In partnership with the Korean Foundation, the University of Nairobi is the only institution in the Sub-Sahara offering Korean studies.
Korean Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Choi Yeonghan paid a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor and was keen to highlight the benefits of the longstanding partnership between the University of Nairobi and the Korean Foundation as well as the Government of Korea.
“Students get acquainted with Korea and the Korean language and I greatly appreciate the University of Nairobi for hosting the program,” said Choi.
University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor, Prof Stephen Kiama warmly welcomed the Ambassador and appreciated the mutually beneficial association. “It is a great opportunity for the University of Nairobi to learn different cultures and to collaborate with the Government of Korea,” Kiama said.
The bilateral relationship has provided the University of Nairobi with an array of benefits such exchange programmes, academic scholarships, online lectures and so much more. Students from UoN have been able to take online classes Korean Universities. Every year, four undergraduate and Postgraduate students are elected into various scholarships in Korean Universities. The scholarships are fully funded by the Korean Foundation. The selection is highly competitive and UoN students have alway ranked highly.
Prof Kiama applauded the kind gestures by the Korean Foundation saying, “We will endeavor to Internationalize the University of Nairobi by providing exemplary accommodation to visiting professors when they come to teach at this great University.
Art Exhibition Centre to be set up
H.E. Choi said that the Korean Foundation has pledged to remodel two floors at the Education Building, Main Campus. The remodeling will include an Art Exhibition Center aimed at showcasing the significant relations between the Government of Korea and the Government of Kenya. The remodeling is expected to be complete by January 2021.
Over 4000 Face-Masks Donated
“The Pandemic has really made it difficult for people like us, ambassadors and you scholars to do our jobs and as we continue to battle it, please receive this donation that will help in fighting the spread of COVID 19 as a token of our friendship,” Yeonghan said as he donated over 4000 face masks to the University of Nairobi.