The University of Nairobi, through the Directorate of University Advancement & Institutional Development, hosted the the African Engineering and Technology Network (AFRETEC) annual conference from the 18th to the 20th of September 2023.
AFRETEC is a Pan-African collaboration of technology-focused universities from across the African continent. The creation of AFRETEC is a defining moment for the digital transformation of Africa.
The University of Nairobi in collaboration with Elgon Kenya Ltd marked the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the first of its kind, Kantaria Agricultural Technology and Innovation Centre (KATIC), at the upper Kabete Campus, Faculty of Agriculture. The collaboration addresses the need for enhanced innovation, mentorship and commercialization of innovative technologies and ideas in the agricultural sector, commercial success and to accelerate the uptake of technology and innovations along the agricultural value chains.
Due to the complexity of global challenges (climate change, energy transition, exhaustion of resources, inequalities…) and the emergence of new disciplines (systems science, artificial intelligence, digitalisation, quantum technology…), the education of engineers, technologists and scientists is evolving fast.
Monday - July 3, 2023 - The University of Nairobi, in collaboration with its esteemed French partners, AgroParisTech-Université Paris Saclay, Centrale-Supélec-Université Paris Saclay, Chimie ParisTech-Université Paris Sciences et Lettres PSL, École des Ponts ParisTech, and Mines Paris-Université Paris Sciences et Lettres PSL, proudly inaugurated the Tripartite Partnership Agreement (TPA) Kick-Off ceremony today for the highly anticipated Engineering and Science Complex (ESC).
The University of Nairobi and ParisTech Universities jointly signed a Tripartite Partnership Agreement launching a four-year cooperation programme for the development of the Engineering and Science Complex (ESC) in Nairobi. The Agreement was signed on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Paris, France. ParisTech is a consortium of science and engineering universities in France.
The President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Dr. William Ruto, lauded and appreciated the partnership between the University of Nairobi (UoN) and Carnegie Mellon University-Africa (CMU-Africa). The president echoed his sentiments when he visited and engaged students of Carnegie Mellon University-Africa during his three-day state visit to Rwanda.
A delegation from the French Embassy in Kenya, led by the Head of Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, Mr. Denis SAINTE-MARIE, paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor Prof Stephen Kiama, on Monday, March 27, 2023. Together with him was the French Embassy attaché for Scientific and University Cooperation, Professional Training, Mr. Mathieu GUERIN.
On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the University of Nairobi welcomed His Excellency President Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic of Italy, for a public address on Climate Change at the historic Taifa Hall. The visit, his 6th trip to the African Continent was part of a four-day state visit between 13-16th March 2023.