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During their last AU summit at the auspices of the New African Union Headquaters Complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia all the head’s of states from Africa decided to recognize the life and work of Wangari Muta Maathai, the founder Distinguished Chair of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies. 
Among other decisions, the Summit encourages the AU Commission, within the framework of the Make Peace Happen Campaign (MPHC), as well as member States, the private sector, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and other rerated international organizations and foundations, in cooperation with the Green Belt Movement (GBM), to take all the necessary measures to mobilize resources in support of “Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies (WMI)” as an African Centre of Excellence, to encourage research on environmental governance and its linkages with peace, human rights and democracy in Africa. This is a great endorcement of the University of Nairobi Initiative to recognize one of its Alumni when it established the Institute.

Above: Wanjira Maathai, Board member WMI planting a tree at the AU headquaters during the 18th AU Summit at Addis Ababa Ethiopia in Memory of Prof Wangari Maathai, founder Distinguished Chair WMI. Looking on the President of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency President  Mwai Kibaki, The Minister for Foreign Affair, Mr Moses Wetangula and the Ag. Director of Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies, Prof Kiama Gitahi

UoN benefits from Africa-US Higher Education Partnerships

Africa-US Initiative delagates, with UoN top managers.
The University of Nairobi is strengthening, studies in dryland farming through collaboration with stakeholders and partners from the U.S. The partners through their representatives from Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative, visited the University of Nairobi and were received by Prof. Isaac Mbeche, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor. They were: Dr. Tully Cornick, Higher Education for Development, Jessie Brown, Associate General Counsel at the American Council on Education, and John Vaughn, Association of American Universities and Michael Coughenour , Colorado State University.

University of Nairobi leads in web rankings


The University of Nairobi (UoN) is confirmed as the top ranked University locally according to Webometric Ranking of World universities. UoN is ranked 2nd in East Africa, 17th in Africa and 1,367 worldwide, a massive improvement from previous rankings and the best position ever attained by a local university.  
It is second to Makerere University while University of Cape Town leads the rankings in Africa.  


University Of Nairobi Enters Memorandum of Understanding with Kanazawa University, Japan

The Vice Chancellor of University of Nairobi Prof. George A. O. Magoha and the President of Kanazawa University, Japan, Prof. Shin-ichi Nakamura signed a Memorandum of Understanding on October 4, 2011 at Kanazawa University, Japan.    Kanazawa University, ranked 21 out of the 732 universities in Japan, has 547 funded projects amounting to approximately 1.6 billion Japanese yen for the current year and is uniquely strong in Medicine, Engineering, Law, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences among others. 

This memorandum will facilitate collaboration in areas including but not limited to: (i)Exchange of academic material, students, faculty and research fellows (ii) Joint research and publication.