Affairs and DVC, Administration and Finance ag, Prof. Wang Fang, the Chairperson, University Affairs Council, BUCT sign the partnership agreement.

 

The areas of cooperation will focus on student and staff exchanges, staff development and research collaboration.



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Finance Department
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