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Scholars Celebrate Prof. Dorothy McCormick

University of Nairobi Scholars drawn from various Colleges and Schools celebrated Prof. Dorothy McCormick after an exemplary 30 years of service.



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UONAA donates 2M shillings

The University of Nairobi Alumni Association, UONAA has donated two million shillings that will go towards supporting of bright and needy students achieve their academic endevours.



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Nation Leadership Forum

The Kenyan youth engaged in a lively television debate to discuss issues relating to the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. The live broadcast was televised on NTV and hosted at the Chandaria Auditorium, Main Campus, University of Nairobi.



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Ajira Digital Club Launched at the University of Nairobi

Ajira Digital Program, the premier online jobs platform that will unlock thousands of jobs for the youth was launched by Joe Mucheru, the Cabinet Secretary, Information Communication and Technology. The launch took place in Taifa Hall, Main Campus, today, September 20, 2018.



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Nation Leadership Forum - Affordable Housing

Kenyans from all walks of life yesterday discussed one of the Agenda Four : affordable housing in a lively television debate hosted at the University of Nairobi , Chandaria Auditorium, UoN Towers and televised by NTV, one of the leading brands from Nation Media Group.



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University of Nairobi 59th Graduation Ceremony

University of Nairobi marked the 59th graduation ceremony as 3,900 graduates were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas in a ceremony presided over by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi. 



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UoN VC welcomes First Years

The University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor has urged First Years Class of 2018/2019 to dream big and pursue their dreams because they are not children of a lesser God. He told them to stop procrastinating and spend their energy in the labs coming up with new innovations as opposed to wasting time in student riots and engaging in lawlessness.



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The University of Nairobi together with a Japanese University, Soka University have published a book titled ‘Value Creating Education in Kenya’. The book was launched today, August 24, 2018 at the University of Nairobi Towers, Main Campus.



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UoN VC Prof. Mbithi meets Chinese Ambassador to Kenya

The University of Nairobi led is planning to strengthen collaboration with the Chinese Embassy and the Peoples Republic of China. This was revealed during a courtesy call to the Chinese Ambassador by the Vice Chancellor on August 17, 2018.



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CEOs RoundTable

Over 20 Chief Executive Officers and Human Resource Directors from various organizations around the country gathered at the University of Nairobi to deliberate on sustainable partnership between the industry, government and the academia.  The roundtable took place at the UoN Towers, Monday 13, 2018 during the Chancellors Career Fair.



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Launch of Career Services Office at the University of Nairobi

 

The University of Nairobi Career Services Office has officially been launched by the Education Cabinet Secretary, Amb. Amina Mohamed. The launch which was graced by industry players and professionals, University of Nairobi partners, staff and students was held on August 13, 2018.



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Ajira Digital launch at the University of Nairobi

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology has launched Ajira Digital Program at the University of Nairobi. The program targets at training 1,000 students and equip them with the necessary technical skills to enable them tap into the huge potential of online jobs.



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Mean Machine Rugby Team

The University of Nairobi Rugby Team, Mean Machine emerged second runners up during the recently concluded Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA 7s) that was held over the weekend in the event that saw Blak Blad, Kenyatta University rugby team emerge winners after beating Strathmore University 24-7. The two days event was held at the University of Nairobi sports ground from August 4-5, 2018.



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Flagging off students to Israel

It was a celebration for the 118 Students who will be going to the Holy Land for 11 months advanced practical training in agriculture.  The flagging off ceremony took place at Kilimo House, Upper Hill.



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Harness your intellectual Property

The University of Nairobi is sitting on a goldmine and should take advantage of the abundant potential of Intellectual Property within the institution. The IP assets when harnessed could earn the university billions of shillings in revenue. That was the message during the Intellectual Property Audit Validation and IP commercialization workshop at Main Campus, Taifa Hall, on July 23, 2018.



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CJ tells students to abide by the rule of law

The President of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice, Hon. David Maraga has urged the Kenyan youth to live by the rule of law. He was speaking at the University of Nairobi to students from various universities across the country. The event dubbed ‘Youth Uniting to Reclaim Kenya’ was held at Taifa Hall on July 19, 2018.



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Celebrating Excellence at the University of Nairobi

It was a day set aside to celebrate excellence as various student teams and some members of staff presented trophies and awards to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.  The trophies were from different sports teams, UoN travelling theatre and researchers.



