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University Management interacts with suppliers to promote 30% Tenders Uptake.

The University management held a breakfast meeting with the suppliers in the specialized category of women, youth and persons living with disabilities in order to promote the uptake of 30% worth of tenders given to the special group.  The meeting was held at the Central Catering Unit on May, 26, 2016.



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Equity Bank Foundation to sponsor Nairobi  Innovation Week

The Equity Bank group has given a donation of Ksh. 1.5 million to the University as the Bank’s contribution towards sponsoring the University’s Innovation Week 2016, scheduled for August 1 – 5, 2016.



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Centre of Excellence in media and communications launched.

The University Of Nairobi stakeholders discussed the establishement of the centre of  excellence in media and communications to be located at the School Of Journalism.  The discussions were held on May, 23, 2016. 



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University of Nairobi Prize giving day. The Vice-Chancellor rewards the best overall student

University of Nairobi has rewarded the best students from the Academic Year 2011/2012  and 2012/2013 at the prize giving ceremony held at Taifa Hall today, May, 20, 2016.



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UoN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi plants a tree at the Wangari Maathai Insititute

University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, led staff in a tree planting exercise at the Wangari Maathai Institute located some one kilometre from the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.  The tree planting was on May, 19, 2016.



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Israel Ambassador H. E. Yahel Vilan gives a speech at the University of Nairobi

Israel Ambassador to Kenya, H. E. Yahel Vilan has urged the government, academia and private sector to support business start-ups and develop the culture of innovation. He was speaking during the Innovation Week public lecture series at the Main Campus, Taifa Hall on April, 19, 2016.



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University of Nairobi to champion training of oil and gas engineers

The University of Nairobi will take the leading role in the training of man-power for the oil and gas exploration. This was revealed when Mrs. Nancy Karigithu, the Permanent Secretary, Shipping and Maritime Affair, paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi at the Council Chambers today, May, 17, 2016.



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UNICEF and University of Nairobi sign MOU

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two partner in various projects.



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I Choose Life and University of Nairobi signs MoU

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi has underscored the value that the University attaches to collaborations and partnerships, which he said the University considers as key guiding principle in its operations.  The University is more keen when such collaborations involve innovations and youth programmes.



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Standard Group and University of Nairobi sign agreement.

The University of Nairobi has teamed up with the Standard Media Group to get a 360 degrees coverage for the upcoming Open Day that begins tomorrow, April, 28, to April, 30,2016.

Ms. Marene Anot, from the Standard Group noted that the Group will offer its various platforms to help the University get publicity.



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University of Nairobi Verdict on Student Disciplinary Cases.

In a press briefing, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi has today, April, 22, 2016 announced that 33 students have been expelled, 25 suspended, 143 have been given warnings and   17 acquitted.

Prof. Mbithi also announced the University’s re-opening dates.



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University of Nairobi Internal Audit Sensitization Workshop

University of Nairobi staff from the department of Internal Audit has been trained on the best way to write their reports after carrying out risk assessment.



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Nairobi Innovation Week 2016 Roadmap Launch

The 2016 Nairobi Innovation Week Roadmap has been launched by the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi who urged innovators to create solutions that will solve local problems. The launch took place today, April, 15, 2016 at the Vice-Chancellor’s Parlour.



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The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor with Kenya National Commission of Human Rights

A team from the Kenya National Commission of Human Rights visited the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office to investigate possible violation of students’ rights during the recent riots that led to the closure of the University. The visit took place today, April, 15, 2016.



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European Commission visits University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi

The European Commission has pledged to support the University in Nairobi by giving scholarships and equipment. This was revealed when Mr. Carlos Alegra, Director General for Interpretation and Conferences (DG SCIC) met the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi in his office during a courtesy call.



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New Appointments at the University of Nairobi

The Vice-Chancellor has announced the re-appointment of Prof. Peter O. K’Obonyo as the Deputy Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) for another term of five years with effect from March 1, 2016, following competitive interviews.



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University of Nairobi Performance Evaluation

A team from the Department of Performance Contracting reviewed the University of Nairobi’s mid-year performance for the Performance Contract period 2015 / 2016.



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SunFarming and University of Nairobi signs MoU

Sun Farming, a German company that specializes in harvesting solar energy for food production, energy and farming purposes has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Nairobi.



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Education CS signs Guest Book as Prof. Mbithi , UoN VC Looks On

The Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matian’gi held a meeting with Vice-Chancellors and Principals of Constituent Colleges of the Public Universities challenging them to chart the best way forward in managing higher education in the country. The meeting was held today March, 29, 2016 in the Council Chamber.



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University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi

The blessings of the Lord have been showered upon us yet again in the season of Easter of year 2016.

As we usher in the celebrations, I wish to extend, with the humility of the Almighty, a message of good cheer to you and your families.



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CS Ambassador Amina Mohammed Interacts with UoN Students

 Ambassador Amina Mohammed, the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade has challenged students to set big dreams and achieve them. She was talking at the 8-4-4 building on Tuesday,March, 22, 2016.



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AERC evaluates UoN School of Economics

A team from the African Economic Research Consortium, AERC, the body that funds collaborative PhD and Masters programs sent a team of advisory board members to evaluate the School of Economics and gauge its readiness to be a host-degree awarding University.  The consultative meeting was held at the Council Committee Room, today, Monday, March, 21, 2016.



