A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today 3ist may 2016 between South Korea‘s Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology and the University of Nairobi. The two universities are to collaborate in the fields of research and academic exchange. This will involve exchange of students, faculty members and research.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mbithi represented the University Of Nairobi, while Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology was represented by its President, Professor Seung Hyeon Moon.
The Principal Secretary, Information Communication and Technology who spoke on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education Science & Technology, emphasized on the importance and need for knowledge creation to be anchored on actual opportunities, and the wish of the Ministry to continue using Universities and Colleges in this regard. He also noted that Kenya is eager to increase its technological positioning with the assistance of Korea and this is in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030.
The signing ceremony took place at the Norfolk Hotel, and the implementation of the MOU will be done through the Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI), College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
Among those present at present was Prof. S.G. Kiama, Principal, CAVS and Prof. Henry Mutembei, Ag. Director WMI.