Mount Kenya University School of Business & public Management wishes to invite members of the public to attend two free Public Lectures to be presented by Professor Dr. Caskun Can Aktan as outlined below:
Caskun Can Aktan is a professor of Public Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Management of the Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. He has worked at several international research centers and universities including the Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University, USA, Economics Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), International Social Sciences Institute of the University of Edinburgh, UK among others.
GDC and Mount Kenya University (MKU) will collaborate through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework to boost research and development.
Speaking during the launch of MKU’s multi-complex science laboratories in Nakuru, the GDC Managing Director & CEO Dr. Silas Simiyu said the two institutions will soon form a special committee to expedite the collaboration process.
Dr. Simiyu was the Chief Guest. He also gave a public lecture.
“We are ready to partner with you in this venture. Let the two parties form a committee so that we can discuss key and relevant areas of collaboration,” Dr. Simiyu advised.
MKU also announced that it would support the upcoming
Dr Samuel Odiwour has won a Science, technology and innovation Research Grant worth Sh0.7 million from the National Council of Science and technology (NCST). Odiwour, a lecturer in the department of Medical laboratory Sciences, will carry out the research as part of his post-doctoral studies. The title of his survey is: “Socio Epidemiological Survey and Parasite Molecular diversity determination within Re- emergent Rural Cutaneous leishmaniasis Foci”. The NCST chief executive officer, Prof Shaukat Abdulrazak congratulated Odiwour for the grant.
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