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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.

Ms. Euphraith Muthoni Masinde of School of Computing & Informatics, emerges in the Top 5 in the ITU Green ICT Application Challenge

The first ITU Green ICT Application Challenge sought to uncover innovative concept papers for climate change related ICT applications.


One of the challenge’s finalists, Ms. Euphraith Muthoni Masinde from Kenya, developed a concept for an application entitled, “A Community-Based System for Biodiversity Degradation.” This application aims to tackle climate change through community engagement and knowledge sharing. The app proposes a system harnessing traditional and indigenous knowledge on biodiversity and conservation. This information will be brought to light through community-based focus groups, and then disseminated to users through a database feeding data directly to mobile phones. Users would then build on this knowledge to create their own conservation practices.

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