Mount Kenya University is a non-profit making institution of higher learning licensed by the Commission for University Education.The University is a member of the Inter University Council of East Africa and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
The University has a strong foundation, built of competent faculty and adequate learning and research infrastructure. It has established a footprint in most counties in Kenya, and in Kigali, Rwanda and Hargeisa, Somaliland.
The Board of Trustees, under the stewardship of Dr. Simon N. Gicharu recognises that investment in science and technology is critical in producing graduates who are generators of knowledge that is utilizable in development of technologies required for socio-economic development.
In pursuance of the university master plan and strategic plan, the University Management is committed to continuous expansion of academic resources such as teaching facilities, library facilities and human resource among others.
The University Management will continue to aggressively implement the University 2008-2018 strategic plan priority development areas listed below:
The Board is committed to ensuring that the university has adequate academic resources to support the university programmes. The university governance and management embraces the principle of broad participation in the management of university operations.
The University has strategies to ensure relevance and quality of academic programmes. The strategies include stakeholders’ participation in curriculum development and implementation, implementation of curricula in accordance with stipulations set out in international quality assurance standards and creation of synergetic partnerships that foster pooling and sharing of academic resources, exchange of information and adoption of best practices among others.
The university continues to develop structures and systems that promote development of competitive advantages in teaching, research and provision of service.