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Germany Envoy Presents Sh2M Microwave Synthesizer

His Excellency Sebastian Groth, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya, yesterday officially handed over, Discover 2.0 Microwave Synthesizer to the School of Chemistry and Material Science. The equipment worth more than Sh2 million, was purchased through funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office.  

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TUK In NASA’s Planetary Defence Test

What has always been science fiction is eventuallly becoming a reality. NASA has sent out a space mission to hit an asteroid and deflect it away from coming close to the earth. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is a NASA planetary defence-driven mission aimed at testing asteroid deflection through impact.

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Congratulations to His Excellency Hon. Dr. William Samoei Ruto

On behalf of Council, the Management, the Senate, Staff, Students and the entire fraternity of the Technical University of Kenya, I wish to extend our congratulations to His Excellency Hon. Dr. William Samoei Ruto on his inauguration as the fifth President of the Republic of Kenya.
We wish His Excellency all the best as he takes up the onerous task of steering our beloved country, Kenya.

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TU-K gets New Council Chair

Dr. Idle Omar Farah has been appointed the new Chairperson Council. Other members recently appointed include Dr. Hassan Khannenje and Mr Justin Kabuku.
The new appointments are in addition to other members of Council including: Mr. Johnson Nanjakululu (representing the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education), Ms. Isabella Kogei (representing the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning) Dr Angelina Awino Kinya, Hon. David Koech, Mr. Bernard Malenya and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol who serves as Council Secretary.

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Two DVCs Appointed

Two deputy vice-chancellors have been appointed at The Technical University of Kenya. The news was broken by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Francis Aduol through a memo to the staff and students dated August 1, 2022. “We would like to notify the entire University staff and students that the process of appointing two (2) of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors has been concluded in exercise of The provisions of Section 35(1)(a)(v) of the Universities Act, No.42of 2012(amended in 2018),” said the VC.

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VC meets 18 beneficiaries of Kenya-French collaboration

The Technical University of Kenya VC Prof. Francis Aduol met the group of 10 of 13 TU-K students who just completed a 7-month teaching assignment in France. The VC also met new cohort of 8 who are preparing to leave for France in September.

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Prof Micheni Appointed Deputy Principal, Tom Mboya University College

Prof. Elyjoy Muthoni Micheni, has been appointed Deputy Principal Academic, Research and students' Affairs at Tom Mboya University College. Prof. Micheni served as the Director, School of Business and Management Studies for 7years. She officially handed over the School to Prof. Collins Miruka, in a ceremony that was attended by the Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Prof. Peter Matu, and other academic & administrative staff from the Faculty.

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ACU Urges Scholars to Join Networks

The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has called on scholars and professionals to take advantage of vast opportunities to promote higher learning and research. Though international collaborations, ACU brings together universities from around the world - and people to study and work together in the effort to advance knowledge and improve lives.

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VC Wraps Up Orientation Programme

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francis Aduol earlier today gave his welcoming speech to 1st year students who have been placed atTU-K, marking the end of a 7-day orientation period.

In his remarks, the VC started off by giving a detailed background of the University to help the 1st year students understand the prestigious nature of TU-K.

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Dr. Ateng appointed as KIPPRA boss

Dr. Ateng appointed as KIPPRA boss

Dr. Benson Ateng, a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Team Leader in the Department of Economics and Resource Management, School of Business and Management Studies, as been appointed as the chairperson of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy, Research Analysis (KIPPRA). His appointment comes in the latest gazette notice, after the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, revoked an earlier appointment of Prof. Ben Sihanya to the position. 

“In exercise of the power, conferred by Section 7 (3) of the State Corporation Act, I appoint Dr. Benson Ateng, as the Chairperson of KIPPRA up to October 5, 2024, with effect from April 8, 2022. The appointment of Prof. Benya Sihanya is revoked,” read the notice.

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DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programmes 2021/2022

DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programmes 2021/2022 for graduates & postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa (Fully Funded study in Germany) | Opportunities For Africans. 

