TUK Welcomes Joint Plan to Boost Aviation Studies
TUK welcomes joint plan to boost aviation studies Aviation students at Technical University of Kenya will now receive training on Airbus and Boeing aircraft engine. The students will train on an engine manufactured by General Electric. The engine, books, training aids, used aircraft parts and manuals were donated Monday by Kenya Airways, General Electric and Boeing as part of a joint plan to improve aviation studies in the region. Regional sales director for General Electric Aviation in Africa, Dr Rajiv Bissessur, said the need for... Read more
TU-K Gets Powerful Sh200m Aircraft Engine
TU-K Gets Powerful Sh200m Aircraft EngineTechnical University of Kenya (TUK) has received a CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing. The engine was donated by General Electric (GE) Aviation (USA) through the facilitation of Kenya Airways (KQ). TU-K’s Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students can now afford hands-on training high tech aviation training devices and materials including the engine and maintenance training books, training aids, reading materials, used aircraft parts and aircraft manuals donated... Read more
TU-K to Work with France Universities
TU-K to Work with France UniversitiesUniversities from France are keen on collaborating with the Technical university of Kenya in areas of Education, Research and Training. This is a follow up of collaboration initiatives which started last year when TU-K was represented in an International event held at Paris, France. A visit by a delegation from France, yesterday to TU-K has further cemented the relationship between the universities. The delegation comprised of Antoine Caze’, Professor of American Literature and Vice-President... Read more
Innovations By TU-K Students
 Innovations By TU-K StudentsThe ongoing exhibition has presented the best opportunity for our students to exhibit their innovations. Participants and visitors have been flocking the TU-K stand to have a glimpse of the innovations as well as enquire about programmes offered by TU-K. Here are some of the innovations by our students. TEARDROP COLLECTION Exhibited by Ombaso Benard Mirera Boardrooms are known to host serious meetings and discussions. Sometimes they can be monotonous. To kill boredom, a Technical University of Kenya... Read more
Be innovative, CS tells Universities
 Be innovative, CS tells UniversitiesEducation Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i has underscored the Government‘s commitment to upholding the quality of education in the country. Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 15th Universities Exhibition and Discourse (UEED) organised by the Commission for University Education (CUE), Dr. Matiang’i challenged universities to invest in quality research and training.He said, said that the Government is ready to put resources into higher education in order to strengthen the quality, adding... Read more
Technical University of Kenya Documentary
A documentary on TU-K as a provider of technological education and training in the region and leader in innovation   A documentary on Technical University of Kenya as a provider of technological education and training in the region and leader in innovation
Students Interact With Aviation Players
Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) is keen on setting a paradigm shift in the way engineering programmes are taught, having realized the global interest for aeronautical engineers with hands-on skills. Therefore in order to impart graduates with the right production skills, the university has partnered with the industry in the field of Aerospace & Aviation Engineering. TU-K recently hosted the National Carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) and other Aviation Training Institutions Capital Connect and DAC, for a career fair where students and staff had an interactive session with industry players and learnt about aviation training, maintenance among other components. In attendance were; Vice-... Read more
5th Kenya South Africa Research Grants Program
5th Kenya South Africa Research Grants ProgramNACOSTI has released the list of successful applicants for the 5th call for Kenya-South Africa Joint Research Program. Out of the 12 nationally awarded projects, 2 were from The Technical University of Kenya, specifically the Department of Chemical Science and Technology. The 2 awarded grants were led by Dr. Geoffrey Otieno and Dr. Edith Amuhaya. Other involved researchers include Dr. Joab Onyango, Mr. Fred Sawenja , Mr. Simon Adede and Ms. Pesila Odera. Dr. Otieno research on... Read more
Surf Delivers High-Speed Internet to Technical University of Kenya Students
Surf Delivers High-Speed Internet to Technical University of Kenya StudentsTechnical University of Kenya (TU-K) and Surf ( are excited to announce that Surfspot, a high-speed, highly affordable WiFi service is now available in TU-K to enhance TU-K students’ access to high quality internet across their main campus. Surfspot is now available in and around the Main canteen, TU-K Kenya Hall and Student Center for all students with WiFi compatible phones, tablets and computers. As a new user, all you need to do is turn on... Read more
TU-K Wins SportPesa Championship in Row
TU-K Wins SportPesa Championship in RowTechnical University of Kenya (TU-K F.C) fondly referred to as the hammers, is this year’s SportPesa Super Eight series Champions after cruising past a resilient Jericho All Stars with a convincing 3-1 win during the exciting finals held at Nyayo National Stadium. The hammers, who won last year’s SportPesa Super 8 Premier League, came into the match as pre-match favorites and lived upto the expectations to claim the trophy and a cash prize of Ksh. 500,000, while Jericho All Stars received... Read more
Hockey Team Qualifies for National Championship
Hockey Team Qualifies for National Championship Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) beat Daystar University to top the 2016 Kenya Hockey Union Men’s Championship. The final match sealed their lead with a final 24-point defeating opponents 5-0 to qualify for the National League Championship. The Hockey Union competition brought together 11 teams drawing from universities and clubs across the country. They included; Multimedia University, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Kabarak University, Karate club, Wazalendo Youth, Impala,... Read more
TU-K Student Innovator Shortlisted for Africa Prize
TU-K Student Innovator Shortlisted for Africa PrizePeter Mbiria, a Technical University of Kenya student has been shortlisted for The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, scheduled to take place in London, this month. Mr. Mbiria who is pursuing a Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, is among 16 contestants selected from the African continent, to participate in the competition and subsequent award organized by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mbiria’s innovation is on Electric Convertible (E-con ) wheelchair (a specialized... Read more
TU-K to Combat Crime Using IT
TU-K to Combat Crime Using ITTechnical University of Kenya has taken a major step in combating crime using Technology. The university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Crime Research Centre (NCRC). TU-K will come up with ways and means of mapping and visualizing crime in form of data bases and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping. The MoU was signed recently at the university, in presence of TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol, Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Technology Innovation and... Read more
Student Council Gets New Leaders
Student Council Gets New Leaders  A new student Council of the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has been sworn in today, by the University Secretary Mrs. Ruth Kirwa. Brian Reeves Obare is the Chairman of the Council and deputised by Josephine Valarie Marani. The secretary General position has been taken over by Jackson Kobia Anampiu and the Finance docket by Janet Wanjiru Mwangi. Other officials who will serve in the Students’ Council include; the Constitutional Affairs Secretary by Nevil Odoyo Odhiambo, Academic Secretary Pharis Wambugu Jane, Gender... Read more
TU-K Emerges the Best University in Training of Hands-on
*/ TU-K Emerges the Best University in Training of Hands-on Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has emerged the top institution in training of hands on skills, thrashing other universities. The university was fated yesterday at a colourful Samsung Engineering Academy graduation ceremony, held at a Nairobi hotel. While receiving the award on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the Executive Dean Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology (FEST) Prof. Alex Muumbo, accompanied by Director, Center for Engineering Innovation and production, Dr. Erick... Read more
56 Kenyans certified to make spare parts for sale in China
Chancellor Tips Students on the Virtue of Hard Work A group of Kenyan machinists has been certified to supply machinery to china. The 56 people were part of a group of youths from four countries who participated in the three-week Africa Tech Challenge in Nairobi. They received their certificates at the Technical University of Kenya on Saturday alongside four participants each from Uganda, Zambia, and Ghana. TU-K vice chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol urged the trainees to use their skills. "Stop saying agriculture is the main source of... Read more
Chancellor Tips Students on the Virtue of Hard Work
