University of Nairobi ranked top academic performer in Kenya

A recent study has ranked the University of Nairobi and Moi University first and second in Kenya respectively. According to the research by University Ranking by Academic Performance, UoN is at position two in East Africa and 1,264 in the world followed closely by Moi at position four in East

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Higher learning in disarray 50 days into lecturers’ strike

Learning in public universities remains in disarray 50 days after the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU) instructed lecturers to down their tools over stalled Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) talks. The latest strike that has affected the January-April semester was precipitated by a missed deadline for the negotiation of the 2017-2021 CBA,

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UoN to launch an orchestra in partnership with Oxford University

University of Nairobi partners with Oxford to start an orchestra. The university that offers a Degree in Performing Arts is set to branch out to unchartered territory with an orchestra. According to a post on the varsity's website, “the process of acquiring equipment and training the members of the orchestra is still

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Kenyan Nuclear Science students get a curriculum boost in new program

As Kenya gears towards the possible adoption of nuclear energy, an agreement signed in Austria this March 2018 will allow students from Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa to study from a live nuclear reactor. The (IAEA)reports that students from the said countries will get online access to the facilities of

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University of Nairobi to host 100 startups at Nairobi Innovation Week

The Nairobi Innovation Week scheduled for March 5-9, 2018 with this year’s theme is “Innovating for a Better Tomorrow.” The annual event is convened by the University of Nairobi, and garners lots of interest from regional and global players. Vice Chancellor Prof. Mbithi spoke during the event saying, “there are over

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UoN, University of Liverpool partner up for postdoctoral training

The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the University of Liverpool (UoL) have signed a collaborative agreement which will release an initial Kshs 68 million (£ 485,631) for full time postdoctoral training at UoN as well as setting up of a project office at the School of Public Health. After Research Capacity

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University of Nairobi students tackle mental health with TEDx Talk

Medical students from the University of Nairobi hosted a TEDx talk on mental health in the classroom and workplace in December 2017. The youthful group held the event with psychologists, psychiatrists and medical students present at the event to discuss the dark, taboo topic often ignored in our society. Capital Campus

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University of Nairobi maintains high international ranking despite a chaotic year

The University of Nairobi has maintained its lead position in Kenya and East Africa as the best university according to the just-released webometrics January 2018 edition. The University emerged 7th best in Africa and 874 globally out of an average of 12,000 Universities that have been ranked. The University of Capetown,

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Rattansi Education Trust 26M grant expected to offset HELB loans

Needy students from private and public universities received a big boost towards their education after Rattansi Education Trust donated Kshs. 26 Million towards their education for the current academic year. Speaking during the check donation exercise, where over 20 private and public universities were represented, Dr. Vijoo Rattansi, Chairperson of the

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Freshmen React To University of Nairobi Delayed Admission

The University of Nairobi is in trouble with students yet again. The institution that has been advertised as a "world-class" institution for higher learning has had a rough year in 2017. With students sent home after riots broke out, it has been 7 months since students attended class. Unfortunately, for the

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