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UoN Staff  vetting

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi witnessed the vetting of over 200 University staff at the Council Chamber , today, March, 21, 2016



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Online Application System Launch

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi presided over the launch of the Online Application Information System that will ease University application process. The system was launched today March, 14, 2016 at the Central Catering Unit.



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East African Law Journal Relaunched

The University of Nairobi Law School re-launched the East African Law Journal at Parklands Campus on Friday, February, 4, 2016.



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Corruption Sensitization of University of Nairobi Staff

The University of Nairobi staff from Students Welfare Authority, SWA, have been sensitized on corruption prevention, ethics and integrity. The sensitization workshop was held at the Central Catering Unit, today March 4, 2015.



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Mitsubishi Scholarships

A total of 13 University of Nairobi students have benefited from Mitsubishi Scholarship. This was revealed when the Mitsubishi General Manager, Mr.  Masatoshi Wada met the Vice-Chancellor at the Council Chambers.



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NYS and UoN Collaboration

The National Youth Service (NYS) and the University of Nairobi discussed various ways in which the two institutions can help in the transformation of the youth in Kenya. The meeting took place today February, 24, 2016 at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room.



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Grants Management Information System Launched

University of Nairobi Researchers will have an easy time in conducting their research following the launch of the Grant Management Information System by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi at the Central Catering Unit today February, 24, 2016.



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University of Nairobi Researchers Trained on Publications

The University Management was today sensitized by Thomson Reuters Team on the best ways to publish on high impact journals. The sensitization was at Central Catering Unit, CCU, today, February, 23, 2016.



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Vice-Chancellor meets the Web Team

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor , Prof. Peter Mbithi  interacted with the Web Team and shared his agenda at the Council Chambers today, February, 23, 2016.

Speaking during the meeting, Prof. Mbithi congratulated the Web Team for the job well done in the recent Webometrics rankings where the University was ranked position 6 in Africa and the best in the region.



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C4D Innovation Forum

The University of Nairobi students and the youth in general have been challenged by the industry players to rise up and build scalable solutions that will solve problems in the society. This was during the public lecture at Taifa Hall on Tuesday, February, 23, 2016.



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PhD Supervision

In order to achieve its mandate of producing quality graduates, the University of Nairobi engaged its academic staff members in a three days PhD supervision training of trainers workshop.



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CAE- PC Evaluation by PC Secretariat.

The six colleges that comprise the University of Nairobi are undergoing a mid-term evaluation of their performances in the financial year 2015/2016.

A team from the performance contract secretariat begun the mid-term evaluation of  the Colleges to access how far they have performed in achieving the yearly targets.



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Equity Group Foundation  and University of Nairobi Sign MoU

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi and Equity Group  Foundation have today exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding that will see students benefit from scholarships from Equity Group.



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Indian High Commissioner visits Vice-Chancellor

The University of Nairobi and the Indian Embassy in Kenya have discussed ways of strengtheningthe existing partnership. This was the agenda when the High Commissioner of India to Kenya H.E. Mrs. Suchitra Durai paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.



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UoN hosts Kyambogo University on a benchmarking exercise

A team from Kyambogo University, Uganda, is at the University of Nairobi (UoN) on a benchmarking exercise. The team’s major areas of benchmarking include the performance contracting process, management of finances and human resources, academic issues as well as quality assurance.



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Hostels construction discussed.

UON projects to be implemented under PPP arrangements was the agenda for discussion this morning when the Director of PPP Unit in the National Treasury, Eng. Stanley Kamau accompanied by the PPP Financial Analyst Mr. Ravinder Sikand and M&E Specialist Mr. Wycliffe Ondiek held a consultative meeting with the Vice Chancellor , Prof. Peter Mbithi today Tuesday, February, 9, 2015.



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youth challenged to participate in the development of cities

The Kenyan youth have been challenged to rise up and play a leading role in the development of smart cities. National Urban youth forum is underway at the University of Nairobi from February, 8-9, 2016.



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University Students from Kitui Central benefit from CDF Funds.

About 400 university students from Kitui Central have benefited from six million shillings constituency development fund. The cheques were presented to the beneficiaries at the University of Nairobi Council Chambers, today, February 3, 2016.



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University of Nairobi Ranking

The University of Nairobi has been ranked 6th in Africa and number 697 in the world in the just released Webometrics Ranking making it the top 3% of the best universities world wide out of 24,000 Universities.



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SONU Female Student Leaders

University of Nairobi female student leaders have been given an award for their exemplary role in mentoring female students in the various schools and colleges around the country.



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University of Nairobi MoU with Washington State University

The University Of Nairobi College Of Health Sciences, together with Washington State University based in the United States, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two Universities collaborate in research projects. The signing was today, January, 29, 2016 at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room.



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Procurement Law

Members of the University Management Board, (UMB  )were yesterday Wednesday, November, 27, 2016 sensitized on the new procurement law that put the Accounting Officer as the one fully responsible for managing the procurement process.



