The centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria and the Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi cordially launched two publications recently published by the Pretoria University Law Press. The two publications was launched in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol). The Maputo Protocol turns 20 on 11 July 2023.
The Rockefeller Foundation from the New York had a brief visit to our University in the Faculty of Agriculture. During their visit the team was hosted by Prof. Margaret J. Hutchinson, DVC (RIE), Prof. Moses Nyagito, the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Jane Amboko the Project Principal Investigator and together with the project and faculty staff.
The Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection held a departmental webinar on ”Genomics and application in research” at the department during which Prof Hernan from Nebraska University, Lincoln, USA was the Key Note Speaker. During Prof. Hernan’s visit to the University of Nairobi, he had an opportunity to discuss the possibilities of possible future collaborations in staff and student exchange and writing joint proposals. Training on bioinformatics approaches will be also be done to build capacity for the Kenyan scientists.
A delegation of Senior Management from the University of Tennessee Knoxville visited the University of Nairobi on Thursday 22nd June 2023, and held a consultative one on one meeting with representatives of various faculties that included, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Health Sciences and the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies. Also represented were the Director Anthropology, Gender and African Studies, and Director, Sports, as well as the Departments of Geography, and Sociology.
At their recent summit in Brussels, the Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (The Guild) have launched seventeen research clusters that aim to transform the nature of collaborative research, foregrounding equity as a precondition for excellent and impactful research to address our common societal challenges.
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Innovation and Enterprise Prof. Margaret J Hutchinson is delighted to welcome researchers, staff and students to join the University of Nairobi research week, which runs from 23rd to 27th October 2023. This is the sixth Research week that the University is organizing, and will bring together various conferences, and webinars spread across the ten faculties .
A team from Tennessee University from the USA will be visiting the University of Nairobi from 22 - 23 June 2023 to sign a collaboration agreement.
During that time they will visit Wangari Maathai Institute and department of Nursing Sciences too.
Dr. Gretchen Neisler, Vice Provost of International Affairs
Prof. Brad Day, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Innovation Initiatives