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From left Dr. Fabrice Musana (University of Rwanda), Dr. Zipporah Gichana (Kisii University), Dr. Martin Njogu (Chuka University), Dr Marie Chantal (University of Rwanda), Dr Jane Oteki (TU-K), Dr Evance Mbao (TU-K) in a group picture after holding a workshop at TU-K.

TU-K Dons Win Sh4.7M Grant for Climate Change Project

The Technical University of Kenya has received a grant of EUR 34000 (Sh4.7 million) from OeAD-GmbH-Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation. The grant will support their project titled “Sustainability of Flood Plains Supported Livelihood in the Face of Climate Change in East Africa (Kenya and Rwanda)-PRO-SFP-EA”  

The project, spearheaded by Dr Evance Mbao and Dr Jane Oteki of the Department of Geosciences and the Environment, represents a collaborative effort between several institutions. Alongside TU-K, partners include Kisii University, Chuka University, University of Rwanda, and University of Innsbruck, Austria.

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DVC, RTD Prof. Isaac Orina with Erasmus+ lead shake hands with Prof. Javier Junquera from the University of Cantabria, Spain. School of Physics and Earth Sciences under the leadership of Prof. George Amolo hosted the visiting professor to a one-day workshop.

More students to benefit from EU-funded Erasmus+ Programme

Prof. Javier Junquera, a visiting professor of physics from the University of Cantabria in Spain, has announced an extension of the Erasmus+ programme. This will see more students from TU-K benefit from exchange programmes and scholarship possibilities in learning and research with European universities.

During his recent visit to TU-K, Prof. Junquera, expressed his excitement whilst announcing that the Erasmus+ contract, which was set to expire next year, had been extended for an additional two years.

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VC Prof. Benedict Mutua (2nd R) among other distinguished guests receive Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communication and Digital Economy, Eliud Owalo who was the Chief Guest during 3rd Regional Research Conference that was held at Kenya School of Government

Universities Play Critical Role in Big Data and Digitization Rollout

Partnership between universities and industry is critical in ensuring uptake of digital-based solutions in the processing of lands records in Kenya.

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) VC Prof. Benedict Mutua, who was speaking during the 3rd Regional Research Conference themed; Data, Innovation and Technology for Land Governance said that the conference is taking place when the university has set up a base for big data research and quality information in land administration that is helpful in both private and public sectors.

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Some of the 68 students who completed the prestigious X-Culture Global Collaboration Certification pose for a picture with senior staff members at TU-K. The Research Chair Professor at X-Culture, Elizabeth Rose, was the chief guest during the Award Ceremony.

68 Students Awarded Global Collaboration Certification

Sixty eight students from the Technical University of Kenya have been awarded the prestigious Global Collaboration certificate by X-Culture, a renowned business coaching organisation. The certificates were presented by Elizabeth Rose, a Research Chair Professor at X-Culture. The students had been trained for seven weeks. The training places students in top cadre in their careers; either in employment, business or in entrepreneurship.

Prof. Rose who gave a lecture during the award ceremony at TU-K, said students or career persons acquire critical skills and unique experience that employers value in today’s business world. The Acting DVC – Academic, Research and Students, Prof. Francis Gatheri Ag. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology, Prof. Tom Kwanya, DBAE Academic Team Leader, Prof. Vidijah Sagwa, together with ATL, Modern and Classical Languages Dr. Teresa Atieno Otieno attended the award ceremony.

Dr. Lilian Ogendo, Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship (DBAE) is the lead coordinator for X-culture in Kenya.

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VC, Prof. Benedict Mutua (2nd L) and Transilvania University of Brașov Dean, Faculty of Furniture Design and Wood Engineering, Prof. Alin OLĂRESCU (2nd R) presents the signed MoU. Present during the occasion was DVC -IAE Prof. Paul Wambua (L) and Romanian Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Gentiana Serbu (3rd R) among other guests.

TU-K signs MoU with Transilvania University of Brașov

The Technical University of Kenya recently has signed an MoU with Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania. The signing ceremony took place at the Romanian Embassy in Nairobi.  TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Benedict Mutua and Transilvania University of Brașov Dean, Faculty of Furniture Design and Wood Engineering Prof. Alin OLĂRESCU signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions.

Present during the event were the Romanian Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Gentiana Serbu, and TU-K Deputy Vice-Chancellor in-charge of Institutional Advancement and Enterprises (IAE) Prof. Paul Wambua, among other dignitaries.

TU-K enjoys mutual relationship with the Embassy of Romania. The two have jointly taken part in various activities among them; ‘The Romanian International Day for Cultural Diversity and Development, held in Nairobi from 21st May.’ The event exhibited cultural heritage and traditions from Kenya and Romania. Music, dance and art defined the occasion.