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Colourful 10th Graduation Ceremony held

The 10th Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday 11th March 2022. The colourful ceremony was live-streamed from the Main Hall. The event was presided by Dr Angelina Kinya, a Council member, who was installed as Acting Chairperson of Council and Pro-Chancellor for a period of three months.

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TU-K Nanosatellite launched at Konza Technopolis

The Technical University of Kenya, Department of Astronomy and Space Sciences launched a nanosatellite dubbed TUKSat-1, at Konza Technopolis on a 1U Model nanosatellite demo event organised by Kenya Space Agency (KSA).

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Engineers Board of Kenya seeks to set prices for Engineering services

The Engineers Board of Kenya is among the professional bodies that are pushing to set minimum prices for services offered in the industry. The engineer’s body has proposed setting up of a price floor for all engineering services arguing that this will ensure quality services, safety and welfare to the public.

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TU-K Admits 4135 New Students

TU-K Admits 4135 New Students

The Technical University of Kenya has admitted 4135 new students for the 2021/2022 Academic Year. Starting September 27 through October 1, the University staged an intensive virtual orientation exercise for the Freshers aired live on TU-K’s website and social media platforms where students can still watch, even now, in case they missed any session.

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East African School on Density Functional Theory and Applications using the SIESTA code

East African School on Density Functional Theory and Applications using the SIESTA code

11th – 15th October 2021- Technical University of Kenya , School of Physics and Earth Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya -
The school aims at introducing ab initio calculations and molecular dynamics simulation to researchers and postgraduate students of different disciplines, using the SIESTA code.

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SATUK Gets New Leadership

SATUK Gets New Leadership

The Technical University of Kenya Student union SATUK has new leadership for the year 2021/2022. Mani Peter Mwangangi was elected the Chair, and Birech Raechel Cheptoo as his Deputy. Harrison Boniface Muema was elected Secretary General, Kirera Denis Muchoki Finance Secretary, Oundo Barasa Fredrick Academic Secretary, Kimani Mercy Wairimu Gender and Social Welfare Secretary.

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TU-K Holds 9th Graduation Ceremony

For the second year in a row, the Technical University of Kenya has today virtually held its 9th graduation ceremony.
Speaking during the ceremony, Ms. Mumina Bonaya – Chief Administrative Secretary representing the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education, Prof. George Magoha, asked local universities to start preparing for the Competency Based Curriculum in readiness for the students who will be joining the institutions in a few years.

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ElringKlinger Company and Manfreco to Partner with TU-K on Training and Innovation

The Technical University of Kenya is set to collaborate with ElringKlinger, a German supplier of professional engine repairs, and Manfreco Ltd, a motor vehicle parts distributor in the East African market.

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Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy - Basic Training Programme

 

Africa is becoming the focus for the world of radio astronomy. It will host the mid-frequency Square Kilometre Array (SKA) –the next generation global radio astronomy facility that will be built initially in South Africa, and then rolled out across eight African partner countries, including Kenya.

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Events and Notices

2021/22 Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar for the 2021 2022 Academic Year for diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. >> Download Calendar

Notice to The Technical University of Kenya Staff and The Student Fraternity

August
Monday
1
Mon, 1. August 2022
We would like to notify the entire University staff and students that the process of appointing two (2) of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors has been concluded in exercise of the provisi…

Inter-Institutional and Inter-Intra-Faculty Transfers for the 2022/2023 Placement Cycle

July
Thursday
21
Thu, 21. July 2022
Kindly note that on 15th July, 2022 the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) released the Cut-Off points for the programmes offered by each University…

Change of Semester Examination Dates

July
Monday
4
Mon, 4. July 2022
The end of Semester examinations had been scheduled to commence on pt August,  2022 and end on 13th August, 2022. However, during a Senate meeting that was held on Wednesday 2…

Orientation Program for Newly Admitted Students (2022 Admission Cycle)

July
Saturday
2
Sat, 2. July 2022
During the 2022-23 Admission Cycle, a total of 1,872 Government Sponsored Students were admitted to study the various programs on offer at the Technical University of Kenya (TU-K).…