MKU launch College of Graduate Studies and Research
In pursuit to be a Global Centre of Excellence in Education, Research and Innovation in Science and Technology, Mount Kenya University on Saturday (14/12/2019) launched College of Graduate Studies and Research.
Prof. Simon Gicharu, Founder & Chairman board of Directors Mount Kenya University, unveils the new College of Graduate Studies and Research. With him are members of the University Council led by the Chairman Prof David Serem (Right) and members of the University Management led by Ag. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Peter Wanderi (behind) and the outgoing Founding Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stanley Waudo (left)
Mandate of the College of Graduate Studies and Research:
a) Coordination of research-driven graduate training
b) Coordination of research and innovation activities
c) Coordination of community outreach activities
A global centre of excellence in graduate training, research and innovation
To provide leadership and enabling environment for quality graduate training, research and innovation for socio-economic development
Unlocking infinite possibilities in Graduate Training & Research
Prof. David Serem, Chairman of the University Council, at the wheel of the brand new Nissan Double Cabin vehicle that was handed over by the University Council to Prof. Peter Wanderi, Ag. Vice-Chancellor to be used by the new College of Graduate Studies & Research. Dr. Bibianne Waiganjo-Aidi, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics and Research Affairs receives congratulatory message from the Vice-Chancellor as Dr. Peter G. Kirira, Ag. Principal College of Graduate Studies & Research looks on
The College has three administrative units namely;
- Directorate of Graduate Studies
The Directorate of Graduate Studies (then School of Postgraduate Studies) in Mount Kenya University was established in 2011 to coordinate matters pertaining to postgraduate training at the University. Since its establishment, the postgraduate students’ enrollment has continuously increased over the years.
ii. Directorate of Research & Innovation
The Directorate of Research and Innovation was established 10 years ago to coordinate research activities within the university. Over the years, the Directorate has grown a research and innovation culture that has led to the growth of external research funding, publications and community outreach activities.
iii. Directorate of Grants & Development
The Directorate of Grants & Development was established to provide leadership in the management of grants. In pursuit of this mandate, the Directorate seeks, identifies and disseminates information on external grant calls that present opportunities that match National priorities.
Launch of College of Graduate Studies and Research