JKUAT and Belgian University Firms Up Partnership      

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi interacts with the officials from Vive University of Applied Science. (From 2nd right) Mrs. Joke Calcoen, Dr. Ir. Isabel Vanslembrouck, Mrs. Mieke Calus

A team from Vives University of Applied Sciences, Belgium is in JKUAT to explore cooperative tracks following the signing of a partnership agreement in July 2022. The team led by Mrs. Joke Calcoen, comprises Dr. Ir. Isabel Vanslembrouck, Mrs. Mieke Calus, and Mr. Evert Cottyn.

During the weeklong visit, the team will engage in thematic discussions with researchers across JKUAT’s Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Pure and Applied Science, and Engineering and Technology.

The collaborative effort between JKUAT and Vives University encompasses a wide array of initiatives, including educational and applied research programs, apprenticeships, as well as staff and student exchanges

Roundtable discussion between JKUAT and Vives University of Applied Sciences

The agreement forged between these two institutions extends beyond the exchange of knowledge and resources.

It sets the stage for collaborative teaching activities, joint degree programs, and engagements in conferences and seminars. Such endeavors are crucial not only for the advancement of academia but also for fostering innovation in crucial fields.

The significance of this partnership lies not only in the broad spectrum of disciplines it covers but also in the potential impact it holds. By combining forces in Biotechnology, Wildlife, AI, and more, JKUAT and Vives University aim to push the boundaries of research and education, contributing meaningfully to their respective communities and the global academic landscape.

This alliance promises a future of groundbreaking discoveries and transformative educational experiences for both institutions.

A cross-continental partnership between JKUAT and Vives University of Applied Sciences

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