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The University of Nairobi community today, January, 26, 2015 joined the Israel Embassy and the United Nations in marking the Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The theme of the event, ‘Never Again’ was the hallmark of the Holocaust that was metted on 6 million Jews from 1939 to 1945 when the Germans surrendered in World War II.



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University of Nairobi Medical School inspection

The University Of Nairobi School of Medicine together with the School of Dental Sciences both located at the College of Health Sciences underwent the second joint inspection by the members from the East African Community. 



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Maasai Mara Conservation

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, who is also a member of the High Level Advisory Board of Maasai Mara Science and Development Initiative (MMSDI), held a high level advisory meeting whose agenda was finding ways to achieve sustainability of the Maasai Mara.



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CHSS Huduma Center Launch

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)  today launched a one-stop shop for efficient delivery of its services. The one-stop shopped has been dubbed ‘Huduma Services’ after the National Huduma Center services.



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Israel Holocaust Commemoration

The University of Nairobi together with the Israel Embassy in Nairobi will be hosting the  a public  lecture in remembrance of Holocaust in conjunction with United Nations  and the German Embassy on January 26, 2016. This was revealed  during a visit by the Deputy Ambassador to Israel H. E  Nadav Peldman.



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VC visits Cabinet Secretary , Lands Ministry

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today visited the Cabinet Secretary for Lands, Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi at Ardhi House, in Upper Hill.

Speaking during the visit, Prof. Mbithi congratulated the Cabinet Secretary on his recent appointments to head the lands docket.



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UMB Towers UoN Towers

Members of the University Management Board were today briefed on the progress made by the contractors of the iconic tower, the University of Nairobi Towers.



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USA Undersecretary for International Security

A team of USA Officials led by Ms. Rose Gottemoeller, U.S. undersecretary of state for arms control and international security today interacted with the University students from the Department of Political Science.

Ms. Gottemoeller spoke on a wide range of issues on international security ranging from terrorism and arms control.



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University Wins 2 awards on Gender Mainstreaming

The efforts by the University of Nairobi towards gender and disability mainstreaming have been rewarded by Gender and Disability Development Centre. The University scooped two awards on Friday, Nov, 6, 2015 at the gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel.



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University of Nairobi 54th Graduation Ceremony

It was pomp and colour as the University of Nairobi marked the 54th graduation ceremony where thousands of graduates were conferred degrees and diplomas and given the power to read on Friday, November, 4, 2015 at the Chancellors Court.



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University of Nairobi 54th Graduation Rehearsals

The University of Nairobi is ready for the 54th graduation ceremony tomorrow December , 4, 2015 . The graduation will be held at the Graduation Square.



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Pope Francis Holy Mass at the University of Nairobi Grounds.

Thousands of Kenyans braved the rains to attend the historic holy mass that was presided over by the Roman Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis at the University of Nairobi grounds on Thursday, November, 26, 2015.



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IDSat50 Celebrations Bob Godec

A number of activities have been organized as the Institute for International Development marks 50 years since its inception. The 3 days event is taking place at the University of Nairobi, Main Campus and runs from November, 17 – 20, 20



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Chandaria Dustbin Donations

Led by the Chairman of Chandaria Foundation, Dr. Manu Chandaria today donated a total of 50 Bins to the University of Nairobi as part of the preparations for the Papal visit and mass.



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IDS at 50 Years Celebrations

The University of Nairobi students and the Kenyan youth have been challenged to use their potential to create jobs to enable the country and the continent to move to the next level.



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Italian Investors Meet Vice-Chancellor University of Nairobi

A team of Italian investors led by Mr. Giorgio Traietti visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi and discussed ways of developing dairy farming in Kenya.



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Catholic Bishops Tour University of Nairobi Papal Alter

A group of Catholic Bishops lead by John Cardinal Njue today visited the University of Nairobi to check the progress of the Pope’s Alter which is 100% structurally complete with minor finishings ongoing.



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The University of Nairobi held the first extensive Livestock Expo at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, CAVS, where stakeholders discussed ways of increasing livestock outputs and access to markets.

With the theme, “Herding for the Markets”, farmers were urged to put more effort in producing the best yields for the market.



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Pope's Alter at the University of Nairobi

His Holiness Pope Francis will celebrate Holy Mass at the University of Nairobi (UoN) grounds on Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 10.00 am.

The construction of the Papal Altar at the UoN grounds is almost complete. Over 1 million Catholic faithful are expected to attend the Mass that will be presided over by the Pope.



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Barclays Bank ReadyToWork Program launch at the University of Nairobi

Barclays Bank Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jeremy Awori, together with a team from Barclays Bank of Kenya today launched ‘Ready to Work Program’ at the University of Nairobi where students were taught soft skills.



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Climate Change Public Lecture

The University community have been challenged to address the problems facing Africa such as food security, climate change and lack of jobs for the youth.



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Norwegian Embassy UoN Collaboration

A team from the University of Nairobi led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today visited the Ambassador of Norway to Kenya, H. E. Victor Conrad Rønneberg and discussed ways of collaboration in the area of oil and gas exploration.



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Chinese Delegation Discuss Construction of Confucius Institute

A delegation from the Chinese Government visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi and they discussed the construction of the Confucius Institute. The meeting was held at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room on Saturday, October 24, 2015.



