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UoN will Transform and Inspire

Today we admit you as Okello and we expect you to leave UoN as an architect, you join as Wanjuki and leave as a doctor and surgeon, You join as Kemunto and leave here as a veterinary doctor, You come here as Mohammed and leave  UoN as an accountant, you join UoN as a simple Sanapei and leave here as an economist, You come here as a Patel and leave our gates as a pharmacist,  Join as Nafula and exit as a lawyer, a sociologist or archeologist. That is the transformation that I expect you to undergo.

SURE Food Project Launched

The University of Nairobi in partnership with other institutions has received funding from the Germany Government to conduct a 3-year project on solutions to food insecurity and malnutrition. On  Tuesday, September 21, 2021, a team from Strengthening Urban Resilience in FOOD and nutrition security in Kenya paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, and briefed him on the SURE Food project launch. 

 (SURE-FOOD) Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), funding period: 1 June 2021 – 31 May 2024 (AfResi-Call)


Preparations for 65th graduation ceremony underway

Preparations for the 65th graduation ceremony are in top gear as over 4200 graduates will be conferred Degrees and awarded Diplomas by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Great Court.

At the ceremony, Prof. Fredrick Namenya Were will receive a Doctor of Science Degree Award (DSC). He joins the ranks of five other professors who have achieved the coveted feat since the establishment of the University in 1970.

UoN admits over 10,000 first year students

The University of Nairobi has received over 10,000 first year students for the Academic Calendar 2021/22. The first years reported on Monday, September 20, 2021. 6,407 students were placed by KUCCPS and the rest are module II students. All the 11 faculties have received students. 

The students will be taken through orientation the whole week. The orientation will be to a large extent Faculty-based. Thus, students will be exposed in detail to the facilities in their respective Faculties and Campuses, and in general to those of the entire University.

Entrepreneurship projects for Africa have been announced

The British Council has announced the winners of funding for the inaugural Innovation for African Universities programme (IAU) 2021. The University of Nairobi is part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) team in partnership with City, University London and ChangeSchool.

Over 50 applications were assessed through a rigorous process of multistage evaluation, and 24 projects were selected to be a part of the programme. 

UoN students emerge 1st runners up in YOBIC competition

Four University of Nairobi students namely: Peter Nguka, Cyrus Muturi, Moses Muchiri and Grace Kamau beat teams from Strathmore University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) to represent Kenya in the Africa Research University Alliance (ARUA) Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skills Development competition known as Youth Business and Innovation challenge (YOBIC).


UoN ranked top in World Universities Rank 2022 Report

The University of Nairobi has been ranked Number 1 in Kenya,11th in Africa  and in the  501-600 category globally among the best universities by Times Higher Education (THE) in the just released World Universities Ranking 2022 report. This is a significant improvement from last year’s ranking, in which UoN emerged 601-800.

The ranking checks on parameters like Research, citation, teaching, Industry income and International Outlook. With a highest score on Citations  at 96.7% , the University of Nairobi had a mean score of between 38-40%

Amplifying community voices for sustainable peace in Kenya

The University of Nairobi hosted a three day convention on youth, peace and elections. This was in partnership with USAID and the Universities & College Student’ Peace Association of Kenya (UCSPAK).

 The convention was held in a bid to encourage the youth’s participation in peace building and good governance with the main focus being increased youth participation in the electoral process before, during and after the August 2022 election.

UNES announces new Managing Director and CEO

The Board of University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited has announced that, Mr. Seith Abeka, has been appointed as the substantive Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for the State Corporation in a meeting held on July 19, 2021.

The Board Chairman Eng. Kariuki Muchemi said that Mr. Abeka emerged as the best candidate after a rigorous and competitive recruitment and interview process which was conducted as per UNES and Public Service Commission guidelines.