Leverage on ICT Applications to Boost Food, Nutrition Security

Leverage on ICT Applications to Boost Food, Nutrition Security

University researchers have been urged to leverage on the application of ICT skills using relevant software technologies for data management in order to improve agriculture, food security and nutrition across the country. This was revealed, Monday, September 4, during the official opening of the four-day workshop at JKUAT, organized by the Legume Centre of Excellence in Food and Nutrition Security (LCEFoNS) – a twelve year research project under VLIR-UOS initiative that brings together JKUAT and Belgian partners – Katholic University (Leuven) and Vrije University of Brussels. In her address to the participants, Deputy Vice Chancellor… Continue reading →

Varsity to tap Nairobi County potential

Varsity to tap Nairobi County potential

Researchers at the School of Architecture and Building Sciences will benefit from the City Government of Nairobi which will now allow the University to use City facilities to advance sustainable urban planning research and development. The window of opportunity was made possible following an agreement, sealed Thursday February 6, 2014 that will enable the two organizations, JKUAT and Nairobi City County to closely work together to promote  modern urban planning practices crucial in empowering City residents. Speaking at a brief ceremony held at City Hall, Nairobi, Governor Dr. Evans Kidero of Nairobi County applauded the… Continue reading →

IBM to boost ICT Training and Research

IBM to boost ICT Training and Research

The enterprise of research and innovation, which is the defining characteristic of JKUAT has received considerable boost following the sealing of a collaboration that will see US based multinational, International Business Machines (IBM) work closely with JKUAT in training and research in the area of ICT. The agreement signed at the University, Friday February 1, 2013, by Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the vice chancellor and Mr. Mauricio Sucasas, IBM China based Director, ISV and Developer Relations, Growth Market Unit, will lead to the review of ICT curriculum to integrate new advances in ICT that IBM will… Continue reading →

Optimism as Career Fair ends

Optimism as  Career Fair ends

It was the first time for the students to organize a Career day, and the aim was to provide a platform for  students to interact with their potential employers. And the event did not disappoint,  at least going by the large number of students who for three days swarmed from booth to booth to talk to industry professionals invited by the University to help students to relate their academic programmes to their future careers. The Career fair that ended, Friday July 13, 2012 brought over 35 companies to the University with their representatives who had… Continue reading →

Department of Mechanical engineering Tops in Online Visibility

Department of Mechanical engineering Tops in Online Visibility

The departments of Mechanical Engineering and Library have floored their contemporaries in the second quarter online visibility ranking of academic and non-academic categories respectively. Mechanical Engineering department also elbowed the department of Botany from the coveted overall best position to stamp its online authority in a competition that is growing fiercest with each ranking. Closing in after Mechanical Engineering department in the teaching category was the department of Statistics and Actuarial Science while the department of Performance Contracting came second in the non-teaching category. Speaking at a brief ceremony to announce the rankings, the Vice… Continue reading →

JKUAT Launches Annual Career Fair

JKUAT Launches Annual Career Fair

The first Annual JKUAT Career Fair got underway on Wednesday July 11, 2012 at the main campus grounds with an interactive ceremony bringing together students, university management and company executives. The three day event themed Developing Careers in line with Vision 2030 has attracted exhibitors from over 20 companies drawn from telecommunications, ICT, manufacturing, energy, security, enterprise and banking sectors. Besides promoting their products and services, the companies are sensitizing students on various career opportunities they offer. In a colourful opening ceremony graced by the indefatigable comedian and Kiss 100 Big Breakfast co-host Felix Odiwuor… Continue reading →

Teaching Centre in Arusha to steer Regional Integration

Teaching Centre in Arusha to steer Regional Integration

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has opened own teaching centre in Arusha Tanzania, becoming the first public University in East Africa to take advantage of the revitalized regional corporation to mount its academic programmes across the country’s boarders. The inauguration ceremony held in Arusha Thursday July 5, 2012, was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. Francis Gichaga, who used the event to underscore the importance of higher education in fostering regional integration. Prof. Gichaga in a ceremony witnessed by officials from the East Africa Community and a representative from Kenya’s High Commission office… Continue reading →

JKUAT Shines at the Nokia QT 2012 Hackathon

JKUAT Shines at the Nokia QT 2012 Hackathon

Jomo Kenyatta University students emerged tops in the Nokia QT Hackathon competition that ended in Nairobi, Sunday June 24 2012.  Mike Kivuvia , a Third Year Computer Technology student developed an  application, SkinSwap, which allows one to theme (phone background look and feel) own phone based on themes (background images) of various wild animals. He walked away with KSh. 1,000,000. Matu Jotham, a Third Year Information Technology student, came in third with his application Quickdrums, a musical beat sequencing that helps users create musical beats. Other innovations developed by JKUAT students that were among the… Continue reading →

Higher Education Minister Happy with JKUAT Progress

Higher Education Minister Happy with JKUAT Progress

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Hon. Prof. Margaret Kamar has lauded JKUAT for offering competitive and relevant academic programmes, critical to the realization of Vision 2030. The legislator who was speaking during the varsity’s 19th graduation ceremony equally underscored the strides made by JKUAT epitomized by its selection to host the Pan African University Institute of Basic Sciences Technology and Innovation (PAUISTI). “The commencement of PAUISTI courses in September 2012 in JKUAT will be a major milestone in regional research, training and technology”, reiterated Prof. Kamar, adding that the initiative will bring a remarkable… Continue reading →

19th Graduation ceremony

19th Graduation ceremony

The future of Kenya’s economic development lies in the country’s ability to embrace the application of new technologies such as biotechnology that has the potential of opening new opportunities for industrial development. Prof. Calestous Juma one of Kenya’s leading academic currently serving at the prestigious US based, Harvard University dispelled the notion that agricultural biotechnology in particular was an instrument used to benefit rich farmers in developed countries, while at the same time it undermined food security and the environment. Prof.  Juma was speaking at Jomo Kenyatta University of agriculture and Technology where he was… Continue reading →