Chancellor Tips Students on the Virtue of Hard Work For the first time in the history of The Technical University of Kenya, the Chancellor, Dr Manu Chandaria addressed First Year students on September 2, 2016 to mark the climax of their orientation week. Traditionally it is the Vice-Chancellor who addresses First Year students to mark the equivalent of a matriculation ritual practiced by many universities across the globe, when new students are formally ushered into the university. Dr Chandaria used the occasion to counsel the new... Read more
TU-K's Innaugural Students Scholarships Launched
 TU-K's Innaugural Students Scholarships Launched The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has introduced a students’ scholarship to reward best performers. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol made the announcement on Friday September 2, 2016 when he met a group of First Year students who were admitted to TU-K this year having scored grade “A” Plain at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination in 2015. The VC disclosed that the decision was made by the... Read more
TUK Hosts the 1st International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
The only thing that gives an organisation a competitive edge – the only thing that is sustainable – is what it knows, how it uses what it knows, and how fast it can know something new. This was said by Prof. Adeline Du Toit, an Extraordinary Professor of Knowledge Management at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, when she made a keynote address during a recent conference on knowledge management hosted by The Technical University of Kenya. Prof Du Toit asserted that knowledge was the only sustainable competitive advantage of an organisation driven by the knowledge worker. The event was co-organised with Moi University with support from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and... Read more
TU-K Shines at the 2016 Kenya Music Festivals
 Radio Astronomy Training Programme at the TU-K The 8th - 19th August 2016 were days of song, dance, music and elocution at the Kasarani Sport Complex where the Ministry of Education hosted the 2016 annual Kenya Music Festival. The festival, in its 90th year, was boosted by a Central Bank of Kenya sponsorship, the latter's way of celebrating 50th anniversary. In the Universities category, TU-K emerged overall winners with a total of 13 first positions, 10 second positions and 6 third positions. The artistic highlight of the event was... Read more
Radio Astronomy Training Programme at the TU-K
 Radio Astronomy Training Programme at the TU-K Kenya is joining with South Africa and other African partner countries to enter into the field of radio astronomy. A training programme has been set up that is an opportunity for any suitably qualified person to undertake the training and become familiar with the basics of astrophysics and radio astronomy and gain hands on experience. The programme will take place at the Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi. Hands-on training in radio astronomy will take place at the Ghana Space... Read more
TU-K Hosts Africa Tech Challenge for the Third Time
 TU-K Hosts Africa Tech Challenge for the Third Time This year’s Africa Tech Challenge which started yesterday at the Technical University of Kenya, has attracted more participants from different countries across the continent. The Competition was officially opened by TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol who thanked participants and welcomed them to the university reminding them to make use of the available resources. The VC reminded them take the training seriously and not view it as a competition, since it will enable them meet... Read more
Dr. Okwadha Awarded ACU Titular Fellowship 2016
 Dr. Okwadha The Chairman Department of Civil and Construction Engineering Dr. George Okwadha has been awarded the ACU Swansea University (United Kingdom), Fulton Fellowship. Dr Okwadha will carry out research on determination of Pozzolanic activities of leguminous crop plants, to be used as partial replacement of cement in concrete manufacture. Dr. Okwadha will work in Collaboration with Dr. Clare Wood of the College of Engineering, Swansea University. The research is unique since it will reduce overdependence on cement as a concrete making material,... Read more
President Kenyatta assents to Engineering Technology Bill 2016
 President Kenyatta assents to Engineering Technology Bill 2016 The Engineering Technology Act 2016 provides for the regulation, practice and standards of engineering technologists and technicians. The new law outlines the requirements to be fulfilled when applying for a practising licence and requires engineering technologists and technicians to obtain licences before they can practice. Through the Act, an Engineering Technologists and Technicians Registration Board will be established to, among other things, issue licences to... Read more
A Tribute to a Departed Scholar
 Prof. Wilson Ogola is Dead The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) regrets to announce the death of Prof. Wilson Ogola, who until his death was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and the Director, University- Industry Partnerships. He was also the National Chairman of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA). The University joins the family, relatives and friends of the late professor in mourning his untimely death at the peak of his academic career. Prof Ogola was an accomplished scholar in the area of Mechanical... Read more
Reprieve for motorists as new tire repair machine developed
 Reprieve for motorists as new tire repair machine developed Motorists can now repair badly punctured tubeless tires with guaranteed durability and high quality finish that they would have otherwise discarded. The Automatic Tire Vulcanizing Machine, a refined innovation borrows from a combination of market tire-repair technologies, as well as industrial and home-customized solutions. The Tire Vulcanizing technology is largely a remote-controlled machine that repairs tire cuts depending on variables including tire kind, quality and... Read more
Department Of Chemical Sciences and Technology (DCST) to install chemical security and surveillance systems
 Department Of Chemical Sciences and Technology (DCST) to install chemical security and surveillance systems The Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology has won a grant from the US Department of State’s Chemical Security Program (CSP) to Improve Chemical Security in the department’s laboratories and facilities. The project which will be implemented by Dr. Austin Aluoch, Dr. Geoffrey Otieno and Dr. Joab Onyango will improve chemical security in the laboratory by: 1) reducing the risk of diversion of chemicals used in the DCST... Read more
TU-K leads the way in shift to computer-based chemical management system
 TU-K leads the way in shift to computer-based chemical management system  In line with Technical University of Kenya’s quest to maintain the highest global standards in its operations, the institution recently trained 20 of its employees who handle chemicals on the use of Computer-based Chemical Inventory Management System (CIMS). The move is set to shift the University from the traditional way chemical handling and operations that is paper-based to computer-based, an international standard that guarantees safety, and... Read more
TU-K Selected To Host Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow
Nairobi, May, 2016 –Collaborative Project will focus on Strengthening the Newly Co-Developed Curriculum in Medicinal Chemistry and Mentorship of Female Students in Science and Technology. Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to Support 57 Projects in Africa The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) was selected by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) to host an African Diaspora scholar from the United States to work with on a collaborative project on strengthening the newly co-developed curriculum for the Bachelor of Technology in Medicinal Chemistry by making the... Read more
Ripe Ground for Film Production; Fresh Local Content on High Demand
 Ripe Ground for Film Production; Fresh Local Content on High Demand  Graduates in creative arts now have ripe ground to produce fresh local film content that is on high demand in Kenya internationally. Digital migration, technology penetration in Kenya as well as local film industry capacity building is opening up and reshaping the film environment for the youth to explore their talents and make a living. This is according to Kenya Film Commission CEO, Miss Lizzie Chengoti “Fresh African content is most sought after by international... Read more
Promoting the Participation of People with Disabilities in University Activities
 Promoting the Participation of People with Disabilities in University Activities The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) warmly welcomes students and staff with disabilities and would like to state its commitment to the provision of equitable opportunities to all persons, and ensure that their life on campus is pleasurable and rewarding. Procedures to be followed in realization of these commitments are spelt out in our Disability Policy. TU-K is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for the diverse student and staff body... Read more
Aeronautical Engineering Students Get A Feel of The Largest Aircraft At KQ
*/    Aeronautical Engineering Students Get A Feel of The Largest Aircraft At KQ Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Aduol, has emphasized that students pursuing Aerospace and Aviation Engineering program at the university have to attend Industry Based Learning (IBL) outside the university for one solid year. Such a move he noted, will ensure that they are imparted with the right skills and are exposed to the prevailing happenings in the world of work. “Students must be instilled with discipline and imparted with the... Read more
US-Based Company To Install Modern Technical Learning Equipment