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Students and lecturers from TU-K and Universities in Romania join in a dance exhibiting cultural heritage and traditions from Kenya and Romania during the ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’ which was held at the TU-K’s Main Hall.

Friendship through Culture; Kenyan- Romanian Collaboration

Students from the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) and Universities from Romania participated in a conference and workshop discussions to commemorate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development”.  The cultural exchange is mainly to strengthen multiculturalism and promote the rich traditions of masks across different cultures, with an aim to promote peace and tolerance.

The event was jointly organised by TU-K and Romania Embassy in Kenya. The activities for the day included music, theatre, and traditional dances with masks. These series of activities would mark friendship and partnership between Romania and Kenya.

Distinguished guests who graced the occasion, included Romania Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Mrs. Gentiana Serbu, Serbia Ambassador to Kenya H.E. Ms. Danijela Cubrilo Martic, the VC, Prof, Benedict Mutua, DVC in charge of Institutional Advancement and Enterprises Prof. Paul Wambua, DVC in charge of Research and Technology Advancement Prof. Alfred Orina, Ag. DVC in charge of Students Academics and Affairs Prof. Francis Gatheri.

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Mr. Volker Falch, Managing Director Head of International Division, Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (BBW) International who was accompanied by Ms Aurelia Starringer, the Team Lead Migration and Dave Yator, BBW Kenya Representative, met the VC Prof. Benedict Mutua and explained that there is a high demand for young, well trained and talented Kenyans to work in Germany.

TU-K Students to Access Jobs in Germany

The dream of young Kenyans getting employment opportunities in Germany may soon become a reality.  Mr. Volker Falch, Managing Director Head of International Division, Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (BBW) International, explained that there is a high demand for young, well trained and talented Kenyans to work in Germany.Mr. Falch disc losed this when he recently paid a courtesy call to the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K), accompanied by Ms Aurelia Starringer, the Team Lead Migration.

 The delegation explained that Germany universities teach professional skills as well as collaborate with local industries to ensure that education is aligned with the market needs. The duo told the University Management that their company had been engaged with all aspects of vocational training for almost 50 years, in international projects and therefore together with experts and other partners, can tackle different key topics.

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Distinguished lectures including; Prof. Dr. Atif Samim (Saudi Arabia), Prof. Dr. Cristiano Tomassoni (Italy), Prof. Dr. Carlos Lopez Martinez (Spain) and Prof. Shiban Koul (India) were the main guests during the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – TU-K chapter workshop. They were welcomed by Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) in charge of Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) Prof. Francis Gatheri. Dr. Mary Ahuna who is the IEEE TU-K Branch Councilor also attended.

Foreign Scholars Speak at Students’ Event

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) of the Technical University of Kenya student branch, on Friday 17 th May 2024 held a workshop that was addressed by distinguished academics from recognized universities globally. TU-K joined the world’s largest Technical Professional Organization IEEE, in the year 2020 and became the 7th University in Kenya to be a member of the Association. The international academics included; Prof. Atif Samim from Saudi Arabia, Prof. Cristiano Tomassoni from Italy, Prof. Carlos Lopez Martinez from Spain and Prof. Shiban Koul from India.

Various topics were addressed for example; transmission lines for high speed/high frequency integrated circuits, basics of SAR polarimetry, Additive Manufacturing: Emerging Opportunities for Microwave Components. The guests were received by Ag. Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and Student Affairs (ASA), Prof. Francis Gatheri who noted that the visit was important to the university. He informed them that TU-K was looking forward to more collaborations in its pursuit to remain a leading university of technology in Kenya.

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Pic 1: Senior Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests (Corporate Services), Lucy Kiboi, Machakos County Forest Conservator, Millcah Mutua and County Forest Commander, Chief Inspector Zablon Ndiema plant a tree with Dr. Agnes Gachau during the national tree planting exercise at KFS Machakos Pic 2: Students and members of staff plant tree seedlings at Konza Technopolis City during nationwide tree growing exercise.

TU-K Partners with KFS to Increase Tree Cover

The Technical University of Kenya has partnered with the Kenya Forestry Service (KFS) in a joint effort to grow tree seedlings. The initiative will greatly contribute towards the Government’s target of planting 15 billion trees in 10 years.

On 10th May 2024, The University, together with KFS, for the second time, jointly planted 1200 tree seedlings at Konza Technopolis City consisting an assortment of indigenous trees. The day had been declared a public holiday by the Government for Kenyans to plant trees and also to honour people who lost lives during the recent flashfloods.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Institutional Advancement & Enterprise, Prof. Paul Wambua, who joined members of staff and student in the tree planting exercise, lauded the joint effort between TU-K and KFS, as well as Konza City for providing and preparing the ground for tree growing exercise.

