University of Nairobi Signs collaborative agreement with Six (6) Indian Universities

University of Nairobi Signs collaborative agreement with Six (6) Indian Universities
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In a bid of strengthen the 60 year old partnership between University of Nairobi and  India, the University of Nairobi  has Signed Six (6)   MoUs with Indian Universities.

These agreements were signed on February 14, 2020 and spearheaded by by Ms. Dave Vibhavari Vijay, Honorable Minister of State, Women and Children Welfare, Education (Primary and Higher Education) and Pilgrimage.

Indian universities include;

  1. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  2. Niram University
  3. Gujarat University
  4. Ahmedabad University
  5. R.k University

These agreement were singed with an aim of exchanging programs between the University of Nairobi staff and students, strengthen partnership between the University of Nairobi and the India.

“We have a vibrant education system, technology and innovation system in India where students’ technology and innovation ideas are funded to the tune of two billion rupees. We have excellent opportunities for staff and students to explore,“ she said. Ms. Vijay.

She added that university system of education yearns for knowledge, growth and development and Ms. Vijay observed that Kenya and India have bonds that cannot be broken.

Prof. Himanshu Pandya, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University, highlighted the high number of patents that they have been able to register as a university. 500 patents in the last two years. Patent’s feed and copyright are fully funded by the government. We are seeking staff and students research collaboration with the University of Nairobi.

University of Nairobi Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama, supported the initiative saying that the University will be more interested in exploring the enormous opportunities for staff and students. Areas of collaborations that were suggested include: agriculture, medicine, education, health sciences, oil and gas, engineering, innovation, humanities and social sciences among others.

Source; https://www.uonbi.ac.ke/

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