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The University of Nairobi becomes the first academic institution to set up a molecular boiology research laboratory Africa. The fully equipped laboratory hosted at KAVI- Institute of Clinical Research, College of Health Sciences, was established in partnership with QIAGEN, Germany and Bio-Zeq Kenya.

The laboratory will advance skills in molecular biology in research, clinical diagnostics, treatment and forensics investigation.

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Vice-Chancellors, University Presidents, Deputy Vice-chancellors and Senior Advancement staff in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) from the East Africa region recently attended a three day University Advancement Programme organized by the African Association of Universities (AAU) in partnership with the Advancement Academy, Stellenbosch University and the University of Nairobi.

The workshop held at the Silver Springs Hotel Conference Centre between 15 – 17 April 2014, focused on:

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The School of Computing and Informatics C4DLab on March 6, 2014 admitted its first lot of start-ups for incubation. Selected from a total of 24 applications, the 10 incubatees will receive support through provision of resources and services which their companies do not have.

The C4DLab Call which ended on February 28, 2014 sought proposals which were multi-disciplinary in nature but had a computing element from the University and beyond.  

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Do research that is important not only to your region but is of international relevance - Prof. F. Perez, University of Antioquia

Prof. Fanor Perez, Vice-Rector (Research) at the University of Antioquia on Wednesday January 08, 2014 paid a courtesy call on Prof. L.W. Irungu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Production & Extension).

Discussions during the meeting, which was also attended by Prof. W. Ogara, Director Centre for International Programmes and Links and Prof. Chege Mukuria (Dept of Biochemistry) were centered on research programs, how linkages with industry could enhance the impact of universities on  society and mechanisms for increasing institutional visibility  by motivating  researchers to publish both in local as well as international journals.

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The Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University in South Africa recently held a workshop on science granting councils in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The workshop which follows a series of meetings with key people at the respective funding councils, academies, universities or ministries in 17 selected counties over the past months provided a forum that allowed the delegates to interact and discuss the findings, trends and constraints, pertaining to research funding.

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