 US-Based Company To Install Modern Technical Learning Equipment Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has collaborated with a US-based manufacturing company with the aim of introducing more modern, technical and advanced Engineering equipment for training Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students. Through the Ministry of Education Science and Technology, the team from Amatrol Advanced Manufacturing Company based in Jeffersonville U.S.A recently trained TU-K technicians and launched an advanced learning system software. According... Read more
Technical grads get jobs ‘faster’ than degree holders
Graduates from technical and vocational institutions have higher chances of getting employed than university graduates, Helb has said. Higher Education Loans board CEO Charles Ringera said Technical and Vocational Education and Training graduates have a 98 per cent chance of getting employed within a month after graduation. University graduates have a 54 per cent chance of getting employed a year of graduation. “Kenya has signed an agreement with the Canadian government, which requires 20,000 graduates of technical courses from Tivets annually,” said Ringera. He said the major problem with parents and students is negative attitudes towards the institutions. He spoke during the first... Read more
Matiang’i wants varsities to explore income generating ventures
Matiang’i wants varsities to explore income generating ventures    Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has asked universities to venture into income generating activities to ease financial challenges facing the institutions. In a speech read by the Commission for University Education Chairman, Prof Henry Thairu, during the opening ceremony of the the 14th Kenyan Universities Exhibition held at Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa in Mombasa, Dr Matiang’i noted that local and international partnerships are among innovative ways of accessing... Read more
TU-K’s Vertical Farming Technology causes a stir
TU-K’s Vertical Farming Technology causes a stir Vertical Farming Technology (VFT), one of TU-K innovations being exhibited at the on-going Universities Exhibition in Mombasa, has attracted huge interest from among expo goers. According to Elizabeth Achieng who innovated VFT, the technology harnesses minimum space and can be used in planting a variety of vegetables. “The technology is best suited to urban dwellers, who have little or in most cases no space to plant vegetables for domestic consumption,” said Achieng. “We are conducting research to... Read more
Varsities ‘expo 2016’ starts in Mombasa
Varsities ‘expo 2016’ starts in Mombasa The 14th Kenyan Universities Exhibition is underway at the Flamingo Beach & Spa in Mombasa. The participating institutions spent the better part of Wednesday morning in setting up their stands as members of the public started trooping in to sample what the Kenyan institutions of higher learning have to offer. The Commission for University (CUE) is organising this expo meant to connect the public with the universities. CUE Chief Executive Officer Prof David Some visited the TU-K stand where he... Read more
Collection of Academic Certificates
The Technical University of Kenya wishes to announce to her graduates who were conferred with Degrees, and awarded Diplomas and Certificates on 18th December 2015 that the certificates are now ready for collection. POINT OF ISSUE The certificates shall be collected from the Office of the Senior Assistant Registrar - Examinationand Certification situated on the ground floor of Administration Block. OFFICE HOURS Office of the Senior Assistant Registrar - Examination and Certification shall be open during working days from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. PROCEDURE To collect your academic certificate, please visit the University website http://tukenya.... Read more
TU-K Hosts Third International Conference on Innovation
The Technical University of Kenya hosted its third international conference on Innovative technologies for development in Nairobi. The conference objective was to gather crucial academics, policy makers, and practitioners to examine the latest developments in science, technology, innovation, and related research and how these can be translated into effective development activities. This year’s theme was: ‘Technologies as drivers for development’ Speaking during the launch, TU-K Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Shiundu spoke of the university’s commitment to innovation and modern training. “TU-K’s motto speaks of education and training for the real world” this is testament to our desire to... Read more
TU-K Receives Aviation Simulator Equipment
TU-K Receives Aviation Simulator Equipment A United States-based aviation training and solutions company has donated an Aviation Simulator and equipment to TU-K that will help engage aerospace and aviation engineering students in advanced interaction with commercial aircrafts. Speaking during the handover ceremony, Aerosim Technologies Commercial Director Simon Newcombe said that the simulator is a software technology built with the typical operation of an aircraft in mind; encompassing of 3D impressions, designed with sound, trouble... Read more
Cabinet Secretary Dr. Matiang’i Impressed by TU-K’s Academic Conference
Cabinet Secretary Dr. Matiang’i Impressed by TU-K’s Academic Conference Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ministry of Education Science and Technology Dr. Fred Matiang’i has urged universities to invest heavily in Research, Science, Engineering and Technology saying that they will play a key role in development of the country and contribute to the realisation of Vision 2030. Speaking at academic conference organized by the Technical University of Kenya in Nakuru over the weekend, Dr. Matiang’i raised concerned that only 22% of... Read more
American Music Professors Visit TU-K
American Music Professors Visit TU-K On Friday 5th of February 2016, the Department of Music hosted The Ludwig Quartet comprising of 4 Professors from the United States of America. They included Prof Brandon Craswell, an Associate Professor of Trumpet at University of Georgia; Prof Robert White, an Assistant Professor of Trumpet from Western Michigan University School of Music; Prof Mark DeGoti, an Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Auburn University; and, Prof Joseph Van Fleet from the Faculty of Eastern Kentucky University. The... Read more
Seven Seas CEO encourages University students to innovate and venture into entrepreneurship
Seven Seas CEO encourages University students to innovate and venture into entrepreneurshipr Entrepreneurship and innovation are key ingredients in any developing nation’s growth, Seven Seas Technologies Company CEO Mr. Mike Macharia told university students during the First Innovator-Investor Forum that was held at Technical University of Kenya. The CEO emphasized that global trends are rapidly shifting what human beings and the environment demands. “It is up to the young minds particularly university students and graduates to harness technology to innovate... Read more
TUK Don Appointed to the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach (ABEO) for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Dr. Austin Aluoch, the Chairman of the Department of Chemical Science and Technology has been appointed as an inaugural member of the Advisory Board on Education and Outreach for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) The Conference of States Parties (CSP), at its 20th session held in December 2015 at OPCW headquarters at the Hague, approved the establishment of ABEO. The Board is expected to provide specialist advice to the Director-... Read more
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology Gets a New Dean
Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology Gets a New Dean The Council of the Technical University of Kenya has appointed Prof. Francis K. Gatheri, Executive Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST). The appointment was made following a recent advertisement of the vacancy and subsequent interviews for the same position. Prof. Gatheri is a Professor of Mathematics at the Technical University of Kenya. Until his appointment, he served as the Director, School of Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences. He joined TU-K as Associate Professor in Mathematics in 2010... Read more
Techno City CEO encourages TU-K students to innovate and venture into startups
Techno City CEO encourages TU-K students to innovate and venture into startups Konza Techno City boss has challenged university graduates and continuing students to come up with innovative projects particularly on technology-driven ventures indicating the city is best placed to incubate and grow ideas to solve local and international challenges. Speaking during an open lecture at Technical University of Kenya’s Main hall, Konza CEO Eng. John Tanui said the city will be Africa’s biggest Technology domain in terms of modern technology and... Read more
TU-K Ranks Among Top 10
Webometrics RankingThe Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has been ranked among the top universities in the Country, taking position eight. This is according to the Ranking Web of World Universities, commonly known as the Webometrics Ranking (WR). In January 2016, over 24,000 world institutions were assessed, where TU-K took position 8,562 in the world and 199 in the continent. The universities’ ranking by Webometrics has been done since 2004 by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The move is... Read more
TU-K Students Move Architecture Landscape a Notch Higher
*/ TU-K Students Move Architecture Landscape a Notch Higher TU-K students are taking architecture modeling and landscaping practice a notch higher through innovative design techniques giving them muscle among local and international architectural consulting firms. They are doing this by giving life to the typical 3-D model impressions where they construct motion features including rivers, people, vehicles, birds, interior and exterior lighting. The students who are sub-contracted by registered Architecture companies, have so far been involved... Read more
