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UoN and Cuban Embassy discuss partnership

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The University of Nairobi and the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Kenya have entered into talks on partnership.

This was the agenda when the Cuban Ambassador to Kenya, Ernesto Gomez Diaz paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Mbithi on September 26, 2017.

The main areas of focus for the partnership will be the health sciences and biological and physical sciences.

“We are interested in building a relationship between the University of Nairobi and Cuban universities,” said the Ambassador. “Cuba has rich experience in high level innovation in various disciplines.”

On his part, Prof. Mbithi expressed his gratitude to the Ambassador for reaching out to UoN for partnership.

“At the University of Nairobi, we respect and value our partnerships,” he said. “Universities of the 21st century must embrace innovativeness in order to remain relevant. This can only be achieved by establishing global linkages of mutual benefits”

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Production and Extension, Prof. Lucy Irungu, welcomed the initiative noting that it is important for the UoN to link with Cuban universities and tap into each other’s strengths.

Others who spoke during the meeting was the Principal, College of Health Sciences, Prof. Frederick Were and the Principal, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, Prof. Bernard Aduda.