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School Of Computing And Informatics



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The School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) formerly known as the Institute of Computer Science is part of the College of Biological and Physical Sciences of the University of Nairobi. The School was formally established by statute in 1977. The School was originally formed in 1969 as the Computing Centre, a Department in the Faculty of Engineering. In 1976, the Computing Centre moved to the Chiromo Campus where it occupied the purpose built premises used by the School today.

SCI is located at the picturesque Chiromo Campus off Riverside Drive within the College of Biological and Physical Science of the University of Nairobi. SCI is housed in a two storey building with office facilities for over 50 members of staff, a computer room, several computer labs with a fully networked modern computer infrastructure, a library and several classrooms.

It is charged with teaching and research activities. It has five on-going and very competitive programmes: Diploma (Computer Science), BSc. (Computer Science), Postgraduate Diploma (Information Systems), M.Sc. (Information Systems) and Ph.D. The research mandate of the School of Computing and Informatics consists of three research groups in the following areas:

  • Information systems

  • Distributed systems and

  • Artificial intelligence