Directorate of Research, Grants and Endowments during an Ethics Review Workshop held on 7th and 8th April, 2016

20 April 2016


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Linkages with USA universities move a notch higher

07 May 2015


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Launch of MKU Graduate Enterprise Academy

25 February 2015


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Prof. Briggs from the Oxford University, UK pay a courtesy call to the DVC ARA.

25 February 2015


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KEMRI Team visits MKU to discuss partnership initiatives

25 February 2015


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Directorate of Research, Grants and Endowments during an Ethics Review Workshop held on 7th and 8th April, 2016

Linkages with USA universities move a notch higher

Launch of MKU Graduate Enterprise Academy

Prof. Briggs from the Oxford University, UK pay a courtesy call to the DVC ARA.

KEMRI Team visits MKU to discuss partnership initiatives

About Research - Research Division Vision and Mission

Research Division Vision

To be a leader in addressing community socio-economic needs through research and innovation.

Research Division mission

To provide leadership in research and innovation for social and economic empowerment,

Research is our passion

MKU is committed to providing funds, necessary infrastructure and incentives for research. For instance, the University's Vice-Chancellor's Grant has continued to provide "seed funds" to support many aspiring researchers, and presently the Division is receiving proposals for Community-based research projects.

The Division has continued to support dissemination of research findings by facilitating researchers publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals, and to participate in national and international forums. The Division holds monthly seminars and workshops geared towards research capacity building of staff members.

The Division has continued to engage policy makers and various government institutions to increase support for research and development. The university for instance receives funding from NCST for sponsorship for research' activities.

Synergy through institutional linkages

Mount Kenya University recognizes the need to forge and sustain collaborations, partnerships and linkages among stakeholders and development partners in training and research. In particular, collaborations in research and development activities between stakeholders and development partners have potential to bring benefits to all the parties including minimizing costs and share risks because expenditure for R&D and field trials are typically lower in the developing as compared to the developed world. Internationally, collaborations will bring the benefit of opening access to each other's markets. At the local level, mutual tapping into the strengths of each collaborating partner will not only leverage resources but also assist in capacity development occasioned by the learning opportunities involved.

Embracing innovative & affordable solutions

Many sub-Sahara Africa countries have majority of their citizens living below the poverty line, making it difficult for them to embrace expensive foreign-based technologies due to their limited purchasing power. Research and innovation focused on affordable technologies have the potential to provide increased benefits to the community and the country at large, and thus the university aims to generate innovations that are affordable so as to address the socio-economic needs of the people of this region.

The university endeavors not only to develop technologies that will solve the problems that face

African continent but also protect them. In this regard, the Research Division has developed an Intellectual Property Policy to encourage and protect inventions and innovations.