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UoN Towers
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Fred Swaniker on Leadership

Ghanaian leading serial entrepreneur and leadership development expert, Mr. Fred Swaniker, urged University of Nairobi students to work towards creating jobs upon completing their studies, than being job seekers.



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Taifa Hall
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Nation Leadership Forum discussing HealthCare

Nation Media Group NTV organized a live television debate at the University of Nairobi to discuss Universal Health Coverage, one of the big 4 agenda by the Government of Kenya. The event was held at the Chandaria Auditorium on July 5, 2018.



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Taifa Hall
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Edith Cowan and University of Nairobi Collaboration

The University of Nairobi and Edith Cowan University, Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable both staff and students benefit from the exchange programs.



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Taifa Hall
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Student Council Retreat in Mombasa

The University of Nairobi Students Association, UNSA is holding a two days retreat in Mombasa with one theme: Changing the narrative.



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Students receive laptops from Barclays Bank of Kenya

Several University students recieved laptops from Barclays Bank of Kenya after successful completion of the Ready To Work Program. The program prepares students for the job market by teaching work skills, money skills and entrepreneurship skills. 

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Career Services Launch

The Ministry of Education has launched Career Services Office that will play a critical role in helping graduates get internships, attachments and jobs. The launch was held at the University of Nairobi, Taifa Hall on June, 21, 2018.



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World Refugee Day at the University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi community joined the world in marking World Refugees Day at the Chancellors Court on June 20, 2018 with a message: ‘Include All, Empower All’.



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IDADA2018 at the University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi students have been advised to keep away from drug abuse and focus on their studies. This was the message as the University community celebrated the International Day Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (IDADA) at the Chancellors Court, Main Campus on June, 19, 2018.



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University of Nairobi eprocurement system launch and training

The University of Nairobi has launched an e-procurement system that will ensure improved service delivery to buyers, suppliers and users who are involved in public sector procurement.



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University of Nairobi Orchestra

The University of Nairobi held its inaugural orchestra concert yesterday where staff, students and the university community were treated to an evening of music and songs. The event was held at Taifa Hall, on May, 8, 2018.



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Satelite launch

The University of Nairobi will be first Kenya University and institution to launch a satellite into space on Friday, May, 11, 2018.

This is historical indeed since Kenya will be the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a nano-satellite into space.



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Innovation Public Lecture by Prof. William Fisher

Kenyan artists have been advised to protect their original pieces of work by applying for patents and copyrights so that they can earn royalties from their innovation and creative works. This was the message by Prof. William Fisher, from Harvard School of Law during his public lecture at the University of Nairobi, Taifa Hall on April 26, 2018.



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Kisumu Campus Opening.

The University of Nairobi, Kisumu Campus Complex was officially opened by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi. The launch was done on April 20, 2018 at the Kisumu Campus.



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UoN and Kitui County sign MoU

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and Kitui County Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, that will enable the University of Nairobi help the County government in development of a spatial plan, which will help the county in developing its infrastructure.  The signing was done on April, 17, 2018 in the Vice-Chancellors Boardroom.



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UNSA Student elections

The newly elected University of Nairobi Student Association (UNSA) leaders were presented to the University Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi. The meeting took place today, April, 16, 2018 at the University Towers.



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Tony Elumelu

Tony Elumelu, Nigerian Billionaire businessman aims at supporting 10,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years via the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Each year, 1,000 entrepreneurs are selected across the African continent and given $ 5,000 dollars after a compulsory 3 months training on business tenets.



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St. Pauls University Chapel launch the 8th Music Album

The University of Nairobi students from St. Paul’s University Chapel have launched their eighth music album. The launch was attended by among others; Honourable Chris Wamalwa and University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi. The launch took place yesterday, April, 8, 2018 at St. Paul’s University Chapel.



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Tree Planting at WMI 2018

 

The University community composed of staff, students and stakeholders have planted close to 10,000 trees in the last one week. The exercise is part of the University of Nairobi annual tree planting day. The event was on April, 6, 2018 at Wangari Maathai Institute, Upper Kabete Campus.



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Wangari Maathai Institute Campus
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Prof. Ogengo public defense of Doctor of Science

Prof. Julius Alexander Ogen’go, delivered a public lecture at Taifa Hall, Main Campus as he defended his Doctor of Science thesis, in the presence of the University of Nairobi Senate, staff, students and members of the public. The DSC defense was on March, 19, 2017.



