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

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Launch of MKU Graduate Enterprise Academy

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

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KEMRI Team visits MKU to discuss partnership initiatives

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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

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MKU Faculty members receives external grants

Four (4) members of MKU staff have been awarded with up to a maximum of two millions Kenya shillings (Ksh 2,000,000) for their Ph.D research in their respective fields of study by the National Research Fund (NRF) Grant 2017.

This follows a successful training workshop on how to convert “academic proposals” to “fundable proposals” which was conducted by Directorate of Research and Innovations.

In addition, seven (7) members of staff were shortlisted for the “Multidisciplinary Collaborative research category” grant awarded up to a maximum of 20,000,000 per research project.

The successful members are as follows:

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Postgraduate Training on Writing Fundable Proposals

The Directorate of Research, Grants and Endowments in conjunction with the School of Postgraduate Studies organized a one-day training workshop on how to write fundable proposals.

The participants of the event were MKU members of staff and Postgraduate students (PhD and Masters). The workshop was organized following a grant call by the National Research Fund in the following categories; Postgraduate Research Training, Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research and Infrastructural Support for Research and Training Institutions. During the training, 36 PhD and 5 Master students and 15 MKU staff participated. Following the training, about 20 proposals in the three grant call categories (Postgraduate Research Training, Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research and Infrastructural Support for Research and Training Institutions) were submitted to National Research Fund.

Ethics Review Workshop

 

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The Directorate of Research, Grants and Endowments conducted a two-day training workshop on Research Ethics at Mount Kenya University Happy Valley Graduation Pavilion on 7th and 8th April, 2016. Members of MKU Ethics Research Committee (ERC), Campus and Schools’ Research Coordinators attended the workshop facilitated by Ms. Caroline Kithinji, Certified IRB Professional (CIP) and KEMRI Ethics Review Committee member and Mrs. Hellen Malechi, a lecturer at Daystar University. During this two-day training workshop, participants were trained on ethics review of research protocol and proposals. The following topics were covered:  

  1. Role and responsibility of Stakeholders in the Research Enterprise
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Plagiarism Policy Awareness Workshop

Training On Use Of Antiplagiarism Checker Software (turnitin®)

Plagiarism policy awareness workshop

The Directorate of Research, Grants and Endowments conducted a two-day training workshop on Plagiarism Policy at Mount Kenya University, Thika campus on 14th and 15th September, 2016. The aim of the training was to sensitize the academic staff members on the Plagiarism Policy as one of the University research roadmap document.Participants were lecturers across all academic Departments who play the pivotal role of supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate students to conduct research.

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Fostering Regional Collaborations for Higher Education

The conference was organized by the Commission for Higher Education in Somaliland. Following a decade-long devastating war that destroyed all educational facilities and institutions from elementary schools to Universities, the installation of peace has seen universities in Hargeisa thrive again. The theme of the conference was ‘Fostering Regional Collaborations for Higher Education.’
Mount Kenya University was represented by Prof John Nderitu-DVC, Linkages & Resource Mobilization and Dr. Nancy Cheseto, Deputy Director, Linkages Monitoring & Evaluation.
Gulu University which has collaboration with Mount Kenya University was represented by the Vice Chancellor Prof Nyeko Pen Mogi. The participating institutions agreed to:

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