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Dr. David Mwambari


Assistant Professor of International Relations, Dr. David Mwambari presented a paper “Individual and Collective Memory in post conflict African countries" at the 59th Africa studies Association Conference.

Dr. Edith Amuhaya is the new Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Bachelor of Pharmacy program. Dr. Amuhaya joins the School from Technical University of Kenya, and holds a Ph.D. degree in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from Louisiana State University in the United States.

She also previously taught at Maseno University (Kenya), and did her post-doctoral fellowship at Rhodes University (South Africa). 

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Prof. Ruthie Rono (left) introduces the taskforce that will prepare the institutional report, during the launch of the reaffirmation of accreditation process by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza, at a university baraza convened on Wednesday, January 18.


On Wednesday, January 18, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza convened a baraza to formally launch the re-affirmation of accreditation process that the university will be undertaking, over the course of the next eighteen months.

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Ms. Sarah Mweu receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza recognizing her thirty-four years of service to the University. Ms. Mweu was among forty-three other receipients of the long-service awards handed out during the Staff Christmas Party held on campus on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Photo: Diana Meso
USIU-Africa are the 2016 men’s swimming champions after winning 7 gold, 4 silver and 1 bronze medal in the five-day East Africa University games (EAU)  that took place from 16-22 December 2016 at the Moi Sports Center Kasarani. The win propelled USIU-Africa to the sixth position overall, out of forty three Eastern African universities that participated in the event.

The department of Human Resources has announced vacancies in the University Advancement, and the Academic and Student Affairs divisions. Full details are available from the jobs portal at www.usiu.ac.ke/jobs.

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Above: Members of the Institutional Review Board following a training session held on campus. Photo Credit: Mr. Paul Ruto

All researchers will now be required to seek approval from USIU-Africa’s Institutional Research Board (IRB) to proceed with their research. The Board, which was formed following the university’s accreditation by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), is mandated to review, approve and oversee research proposals involving primary data. This will safeguard research integrity by ensuring ethical procedures are followed.

On Saturday, December 17 2016, three faculty members represented USIU-Africa in an international debate themed “Africa, Continent of Opportunities” held at the offices of a Spanish online newspaper - Bez - in the capital, Madrid.

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The Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza (left) met with the Secretary-General of the Kenya Red Cross Dr. Abbas Gullet (second left), to discuss a proposed partnership between the university and Boma International Hotel College (BIHC) - an affiliate of Kenya Red Cross Society – on Friday, January 13 at the BOMA Hotel in Nairobi.

The ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund 2016-17 is looking “to fund innovative, strategic and catalytic research with the potential to radically impact on sustainable development concepts or practices, or lead to new thinking and action on poverty reduction.”