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UoN to host Nanosatelite Development Research Chair


The University of Nairobi has been selected to host the Kenya Space Agency (KSA) Chair on Nanosatelite Development. UoN is among five other universities selected for this award which is to the tune of Kshs. 1 million for the duration of one year. The Research Chair will catalyze and promote research in Space Science and Technology.

UoN @50: Decoding the logo

Did you know that the University of Nairobi Logo is very closely linked to its historical development over a period of 50 years?

At the dawn of Kenya’s Independence in 1963, the then Royal College Nairobi, became a constituent College of the University of East Africa and only in 1970 by an Act of Parliament did it attain the status of a fully fledged University.

Consequently, the UoN logo, when analyzed closely, reflects that evolution. 

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Notice to all joining first years.

The University of Nairobi takes this opportunity to welcome all first year students for the 2020/2021 academic year.  Congratulations for making it this far! This year things will be done a little differently as student orientation, registration and learning will be done online.

The 2020/2021 Academic year will start on Monday 31st August 2020

63rd Graduation Ceremony – Friday, September 25, 2020

The University of Nairobi wishes to inform all students from the above colleges who qualified for the award of various degrees and diplomas at the end of last academic year (2019/2020) and members of the public, that the 63rd Graduation Ceremony will be held VIRTUALLY on Friday, September 25, 2020 commencing at 8.00 a.m. at the Great Court.

Transportation in Kenya: The weak link in the fight against COVID-19

In Nairobi, about 42% of daily commuters walk, 48% ride a matatu, 5% commute by private car, and the remaining 5% use other modes (Salon and Gulyani, 2019). The exact mode of spread of COVID-19 is a subject of debate among experts. It is believed that COVID-19 particles probably do not persist in the air in the same way flu particles do, so, people need to be in closer contact with each other to catch it. It is felt that being within two meters of an infected person for more than 15 minutes could expose someone to great risk of infection.