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Wangari Maathai Institute Campus
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The University of Nairobi School of Architecture and Engineering, the School of Built Environment is at the fore front in developing a plan for the development of Tharaka Nithi County. The Memorundum of Understanding between the University of Nairobi and Tharaka County was signed yesterday, March, 15, 2016.

 



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Wangari Maathai Institute Campus
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Engineering Student Innovations rewarded.

Several Engineering students from the University of Nairobi, School of Architecture and Engineering were jumping with joy and celebrating as they received cash awards. The best student took home a cheque of over Kshs. 200,000.

The dinner took place on March, 13 at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Upper Hill.



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Sarova Panafric Hotel
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nairobi innovation week

The University of Nairobi flagship project, Nairobi Innovation Week 2018 was officially   launched by Ambassador Amina Mohammed, the Cabinet Secretary for Education. The launch was done on, March 7, 2018 at the Main Campus, Taifa Hall.



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University of Nairobi CUE Audit.

The University of Nairobi is undergoing institutional audit by the Commission of University Education, CUE. The five year audit by the regulator is to ensure that the University is adhering to the quality standards. The institutional quality audit commenced on March 5, 2018.  



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Central Bank Public Lecture at the University of Nairobi

The Central Banks of the five East African countries have been praised for a job well done in maintaining stability across the region despite the tough business environment over the last decade.



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Ruforum Breakfast Conference

The University of Nairobi together with partner universities in the country are seeking Kshs. 250 million to be able host the upcoming RUFORUM Biennial Conference and the sixth African higher education week  in October, 2018.



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Taifa Hall
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International Mother Tongue Day Celebrations

The University of Nairobi community composed of staff and students celebrated the International Mother-tongue Day today February 21, 2018 at the Education Building, Main Campus.



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Nairobi Innovation Week

The University of Nairobi annual technology symposium, popularly known as Nairobi Innovation Week, has received a boost from the industry players and the corporate sector after more sponsors come up to support the national technology event which aims at supporting business startups.



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VC discuss with ODEL Staff on e-Learning

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi is looking at improving open distance and e-learning in order to enable more people have access to higher education in the country.



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University of Nairobi Intellectual Property Audit Workshop

University of Nairobi Intellectual Property Management Office together with Kenya Intellectual Property Institute (KIPI) held a one day sensitization workshop on Intellectual Property Audit at the Central Catering Unit on February, 7, 2018.



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Australian Senator Lucy Gichuhi

Kenyan-born Australian Senator, Lucy Gichuhi has urged Kenyans to embrace their diversity, their cultures, tribes and differences to disagree agreeably.

Senator Lucy Gichuhi delivered a public lecture at the Chandaria Auditorium today, January, 1, 2018.. The lecture was titled “Disagree Agreeably”.



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Rattansi Education Trust Sponsorship

Needy students from private and public universities received a big boost towards their education after Rattansi Education Trust donated 26 Million towards their education for the current academic year.

The cheques were issued today, January 18, 2018 at the University of Nairobi Council Chambers.



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Mully Childrens Family Founder - Charles Mulli

Mully Childrens Family (MCF) Founder, Dr. Charles Mully today shared philanthropy insights with the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi on how best to develop the next generation of leaders.



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Book presentation to the Vice-Chancellor

University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, was presenteda book on 100 years of Anglican Church in Kenya.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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UoN Collaboration with Kyambogo University

The University of Nairobi has entered into talks with Uganda’s second leading University and will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will detail how it will strengthen its cooperation with Kyambogo University.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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Tana River Gornor seeks UoN assistance

The Tana River Governor, Governor (Mjr Rtd) Dhadho Godhana has sought partnership with the University of Nairobi in tackling the challenges facing his county. Such challenges include poverty, environmental degradation and food security. 

The meeting took place at the Vice-Chancellors boardroom on January, 9, 2018.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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University of Nairobi 58th Graduation Ceremony

University of Nairobi marked the 58th graduation ceremony as 6,602 graduates were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas in a ceremony presided over by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi. 



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Chandaria Auditorium
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EU Ambassador to KE address UoN Students

European Union Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Stefano A. Dejak has urged students to pursue their dreams and exploit their full potential.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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Gender Dilemma

Women folk were called upon to step up, take action and position themselves in leadership positions in society.