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Group photo during the East African Regional Workshop on Research Networking and Proposal Writing held at Murang’a University of Technology 29 April – 2 May 2024.

TU-K in Joint Cutting-edge Training on Grant Proposal Writing

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K), Maseno University, Murang’a University of Technology and the African Science and Technology Policy Institute jointly organised a research networking and proposal writing workshop targeted at mid-level career researchers. The workshop that brought together experts in research was pitched at offering young researchers with critical and technical knowledge in writing winning grant proposals.

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TUKAA Holds Inaugural Board Meeting

The Technical University of Kenya Alumni Association (TUKAA) held its inaugural board meeting on 2nd May 2024 in the conference room.The main agenda of the meeting was to welcome the newly-appointed members and deliberate on the best way forward for the Association. The meeting culminated in the election of the Board Chairman, Eng. Robert Juma Wamalwa.

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TU-K Set to Hold Joint Festival with Romania Universities

Preparations for the upcoming joint Romania cultural festival between TU-K and universities from Romania are at the top gear. This will see students from TU-K and visiting universities participate in a conference and workshop sessions, music, theatre and facemask dance that will take place at TU-K later this month.

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Prof. Wambua Attends CESI International Week in France

The Deputy Vice Chancellor – Institutional Advancement and Enterprise, Prof. Paul Wambua attended this year’s CESI International week held in April 2024 as part of a follow-up of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between TU-K and CESI Graduate School of Engineering based in France.

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TU-K Plants 1000 Trees at Konza

Members of staff and students from the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) planted over 1000 tree seedlings at Konza Technopolis City. The tree planting exercise was led by the Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, Prof Francis Gatheri, representing the Vice Chancellor.

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TU-K Signs MoU with France Education Institutions

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) recently signed an MoU with Lycée Professionnel Christian Antou (LPH) and Lycée D’enseignement Général et Technologique Évariste De Parny (LEP). Both institutions will work together on academic and vocational-related matters with the aim of strengthening ties in the areas of tourism and hospitality, as well as in languages such as French, German and English.

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Partnership with Mama Lucy Hospital Opens up Industrial Learning Opportunities and Research

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has inked a partnership deal with Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital (MLKH) to enhance students’ practical skills in the field of healthcare as well as engage in joint research endeavours.

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TU-K Partners with Industry Players

The Technical University of Kenya has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with institutions and market leaders locally and internationally in areas of research and innovation, technology transfer, student-staff mentorship programmes and joint supervision. The signed MoUs are in the areas of joint infrastructure development, environmental sustainability campaigns, resource mobilisation, community outreaches among others.

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TU-K and Car and General Forge Strategic Partnership

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Car and General (C&G) to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange. This is in areas of training, internship and job placements, joint innovative projects, and setting up a Center of Excellence. 

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Romanian Universities Keen to Work with TU-K

Universities in Romania are keen on establishing collaboration with the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K). This was disclosed by the country’s Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Gentiana Serbu, when she paid a courtesy call to the University.

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The Genomics Revolution: Illuminating the Power of the Genome

The School of Biological and Life Sciences held an engaging public lecture at the Lecture Theatre which shed light on the transformative impact of genomics in today’s world.

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Call for Applications to The Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (Dara) Training Programme (2024)

Applications are invited for the above training programme coordinated by the `department of Astronomy and Space Science, Technical University of Kenya. Applicants must be holders of at least a Bachelor’s degree in any of the STEM fields. The application form and the brochure are available here for more information. You may also contact Prof. Paul Baki, Ph.D., FKNAS ( Email: paulbaki@tukenya.ac.ke)

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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers 


The Technical University of Kenya in partnership with Exploring Visual Cultures will be hosting the 4th International Conference from November 27th to 29th, 2024 at the Edge Convention Centre, Nairobi. The theme of the conference is AI Media Innovations, Applications, Visual Culture, Challenges, and Future Trends. The call for papers is out and the deadline for submission of abstracts is on 31st May, 2024.

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Announcement of Postdoctoral Opportunity in The Department of Astronomy and Space Science

June
Saturday
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Sat, 15. June 2024
The Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy ( DARA) project has announced  12 Postdoctoral opportunities in  eight  (8) SKA African partner countries.  At th…

TU-K to host the X-Culture Award Ceremony

May
Thursday
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Thu, 30. May 2024
On 30th May 2024, TU-K will host the X-Culture Collaboration Course Award.
The ceremony will be held in the Main Hall. The event will celebrate the outstanding achievement o…