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STATE OF UNIVERSITY ADDRESS 2018
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Date and time: 
Thu, 2018-12-20 08:48
Location / Venue: 

TAIFA HALL

STATE OF UNIVERSITY ADDRESS 2018

This function of the University took place yesterday Wednesday December 19, 2018.  All members of staff, students and stakeholders were  invited.  It was held at Main Campus in Taifa Hall.  It was a two hour address from 2.00 to 4.00pm.

The Vice-Chacellor Prof. Peter Mbithi in his address thanked all members for being cooperative in discharging the mandate of the University.  He recognised that the journey was not that smooth but the achievements were worth mentioning.

a) That  In 2018, the University hosted forums during the Global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference to learn and exchange ideas on harnessing the potential of oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve people’s lives. Over 16,000 participants from around the world met at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya to learn how to build a blue economy.

b)  That this  year, we co-hosted the sixth RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2018 also known as the ‘African Higher Education Week’ that took place on 22 – 26 October 2018 with partner universities in Kenya under the Theme ‘Aligning African Universities to Accelerate Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals’.

The conference provided an opportunity for African Universities to demonstrate their capacity as knowledge centres that facilitate rural innovation to solve community problems leading to achievement of the sustainable development goals. The Conference also provided an opportunity for individuals, organizations and others to share best practices, experiences and lessons including how to best harness demographic dividends on the continent. Indeed our own Prof. Francis Gichaga, former Vice-chancellor, was recognised for his contribution to University Education in Kenya.

c)  That In May 2018, the University’s College of Engineering in collaboration with the Japan Space Agency (JAXA) successfully deployed the 1stKenyan Satellite (1KUNS-PF) from the Tsukuba Space Centre in Tokyo, Japan on May 11, 2018.

d)  On September 24, 2018, UoN won the bid to become the multi-year venue for 2019-2023  UNCTAD regional courses on key issues on the International Economic Agenda for African Economies.

e)  In 2017, the University held the inaugural Triple Helix Global Summit on Sustainable Development aimed at accelerating the implementation and realization of SDGs.

f)   In 2017, the University held the 1st all Africa post-harvest congress. The University in partnership with a consortium of Universities, Research and Development Organizations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and in conjunction with the World Food Preservation Center (WFPC).

g)  In 2017, we co-hosted the WTO regional   accession conference for the Horn Of Africa. Our School of Economics was subsequently nominated to host the regional centre for capacity building in Trade negotiations and accessions.

h) In 2017, Quarter one Talent report released by Ministry of Education in July 2017 revealed that University of Nairobi graduates are the most preferred.

i)   In 2016, The Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd partnered with the University of Nairobi to host the inaugural oil and gas public lecture on 1st July 2016 at the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall. Over 500 delegate drawn from the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Chief Executives from oil companies, the Business Fraternity, KPC and University of Nairobi staff and Students from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences participated.

He wished the participants a Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous New Year 2019.

Expiry Date: 
Tue, 2019-04-30 08:48
Contact Person: 

Registrar, Administration