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Marketing research course to benefit from links with GfK

(Right) Prof. Lucy Irungu, DVC, Research Production and Extension and Ms. Phyliss Macfarlane, GfK, during the meeting.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has entered into a strategic partnership with GfK, a German research company, to establish relations in the area of developing and establishing an M.Sc. Programme in marketing research. The course which was approved last year by the Senate is being offered at the School of Business has admitted its second group of students.

Through the partnership, the two institutions conduct research, share knowledge and work on publications in the area of market research. The two have joint teaching arrangements for the postgraduate programme, conduct joint supervision of the projects, as well as student and faculty exchange agreement.

UON to collaborate with Likoping University

Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UoN and Dr. Helen Dannetun, Vice-Chancellor, LiU sign the MoU.

The University of Nairobi (UoN) through the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) has entered into a partnership agreement with Linkoping University (LiU), Sweden.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) which was signed between the two universities will focus on student and staff exchange programmes, cultural exchange programmes, joint academic course development and research exchange. In addition, a collaborative partnership on joint applications for funding will also be factored in. Each University may exchange up to six undergraduate or postgraduate students within the field of education.

UoN and Lanzhou University partner

Caption: (Left) Prof. Zhou Xuhong, President, LZU and Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UoN, exchanged signed copies of the MoU.

 

The University of Nairobi (UoN) through the Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences (CAVS), has entered into a partnership agreement with Lanzhou University (LZU) focusing on agro technologies in dry land farming, water harvesting and waste management. In addition, staff and student exchange programmes will be part of the engagement.

The background to the agreement dates back to 2012, when a team from UoN had the opportunity of touring some of the agricultural research projects that LZU has in place. According to Prof. Zhou Xuhong, LZU is committed to research as it is its strength. Indeed, LZU is known for its continued long research-orientated tradition.

Agilent Technologies/ALMA Honor Geoffrey Kamau with 2012 Distinguished Service Award for Laboratory Management

Agilent Technologies/ALMA Honor Geoffrey Kamau with 2012 Distinguished Service Award for Laboratory Management

University of Nairobi Professor Driving Laboratory Reform Efforts in Africa

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Dr. Geoffrey Kamau, professor of chemistry at the University of Nairobi was honored with the Association of Laboratory Managers’ (ALMA) 2012 Distinguished Service Award for Laboratory Management. Professor Kamau, Kenyan native, author, and longtime educator/advocate for laboratory reform accepted his award at the association’s annual conference earlier this month in San Antonio, Texas. Agilent Technologies is the corporate sponsor of the award and an industry leader in innovating laboratory practices worldwide.

 

School of Law gets new dean

Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote is now the new dean of the School of Law following elections held at the School yesterday.

Prof. Mbote is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and former Chair of the Department of Private Law, University of Nairobi’s School of Law. Prof. Mbote studied law in the University of Nairobi (UoN), Warwick, Zimbabwe and Stanford and currently teaches Biotechnology and the Law, Patents Law, International Environmental Law, Law, Science and Technology and Feminist Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Law, UoN.

She has also taught international environmental law at the University of Kansas; Trade, Environment and Law at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa; and Women, Access to Resources and the Law at the Women's Law Centre, University of Zimbabwe. She serves as external examiner to the Faculties of Law at the Universities of London, Maker ere and Dar es Salaam.

 

Former Israeli Supreme Court judge gives public lecture at UoN

In keeping with its tradition of hosting international discourse, the University of Nairobi, yesterday interacted with Justice Eliezer Rivlin, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court on the  interesting topic  “Facing Special Challenges: The Supreme Court of Israel” held at at the University of Nairobi’s 8-4-4 auditorium. Justice Rivlin tracked the history of the Israeli constitution and pointed out some of the constitutional changes and challenges the country has gone through.

During the presentation, Justice Rivlin, took a thought-provoking approach where he compared and contrasted Israel’s and Kenya’s legal systems.  He commended Kenya for doing away with the independence constitution and bringing into realization a new constitution; something that the state of Israel has been unable to realize.

Varsity partners with Google

Caption: Prof. George Magoha, Vice Chancellor, UoN and Mr. Joseph Mucheru, the Google Sub-Saharan Africa Ambassador and Country Manager during the meeting.

 

The University of Nairobi (UoN) has entered into a partnership agreement with Google Kenya on the Google Apps Supporting Programs (GASP). This was revealed during a meeting presided over by Prof. George Magoha, Vice Chancellor, UoN, to mark the beginning of the GASP programme in the University.

Invitation to a public lecture by Justice Eliezer Rivlin, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court

The Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi invites you to a public lecture by the Hon. Eliezer Rivlin, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court, who will cover the topic “Facing Special Challenges: The Supreme Court of Israel.”

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 3.00 pm in 8-4-4 (Multi-purpose hall), Main Campus.

The Chief Justice/President, Supreme Court of Kenya, the Hon. Dr. Willy Mutunga will also give a commentary.

Guests to be seated by 2.30 pm

Welcome.

Nobel Laureate, Sir John Sulston interacts with the UoN community

Sir John Sulston, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology/ Medicine 2002, yesterday gave a moving lecture dubbed ‘People and the Planet - how can we all live and flourish on a finite earth?’ at the University of Nairobi (UoN).

In his presentation, Sir John looked at the links between global population, consumption and the environment, and the implications for sustainable development. He said that the impact of the growing population and the growing consumption of resources by the richer countries is bringing us to the limits of what the earth can sustain. He said that population and consumption should be considered together as it is the combination of the two that determine the impact on a finite planet.

He called on different stakeholders to look into practical and sustainable solutions that will see the current population and consumption trend improve. He made reference to the recommendations made in the People and the Planet April 2012 report.

The event was joint venture by the UoN’s Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI), African Institute for development policy (AFIDEP), Network of African Science Academics (NASAC) and the Royal Society.