Open Day Briefing:

Date: Saturday; 12th March
Venue: CCU, Chancellors court and University Grounds
Time: From 8:30am - 5:30pm

Dj Sharly providing entertainment.
Come mingle with captains of the engineering industry and have fun watching ESA finals 2015/16

E-Lab Job Descriptions

We are hiring for the following positions.

1. Engineering Innovation Instructor
2. Engineering Trainee(s)
3. Communications and Media intern(s)

Please have a look at the job descriptions and circulate amongst your network.

Thank you.

Laying the foundation for Africa's High Tech Future

Read about our collaboration with The IBM Research Centre - Africa to build the technical capacity of young people through STEM.

Introduction to Design in Robotics.

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Subject: Short Course on Electronic Resources Management

Dear All,


The Library Department in collaboration with UNES Consultancy will be
running the following short course;


DATE: 24th - 26th February 2016
VENUE: University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library.
TIME: 9.00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
COST: Ksh. 30,000.

OBJECTIVE: Effective management and utilization of electronic resources in
academic organizations.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Information professionals responsible for managing
promotion, access and utilization of electronic resources.

AMENITIES: The course will provide venue, tea, lunch and training
materials. Participants will be required to organize for their own
transport to and from the venue as well as accommodation.

The course is in high demand and prospective participants are encouraged
to book early to avoid disappointment.

Registration form can be downloaded from the library website

For more information, kindly get in touch with Agatha Kabugu in the
Library Department.

Agatha N. Kabugu
Deputy Director (Planning)
University of Nairobi Library
PO Box 30197
00100 Nairobi
Tel: 254 020 3318262 Ext 28201
Fax 254 020 245566
Mobile: 254 725 527 527

Subject: C4DLab announces a learning-by-doing program to create innovations

Dear All,

C4DLab, the University of Nairobi Innovation Hub has started a training program to help people create innovations in partnership with UNICEF and INTEL.

A leading practitioner of Design Thinking defines this as a human-centered approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.
Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of physical objects, devices, vehicles, buildings and other items which are embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, which enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

The goal of the “Design Thinking for IoT” program is to develop user centric sound innovations in Media, Environmental monitoring, Infrastructure management, Manufacturing, Energy management, Medical and healthcare systems, Building and home automation, Transportation among other areas that can be absorbed into the incubation and accelerator programs such as Africa Technology and Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA) that is run by C4DLab and be developed into viable businesses.

Participants will be trained on IoT, guided on business modeling on any area that utilizes IoT and mentored to develop a tested and validated business models, including a clear sense of the customers, the unique value proposition, suppliers, cost structures, revenue streams and the key partners.

C4DLab will avail a lab where startups can work on their projects. Startups will be given sensors, mother boards, Galileo boards among other tools and will be trained on Design Thinking, Business modeling and business development by very competent resource persons.
APPLICATION CLOSES ON 12th February, 2016

More details are available at:

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Subject: Applications open | ACU Commonwealth Summer School 2016"

Dear All,
Applications are now open for this year's ACU Commonwealth Summer School, hosted by the University of Rwanda from 13-20 August 2016 and covering the broad theme of 'The Sustainable Development Goals: what role for universities?

The ACU Commonwealth Summer School is a multi-disciplinary annual event which brings together exemplary students from across the Commonwealth. Read more

Delegates will engage with and learn of good practice in areas such as university outreach and community development, as well as participating in lectures, seminars and site visits themed around key sustainable development themes. Participants will spend the week working on a high-level group project, enabling delegates to begin building a personal and institutional contribution to the SDGs.

Who can attend?,

* The School is open to students from all disciplines who are in their final year of an undergraduate degree (with the intention to go on to postgraduate studies) or undertaking Masters or doctoral level degrees at any university in a Commonwealth member state.
* Both full and partial bursaries are available for students from ACU member institutions.
* Priority will be given to students from member institutions who have not had the opportunity to travel outside their home region.
* Students who have already attended a previous summer school are not eligible to attend. The application deadline is midnight (BST) on Thursday 31 March 2016. For further information and to apply, visit here

With best wishes,

Joyce Achampong Director of External Engagement

The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7380 6700 | Fax: +44 (0)20 7387 2655 | Email:

UoN students develop an app

A team of students from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering have developed an app that connects students and lecturers of the same field on a social platform.

The app dubbed 'The Student' is a socio-educational platform that epitomizes on the knowledge and ability of the student to succeed by providing him/her with sufficient resources and course materials such as class lecture notes, books and past papers.

The app allows a user to set up an account as a lecturer or a student. Through the application students can access lecture notes and books sent by lecturer by simply going to the appropriate unit of the course. Users can also get the latest school news updates and important information such as scholarships and internships can be viewed in the notices section.

A lecturer user account requires input fields of the university, course, units taught and name. Lecturers can upload lecture notes and handouts for various units taught in different years. The app allows for forum discussions in which students and lecturers can interact.

Click here for more information on the app