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Tree Planting by Lions of Kenya President, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi

The Lions Club of Kenya joined their President, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi in planting over 2,000 trees at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences’  , Kanyariri grounds.



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United Nations Celebrates 70 Years at the University of Nairobi

Established in 1945 after the Second World War, the United Nations marked 70 years since its establishment at the University of Nairobi where it reflected on the past achievements and focusing on its future.



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Sustainable Peace

The University of Nairobi UNESCO chair, Prof. Judith Bahemuka, brought together Deans of Students from several public and private universities and discussed ways of achieving a sustainable culture of peace and security in the universities.



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V Signs Agreement With USA Universities

The Vice-Chancellor visited two American Universities; University of South Alabama, USA; University of Washington, Seattle and Washington State University, Pullman in line with his ten point transformation agenda of internalization.



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Morgan Heritage Challenge Students on Enterprenuership

University of Nairobi students have been challenged to pursue entrepreneurship despite the challenges that come with it. The event was organized by Youth Enterprise Fund and YALDA, a student organization based at the University.



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Applications are invited from needy undergraduate students for the Chinese
Ambassador Scholarships.  Applicants should meet the following criteria;

1.        Registered needy students.

2.        Excellent academic record.

3.        Individual of impeccable character.



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University of Nairobi Korean Spoken Word Competition

University of Nairobi Students from the Department of Linguistics held the second Korean spoken word competition in the presence of H. E Dong gyou Choi , the Korean Ambassador to Kenya who graced the occasion today October, 9, 2015.



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University Of Nairobi Donates Books to Primary Schools

In one of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the University of Nairobi has donated over 1,000 books to primary schools in Nairobi. The donation exercise happened at the Kenya Science Campus, today, October, 9, 2015.



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AFD Discuss Funding UoN Projects.

The team from AFD met with the University of Nairobi Advancement Office and discussed possible projects that need funding.



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Vice-Chancellor signs Performance Contract with Heads of Central Departments

The University of Nairobi's 21 Heads of Central Departments signed their 2015/2016 departmental Performance Contracts with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter  M. F. Mbithi at the Council Chambers this morning , Monday, 5, 2015.



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Manu Chandaria donates towards the Endowment Fund

Chandaria group of companies led by the Chairman, Dr. Manu Chandaria have donated two million shillings towards University of Nairobi Endowment Fund. The donation was done today, October  3, 2015 at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room.



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University of Nairobi and Nation Media Group discuss Collaboration

University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi and Nation Media Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Joseph Muganda, discussed ways of strengthening the existing partnership at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room on October, 1, 2015.



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Corruption Prevention Committee Sensitization

 University of Nairobi Corruption Prevention Committee together with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, EACC, organized a three days sensitization seminar from   September 29, to October 1, 2015, at the Central Catering Unit to sensitize staff on integrity issues. 



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The two universities have been in partnership for over 30 years.

The agreement was renewed in a signing of agreement ceremony between UoN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi and UM President/Vice-Chancellor, Dr. David Barnard in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on September 23, 2015.



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France Ambassador to Kenya

The Ambassador made a presentation entitled “Kenya and France: Two Strategic Partners for the Future.”



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Botswana Cultural Festival

University of Nairobi students from Botswana held a cultural festival which was graced by H. E. John Muriti, the Botswana Ambassador to Kenya.



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Vice-Chancellor Charges First Years to Pursue their dreams.

Speaking to approximately five thousand Fresh students at the Chancellors Court, the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today, September, 17, 2015 challenged students to pursue their dreams.



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Ruby and Basket Ball teams launch.

In a bid to improve its visibility in the African continent and to maximise the youthful potential of  its students, the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi re-launched  rugby and basketball teams at the Vice-Chancellor’s Parlour on September 15, 2015.



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Centre for Pedagogy and Andragogy Launch by UoN Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi launched the Centre for Pedagogy and Andragogy, CEPA together with the African Dryland Institute for Sustainability, ADIS, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Parlour, today, September 15, 2015.



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University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor tours University Towers

The Vice-Chancellor today toured the University of Nairobi Towers that has changed the skyline of the western part of Nairobi Central Business District. The tour took place today 11 am, September, 14, 2015.



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University Management signs Performance Contract with the Vice-Chancellor

As stipulated in the 12th cycle Performance Contract guidelines had the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi signed  Performance Contracts with the  four Deputy Vice-Chancellors for the first time and the college Principals in the Council Chamber witnessed by the Chairman of Council, Dr. Idle Farah on September, 14, 2015.



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Liberian Company seeks stronger partnership with the University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is looking at strengthening the relationship with a Liberian company, ArcelorMittal as it seeks to develop human capital for the West African nation.



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University of Nairobi 53rd Graduation Ceremony

The University of Nairobi today September 4th, 2015 released into the workforce roughly 5,301 graduates in a ceremony held at the Main Campus, Graduation Square and presided over by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi.



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University of Nairobi 53rd Graduation Rehearsals

The University of Nairobi is ready for the 53rd graduation ceremony tomorrow September , 4, 2015 and at the moment, graduands are rehearsing at the Graduation Square

The graduation rehearsals were attended by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi, The 4 Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Principals of the 6 Colleges, Deans and Directors of the various schools.