Be Innovative In Your Deeds - Chancellor Advises Graduands
*/ Be Innovative In Your Deeds - Chancellor Advises Graduands Technical University of Kenya Chancellor Dr. Manilal Chandaria has reiterated that the university has the onerous duty of training personnel that can be the engine of the industrial and technological sectors of the country’s economy. Dr. Chandaria who spoke during the third graduation Ceremony of the university, added that technological discipline will put most education institutions in good state, to play their role in contribution towards Vision 2030. He congratulated graduands... Read more
Tshwane University of Technology to Train T-UK Technologists and Technicians on Basic Injection Moulding Technologies
Tshwane University of Technology South African Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has partnered with Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) to train TU-K Technicians, Technologists and Master of Technology students on a special technology used in manufacturing plastic materials and parts. The two-week intensive training at TU-K is designed to build capacity on fundamentals of injection molding, a massive and complex technology process used in the manufacture of more than 40 per cent of plastic materials. According to Jeffrey Makhubela, TUT’s... Read more
TU-K set to upgrade its procurement processes
TU-K set to upgrade its procurement processes   The Technical University of Kenya will soon purchase an automated system to speed up procurement processes, ensure efficiency and curb irregularities. The university Supply Chain Operations Director Ms Grace Oyombe said challenges including delayed payments to suppliers, inefficiency in documentation would be cut down even as the university move towards complying with IFMIS government-driven procurement system. Ms. Oyombe was speaking during university’s annual suppliers sensitisation forum. “You note... Read more
France To Partner With Kenyan Varsities
France To Partner With Kenyan VarsitiesThe French government through the French Agency for Development (FAD) will soon extend a concessional loan facility to Kenya to support local universities’ expansion projects. This project has been initiated and coordinated in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The French Ambassador to Kenya, Mr Rémi Maréchaux noted that the rapid expansion of local universities requires heavy capital investment to ensure quality education and training is offered for Kenya to achieve its... Read more
TU-K in Job Market Training Partnership with GIZ
Job Market Training Partnership with GIZThe Technical University of Kenya has partnered with the German International Corporation Company (GIZ) to train engineering graduates with the aim of delivering industrial skills linked to market demands. Through GIZ’s Skills for Oil and Gas Africa programme (SOGA), TU-K continuing engineering students and graduates will benefit from the partnership that will see them access industrial attachments and job placements in various sectors among them oil, gas and supply chain industries. The agreement was made during... Read more
Ida Odinga Tips Students on Inspiring Change in Society
Inspiring ChangeThe Technical University of Kenya is playing a critical role in the training of the much-needed technical experts in various fields. Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s wife Dr Ida Odinga commended the role of technical training in enhancing quality education in the country. Mrs Odinga made the remarks at the Technical University of Kenya where she delivered a public lecture themed, “Inspiring Change in Society.” She noted that majority of employees at her family gas cylinder manufacturing company ‘Spectrum International” are... Read more
Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Training for KAPAP Service Providers
Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Training for KAPAPTo affirm its leadership position in Technical Trainings Industry – driven transfer of technology, and support for government policy and programs, The Technical University of Kenya (TUK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP) for the 2013/2014 fiscal year – Ministry of Agriculture, livestock and Fisheries.  The Technical University of Kenya mandate included training Agribusiness Service... Read more
Prof Godfrey Nguru Appointed Council Chair
Council Chair Prof. Godfrey Mbiti Nguru is the new Chairman of The Technical University of Kenya Council. He takes over from the late Prof. George Eshiwani who passed on earlier this year. Prof. Nguru is an accomplished educationist and an Ordained Priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) who has held senior positions in premier public and private universities. Prof. Nguru’s decorated career spans over 40 years. He served as Vice-Chancellor at Daystar University between 2004 and 2010 and served in the same... Read more
Register to Access Help: NCPWD Tells Varsity Students
TU-K Special Needs Secretary Esther Mukami (Right) chatting-with one of the speakers from Egerton University during TU-K Disability Awareness DayNational Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) wants university students with disabilities to register with the council to allow them access vast opportunities and support in the course of their learning, during their internship placements and penetration into the job market. Speaking this week during the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) Disability Awareness Day, NCPWD programmes... Read more
TU-K Hosts Pre-Retirement Training for 14 Staff Members
In its quest to ensure a seamless transition to retirement, the Human Resource Directorate recently held a pre-retirement workshop for employees expected to retire soon. The three day seminar saw a section of staff go through an elaborate counseling and teaching sessions on how they can manage their lives, appreciate the benefits of retirement and avoid psychological stress after retirement. The training that was facilitated by the HRM Director, Mr. Magu Kihoro. Other facilitators were Bernard Opondo, Lucy King’ara and Sabina N’gang’a, a counselor in the student support services department. The training focused on showing participants how to live positively after leaving employment as well... Read more
The Engineering Technology Bill Makes Tremendous Progress in Parliament
The eagerly awaited proposed Kenya Engineering Technology and Technician Bill 2015, went through its second reading on 30th September, 2015. The Bill sailed through with twenty seven members of parliament supporting it and two members who also supported with amendments and one member who opposed it totally. The proposer of the Bill, Hon. Cecilia Ngetich said that she got overwhelming support from those who understand the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system as the system of education and training that will make Kenya achieve vision 2030. As the Chair of the Education parliamentary Subcommittee on TVET, “I did my homework well to educate my colleagues and... Read more
TU-K Professor To Chair National Innovation Agency
TU-K Professor To Chair National Innovation Agency The Director of the School of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Prof Reuben O. Marwanga, has been appointed to chair the Kenya National Innovation Agency Board (KNIAB). The appointment letter dated October 26, 2015 was signed by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Jacob Kaimenyi. Prof Marwanga becomes the first board chairman in the state agency responsible for promotion, co-ordination and regulation of the progress of science, technology and innovation... Read more
Rugby Union Donates Kit To TU-K, Offers Technical Support
Rugby Union Donates Kit To TU-K, Offers Technical Support The Kenya Rugby Union vice-chairman Phillip Jalang’o has offered to support the TU-K Rugby team in its quest for excellence. He made the offer during a kit handover ceremony at the TU-K grounds on November 3, 2015. The kit was donated by the Kenya Rugby Union. Jalango said that he was ready to give all the necessary technical support to ensure the university team to do well in competitions. “I will ensure that you get an international rugby coach from... Read more
MPs Ask EBK to Speed Up Accreditation Of Courses
MPs Ask EBK to Speed Up Accreditation Of Courses The National Assembly Education Committee Chair, Hon. Sabina Chege has appealed for a speedy resolution in accreditation of the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) engineering courses by Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). Chege led a team of six MPs who visited the institution on Friday October 30, 2015. The MPs took issue with EBK for delaying the approval of the university courses saying the move was in bad faith and was also affecting the nation as a... Read more
Hilton Hotel to Sign MOU with TU-K
Hilton Hotel to Sign MOU with TU-K The Technical University of Kenya and Hilton Hotel will soon sign a memorandum of understanding to promote skills development among staff and students in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies. This was disclosed on Thursday October 15, 2015 when the Global Head of Hilton Brand Mr. Rob Palleschi, paid a courtesy call on TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol. Mr. Palleschi indicated that the Hilton will consider donating some equipment to TU-K in future to support teaching... Read more
TU-K to host Radio Astronomy Training in Africa
