The University of Nairobi held its 65th Graduation Ceremony on 24th September 2021. The ceremony was virtual in regard to the COVID-19 Protocols.
The ceremony saw the awarding of the Higher Doctor of Science (DSC) Degree to Prof. Fredrick Were, the 7th recipient of a higher doctorate degree of the University of Nairobi.
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. Also present was the Director of University Advancement and Institutional Development, Mr. Brian Ouma.
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 momentous improvement from last year’s ranking, in which UoN emerged 601-800.
The University of Nairobi has renewed its collaboration with the Centre for Parliamentary Studies and Training (CPST) for another 5 years to offer its fit for purpose and relevant programmes to Parliamentarians and Staff of Parliament. The programmes include Parliamentary democracy and governance, diplomacy and conflict management. Through the agreement, Members of Parliament and staff of Parliament will have the opportunity to acquire diplomas and post graduate qualifications from the University of Nairobi.
The University of Nairobi has been ranked best university in the country and in the East and Central Africa Region for more than 5 years in row in the just released Webometrics Ranking. The Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) has released the July 2021 edition of the Webometrics report placing the University of Nairobi position 1 in Kenya, 13 in Africa and 1054 in the world.
Director of University Advancement and Institutional Development, Mr.Brian Ouma has been appointed as the Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO). In his role, Mr. Ouma will be in-charge of all the administrative non-academic departments and oversee the day to day running of all their activities in the University.
There was a colourful ceremony held at the University of Nairobi’s main campus, when the External Affairs Minister, Republic of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar officially commissioned the Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library.
The library at the University of Nairobi main campus has been refurbished and commissioned for use through the generous support of the Government of India. A grant of one million US dollars was awarded to the University of Nairobi in 2016 when Prime Minister, Narendra Modi visited Kenya.