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Endowment Fund Launch by Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi

The Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi launched a University Endowment Fund that will give bright and needy students a chance to pursue higher education. The fund was launched today September, 2, 2015  at the Serena Hotel.



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Vice-Chancellor Signs Performance Contract with the Council

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi signed the Performance Contract for 2015/2016 with the University Council led by the Chairman, Dr. Idle Farah in the Council Chambers on September 1, 2015.



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University Performance Contract

The University of Nairobi performance over the last 12 months during Performance Contract period 2014/2015 came under review today August 31, 2015 at Kenya Utalii Hotel, where University scored Excellent.



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SGR celebrates its achievements

The contractors of the multi-billion shilling Standard Gauge Railway line gathered to celebrate the achievements since the construction of the railway line began some two years ago. The celebrations were attended by the Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Liu Xianfa and were held at the Syokimau Headquarters on August 24, 2015.



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Justice JB Ojwang Doctorof Law Thesis Presentation

In a rare occurrence Justice Prof. Jacktone Boma Ojwang’, Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, made a public presentation on his Doctor of Laws Thesis at the University of Nairobi, Taifa Hall on Monday, August,  24, 2015.



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VC visits Chinese Ambassador

University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today, August 19, 2015 visited the Chinese Ambassador, Dr. Liu Xianfa and discussed collaboration and student scholarships.



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SierraLeone PC Benchmarking Exercise

The University of Nairobi led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi and the Performance Contract Secretariat met with a team from the Republic of Sierra Leone today August 18, 2015 and shared experiences on coordination of performance contracting.



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Vice-Chancellor lauds Innovation Week organizing committee

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi treated the Innovation Week organizing committee members to a cocktail at the Vice-Chancellor’s Parlour today August 12, 2013.



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Performance Secretariat

The performance of the six colleges of the University of Nairobi has been under review this week by the Performance Secretariat Team from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.



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Innovation Hub ground broken by Fred Matiangi, CS, ICT

Led by the Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication and Technology, Dr. Fred Matian’gi, the University of Nairobi launched the inaugural Nairobi Innovation Week and broke ground for the construction of Innovation Hub, the extra modern computing facility at the School of Computing and Informatics, Chiromo Campus on August 5, 2015.



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Saul Singer urges innovators to work in teams

As the inaugural Nairobi Innovation weeks kicks off, Mr. Saul Singer, Israeli innovation guru has urged the business start-ups and innovators to consider working in teams to ensure success. Mr. Singer was speaking at the Nairobi Innovation week which runs from August 5-7, 2015.



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University of Nairobi Challenged to lead Innovation

The much awaited Nairobi Innovation Week kicked off today with presentations from innovation gurus who challenged the University of Nairobi to take the lead role in championing innovation in the country.



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Saul Singer at Nairobi Innovation Week, University of Nairobi

The academia and government has been urged to support start-ups. Speaking at Serena Hotel during the Nairobi Innovation Workshop on August 4, 2015, Mr. Saul Singer, Israel Innovation Guru has challenged the government to give a conducive environment to the business start-ups and remove taxes to enhance innovation.



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University Innovation Week kicks off

The inaugural Nairobi Innovation Week, organized by the University of Nairobi kicked off today August 3, 2015 with Mr. Langdon Morris urging innovators to move with speed as they take their products to the market. Business community were challenged to innovate and prosper or perish. He was speaking at the Innovation Workshop in Serena Hotel.



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University of Nairobi Senate Retreat in Naivasha

The University Senate  held a 3 days retreat in Naivasha from July 30 to August 1, 2015 to discuss issues relating to the better management of the University. Top on the agenda being assessment of the University's financial health, efficient and effective service delivery, comprehensive student security and safety, student mentorship among others.



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Israel Embassy support Nairobi Innovation Week.

As the University of Nairobi inaugural Innovation Week kicks off next week, from August, 3-7, 2015, support has been streaming in from industry, business community and partners. The Israel Embassy today July, 28, 2015 donated a cheque of Kshs. 400,000 towards the event that will showcase the best in technology and innovations.



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KCB Foundation partner with University of Nairobi

The KCB Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office today, July, 28, 2015 to finance the University in equipping farmers with agricultural skills that will help them improve their output.



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Chase Bank agrees to sponsor Nairobi Innovation Week.

The Nairobi Innovation Week, the inaugural innovations week hosted by the University of Nairobi to showcase the best innovations has gotten a boost after Chase Bank agreed to sponsor the event. The Innovation Week runs from Aug 4-7, 2015.



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Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gives moving lecture at UoN

The Italian Prime Minister, H.E. Matteo Renzi, challenged the university community comprising of staff and students to use their education to develop a future and address the issues affecting the society, more so radicalism



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Italy Prime-Minister Mateo Renzi

The public lecture by H.E. Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister of Italy, entitled, “Challenges of Development: Building Bridges to Combat Extremism” will be on  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 10.00 AM in Taifa Hall.

Guests are requested to be seated by 9.30 AM 



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ICT CS Matiangi visits University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor

One of the key speakers at the forthcoming Nairobi Innovation Week ICT Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiangi, confirmed his participation and support when he visited the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi in his office today, June, 13, 2015.



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University of Nairobi Management Board in Machakos

The University of Nairobi Management Board held a 3 days retreat in Machakos County to discuss issues relating to the better management of the University from July 9-11, 2015. Top on the agenda being efficient and effective service delivery.