TU-K to host Radio Astronomy Training in Africa The Technical University of Kenya’s School of Physical Science and Technology played host to an exciting training programme in radio astronomy under the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. Two Physics and Space Science students, together with10 others from other local universities, were taken through an initial two-week study programme of a Mega-Science Radio Astronomy Project that will set base in Longonot within five years. The site will be used in space... Read more
New SATUK Leaders Sworn In
New SATUK Leaders Sworn In The just elected Students Association of the Technical University of Kenya (SATUK) leadership was sworn on Friday during a procedure conducted the University Secretary Mrs. Ruth Kirwa and witnessed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol. Brian Ricky Ambuli is the new chairman of the student union. The vice-chair is Sharlynne Jepkosgei. The secretary-general is Oroko Oyieyo while Doreen Wangui takes up the Finance docket. Anthony Mutinda Kamwana takes over as constitutional affairs... Read more
Mr. and Miss TU-K 2015
Mr. and Miss TU-K 2015 On October 2nd, 22 of TU-K’s finest young men and women took to the stage to compete for the title of Mr. and Miss TU-K 2015. After different phases of competition and performances, George Omondi Juma 23 and Harriet Wangeci Kariuki, 18, were awarded the titles. Juma, a 3rd year from Homa Bay County is pursuing a course in Civil engineering. He ran on the platform of changing society through activities that improve the lives of low income communities. He volunteers at various children’s homes. The... Read more
TU-K Football team bags three awards in SportPesa Tourney
TU-K Football team bags three awards in SportPesa Tourney The Technical University of Kenya football team scooped three out of seven awards in the just concluded ninth edition of the SportPesa Super 8 Soccer tournament. The team was crowned overall champions after topping the tourney that brought together 101 teams from Nairobi County with a cash award of Sh0.5m. Team’s captain Jaconaya Omondi, 23, won tournament Best Player Award, the team at the same time won Starehe Best Regional Champions Category Award. The other four awards went to Diguna FC –... Read more
VC Cautions “Freshers” Over City Life
UK in Partnership and Collaboration with Vaal University of Technology . The social life of Nairobi city poses serious challenges and temptations to new students who should be cautious to survive. “Some of you are coming to the city for the first time. You need to be fully aware of the harmful effects of the city’s life together with the freedom that come with it,” said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol when he addressed today more than 2300 students who have joined The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K). “Nairobi... Read more
KWS staff and TU-K students assess a stockpile of rhino horns and elephant tusks
Kenya Wildlife Service staff (KWS) and students from the Technical University of Kenya assess stockpiles of rhino horns and elephant tusks . At the Kenya Wildlife Service headquarters in Nairobi, staff conservationists and students from the Technical University of Kenya (TUK) are busy assessing stockpiles of rhino horns and elephant tusks. Working is small teams scattered across one of the halls at the organisation, each group is weighing, and photographing the stockpiles whilst feeding this information into an online platform through computer tablets. The... Read more
TUK in Partnership and Collaboration with Vaal University of Technology
UK in Partnership and Collaboration with Vaal University of Technology . The Technical university of Kenya in its endeviours to strengthen its regional and international partnerships in technological education recently hosted a delegation from Vaal University of Technology (VUT) from South Africa( meeting explored areas of possible corporation and partnership between the two institutions to facilitate the development of innovative products that would create employment opportunities for the... Read more
KQ in Training and Job Placement Deal with TU-K
 Aeronautical Engineering Students Kenya Airways (KQ) and Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) have signed a memorandum of understanding that would see both institutions work together in creating opportunities for students taking Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering and those pursuing Piloting and Aircraft Maintenance access industrial attachments and employments. The KQ Human Resource Manager Ms. Latiffa Cherono who was accompanied by four other top managers said the two institutions are working on formalities on how best the students can benefit from the... Read more
TU-K Student Causing Ripples in 2015 CECAFA Challenge
Michael Olunga, Gor Mahia’s sensational striker is a student at The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K).Michael Olunga, Gor Mahia’s sensational striker is a student at The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K). Olunga has been causing all sorts of trouble for teams that have faced Gor Mahia during this years’ edition of the Paul Kagame Cup being played in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Olunga, a second year student pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Geospatial Engineering, is likely to win the golden boot. He has so far scored five goals. The TU-K student’s exploits for the national team... Read more
TU-K's School of Computing and Information Technology host delegation from Konza Technopolis Development Authority
The School of Computing and Information Technology were honored to host a distinguished delegation from Konza Technopolis Development Authority’s (KoTDA) who paid an official visit to TuK on Wednesday 1st July 2015 The delegation consisted of Patrick Adolwa, Director of Infrastructure Development Miriam Rahedi, Manager, Branding, Marketing & Communications Lucas Omollo, IT Support Ian Korongo, IT Analyst Kibe Mungai, Internal Auditor Caroline Thuku, PA to CEO On behalf of director Mr.Adolwa Mrs. Rahedi the marketing manager spoke to the entire student body of S.C.I.T on a talk titled "The opportunities of Konza: positioning Kenya as an African Tech Hub"Present for the talk in... Read more
TU-K Student Scoops the Prestigious Wangari Maathai Scholarship
A Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) student is the 2015 winner of Wangari Maathai Scholarship award. Claire Nasike Akello who is pursuing a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Environmental Resource Management, was recently feted at a colourful ceremony held at the Green Belt Movement offices in Nairobi. Akello becomes the third recipient of the award since its inception three years ago. Her love for the environment, passion and leadership can be traced back to the time she was eight, in her flood prone-village of Port Victoria in Budalangi, Busia County. Her late grandmother, as she puts it, was her biggest influence as she grew up following in her footsteps of caring for the... Read more
TU-K graduates among most favoured by employers
Graduates from the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University are the most preferred by employers, a new survey shows. Kenyatta University and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology take the second and the third positions as the top public universities that employers prefer. From private universities, employers prefer graduates from Daystar University and the Catholic University of East Africa. According to 2015 Quarter One Talent Report, among the public universities, Moi University graduates are the fourth most preferred, followed by Technical University of Kenya, Egerton University, Kenya Medical Training College, Maseno University, Masinde Muliro University,... Read more
Give our graduates jobs, say engineers
Local engineers have accused the government of over dependence on Chinese technology to solve its infrastructural problems.The engineers said it is unfortunate for the government to rely heavily on foreign skills when brilliant local engineers are not given an opportunity to showcase their potential. Speaking at Technical University of Kenya on Saturday where over 1,000 engineers had converged for a consultative meeting on the way forward of the engineering bill, vice chancellor Francis Aduol said over the years local technicians and technologists had been ignored by the government. “Our technicians and technologists have for years suffered employment at the mercies of a few individuals... Read more
Mangosuthu University VC Visits TU-K
Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa, has rolled out a mission to learn the best practices from other African universities as it embarks on a restructuring exercise. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mashupye Ratale Kgaphola, accompanied by his deputy (Academic), Prof Marcus Ramogale and Executive Director, Mrs Vuyo Mthethwa, on Monday April 27, 2015 visited TU-K for a fact-finding mission. The South African delegation was hosted by the TU-K , Vice-Chancellor Prof Francis Aduol. The two VCs shared their universities’ experiences in regard to technical training. Prof Aduol informed the visitors that TU-K was a trail-blazing technical training in this part of Africa adding that... Read more
TU-K Shines Again at the 13th Universities Exhibition
Technical University of Kenya was among the sixty four universities that took part in the just concluded Universities exhibition held at Machakos County. TU-K stand was a one stop shop for prospective students to learn about academic programmes offered by the university. The university staff from different Faculties interacted with students persuading them to consider joining TU-K. Members of the public and the corporate world were eager to partner with the institution. The academic staff led by all the DVC’s and Executive Deans were available to respond to questions and issue Information, Education and Communication materials in form of prospectus, brochures, newsletters, CDs and... Read more
