The Ranking Web of World repositories is carried out by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group that is part of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.  The objectives of the ranking is to support open access initiatives & free access to academic materials & scientific repositories.  

Every six months in January & in June, the Cybermetrics Lab publish their findings on the Webometrics website.  Institutional Repositories from all over the world are listed and ranked based on Country & Continent.  The most recent edition was released in July 2017, and eight university repositories in Kenya were captured in the rank.

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Dr. Miskela (Nickson Ngigi, Criminal Justice Senior) and Dr. Mariga (Joseph Riak, Applied Computer Technology Freshman) attempt to intercept a disoriented Peter Wesley (Stephen Mugwanja, IR Senior), in a scene from USIU-Africa’s drama club - Michezo Afrika’s latest theatrical production, Uncommon Room, staged on Thursday, July 20 in the auditorium.

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Panelists at the ladies only mentorship session listen as Principal Counselor Mrs. Lucy Kung’u shares some insight during the Ladies Only Talk Showh held in the auditorium on Thursday, July 20. From left: Dr. Loice Okello, Ms. Kalpa Vrikshika, Ms. Lydia Winda, Ms. Janes, Ms. Marion Munga, and Mrs Lucy Kung’u. 
Photo:Ruth Nyokabi

The Peer Educators and Counseling Club organized a “Ladies Only Talk Session” on Thursday 20 July from 12:40 pm at the auditorium. Themed “Be the Woman”, the talk hosted a panel that shared on specific topics of relevance to the female members of the university community.

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Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza (Center) receives a high performance computing central processing unit from the High Performance Computing Group at Intel Corporation’s East Africa Office on Friday, July 21, in his office. The device was presented by Mr. Mark Matunga (Corporate Affairs Director, Intel East Africa) for use by students from the School of Science ad Technology to crunch data. Looking on from left: Mr. Mike Mwangi, Ms. Lavinniah Muthoni (Communications Consultant, Intel EA), Ms. Everlyn Musa (Program Coordinator, Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program) Mr. Mark Matunga, Prof. Paul Zeleza, Mr. Benson Kinoti (Education Programs Manager, Intel EA), Dr. Paul Okanda (ICT Director), Dr. Jimmy Macharia (Dean of the School of Science & Technology) and Mr. James Ogolla (University Advancement Director).

The High Performance Computing Group at Intel Corporation’s East Africa Office has donated a High Performance Computing (HPC) device worth over KES 5 million, to the School of Science and Technology for use by students in their research projects.

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Dockers Campus Ambassador Mr. Victor Mshindi (right) trains entrepreneurs in using Dockers - a software container service built to simplify and automate the process of software development and deployment. Photo:Antonio Longangi

Former IT Club president and current Dockers Campus Ambassador Mr. Victor Mshindi (Information Systems and Technology Senior) hosted an IT training workshop on Friday 21 July at the Freida Brown Student Center. The workshop introduced IST and Applied Computer Technology students to Docker - a software container service built to simplify and automate the process of software development and deployment. The session, which ran from 9 am to 4 pm and was attended by students from Technical University of Kenya, the Kenya Methodist University and USIU-Africa.

USIU-Africa’s Amos Njiraini’s startup Eco-Create and Innovate (ECANDI) - an environmentally conscious and economically efficient recycling solutions startup that combines the aesthetics of recycled glass with the durability of the glass’s structure - is the winner of final round of the  ‘My Little Big Thing’ Universities Sustainability Innovation Challenge.

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs Ambassador Prof. Ruthie Rono (front row, second left) poses for a photo with the speakers and guests of the Pre-Election Anxiety and Trauma Conference held on Saturday, July 15 in the auditorium.

Photo: Office of Alumni Affairs

USIU-Africa Psychology alumni organized a Pre-Election Anxiety and Trauma Conference on Saturday, July 15 at the auditorium. The conference which was attended by about 150 alumni and other psychology professionals aimed at managing anxiety and trauma ahead of the forthcoming Kenyan General Elections scheduled for August 8.

USIU-Africa Alumni Association in partnership with SwivelBox held a week-long academy whose aim was to equip 14-18 year olds with entrepreneurial skills from July 17-21 on campus. Swivelbox trainers guided the eleven teenagers on how to develop ideas, nurture them and bring them to life. They were taught about the importance of customer relationships and were equipped with skills to pitch their ideas to interested parties as well as to develop sustainable financial business models.

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Mr. Richard Njau (Director, 4UP Digital) speaks to entrepreneurs during talk on “Mental Digital Shift” on Thursday, July 20 in the Innovation & Incubation Center

Mr. Richard Njau (Director, 4UP Digital) was invited by the New Economy Venture Accelerator to speak participants in the entrepreneurship program about a “Mental Digital Shift”, on Thursday, July 20. The session held at the Innovation and Incubation Center, focused on getting participants to begin thinking of new opportunities made available through digital platforms such as social media.

Ms. Rachel Osewe (Journalism Senior) organized a campaign dubbed “Stay Woke: Say No to Terrorism” to increase awareness of terrorism among college students, from June 13 to July 20. Using social media and radio, Ms. Osewe’s campaign sought to encourage students to remain vigilant, in the face of on-going threats to personal and national security. The climax of the campaign was a panel discussion held in the cafeteria’s executive dining room on Monday, July 17.