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Comprehensive Security Discussions between management and students

Following the recent wave of insecurity incidences that has befallen the country and the institutions of higher learning like Garissa University College attacks, the University Management and student leaders today July, 8, 2015 held consultative meeting and discussed students security and safety.



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Innovation Week Sponsors meets UoN Vice-Chancellor

The preparations are on top gear for Nairobi Innovation Week, the premier innovation event organized by School of Computing and Informatics’ C4D Lab. The sponsors have started streaming in to sponsor the event that will be taking place from August, 4-7, 2015 at Main Campus Graduation Court.



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Rockefeller Foundation

The University of Nairobi (UoN) will work with the Nairobi County Government in submitting an application for the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The University through the Department of Urban Research Innovations, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nairobi County Government in 2014 to develop the City Master Plan.



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Italy Ambassador to Kenya with Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi, UoN Vice-Chancellor

A team from the Embassy of Italy in Kenya paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi and discussed among other things the forthcoming public lecture by the Italian Prime Minister, H. E  Matteo Renzi.



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Countering Violent Extremism

The University of Nairobi community comprising of staff and students engaged eminent persons in a lively debate at Taifa Hall, Main Campus on June, 29, 2015 discussing ways of countering violent extremism in the country and dealing with terrorism.



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International Day against Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The University of Nairobi Community comprising of staff and students today June, 26, 2015 marked the International Day against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, IDADA at the Graduation Square, Main Campus.



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Eminent Persons Breakfast at SafariClub

In a breakfast meeting at the Nairobi Safari Club, the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today, June, 25, 2015 shared with eminent persons and key industry players his transformative agenda of making the University a world class university able to produce holistic graduates.



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Pension Scheme Education Day at the College of Health Sciences

Pension Scheme Board of Trustees, led by the Acting Chair, Prof. Lucy Irungu today conducted members education day at the College of Health Sciences to educate member of the Scheme on the benefits of saving, investing and planning for retirement.



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Staff Clearance Launch

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi has today June 22, 2015 launched the Staff Movement Advice and Staff Clearance Information Systems at the Vice-Chancellor Parlour.



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Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi and Sports and Culture CS, Dr. HasssanWario

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, joined over 5,000 Kenyans to mark the first International Yoga day to celebrate this life transforming exercise and meditation at the University grounds today, June, 21, 2005.



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Murdoch University to partner with the University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi is in a rapid transformation since the installation of the new Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi. One of the transformative agenda include developing strong partnerships with key universities in various continents and increasing internationalization of University. One such partnership in the offing is with Murdoch University, from Perth Australia.

 



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Oxford University to partner with the University of Nairobi

Water security is a defining global challenge in the 21st Century. The enduring struggle to cope with water access could become  a thing of the past as the partnership between the University of Nairobi and Oxford University takes shape. This was revealed when a team from Oxford University met the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi in his office  on Thursday, June,  11, 2015.

 



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It was a historic opportunity for many to listen to a public lecture by one of Kenya's most celebrated literary icons, Prof. Ngugi wa Thiongo at the Taifa Hall, Main Campus on Thursday, June, 11, 2015 as he challenged the University community comprising of staff and students and the general public to embrace Kenyan products , companies and more so Kenyan culture and heritage.

 



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In collaboration with the University of York United Kingdom, the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. M. F. Mbithi   officially launched a workshop on cross-age peer tutoring in the teaching of reading in Kenya primary schools, at the Kenya Science Campus today, June, 4, 2015.



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University of Nairobi to host forum on Peace

The University of Nairobi (UoN) will host a forum on peace following a proposal by the Ambassador for the Republic of South Sudan in Kenya, Mariano Deng Ngor.



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Chinese Delegation visits Prof. Peter Mbithi in his office and discuss funding.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) is in discussions on possible funding with Chinese based AVIC-INTL Project Engineering Company.



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Italian Guest

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi have entered into talks on possible collaboration.

This was revealed today, May 25, 2015, when the Director, Italian Cultural Institute in Nairobi, Ms. Francesa Cheiso paid a courtesy call on the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi.



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BPS Tracking System

In the 2014/2015 Performance Contract Year, the University of Nairobi (UoN) promised to deliver on the Postgraduate Academic Tracking Information System and it came to pass as the system was launched on May, 26, 2015 at the Vice-Chancellors Parlour.



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Ombudsman looks into UoN assistance towards Garrissa Victims

The Office of the Ombudsman is assessing the role the University of Nairobi (UON) played to assist during the Garissa University College (GUC) tragedy victims.



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India High Commissioner visits Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi

The Indian Embassy in Kenya will endow a Chair to the University of Nairobi.



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Kenya Red Cross University of Nairobi Chapter visits Vice-Chancellor

The University Chapter of the Kenya Red Cross Society that has been ranked top nationaly for the last three consecutive years, today, May, 20, 2015 visited the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi and requested for facilitation to be undergo training on First-Aid  to enable them respond to emergencies more efficiently.



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Acturial Science Lecture - Students told to diversity

The President, Institute of Faculty of Actuaries, IFOA, Mr. Nick Salter on his second tour of the Kenya visited the University of Nairobi today May 13, 2015 and gave a public lecture to the Actuarial Science students at the 8-4-4 Building on the topic diversity, where he challenged the students to diversity their careers from the norm.



