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.”

The School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has announced the introduction of the Bachelor of Science in Epidemiology & Biostatistics in May 2017. An epidemiologist studies disease outbreaks, while a biostatistician collects, analyzes, presents and draws inferences from data for research in agriculture, medicine and health.

On Friday, September 16 USIU-Africa welcomed over 100 government sponsored freshmen who applied to join the university through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS). During their orientation held in the auditorium, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza congratulated the students for choosing to join a remarkable diverse university community that will nurture their intellect and contribute to their future professional lives.