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KAIST to Partner with UoN in setting up a Consortium

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KAIST team with Prof. Peter Ngau, Principal CAE during a courtesy call on Thurs, March 1, 2018 at the Vice Chancellor's Boardroom

The University of Nairobi and KAIST Institute are to partner in building and setting up a KAIST consortium at Konza City.

The institute will be a graduate-only school educating highly-qualified scientists and engineers and conducting socially relevant research and development to improve national competitiveness and transform Kenya into an industrializing middle-income country as envisioned in Kenya Vision 2030.

This was discussed when a team from KAIST Institute paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Speaking on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Principal College of Architecture and Engineering, Prof. Peter Ngau, noted that the University of Nairobi and KAIST have partnered in the National Masterplan for Science parks and indeed the University is the best in Kenya and East Africa. He noted that UoN’s faculty of Engineering and Architecture are the best the Country has and indeed it will be a pleasure working with KAIST in terms of Faculty and student exchange.

KAIST, a top science and technology university in Korea aims at recreating an Institute at the Konza City that will recruit the best students available in Kenya and Africa. The Institute will have the Government, Higher institutions of Learning and the private sector as its stakeholders.

The team from KAIST requested to draw on the expertise of the UoN professors and to benchmark with the College of Architecture and Engineering.

Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Prof. Christopher Nyamai, and Director, School of Computing and Informatics Dr. Agnes Wausi were among those present during the courtesy call.

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