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 ScienceTechnologyWeek

The University of Nairobi is hosting the fourth edition of National Commission of Science and Technology, NACOSTI, Science and Technology Week in an event to showcase the best use of science and technology for sustainable development. The event is from May 11-15th, 2015.



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Countering Terrorism

The University Community played host to key stakeholders from the Diplomats, to government officials to members of the civil society and the general public in a symposium that discussed ways of countering terrorism and keeping Kenya and the entire region safe. The event took place at the Main Campus 8-4-4 Building on Thursday, May, 7, 2015.



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University of Nairobi and Stanchart Bank Discuss Partnership

A team from Standard Charttered Bank, led by the Bank Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lamin Manjang visited the  Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today, May, 4, 2015 and discussed financing of the University’s’ infrastructure development, research activities, staff loans among other issues. 



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Kikuyu Campus Alumni Dinner

There was pomp and colour as the University of Nairobi Alumni Association (UoNAA) launched the Education Alumni Chapter on April 30, 2015. The chapter by the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) is the 13th one established by UoNAA.



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Prof. Bernard Njoroge appointed as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance

The competitive recruitment process of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance, University of Nairobi, is now complete.

Today, April 30, 2015, the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Jacob T. Kaimenyi appointed Prof. Bernard N.K. Njoroge as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Finance.



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University of Nairobi and Galilee Institute discuss collaboration

The Director, Centre for Higher Education, Galilee Institute Israel, Mrs. Carina Baum visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today April, 29, 2015 and discussed collaboration between the two institutions that will see key university managers get trained on various short courses.



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KEMRI and University of Nairobi to strengthen partnership.

A team from Kenya Medical Research Institute, led by the Director, Dr. Philip Bejon visited the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi in his office at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room, today April, 29, 2015 and discussed ways of strengthening the partnership between the two organizations even as they front a common ground in the search for vaccines for common diseases.



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University of Nairobi Technical Committee Evaluation

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi was at the forefront in the sensitization of the staff involved in technical evaluation at the Central Catering Unit urging them to work with passion and execute their mandate efficiently. The event took place today, April, 28, 2015.



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UnescoUnitwin Chairs Sensitization Forum

The Forum whose theme was UNESCO Chairs for Knowledge Creation, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Kenya, sought to review past achievements and challenges faced by UNESCO chairs and establish why Africa has failed to establish more UNESCO university chairs and UNITWIN networks.



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University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor At Sick Bay

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi accompanied  by a group of doctors from the University Health Services, has today, April 21, 2015 visited the students at the Sick Bay to wish them well as they recover from the underground cable explosion at Kikuyu Campus,  that occurred on April 12 , 2015.



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University of Nairobi Innovation Week To be Launched in August.

The University of Nairobi is planning an Innovation Week that will bring together technology entrepreneurs, business start-ups, investors, innovators and established business people together as they discuss ways of making Kenya a top IT hub in Africa. This was revealed when Innovation team visited the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi in his office today April, 17, 2015.



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Standard Group enhances partnership with the University of Nairobi

A team from the Standard Media Group led by the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sam Shollei today visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi to discuss how the two institutions could strengthen the existing partnership. The meeting took place today, April, 14, 2015 at the Vice-Chancellor’s Committee Room.



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Management appraises UoN Towers Construction Progress

The Executive Management Board today met the contractors of University of Nairobi Towers at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room today, March, 15, 2015 to discuss the towers construction progress and to increase management briefs and communication.



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Prayer Meeting at Kikuyu Campus

The University Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi held prayers at the Kikuyu Campus together with staff and students in show support and  solidarity as they prayed for those still recuperating in hospitals and wished them a quick recovery.



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University of Nairobi Students decide : SONU Election Day

The University of Nairobi students woke up as early as 6am to vote for their favourite candidates in the Students Organization of Nairobi University, SONU, Elections 2015/2016.

This has turned out to be one of the most hotly contested elections in the history of SONU and one of the most peaceful so far.



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University of Nairobi participates in ISO Conference at SafariPark Hotel, Nairobi

A team from the University of Nairobi participated in this year's 19th ISO Conference held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from March 7-9, 2015 with one aim : improving the quality in service delivery.



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Koitaleel Samoei University and Nairobi University sign MoU

The University of Nairobi will mentor Koitaleel Samoei University College as its constituent college.



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30 Percent Tenders Sensitization of Business Community

Following the Presidential directive to give 30% of Tenders to Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, the University of Nairobi , Performance Contract Secretariat and Procurement Department organized a sensitization workshop with the business people from this special category   to sensitize them on ways they can better engage with the University to enrich their businesses.



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National Values Sensitization Workshop

Members of University of Nairobi Management Board and the Senate were sensitized by Officials from the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government on the importance of inculcating national values in their day to day operations. The training was held at the Central Catering Unit and was officially opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi on March, 30, 2015.



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Eminent Persons Breakfast at Norfolk Hotel.

The University of Nairobi in liason with the University of Nairobi Alumni Association organized a breakfast meeting for Eminent Persons – Alumni, Staff, Partners and resources people who will together steer the University to World class ranking. The breakfast meeting took place at the Norfolk hotel, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.