SATUK Donates to Survivors of Collapsed Makongeni Building
The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) students who survived the collapsed building at Makongeni, Nairobi in December 2014, were today treated to a rare feat by the Student Association of the Technical University of Kenya (SATUK). The union contributed some money and items to help them rebuild their lives. While handing over the donation, TU-K Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol, thanked SATUK leaders and students for extending a hand to their colleagues and being there for them during difficult times. He commended University Health Services team, led by Dr. Argwings Kodhek, for their rescue mission therefore ensuring that many lives were saved.... Read more
Students Attend US-Kenya Economic Relations Forum
US is not to blame for the current plunge of oil prices in the international market. This was said by Ms Delia Day Quick, Economic Officer at the US Embassy in Nairobi while responding to a question by a student from the Technical University of Kenya during a discussion on Kenya-USA Economic Relations and Regional Integration held in February 2015. The diplomat informed students that reduction of prices internationally is multi-causal and it’s not just a demand from US alone. She noted that the European and Asian countries had reduced the demand for oil, yet the OPEC countries had refused to reduce the supply. This, according Ms Quick, is what had triggered the price cut. Ms Quick took the... Read more
TU-K and ATPS Partner to Improve Use of Technology in Africa and African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two institutions establish active linkages aimed at conducting joint policy research on issues revolving around science, technology, and innovations (STI). The issues to be addressed under the partnership are based on the recurring threats to the African people, such as food security, technology transfer, sustainable environmental management, enterprise competitiveness,... Read more
VC Counsels Staff on Industrial Action
VC Counsels Staff on Industrial Action) Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol has called on union officials to embrace dialogue instead of resorting to confrontational activism while agitating for improved terms and conditions of service. While speaking during the signing of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Kenya Union of Domestic Hotel, Educational Institutions and Allied Workers (KUDHEIA), the VC recalled on how a misunderstanding and big headedness among some staff union officials had led to dismissals and suspensions over matters that could have been resolved through dialogue. “I have a soft spot... Read more
TU-K Signs CBA with UASU
Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) has signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with its local chapter of the Universities Academic Staff Union (UASU). This CBA is the first since TU-K became a fully-fledged university two years ago. The agreement covers house to office allowance, travel and annual leave allowances, bereavement, among others. Speaking during the signing ceremony held at TU-K Conference room, TU-K Vice- Chancellor Prof Francis Aduol noted that the signing marked an important day for the university... Read more
TU-K Pushing for Recognition of Engineering Technologists
TU-K Pushing for Recognition of Engineering Technologists The University in conjunction with the Institution of Engineering Technologist and Technicians (IET), recently hosted Members of Parliament to a breakfast meeting at a Nairobi Hotel to lobby for the enactment of the proposed Kenya Engineering Technologists and Technicians Board (KETTB) Bill. TU-K invited Parliamentary Committee on Education, Research and Technology, to deliberate on the Bill. The Bill seeks to establish KETTB a statutory body which will regulate four carders of people: Engineering Technologists, Engineering Technicians,... Read more
TU-K Sets Blueprint towards Vision 2030 through Teaching and Learning
TU-K Sets Blueprint towards Vision 2030 through Teaching and Learning TU-K has kept her promise of training for the real world. This is recognized as one of the enablers in achievement of the industrialization vision. TU-K conducts the training of her students with a difference; aiming to impact the industry by empowering students with hands on skills that adapt the graduates to the work place environment on day one. Our students are trained through sustained partnership with industry in a variety of ways. For one, industry stakeholders are given opportunity to participate in the development and review of... Read more
Students First Annual Leadership Forum
Students First Annual Leadership Forum The First Annual Students Leadership Forum was held at the Assembly Hall in the month of July this year. It addressed topics on; fighting tribalism, transformation, youth leadership, entrepreneurship, empowerment, character and role modelling. The event which was organized by the outgoing leadership of the Student Association of the Technical University of Kenya (SATUK) in conjunction with the university administration took place at the main hall. Lecturers, students and invited guests listened as speaker after speaker addressed them. Academic Division was... Read more
TUK Student appointed as deputy youth ambassadors to EAC
Rachael Makokha Omokhulu, a B.A. International Relations and Diplomacy student of The Technical University of Kenya, being received by the Principal Secretary, EAC at the Ministry of East African Community Affairs on 27th October 2014 following appointment as deputy youth ambassadors to EAC, Kenya The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and the united Republic of Tanzania which  also hosts the EAC Headquarters in Arusha. The EAC Youth Summit held in Arusha, Tanzania from 2nd – 3rd November 2007 set the precedent for youth... Read more
TU-K to Benefit from a Safaricom Sponsored Innovation Laboratory Worth Ksh. 225 Million
The dream of the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) becoming the “MIT” of Africa is nearer than earlier imagined. Safaricom Ltd will sponsor the innovation laboratory dubbed “TechAvenue” which will be used by engineering students at TU-K, to a tune of 2.5 Million dollars, the equivalent of Ksh. 225 million at current exchange rates. The money will be inform of equipment to be purchased and installed by Safaricom Ltd. This was recently revealed by Mr. Bob Collymore, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Safaricom Ltd during his visit to the university. Mr. Collymore noted that his company has interest in working... Read more
Samsung's Engineering Academy Expands to TU-K
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE In a move geared towards improving the level of skill-sets in the country’s engineering sector, Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) and Samsung Electronics East Africa have partnered to launch an electronics engineering academy. The academy would equip students with hands-on skills in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration units. During the launch, Industrialization Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed lauded Samsung’s efforts in actively participating in skills-sharing programmes, which he said are critical to Kenya’s economic and social... Read more
TU-K Library Goes Digital
Installation of new access control system   TU-K has installed a new bio-metric system with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. This ranks the institution among the few universities which have acquired the latest technology used in library security systems to control access. The machine restricts entry into the library to only registered users. The thumb prints are uploaded into the system for confirmation purposes. While launching the facility, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol said that this marked a milestone for the university in moving from manual to digital catalogue. RFID-based... Read more
Technical and Vocational Training are Vital - By Dr. Aron Datta. Published on The Daily Nation on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Technical and Vocational Training are Vital - By Dr. Aron Datta. Published on The  Daily Nation on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 On June 10, you published a thought-provoking article by a Mr Wilson Mutuma in which he argued that the country needs to focus more on tertiary education to get the skilled manpower required to fulfill the objectives of Vision 2030. According to the blueprint, “the economic, social and political pillars are anchored on science, technology and innovation”. But contrary to the premise on which Mr Mutuma makes his arguments, even in the past, several international agencies have been working on... Read more
Kenya Government Appoints TU-K Don to be the TVETA Chairman
In a special Kenya Gazzette notice dated 9th May 2014, the Kenya Government has appointed Prof.Wilson O.Ogola as the first chairman of the Technical Vocational education and Training Authority (TVETA) Board in the history of the independent Kenya. Until his appointment, Prof.Wilson O.Ogola (Pictured) has been the Director of University/Industry Partnerships under the Division of technology, Innovations and Partnerships. He is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. He is taking to TVETA, his vast experience in both regular university as well as TVET institutions. On behalf of the TUK... Read more
SATUK Bursary
Student Association of Technical University of Kenya (SATUK) All needy students are hereby advised to apply by filling in the online form through Print the form and have it signed by specified authorities. Attach all supporting documents and submit the fully signed form to your head of your department Deadline for submission is 19th May 2014.
