UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

A world-class university committed to scholarly excellence

UoN Hosts a Gender Based Violence Symposium

Universities in the country have been challenged to provide safer campuses to students to enable them pursue their academic endeavours without worrying about insecurity that breeds gender based violence and the like.

This was the said when a four days symposium on gender based violence was held at the UoN and organized by Sema GBV. SEMA – (Mapenzi bila chuki) which translates to Speak out –(Love without hate) is the fifth pillar in the Kenya Gender Based Violence Partnership (KGBVP) program which seeks to address attitudes and prevent stereotypical thinking around gender issues, facilitate behaviour change by overcoming negative gender norms, and advocate for policies that promote gender inclusion in the communities, campuses, and secondary schools.

 

FKE Trains University of Nairobi Administrators

The Federation of Kenya Employers, FKE, have trained University of Nairobi administrators on labour laws. This is the second group of senior administrators undergoing training.

The two days training was conducted at the Central Catering Unit from September, 11-12, 2016. The objective of the training is for the administrators to get insights on key provisions of the Labour Laws, improvement of personal effectiveness at work, enhancement of the job performance and competence enhancement for the PC target for the year 2016/17. 

 

 

UoN to Partner with Debre Markos University

The University of Nairobi will collaborate with Ethiopia’s Debre Markos University in the areas of teaching, research, staff and student exchange programs.

This follows discussions between Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs Prof. Henry Mutoro and Dr. Simachew Gashaye, Vice President for Research and Community Service, Debre Markos University.

 

 

NOTICE TO ALL SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 GRADUATES

Tags:

All graduates of the 55th Congregation for the conferment of degrees and award of diplomas held on September 2, 2016 are requested to collect their certificates at the University of Nairobi Central Examinations Centre, Chiromo Campus in the following order:

 

UoN to Partner with Makueni Government in Developing Regional Technology and Innovation Hub at Kibwezi Campus

The University of Nairobi is set to upgrade the kibwezi station to a world class institution for Agri-technology and innovation. Plans are underway to have an incubation and Agric-park, and offer degree programs in Bachelor of Science in Dryland Economics and Agro-ecosystem Management and Bachelor of Science in Water Resource Management.

 

UoN and Concordia University Enhance Partnership

The University of Nairobi and Concordia University signed an addendum to an existing MoU between UoN, University of York and Concordia University on Friday, September 23, 2016.

The addendum includes increasing capacity, innovative ways of teaching, and improving delivery of programs.

 

Samsung C & T Corporation Willing to Sponsor Varsity Teaching & Referral Hospital

Since 2014, the University of Nairobi has had plans of building a teaching and referral hospital. Following this quest the University has been looking for partners to fund this project.

Samsung C &T Corporation is one of the sought partners. Samsung is a mother company to Samsung C &T. This branch of the corporation deals with project development.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi said that currently the University uses Kenyatta National Hospital for its teaching medical school. As the Hospital is a government owned hospital, UoN does not fully get its research needs met. It is from this limitation that this project was birthed.

 

UoN To Get Accreditation From KNDI

“The University of Nairobi was first among 24 institutions to be awarded a training licence for nutritionists and dieticians. All universities should go through standard training to meet the minimum threshold for compliance.”

This was said by the CEO, Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI), Dr. David Okello when he paid a visit to the University. Dr. Okello said that as an institution of world class status, UoN needs to have maintained the standards and the regulations that were set since it received the accreditation. He urged the University to renew its accreditation.

 

UoN and Housing Finance to Collaborate

The University of Nairobi and Housing Finance Corporation have entered into discussions of possible collaborations in the areas of staff scheme loans, Project financing example hostels, commercial development, joint ventures and treasury products.

This proposal was discussed when the managing director of Housing Finance, Mr. Sam Waweru paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi on Monday, September 19, 2016 in his office.

 

UoN and Korea to Enhance Partnership

Masters in Korean studies, an establishment of korea corner and a proposal to partner in nuclear science course at the University of Nairobi are among the issues that were discussed during a courtesy call by the Korean Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. In-taek Kim to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.

The government of Korea and the University of Nairobi have had a long relationship that has seen Korean studies in the department of Linguistics and Languages flourish. In a quest to expand the areas of the relationship and mutually benefit from it, a Masters in Korean studies has been proposed.

The government of Korea through its Embassy has pledged to help in facilitating the Korea corner that will be set up at the University of Nairobi.

l