Join the Dean of Students Mr.Kinyua with a host of UoN experts to answer all unanswered questions on emails regarding academic (by College Registrars and Faculty Administrators) and non academic matters (by Dean of Students Office).

Date: Thursday October 22, 2020 (today)

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams (Download the app on your device)

Joining Link: Microsoft Teams

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EAC Scholarship 

IUCEA hereby invites the citizens of the East African Community to apply for cohort 2 of the KfW- funded Scholarships, to pursue Master’s studies in the EAC Partner State other than their own.

Thematic areas: 1) Mathematics, 2) Engineering, 3) Informatics, 4) Science,   5) Technology, and 6) Business Science. Eligible applicants: Nationals of the East African Community (EAC) Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda).
Duration of the Scholarship: 2 years.  Closing date:  22nd October 2020, 17:00 hours, East African Time

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Scholarship opportunity in Master’s of Science in Embedded and Mobile system by CENIT@EA until 30th October 2020

The Master’s of Science in Embedded and Mobile system (EMoS) is a master program by coursework offered by The Centre of Excellence for ICT in East Africa (CENIT@EA). 58 Scholars from East Africa are benefiting from the scholarship to study at CENIT@EA hosted at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)as the first and second cohort, and now CENIT@EA is admitting the third cohort.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for admission at NM-AIST ( and thereafter they can apply for a full scholarship at  CENIT@EA ( For assistance or more inquiries on general admission, applications write to or call +255 628 183 676 during office hours. Female applicants are encouraged to apply,  special attention is given to the female researchers at NM-AIST.

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You are invited to a webinar on "The Assessment of Land based Conflict in Tana River Delta, Kenya".

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: Hussein Hanti (M.Sc. student, Wangari Maathai Institute), he will be presenting his research findings.

Discussant: Dr Bessy Eva Kathambi (Wangari Maathai Institute)

Meeting ID:

We look forward to your participation.

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The African state continues to attract academic interest of significant diversity. To some, the political happenings are not only unique but intriguing, others, the economic structure remains fragile, while to others, and the cultural fluidity remains a critical lens in understanding Africa.

The post-independence period was to usher high expectations among African people whose alienation in the colonial political economy was to be put to rest. Political liberalization was to advance the material conditions of the people.

The African state has evolved through colonial conquest and monopolization. This was characterized by discrimination, alienation and humiliation of the indigenous. Independence then was expected to bring to an end the abject poverty, backwardness and deprivation.

The jury is out and academic discourse is intense on the performance of the African state. Therefore, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Nairobi invites you to a lecture by Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, USA. In addition, this lecture brings new insights to the debate with renowned academicians, namely: Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, Governor of Kisumu County and Prof. Peter Wanyande, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi.

Topic: “Post – Independence Governance in Africa: Trends and Lessons Learnt”

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Register in advance for this webinar using the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Download the programme here 

Join IREX on Thursday 22 October 2.00PM for a candid conversation on accountability and transparency in resourcing Kenya’s COVID – 19 Response! Register now at to secure your spot and interact with the dynamic panel.

This webinar is the first in a series under the IREX implemented, Ford Foundation supported COVID - 19 Resourcing Data Project. The initiative seeks to improve the utilization of and accountability around resources in the context of Kenya’s COVID-19 response.

#KenyaCOVIDaccountability #KenyaCOVIDDashboard

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Welcome to the 8th Boot Camp session organized by the Hult Prize UoN On Campus team. The speaker, Irene Mwihaki, is a seasoned startup coach and an entrepreneur. 

The Facilitator, Elsie Christine is the Assistant Director, Hult Prize UoN On Campus Program and a student at the University of Nairobi. 

Date: October 14, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Topic: ‘Virtual Proposition in Start-Up’

Click on the link below to register for the meeting: click here



The University of Nairobi will be hosting the first ever virtual Research Week from the 12th to 16th of October 2020. Due to the on-going COVID-19 Pandemic, the conferences will be held online. There are 868 registered participants from the 5 continents who will participate in the event.

This is the 3rd of the annual event and will comprise of 13 separate academic conferences. Expected are global participants from academia, government and industry. There are 347 presentations with 40 plus Keynote speakers.

There are 7 conferences on the first day, Monday the 12th. They are:

·         2nd International Conference on Open, Distance and E-Learning

·         2nd Annual International Conference of Project Management

·         3rd Annual Victimology and Victim Support Conference

·         3rd Annual Architecture and Engineering

·         Library and Information Science - Webinar

·         Value Creating and Critical Thinking in a Global World (Department of Literature)

·         5th DBA – AMR Conference

The second day, (Tuesday the 13th) will see the launch of the:

·         2nd Development Finance Conference

·         ICRIE Conference

Wednesday will have the most conferences taking place in any single day with 11 slotted. They will include:

·         CBPS Conference

·         3rd Annual Nairobi International Multidisciplinary Conference

·         3rd Annual Status of Women Conference

On the 15th, AIBUMA Conference will be the final conference to kick off and it will run for 2 day, closing on the 16th/10/2020, the last day of the event.

Research Week is an annual event hosted by the University of Nairobi in October each year. The week features different conferences covering a diverse range of academic disciplines, one of which is bound to meet your interest and area of expertise. The conferences provide a forum meant to enable you present your work, engage with your colleagues, and learn about the latest developments in your field.

The conference will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. For a useful short video on how to use Teams, click on

To find out more on the individual conferences, go to

Here are the attached Programmes:

College of Biological and Physical Sciences programme

College of Education and External Studies programme

College of Humanities and Social Sciences programme

DBA Programme

DLIS Programmes

Finance programme

Literature programme

ODeL programme

The 2nd Annual International Conference of Project Management programme

Victimology programme

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The University has research output with high potential for use in society and commercialization. Some of this research output has been identified and protected. The products and processes that have potential for commercialization are in various stages of development. Some need more research, prototyping, market research and others are ready for marketing. The IPMO proposes to train staff, students and researchers from various units of the University, so that these products and processes can be protected, moved along into the product development and commercialization phase for the benefit of the researcher, the University and the society.

The training is intended to be practical and therefore the resource persons are drawn from invention/innovation incubation based organizations, inventors with commercialized Intellectual Property and those with relevant business skills.

The training will be held using TEAMS® from 9.00 to 2.00 PM on Tuesday 10th November 2020. The resource persons will include Prof. Tom Ogada, Dr. Kenneth Chelule, Dr. Robert Karanja, Prof. Cyrus Iraya and Prof. Mary Kinoti.

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The Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi, is pleased to invite you to a virtual event today, Friday, October 9, 2020 from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

Prof. Sharon Fonn, Prof. Tade Aina and Prof. Fumni Olonisakin will discuss 'The Role of the Academy in the Development Processes: Dimensions and Perspectives at a critical juncture for Development.

Register to attend the seminar through this link.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, will give a virtual address to the University of Nairobi community today, Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 3.30 pm.

Follow the live address through the YouTube link.