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A word from the Director

I would like to welcome you to the Institute and its programmes. The Institute is proud to belong to one of Africa's leading universities, the University of Nairobi. The Institute is a leading postgraduate institution in diplomatic studies in Africa. It offers several programmes in international studies including a PhD, Master of Arts/ Postgraduate Diploma in International Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Stategic Studies. These programmes are highly regarded both locally and internationally.

The Institute's academic staff includes leading academics in their areas of research. It attracts high caliber students from all over the continent and currently has about two hundred students enrolled on its diverse programmes. Thus it provides its students with a rich multi-cultural experience. The Institute counts among its alumni many ambassadors, diplomats and international and regional civil servants. We at the Institute like to think of the Institute as the "small Institute with an attitude". This reaffirms our belief in constantly maintaining the high quality and relevance of our programmes. It also enables us to provide a friendly environment that is sensitive to the needs of our students.

The Institute is constantly seeking to expand its network of collaborators. In 2006 we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN University of Peace and this year expect to sign one with the Spanish Government. The Institute also maintains an active collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya, the Ministry of East African Co-operation of Kenya, the National Defence College, the Defence Staff College, the East African Legislature, and non-governmental institutions such as the Heinrich Boll Foundation and the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC). I invite you to experience the unique world of diplomacy and international studies as experienced at the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies.

Welcome! Prof. Makumi Mwagiru,  Director


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