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Invitation to a public lecture on copyright and innovation

This is to invite you to a public lecture by Prof. William Fisher from Havard Law School USA. The public lecture will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10.00 AM in Taifa Hall.

Prof. William Fisher will speak on 'Copyright and Innovation.'

Among the issues Prof. Fisher will address include:

  • How authors and creators can create economic value for their creations. These creations include software, literally works, artistic works, audiovisual works, broadcasts, drawings and sound recordings.
  • How authors and creators can acquire control of their creations.


Entry is free.

Please be seated by 9.30am. 





Japanese Government scholarship programme for 2019


The Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship programme for 2019 is now open. We would like to inform you that we will be holding two seminars in order to share more information on the scholarship. The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 2nd & Saturday 5th May 2018

Wednesday May 2, 2018 Time: 2:00p.m– 4:00p.m.

Saturday May 5, 2018 10.00am - 12.00 noon

Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Please share this information with anybody you know who might be interested in applying for the scholarship.

Kindly note that in order for one to attend the seminar, registration is required. To register, kindly, send an email to or call 020-2898513.

When registering, please provide us with your name, ID no. and contact details. In addition to this, kindly specify the day you would like to attend the seminar.

Deadline for registration for the Wednesday day seminar is Friday, 27th May 2018 at 4:00pm while the registration deadline for the Saturday seminar is Thursday, 4th May at 4:00pm.

For more information on the scholarship, please visit our website through the link;  call 020-2898513; or email

Presentation of University of Nairobi prizes

The University of Nairobi wishes to invite winners of the prizes for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic years to a prize presentation ceremony that will be held in Taifa Hall on FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2018.
Our esteemed donors are invited to present the prizes and trophies during the ceremony.
Please confirm your attendance with the office of the Academic Registrar on Telephone 3318262 Ext. 28280/28285 or Fax No 245566 or email address
Guests should be seated by 9.30 a.m.

The University of Nairobi wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the various prizes and thank all the donors for their commitment and continued support towards academic excellence.

We welcome other donors to participate in this noble cause.

Academic registrar


To all students: Attendance of classes

The University Senate meeting held on 16th April 2018 reviewed the status of teaching and learning at the University.  It was noted that good progress has been made towards resumption and attendance of classes at various Colleges in spite of the interruption by the striking staff.
The purpose of this circular is therefore to request you to continue availing yourselves for learning at your respective classes without fail.
Please note that classes will proceed as scheduled and there will be no makeup class for students who do not attend their lectures as required. Class attendance will be taken.
The University would like to commend all students for maintaining peace.

End of campus association campaign period

In accordance  with the UNSA 2018 election timelines,  the Campaign period commenced  on April 5, 2018 and ends on April 11, 2018 at 6.00p.m.
Today,  therefore,  marks  the end of the campaign  period.  The attention of aspirants  and their  supporters  is once again drawn to the UNSA Electoral Code  of Conduct  which  spells  out the  obligations  of candidates  and their supporters.
Teams are advised to stop any campaigns  by 6pm April  11, 2018 and bring down their posters  by 9.00am Thursday April 12, 2018. Any violation of this directive  may lead to disqualification.


The above subject matter refers.

The UNSA 2018 Independent Electoral Commission has made all necessary arrangements for the Campus Association elections to be conducted on Friday April 13th, 2018 from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

The Commission, therefore, calls upon all students both undergraduate and postgraduate to turn up and exercise their civic and democratic right to vote and elect their preferred Campus Students Association Team(s).

The election exercise will take place across Campus constituencies’ at various polling stations. Therefore, counting, tallying and announcements of election outcome of voting will be done at the respective Campuses. The voting stations will be at Campus level.

Thank you.




Nomination status of campus students association teams for UNSA 2018 Elections

Nomination status of campus students association teams for UNSA 2018 Elections

Download the final list here 


Extracted court order for the matter of UASU

To all members of staff,

Click here to download a court order issued on March 21, 2018 for the matter of UASU. 




In accordance with the provisions of  Article 16 Subsection  (1 and 2) of the UNSA Constitution (2017), I hereby announce that the UNSA elections shall be held on Friday, 13th April, 2018.
Prospective candidates and students are advised to familiarize themselves with the UNSA 2017 Constitution and the Rules and Regulations Governing the Organization, Conduct and Discipline of Students, which are available on the University of Nairobi Website A copy of the constitution may also be perused at your respective Faculties/Schools/Institutes/ Centre offices.
University Of Nairobi Student Association (UNSA) Election Timelines (2018)
Students Council/College Students Association Elections

The African Development Bank and the Nairobi Innovation Week High 5s Startup Challenge

The African Development Bank and the Nairobi Innovation Week High 5s Startup Challenge
Startups from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia are eligible to apply
The Nairobi Innovation Week organizing committee is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the African Development Bank to run a joint startup challenge that will focus on the Bank’s High 5 priorities. The competition is dubbed High 5s Startup Challenge. The 5 thematic areas of focus are;
❖    Light up and power Africa
❖    Feed Africa
❖    Industrialize Africa
❖    Integrate Africa
❖    Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.
Startups from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia are eligible to apply. The startups should however focus on at least one of the 5 thematic areas of the banks five priorities. Startups with an inclination towards energy production and distribution are encouraged to apply since they focus on the High 5s. Startups in sustainable food production and agri-business fall under Feed Africa pillar while others in industrialization and mobility of people fall under Industrialize and Integrate Africa respectively. Lastly, startups that empower the community will fall under the Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa pillar.