Mount Kenya University has been admitted to the Association of Commonwealth Universities. This membership has a raft of advantages for both faculty and students, says Vice-Chancellor Prof Stanley Waudo. “ACU brings scholars together to create a diverse rreservoir for exchange of knowledge, skills and research findings,” he says. The Association has over 500 member institutions in 37 countries across the Commonwealth. In Kenya, the eight other members are Catholic University, Kenyatta, Maseno, Moi University, Strathmore, Technical University, Baraton and the University of Nairobi. These universities have a common academic tradition and enjoy strong support on scholarly work from the British government through DFID.
ACU’s Professional Networks connect professionals in key areas of university management and administration with colleagues in similar roles across the Commonwealth, enabling them to engage with each other and the ACU on the basis of their shared professional interests. There are currently six Professional Networks, coordinated centrally with steering committees representing all regions of the Commonwealth.