The University of Nairobi’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Stephen Kiama and Elgon Kenya Ltd Managing Director, Dr Bimal Kantaria signed off the architectural drawings for the Agricultural Technology and Innovation Centre (ATIC). UoN and Elgon Kenya Limited entered into a collaborative partnership with the aim of establishing the ATIC in December 7, 2021. The centre’s sole purpose is to allow Kenyans and UoN students to experience innovation and the latest technology in agriculture.
Thursday 17th November 2022 marked history as UoN hosted Billionaire Business Mogul Bill gates. On his itinerary at the UoN, Gates was in an engagement with UoN experts at the Centre for Epidemiological Modelling Analysis (CEMA), a press briefing and a student engagement forum at the UoN Chandaria Auditorium.
As he interacted with students, Bill Gates announced that he will donate USD 7 Billion to Africa in the next 4 years through his Foundation.
The Foundation’s cheque presentation ceremony held at the UoN towers was presided over by the Chancellor Dr, Vijoo Rattansi who is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the foundation, The Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Kiama, trustee Margret Kobia, Dr. Manilal Premchand Chandaria from the chandaria foundation, Ms. Archana Bursala from the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi fund, Managing Director of Old Mutual Investment Group Mr. Anthony Mwithigia, Acting C.E.O of Chuna DT Sacco Mr. Francis Moi, Ms. Anne Gichoi and Mr.
The seven day 2022 Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF) which begun in earnest on September 26, 2022 provided a platform for the University to showcase its innovative and transformative technologies in offering quality and world class education, in line with NITF’s theme “Promoting innovation and technology in Agriculture and Trade.
The University of Nairobi over the years has upheld the culture of celebrating its academic achievers through graduation ceremonies, it was no different this year, on 23 September 2022, the University of Nairobi held its 67th graduation ceremony. The hybrid event a mix of virtual and an onsite ceremony for the PhD students was held at the Famous Taifa Hall, one of its kind in the nation.
The University of Nairobi will partner with Nation Media Group (NMG) in powering Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The media partnership proposal was presented during a courtesy call to the Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Brian Ouma by NMG team lead by the Commercial General Manager, Mr. James Sogoti.
The University of Nairobi Foundation Board of Trustees held their first meeting on Thursday,12th May 2022 at the Fairview hotel. Trustees present were; Dr. (Mrs.) Vijoo Rattansi, the Chancellor, Prof Julia Ojiambo, former Council Chair, Prof Stephen Kiama, the VC, Dr. Narenda Raval (Guru) and Senior Counsel, Mr. Fredrick Ngatia.
Key issues were discussed including the foundation launch which was agreed to be held on 30th June 2022.
The University of Nairobi, International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI), UNESCO Priority Africa and External Relations Sector, UNESCO regional office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi, the Kenya Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on Monday, April 25, 2022, launched the Smart Classroom (IIOE Kenya National Centre).