The University Legal Counsel/Company Secretary, Ms. Helen Ambasa, has been appointed by the Board of the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to its Training Committee with effect from 29th July, 2016.

1325 graduands from 17 programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels participated in the 38th Commencement ceremony held on Saturday, August 20 in the graduation yard.

In August 2016, Palgrave Macmillan published the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza’s The Transformation of Global Higher Education, 1945-2015, as part of their African Histories and Modernities book series. The new book is a comprehensive overview of the development of higher education across different world regions from the end of the Second World War, right up to the present.

In the book, Prof. Zeleza identifies the main trends in the transformation of global higher education, their various manifestations, and what impact they have had in the diverse education systems and institutions, throughout the world.

The African Histories and Modernities book series by Palgrave Macmillan, is a collection of African scholarly contributions that seek to ‘…affect the way we think about African and global histories.”

Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza who is a Professor of the Humanities and Social Sciences, is an accomplished and much-feted academic. Over the course of his career which has spanned almost four
decades, he has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters, reviews, short stories and online essays, and authored or edited 27 books.

Several of his books have won international awards including Africa’s most prestigious book prize, the Noma Award for Publishing in Africa, for his books - A Modern Economic History of Africa (1993) and
Manufacturing African Studies and Crises (1997). His most recent books include In Search of African Diasporas: Testimonies and Encounters (2012) and Africa’s Resurgence: Domestic, Global and Diaspora
Transformations (2014). 

The book is available online from Palgrave Macmillan  through this link: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137578570
Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza was invited to take part in a roundtable panel discussion held on Monday September 5, 2016 themed “Science and Innovation to Drive Africa’s Agricultural Transformation”, at the Intercontinental Nairobi.

As part of the university’s effort to build a coalition against corrupt interests that are threating land entrusted to educational institutions, members of the
USIU-Africa community will converge at Roysambu Primary School on Friday, September 23 from 9am to repair a portion of the local school’s boundary fence.

The USIU-Africa ENACTUS club was feted the best club of the year by ENACTUS Kenya during the ENACTUS Kenya annual competition that took place on Thursday and Friday July 14 and 15 at the KCB leadership training center in Karen.

A new ranking released on Wednesday, August 10 by CPS International has placed the university third among forty-five other institutions of higher learning.

Accomplished archer Shehzana Anwar (Psychology, 2012) was Kenya’s sole representative at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad currently taking place in Brazil’s capital city - Rio de Janeiro.

On Wednesday IST Senior Jason Musau presented a mobile application he built that demonstrated the capability of the global phenomenon that is augmented reality; a computer simulation overlay on a real-world environment.

On Friday, July 29, the IT Club held a boot camp in partnership with Africa’s Talking, to impart club with skills on how to use their Application Programing Interfaces, to assess the company’s portal.