Higher Studies in China for Thirteen scholars

Thirteen scholars drawn from selected Departments of the JKUAT left for Beijing’s Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Monday September 2, 2013 to pursue graduate training in the various fields of life sciences financed by the Chinese Government as part of capacity building component in preparation for the establishment at JKUAT of Sino Africa Biodiversity Resource Conservation centre (SABREC) to champion biodiversity research in East Africa.

Dr Ekuru Aukot Chairman of Council JKUAT, signs an MOU with Prof Wang, Chairman of Council UCAS

The scholarships recipients, two of them expected to enroll for PhD degrees and eleven others slated to undertake studies that would lead to Masters degrees   were selected by UCAS from over 25 applicants from JKUAT.

According to Prof. Robert W. Gituru, Director SABREC who presented air tickets to the 13 beneficiaries, the scholarships are a result of an agreement signed at UCAS headquarters in Beijing in May 2013 by Dr. Ekuru Aukot JKUAT University Council Chairman and officials of UCAS.

Prof Gituru informed the 13 recipients they would initially be based in the main Campus of UCAS in Beijing for the first six months of their studies before relocating to the various specialized research institutes in various parts of China for the rest of their studies.

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