TUK Rule The National Drama Festivals 2014
CAPA Executive BoardThe festivals were held in Nyeri. Over twenty universities were in attendance, TUK presented eight items, and attained the following results: cultural dance No. 1, coral verse No. 1, stand up commedy No. 1, mime No. 2, narrative No. 2, solo verse No. 3, modern dance No. 3 and a play which was not ranked but scooped several special awards. TUK was ranked as the most prolific university as well as the best overall university.... Read more
TUK invigorates industry attachment for its students
The Technical University of Kenya (TUK) is implementing a programme under which it is examining students on industrial attachment alongside their academic studies in a bid to reinforce its' place within the learning system . In most cases attachment is not taken seriously and this is the reason, Cosmas Kanyadudi, the executive officer in the office of the vice-chancellor, says. It has been made an examinable unit. In what he describes as industry based learning (IBL). Mr. Kanyadudi explains: "We have designed it in such a way that the students’ supervisors at the company they are attached to assigns them a challenge that fits within the curriculum of their course of study. After the student... Read more
The Vice-Chancellor’s Appointment to Capa Executive Board
Biodiesel ProductionThe Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Francis W.O. Aduol, has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA) as a regional representative (EAST). The Technical University of Kenya hosts the CAPA secretariat since its established in March 1977. CAPA has a membership of 173 post-secondary educational institutions, comprising polytechnics, technical universities, technical colleges and vocational training institutes in 18 African... Read more
A Visit by the Executive Board Of CAPA
CAPA Executive BoardThe Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa Executive Board members visited CAPA’s Secretariat situated at the Technical University of Kenya on Wednesday, 12th February 2014, and later on paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor. The Technical University of Kenya has hosted the CAPA secretariat since it was established, following a resolution of the 7th Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers held in Accra, Ghana in March 1977. During the courtesy call, the Vice-Chancellor... Read more
Technical University of Kenya launches first green vehicle
Technical University of Kenya launches first green vehicle The Technical University Of Kenya boasts of having the first green vehicle, a Tuk Tuk that runs purely on bio-diesel fuel, the fuel is a by product of not just any form of vegetable oil but used vegetable oil with the help of a patented pre treatment tank. As a result reduce waste treatment costs associated with used Vegetable Oil disposal in addition to alleviating health problems associated with use of fossil fuels. The fuel can be used in any diesel automotive engine in its pure form or blended with petroleum based diesel.
Information systems education in Kenya - by Prof. Atieno A. Ndede-Amadi
Prof. Atieno A. Ndede-AmadiThe objective of this study was to determine the time and level of Information Systems (IS) awareness among Kenyan university students and the choice of IS as a field of specialization. The study posited that the choice of a field of specialization is dependent upon a student’s awareness of its existence, its utilization in the real world, its career opportunities, and its strategic importance to the country’s economic development agenda. It posited further that early IS awareness could have a positive impact on the choice of IS as a field of specialization. The underlying... Read more
TU-K Becomes A Member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
The Technical University of Kenya is now a full member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), whose membership is open to institutions of higher learning accredited by their respective national accreditation boards in all the 54 member countries. The Association provides avenues for collaboration and cooperation among members. Joining the ACU has placed TU-K into a network of like-minded organisations whose aim is to build and forge sustainable, mutually beneficial international partnerships. ACU member universities share Commonwealth values of democracy, freedom, peace, the rule of law, and opportunity for all. Moreover, members are able to network extensively and... Read more
TU-K Intensifies Research Through Collaboration
The Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education (NICHE) has funded a project at TU-K by the name, “Strengthening the Technical University of Kenya to enhance delivery of quality education programmes in Integrated Water Resources Management,” to the tune of Euros 1 million. NICHE is a Netherlands funded development co-operation programme with a view of strengthening organizational capacity in developing countries in terms of providing post-secondary education and training. The Netherlands bilateral co-operation programme, supports various programmes in cross-cutting themes (i.e gender equity and linkage of capacity development activities to demands in the labour... Read more
Campus Outreach Programmes for The Year 2012-2013
Six needy schools were selected from different counties which neighbour Nairobi, for CampusOutreach Programmes (COP). A presentationon Demystifying Science was madeto the students who realized that we encounterMathematics, Physics, Chemistry,Biology and ICT in everyday life. Studentswere informed of the courses and careersthey would take once they study sciencesubjects. They were also informed of othernon-science courses offered at TU-K. The students had an opportunity to ask questions on subjects and the financial assistance ffered by the universities among other things. The COP team responded to the issues raised. Each school received ten (10) hotplates for Science laboratories/Home... Read more
The Technical University of Kenya - Graduation 2013
Public Lecture
The Technology, Innovation and Partnerships Division has organised a public lecture on " Mathematical Ideas in African History and Cultures" to be held on Friday, 15th November, 2013 from 10:00 am in the Lecture Theatre. The Guest Speaker will be Prof. Paulus Gerdes.
