The University of Nairobi held its 66th graduation ceremony on 17th December, 2021. On this occasion, the University celebrated the hard work of 6,647 graduands, ushering them out into the world to utilize their knowledge, skills and behaviour to build the nation and serve their communities.
Speaking during the 66th graduation ceremony, the Chancellor, University of Nairobi, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, urged the graduating class to always remain determined and hopeful.
The University of Nairobi and Elgon Kenya Ltd have entered into a collaborative agreement with the goal of establishing an Agricultural Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC) at Upper Kabete Campus. This collaborative venture was born out of the need to foster the culture of innovation, promote resource mobilization for development and commercialization of market-demanded products and services, need to train and mentor innovators/entrepreneurs in order to increase chances of commercial success and to accelerate uptake of technology along the agricultural value chains.
The Director of University Advancement and Institutional Development Mr. Brian Ouma, took a tour of the on-going sericulture project at Upper Kabete Project. He was taken round to the silk worm housing units, and the mulberry trees plantation.
The project is a joint collaboration between the University of Nairobi and Silk Origin Ltd. The production of silk will help generate revenue for the university.
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 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.
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.