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Embu University College celebrates ISO Certification

It was history in the making. It was a day like no other.  Embu University College (EUC), a constituent college of the University of Nairobi (UoN), officially launched its Strategic Plan for the period 2014-2018 and received its ISO 9001:2008 certificate with Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, University of Nairobi Chancellor as the Chief Guest.



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Sign Language Training to University of Nairobi Staff

University of Nairobi staff members working at the front office serving students and members of the public are undergoing sign language training at the Central Catering Unit, from March, 16-19, 2015 in order to serve persons with disability better.



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University of Nairobi and Texas University Partnership

 A team from Texas University and National Instruments, an American tech company visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today, Monday, 16 March 2015 at the Vice-Chancellors Committee room to discuss how to use technology to solve everyday problems Kenyans face, especially water.



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University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor and Barclays Bank rep discuss partnership

A team from Barclays Bank of Kenya was received by University of Nairobi Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi today March, 13, 2015 and together they discussed partnership of how to improve student and staff financial needs.



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Embu University College visit by UoN Management Team

The University of Nairobi management visited Embu University College with one agenda: To offer support to the constituent University College, as they march towards getting a charter.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) will continue supporting Embu University College (EUC) in its operations to becoming a fully-fledged university. The college is a constituent of the University of Nairobi.



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Visit by team from French Agency for Development

A delegation from the French Embassy led by the Consular, H. E. Tutiu Jean Pierre visited the Vice-Chancellor  Prof. Peter Mbithi and discussed several areas of possible partnership and where they could support the University to ensure quality education. The meeting took place at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room, today March, 4, 2015.



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Ambassador Martin Kimani at the University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi students have been challenged to be selfless leaders, to be leaders with integrity, to stand up and be counted. Further, students and Kenyans in general should double their productivity to help Kenya industrialize just like Singapore and China.



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Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Mbithi and Nation Media Group CEO, Linus Gitahi

A team from Nation Media Group, the leading media house in East and Central Africa paid the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi a courtesy call at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room, today February, 26, 2015.



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Sustainable Development discussion by Several Universities

A consortium of Universities discussed the challenges facing growth of African cities and the solutions to those challenges at the Vice-Chancellors Committee Room, today February, 23, 2015.



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Open Universities visit University of Nairobi

The University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter M. F. Mbithi received a team from Open Universities Council in the Vice-Chancellor Committee Room today, February, 20, 2015.



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Records Management Training For University of Nairobi Staff

Records being very key in decision making process, the University administration saw it wise to train the key officers charged with the responsibility of creation, storage and archiving of records in a two days seminar organized by the Administration Department at the Central Catering Unit and presided over by the Vice-Chancellor on January 18-19, 2015.



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Africa Development Bank and University of Nairobi discuss partnerships

A team from African Development Bank visited the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor together with members of his Management today, February 19, 2015 in the Vice-Chancellor Committee Room.



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The University of Nairobi (UoN) through the School of Business discussed the establishment of Business Incubation Center, that will go along way in equiping students with practical skills, especially those persuing entrepreneurship courses. This is where ideas will be turned into business ventures and commercialized. 



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University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor , Prof. Peter Mbithi see great future for University

For the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi, the University of Nairobi’s journey to reach the top has not been an accident. As part of the University Management, he has had to work extremely hard to ensure that the University is now ranked neck to neck with the giants from Africa.



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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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GIS Lab Launch at Upper Kabete Campus

Geographical Information Systems ultra modern laboratory equipped with state of the art GIS software was launched at College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services today, Wednesday February 11, 2015 by the Deputy Chief of Missions, US Embassy, H. E. Isaih Parnell.



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Prof. Peter Mbithi, UoN Vice-Chancellor receives President Uhuru Kenyatta

As part of the milestones to achieve the Vision 2030 and efficient service delivery to millions of Kenyans across the country, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta today Tuesday February 10, 2015  launched the Presidential Digital Talent Programme at  Taifa Hall, Main Campus, University of Nairobi.



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Beta HealthCare Partnership

Needy and bright students from the University of Nairobi will benefit from a work study programme at Beta Healthcare International. This will be possible following the signing of a partnership agreement between the University, the University of Nairobi Alumni Association (UONAA) and Beta Healthcare.



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 Mitsubishi Corporation gives 14 University of Nairobi Students Scholarship

It was an afternoon like no other for 14 University of Nairobi Students who received scholarship from car manufacturer, Mitsubishi Corporation. The General Manager, Masatoshi Wada awarded scholarships to the students today, January 22, 2015 at the Council Chamber.



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PRIME-K is a programme inaugurated by the University of Nairobi in 2010 in collaboration with the University of Washington and the University of Maryland Baltimore.



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SONU Executive Leaders Sensitized

The University of Nairobi Management organized a one day sensitization workshop for the newly elected SONU Executive leaders at the Kenya Commercial Bank Leadership Center Karen, on April, 24, 2015.



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University of Nairobi - Machakos Dinner for Alumni 

It was the first of its kind when the University Management led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi hosted a dinner for University of Nairobi Alumni from the entire Eastern region in Garden Hotel, Machakos.



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