Solar Eclipse, November 3rd 2013 at 5.25 pm
Solar Eclipse The Moon which is about 3,476 km in diameter orbits the earth once in 29.5 days As it circles our planet, the moon changes position with respect to the Sun, thus going through a series of phases: New Moon > New Crescent > First Quarter > Waxing Gibbous > Full Moon > Waning Gibbous > Last Quarter > Old Crescent > New Moon (again) A solar eclipse can only occur at new moon when the moon comes between the Sun and the earth.... Read more
Appointment of the University Deputy Vice-Chancellors
Technical University of Kenya The process of appointment of the Technical University of Kenya Deputy Vice-Chancellors has been concluded. Consequently, the appointments are as follows:- Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research and Students – Prof. Paul M. Shiundu Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships – Prof. Suki K.K. Mwendwa Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Planning and Infrastructure – Prof. Joseph Kiplang’at We wish the Deputy Vice-Chancellors all the success in... Read more
Dr. Manu Chandaria
Dr Manu Chandaria Dr. Manu Chandaria the first Chancellor of The Technical University of Kenya. The Chancellor is the titular head of the University. In the name of the University, he confers degrees and grants diplomas, certificates and other awards of the University. From time to time, he makes visitations to the University. He also gives advice to the Council which plays an oversight role. Along with being the Chairman and CEO of the Comcraft Group of Companies, a billion dollar enterprise that has a... Read more
ISWI/SCOSTEP School on Space Science
October 21 - November 1, 2013, Nairobi, KenyaFirst Announcement The International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) and the Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) once again have joined hands in running the 2013 Space Science School in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by the Technical University of Kenya. The present school is a continuation of the previous successful schools conducted in Ethiopia (2010), Slovakia (2011) and Indonesia (2012). The Space science school will be accompanied by a teacher workshop and ISWI instrument workshops to provide opportunities to the students and their mentors to participate in hosting ground based instruments for space science research. Examples... Read more
TU-K appoints the first Vice-Chancellor
Biodiesel ProductionFollowing the advertisement of the position of the Vice-Chancellor and the interviews as per the Charter, Prof. Jacob T. Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary for Education appointed Prof. Francis Aduol the first Vice-Chancellor of the Technical University of Kenya. Prior to his appointment, Prof. Aduol served as the University’s VC in acting capacity following the award of the charter by the then President Hon. Mwai Kibaki. Prof. Aduol was appointed the first Principal of the Kenya... Read more
Potential for Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil in Kenya
Biodiesel ProductionGlobally, use of biodiesel as an alternative to petro-diesel has seen increased interest due to environmental benefits associated with its combustion. The high cost of vegetable oils, which could be up to 75% of the total biodiesel manufacturing cost, has led to the production costs of biodiesel becoming approximately 1.5 times higher than that for diesel. Use of waste cooking oil (WCO) and waste vegetable fats (WVF) could greatly reduce the biodiesel cost as these are considerably cheaper... Read more
TU-K complies with NCIC Act 2008
Dr Mzalendo KibunjaThe Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) formerly the Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC), is among the four universities that comply with the National Cohesion and Integration Act, 2008. This follows the release of the Commission’s report on the ethnic audit of the public universities. NCIC conducted a research last year with the view of ensuring that universities and institutions of higher learning reflect the face of the nation, by establishing ethnic balancing to various employment... Read more
Humboldt Kolleg Nairobi April 9-12, 2013 Conference
The First Technical University of Kenya Environmental and Development Conference on "Linking Environmental Research to Kenya's Development Agenda and Vision 2030" Organizers : Professor J.O. Lalah, Dr Paul Njiru and Dr Hesbon Nyagowa Background Kenya has put in place a national long-term development blue-print, "Vision 2030", to create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life, that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a... Read more
Call for Papers - Humboldt Kolleg/Conference Nairobi 2013
humboldt kolleg nairobi 2013We are privileged to announce that the third Humboldt Kolleg/Conference in Kenya is being held in Nairobi from April 9-12, 2013. This time the Conference is being hosted by The Technical University of Kenya. The conference is aimed at bringing together researchers in various fields from Kenya and the east African region to present and discuss various topics on environmental research and monitoring and its role in environmental protection and attainment of... Read more
Financial Engineering of the Economy
Prof Michae Kachieng'aThe national economy of any country fundamentally sits on three pillars of capital, namely: technological capital, financial capital and human capital. Potentially, all countries, developed or developing have theoretical access to all technologies, including the latest technological innovations. Technology also provides comparative leverage driven by knowledge and skills of human capital capacity in the country. As a country, Kenya has comparative regional... Read more
TU-K Congratulates The President Elect
TU-K Congratulates The President ElectThe Council, Senate, Management, Staff and Students of The Technical University of Kenya. CONGRATULATE H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, EGH.on his inaugurations the 4th President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya. We are proud to be associated with you as you celebrate this milestone, and wish you every success in your service to this Great Nation.
Hotpoint Appliances Ltd Donates Equipment to TU-K
Donation by Hot Point AppliancesThe division of Networks, Partnerships and Linkages (NPL) through one of its Directorates-The Directorate of Industry and Professional Partnerships has received equipment worth Kshs. 1,131,830 from Hotpoint Appliances Ltd as part of their Co-operate Social Responsibility (CSR). The equipment and the spares will help in practical training and research in the University. The donation includes: electric cookers, microwaves, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, hot plates, fans.... Read more
PricewaterhouseCoopers Graduate Recruitment Roadshow
PricewaterhouseCoopers Every year PwC runs a graduate recruitment program targeting the best and the brightest from our local universities in the country, and this year is no exception.  The recruitment programme begins in February 2013. The programme kicks off with a road show on 27th February 2013 at KICC , Tsavo Ballroom with PwC staff making presentations to graduating students in the year late 2012 and 2013. During these presentations PwC has an opportunity to share with the students about the firm and the... Read more
Korean Government Scholarship
International youth fellowship IYF International youth fellowship IYF is a non-governmental organization NGO non-profit making charitable youth organization which brings together middle level colleges and university students with more than 80 networks all over the world. It is based on Christian foundation and deeply involved in addressing youth’s issues globally.The Korean government has designed scholarship program to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting... Read more
TU-K Installs State of the Art Engineering Equipment
engineering_labsIn what is seen as a move to advance training and career development in the country, the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology (MoHEST) Kenya, in conjunction with the Government of the People's Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) on scientific and technological development. The Chinese Government will fund Science and Technology Projects in local universities at a cost of sh 2.7 billion in the Kenya/China TVET project.... Read more
Closing and Opening Dates for 2012/13 Academic Year
Closing Dates Term Programmes - 23rd November 2012 Semester Programmes - 15th December 2012 Opening Dates Term Programmes - 7th January 2012 Semester Programmes - 7th January 2012
Scholarships and Grants
Masters Degree Scholarship - MSc. in Geothermal Energy Technology, MSc. in Industrial Engineering & Management, MSc. In Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Engineering >> More Information
Granting of University Charter and Re-scheduling of Lectures
The Kenya polytechnic University College shall be granted University Charter and elevated to full university status by His Excellence, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, C.G.H., M.P., PRESIDENT AND Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of Kenya on Tuesday 15th January 2013. In order to facilitate for the smooth preparation and running of the function, the College Management Board has approved that lectures scheduled to take place on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January 2013, be rescheduled. Consequently, the College will be closed for classes on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th January 2013. Lectures are hereby asked to reschedule their lectures as appropriated in order to compensate for any lost time.... Read more
To All Catholic Students/Staff
Daily Mass will start from Monday 21st January 2013. Meanwhile we have our Patron Saint on Celebration on 26th January 2013 - Main hall. Time: 7.00Am to &.30 AM Venue: U 417 Rev. Fr. Dr. Ndikaru Wa Teresia