University of Nairobi

UoN COVID-19 Vaccination Roll-Out

The University Health Services (UHS) has now been registered as a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre by the Ministry of Health and the Nairobi County Government, through the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

The Vaccination will commence on Thursday April 8, 2021 at 8.30AM outside of the Main Students Clinic. It should be noted that the University Vaccination Centre will be required to observe Government prioritization guidelines and to comply with COVID-19 health protocols. In this regard, the following categories of the priority target groups will be eligible:

UoN, DaAn Gene and Africa Lion Advisory collaborate in fight against COVID-19

A collaborative agreement among the University of Nairobi, Africa Lion Advisory (ALA) and Guangzhou Da An Gene Co. Ltd was signed on 25th March 2021. The signing ceremony was held virtually and present was the VC, Prof Stephen Kiama, Director University Advancement, Mr. Brian Ouma, ALA’s Mr. Wachira Gichu and Da An Gene executives.

The 64th Graduation Ceremony

The Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi has conferred honorary degrees of the University of Nairobi on Prof. Julia Ojiambo, Chair of Council and Prof. Micere Mugo at the 64th Graduation Ceremony. The two have now joined the list of eminent persons who have received the prestigious award bringing the number of honorary degree holders of the University of Nairobi to 35. In addition, a record 5,709 have been conferred degrees and awarded diplomas at the graduation ceremony held on December 11, 2020 at the Great Court, Main Campus.

History made as 2,851 graduate virtually

A record 2,851 graduands were conferred degrees and awarded diplomas by the Chancellor, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi at the 63rd Graduation Ceremony on September 25, 2020 held at the Great Court.

The graduates who followed the ceremony virtually consisted of 54 Doctor of Philosophy Degree Awards (PhDs), 370 Master Degree Awards, 15 Postgraduate Diploma Awards, 2045 Bachelor Degree Awards and 367 Diploma Awards.

UoN @ 50: The History

It is a time to celebrate. The University of Nairobi marks 50 years since it was transformed into the first national University in Kenya on July 1, 1970. 

The University of Nairobi owes its origin to several developments in higher education within the country and the region. The idea of an institution for higher learning in Kenya goes back to 1947 when the Kenya Government drew up a plan for the establishment of a technical and commercial institute in Nairobi. 

Partnership on Regional Construction Engineering Research and Development Lab

The University of Nairobi in partnership with China Communications and Construction Company, (CCCC) could soon set up an Engineering Research and Development Laboratory (R&D Lab). CCCC is the parent company which owns China Road and Bridge Company (CRBC), which is famous for the construction of mega structures in Kenya including the SGR.

This was revealed during a meeting between the University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama and CCCC General Manager Mr. Li Changgui.

Prof Stephen Kiama Installed as the 8th Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi

Prof. Stephen Kiama, has been officially installed as the eighth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, taking over from Prof. Peter Mbithi. During his installation in Taifa Hall, Main Campus on June 5, 2020, Prof. Kiama promised to institute reforms and steer the ship in the turbulent waters.