This was the gist of the 3rd Nation Leadership Forum whose topic was ‘Kenya’s Gender Dilemma’ held on December 7, 2017 at the University of Nairobi.



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Harvard University to collaborate with Local Universities

The University of Nairobi and Harvard University are set to leverage on technology to strengthen teaching and research on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) based courses.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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Meteorological Courses to be improved

Plans are underway to enhance the meteorology courses offered at the University of Nairobi’s Department of Meteorology, in the College of Biological and Physical Sciences.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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University of Nairobi hosts Worlds AIDS Day

The University of Nairobi has partnered with the Ministry of Health to host the national World AIDS Day commemoration celebrations. The event was held on December, 1, 2017 at the Chancellor’s Court, Main Campus.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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 Skills Hunt Expo

University of Nairobi students’ entrepreneurs and business start-ups had a mentorship session on entrepreneurship with industry experts key among them Pius Muchiri, Managing Director, Nabo Capital, a subsidiary of Centum Investments Limited. The mentorship session was held on November 23, 2017 at the UoN Towers.



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Skills hunt summit

The University of Nairobi together with Accelevate Limited has organized a three days Skills Hunt Expo where students interact with top corporate executives and learn work skills. The event is from November, 22-24, 2017 and being held at the University of Nairobi Towers.



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University of Nairobi Towers
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Saudi Arabia Universities and University of Nairobi to work together

The University of Nairobi has entered into talks of possible collaboration with Universities in Saudi Arabia. The two leaders were talking during a courtesy call at Vice-Chancellors Office, today November, 21, 2017.



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University of Nairobi Towers
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Innovators Awards

During a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, Dr. Walter Fust, Chairman of the Foundation Board, Innovation Prize for Africa, revealed that their foundation, has been at the forefront of rewarding innovators across the continent.



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University of Nairobi Towers
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University of Nairobi and New South Wales University in Australia

The University of Nairobi and the University of New South Wales, Australia have entered into talks of possible collaboration. The meeting between the management of the two universities took place on November 15, 2017 at the Council Chamber.



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University of Nairobi Towers
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UONAA donates 2M  cheque to support needy students.

University of Nairobi Alumni Association, (UONAA) has donated Kshs. 2 Million towards the University bursary fund to support needy students to help them pursue their careers. The cheque was presented on November, 14, 2017.



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University of Nairobi Towers
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University of Nairobi Staff Assembly

University of Nairobi management, staff, students and members of the Alumni Association held a staff assembly, where Self-Assessment Report (SAR) was presented and discussed in preparation for Commission for University Education (CUE) institutional quality audit.



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Taifa Hall.
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Prof. Ogengo public lecture

Julius Alexander Ogeng'o, a Professor of Human Anatomy, delivered his inaugural lecture on November 13, 2017 at 4.00PM at Taifa Hall where he cautioned medical practitioners to be vigilant when they observe anatomical variations.



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BBC World Service radio live recording

Leaders from both sides of the political divide in Kenya, promised to lead the call for peace and national reconciliation after months of hightened political activities in the country.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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UoN VC and School of Business

Lecturers from the University of Nairobi, School of Business, held consultative meeting with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi where they presented a Memorandum to him on November, 8, 2017, at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, CHSS.



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Chandaria Auditorium
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Dons urged to end strike

The dons at the public universities have been urged to call off the industrial action that has been ongoing over the last one week. 



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Chandaria Auditorium
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Wangari Maathai Endowment Chair

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has officially received and welcomed the newly appointed Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI) Distinguished Chair, Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi.



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The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, receiving a gift during the CARTA Vice-Chancellors’ Meeting. The conference members deliberated and solidified the resolve to render tangible solutions for the advancement of Africa’s research and graduate training capacity.  



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The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi (Right) sharing a moment with Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA) coordinator Prof. Masafumi Nagao (Left) after consultation meeting on the progress of ESDA-Africa Development Bank Funded research projects at the University.
 


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VC's Boardroom, UoN
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Renewable Energy Discussions with EP Global Energy

The University of Nairobi management discussed the possibility of adopting renewable energy with EP Global, a renowned international company specializing in renewable energy. The meeting took place today at Vice-Chancellors Committee Room today, February 12, 2015.



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VC's Boardroom, UoN
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