TU-K to Work with France Universities
Universities 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 International Relations Office at the University of Sorbonne Paris City, Ce’cile Derbois , International Project Coordinator, the University of Sorbonne Paris City, Anne-Francoise ZATTARA-GROS, Vice-President, International Relations & Regional Cooperation, University of Reunion Island and Sophie PRIMA, Director of International Relations University of Reunion Island.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol welcomed the team terming the visit important to the university adding that TU-K was open for collaborations in areas and programmes of mutual interest. “We are open for collaboration in areas that would help us move forward,” he emphasized.
Prof. Aduol requested France to offer Education Scholarships and exchange programmes for both students and staff. The delegation agreed to identify opportunities and give a priority to the university.
Prof. Antoine Caze noted that Kenya is their key point in East and Central Africa when it comes to matters on education.
He added that France has collaborations with other institutions in the country and therefore was ready and willing to work with TU-K. “We have collaborations with other Kenyan institutions and we will be happy to work with the Technical University of Kenya,” he said.
The team visited the university Engineering and Applied Sciences workshops and laboratories and were impressed by the state of the art machines and equipment, saying that it will provide leadership for the growth of small scale industries through the conduct of research, development and related activities.
Early Last year, The Chairman Department of Aeronautical and Space Engineering Prof. Faustine Ondore and the Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor Mr. Cosmas Kanyadudi, represented the university at an event that brought together Directors of International l Relations and Linkages from various French Universities, Research Centers and Technical Vocational Education & Training( TVET) institutions.
The duo, visited various universities to initiate collaboration efforts and linkages. They gave a presentation about the Kenyan Higher Education and TVET sector as well as the role played by TU-K in spearheading technical training in the country.
Other Kenyan universities were also represented.