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Varsity firms up ties with Liberia

The University of Nairobi (UoN) will continue to collaborate with the Republic of Liberia to ensure that there is knowledge transfer and expertise in commerce and industry following. This was revealed today when Hon. Robert Kilby, Auditor General, Republic of Liberia led a delegation from the General Auditing Commission on a visit to UoN.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Kilby noted that this visit coincided with the expected graduation of 33 students from Liberia admitted in January 2011. The students, who were sponsored by the General Auditing Commission for their Masters in Business Administration (MBA) studies, are expected to benefit from the experience and the good relations existing between Liberia and Kenya.

Invitation to a public lecture by CSU President, Dr. Tony Frank


President Tony Frank received his bachelor's degree in biology from Wartburg College and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois. He completed a Ph.D. and residencies in pathology and toxicology at Purdue University. He served on the faculty at Oregon State University before joining Colorado State in 1993, where he served as chairman of the Department of Pathology and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.Dr. Frank served as Vice President for Research and Information Technology at Colorado State from 2000-2005. In this role, he was responsible for the network and data systems of the university and for oversight of the approximately $303 million in research activity that occurs annually at Colorado State. He was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President in July 2004 and was responsible in this role for coordination of the academic core of the university. In 2005, he also assumed the title of Provost of Colorado State University, leading the Division of Academic Affairs and serving as CSU's chief academic officer. Dr. Frank was named Senior Executive Vice President in 2008 and later in 2008, President of the University. Tony and his wife, Patti, have three daughters. 

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UoN HIV interventions

The University provides Preventive and Curative Health through the following means:

Sensitization of HIV/AIDS

  • Educational Awareness Campaigns are carried out in every campus once a year


Stigma & Discrimination

  • UON HIV/AIDS Policy
  • Campaign against Stigma & Discrimination
  • Advocacy


HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming

  • Curriculum, policy and programme levels
  • AIDS Control Units (ACUs)

UoN and UJ sign MOU


(Left) Prof. Aggrey L. Abate, the Vice Chancellor, UJ and Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Student Affairs, UoN, exchange signed documents of the MOU.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Juba (UJ) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two work together in different areas of collaboration including  establishing student and staff exchange programmes and research and production partnerships, curricula development, among others.

Speaking on behalf of the Vice- Chancellor during the signing ceremony, Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC), Student Affairs, welcomed the initiative and cited the importance of partnerships. He said that UoN has admitted over 200 students from Sudan, and is therefore honoured to be involved in capacity training for the country.

ICT staff plant trees

From Left: ICT Staff: Deputy Director, Mr. Joseph Michina, Mrs. Jedidah Kibuna, Administrator and Mr. Ibrahim Otieno, Director, plant the first tree together.


The University of Nairobi ICT staff yesterday planted 120 indigenous trees within the University’s Chiromo Mortuary and swampy area next to the sports ground.

Not only is the initiative an important University activity as it is part of the University performance contract requirement but also the centre’s contribution to greening the environment. The Centre is required to plant 60 trees but saw it fit to double the number.

Invitation to opening ceremony of World Students Summit for Sustainability 2012


The Vice Chancellor invites all staff and students to the official opening of the World Students Summit for Sustainability by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya, Rt. Hon. Raila A. Odinga on Tuesday, 13th November, 2012 at 11.00 am at the University of Nairobi’s Taifa Hall.

Theme: "Student's leadership and innovation towards a  green economy"

The summit is part of UNEP's agenda of greening Africa by using the community of university students.

All guests to be seated by 10.30 am.

All are welcome

Invitation to a Public Lecture

The Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi invites all students and members of staff to a public lecture by Ford Foundation President Luis A. Ubiñas who will be reflecting on ‘Fulfilling the Promise of Democracy in Kenya.’

The lecture will be held on Monday, November 12 2012 at 2.00 pm in Taifa Hall, Main Campus.

Guests to be seated by 2.00 pm.

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Invitation to Public Lecture by Ford Foundation President Luis A. Ubiñas

Date: Monday, 12 November 2012

Time: 2:00pm

Venue: Taifa Hall, University of Nairobi

WFATE Second Biannual Conference Nairobi, Safari Park Hotel, Kenya 7 - 9 November, 2012



World Federation of Association of Teacher Education (WFATE)

Conference theme

"Educating all the World's Children: Challenges and Strategies for Teacher Development"



Register online using the links below: (preferred for Kenyan delegates)
Send email to Tel. No. 0788155788 and confirm your participation.

48th Graduation Ceremony – Friday, December 7, 2012