The Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, PhD, Rer. Nat. BSc. Eng. (EU), MEng. Sc. (MELB), MSc. (HEB), PhD, Post Doc (BOKU), Post Doc (Stuttgart, Kiel, Tel Aviv, TU), MBA (IIBMS), DMS (IIBM &TU).Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua, is a Professor of Water Resources, Environmental and Hydraulics Engineering. Over the years, he has served in various capacities at the University setting at the international level. 

He is a Professor in several reputable universities. Prof. Mutua obtained his BSc Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Engineering) and graduated with a First Class Honours. He also did a Diploma in Soil and Water Engineering and Obtained a Distinction at Egerton University. He proceeded to the University of Melbourne, Australia, for his MEng. Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and specialised in Fluid Dynamics and Hydraulics Engineering.

Prof. Mutua pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resources and Hydrology at Tel Aviv in Israel and later on proceeded to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and pursued another MSc degree in Water Resources Engineering (Specialising in Water Engineering Systems and Management. Prof. Mutua did his PhD and post-doctoral in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) – Austria.

So far, Prof. Mutua has done five post-doctoral research at different Universities across the world. To enhance his management and administrative skills, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict Mutua did his third Master’s in Business Management (MBA) specialising in Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Business Management and Studies (IIBMS).

Prof. Mutua further did another Doctorate in Management Studies (DMS) specialising in Human Resource Management from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Prof. Mutua is well versed in research and he has won very many competitive research grants. He has attracted over KES15 billion in his research career. He has contributed and impacted the community positively from his research, innovation and consultancy work in the area of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. For instance, he designed and developed a simplified tool for Integrated Water and Sanitation Systems to be used by engineers and planners for different water and sanitation systems in towns and cities.

Prof. Mutua has won International Recognition which includes; Marquis Who-is-Who in the World for his research contribution in the Field of Engineering and Science. Prior to joining The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua had held several administrative and leadership positions in the University setting. For instance, he served as a Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation for close to 8 years and acted as Vice-Chancellor at Kibabii University.

Earlier on, he served as a Director of the School of Graduate Studies at Egerton University, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Chairperson, Department of Agricultural Engineering at Egerton University and later served as a Member of Council at the then Laikipia University College.

Prof. Mutua has supervised many postgraduate students at Master’s, PhD and Post-doctoral levels and externally examined many Theses. He has been a thematic leader in designing and developing curricula for different Universities. He has published several University-level books and book chapters, scientific articles in peer refereed international journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, peer-reviewed technical reports, a number of consultancies and project reports, and refereed learning modules. He is widely travelled and presented his research findings at several national, regional and international conferences and fora. He has over the years won a number of short-term visiting Professorial fellowships tenable in different countries.

Throughout his career, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua has exemplified an unwavering commitment to the values that define a well-functioning University - integrity, innovation, inclusivity, mentorship and a steadfast commitment to nurturing an environment that fosters learning and discovery.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Benedict M. Mutua possesses the rare ability to inspire, mentor, motivate, and lead by example, fostering a culture of integrity, mentorship, collaboration and innovation that will propel TU-K into a future brimming with possibilities.


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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers 

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The Technical University of Kenya in partnership with Exploring Visual Cultures will be hosting the 4th International Conference from November 27th to 29th, 2024 at the Edge Convention Centre, Nairobi. The theme of the conference is AI Media Innovations, Applications, Visual Culture, Challenges, and Future Trends. The call for papers is out and the deadline for submission of abstracts is on 31st May, 2024.

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The Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Strategic and Executive Operational Services

Department advise the Vice-Chancellor on matters of strategic engagements; follow up on decisions of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor regarding academic matters; design effective delivery tools for the UMB and Senate decisions; offer support to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor in the management of linkages with community, partners and industry in line with the University policies on external relations; support the Vice-Chancellor in monitoring the effectiveness of academic programmes as well as the delivery of administrative support services.

Strategy and Organisational Development

The Department is responsible for the monitoring of the strategic performance of the university as envisioned in the strategic plan. The office in particular is responsible for quality assurance and quality improvement of both academic programmes and management and support services.

Public Affairs and Marketing

This department is responsible for dialogue and engagement with the various units and departments to develop and implement strategies that help the university establish effective communication channels and a shared understanding of the mandate of the University with the stakeholders.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Services

The modern university is driven principally by the quick flow of data and information which indicate the performance of the various sectors and activities of the institution. The Computing and Information Services Department thus forms a major core of the management of TU-K in supporting and fostering innovative research, learning and teaching.

Procurement and Supply Chain

This department is responsible for the management of procurement of goods and services, the movement and distribution of goods to the end user, market surveys and research, the maintenance of the inventory and the disposal of goods.

Security and Emergency Services

TU-K can be safely considered a moderately large university if one takes into account the huge number of students and the large staff portfolio. Further, the institution has massive investments in terms of resources for learning and general infrastructure. These are factors that call for a well organised security system.

TU-K to host the X-Culture Award Ceremony

Thu, 30. May 2024
On 30th May 2024, TU-K will host the X-Culture Collaboration Course Award.
The ceremony will be held in the Main Hall. The event will celebrate the outstanding achievement o…

List of Prospective Graduands - 12th Graduation Ceremony (updated 14 Dec 2023)

Tue, 12. December 2023
We refer you to the Notice from the Vice-Chancellor dated Wednesday, 18th October 2023. Through the notice he informed all students who qualify for the conferment of various degree…