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(No. 4 from left) Hon. Willy Bett, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Blue Economy leads team to discuss establishment of a Fisheries Law Crime Enforcement (FishForce) Academy

The University of Nairobi (UoN) is set to enter into a collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) that will see the UoN implement Short Learning Programmes aimed at combating fisheries crimes in the region.

The collaboration comes in the wake of a high level stakeholders meeting held in Mombasa on November 23 – 24 2016 to discuss establishment of a Fisheries Crime Law Enforcement Academy in Kenya, which will provide capacity building for fisheries law enforcement officers.  

In the University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor’s speech read on his behalf by Prof. Lucy Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Research Production and Extension, pointed out the need for Kenya and other coastal states to conserve Blue Economy Resources for future generations. In part, the speech alluded that Kenya annually loses a whooping estimated Ksh.10 billion through illegal unreported and unregulated fishing. (Read full speech here)



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Yokohama National University is recruiting students who want to enter its graduate schools as doctoral students in October 2017 or April 2018 under the Global Doctoral Program for Academic Career Support (GDACS), which is a doctoral program for faculty members of international partner universities (including department-level agreements) in emerging nations.

The following graduate schools are seeking applicants:

  • the Graduate School of International Social Sciences
  • the Graduate School of Engineering
  • the Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences
  • the Graduate School of Urban Innovation


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Transforming HIV patient care in Sub Saharan Africa

Transforming HIV patient care in Sub Saharan Africa to support the 90-90-90 goals under the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This supports policy, education and clinical practice efforts to improve the delivery of HIV services at priority, high volume sites across 18 sub-Saharan African countries. One grant worth up to USD 2.4 million per year for up to five years is available.   



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H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta presents to the Chancellor Dr. Vijoo Rattansi and Vice-Chancellor Prof. P.M. F. Mbithi the award for ‘The Stand that Best Interprets the current Show Theme’

The University of Nairobi won more than 6 awards in various categories at the ongoing Nairobi International Trade Fair 2016.

The University clinched 1st positions in three  categories, ‘The Stand that Best Interprets the current Show Theme’; ‘The Best Stand in Research and Development’ and ‘Best Institution of Higher Learning in Developing and Advanced Technology’.



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Dr. Marianne Mureithi, Chief Research Scientist, KAVI Institute of Clinical Research

Postdoctoral Scientist, Dr. Marianne Mureithi was last week nominated Top 40 under 40 women in Kenya.

An active researcher at the KAVI Institute of Clinical Research, Dr. Mureithi is one of the pioneer researchers of stem cell research, a fast developing field that is being used to restore vision, treat cancers and other chronic diseases, disorders and injuries. Currently, Dr. Mureithi is working with a team of researchers and doctors to set up a centre for sports medicine in Kenya, a facility that will use stem cell therapies to treat sports injuries.

A vividly happy Dr. Mureithi attributes her achievement to the endless support and teamwork of members of staff at the KAVI Institute of Clinical Research, College of Health Sciences, the University of Nairobi and in particular to Prof. Omu Anzala and Prof. Walter Jaoko for their support and mentorship.



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