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University of Nairobi

4.1 out of 5 (136 ratings / 102 reviews) Nairobi, Kenya
The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established under the Universities Act 2012 of the laws of Kenya and the University of Nairobi Charter, is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (27)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (27)
Agriculture & Forestry (18)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (14)
Engineering & Technology (10)
Education & Training (5)
Business & Management (4)
Social Sciences (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Computer Science & IT (1)

About

History

The University of Nairobi owes its origin to several developments in higher education within the country and the region. The idea of an institution for higher learning in Kenya goes back to 1947 when the Kenya Government drew up a plan for the establishment of a technical and commercial institute in Nairobi.

Education

The only institution of higher learning in Kenya for a long time, the University of Nairobi responded to the national regional and Africa's high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programmes and specializations in sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts. To date, the range of programmes offered number approximately two hundred.

Research

The university is proud of its distinguished record of achievements in teaching, research, development and consultancy while strategizing for a greater future as the centre of academic, research and professional excellence

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
801
2018
801 -100
2017
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
1001 -200
2018
801
2017
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Student services

The University of Nairobi offers you many opportunities and challenges that are all aimed at providing you with an environment within which to grow and realize your full potential

Library services

The Mission of the University of Nairobi Library is to provide quality information services that will empower the University in carrying out its core activities of teaching, learning, research, community services and consultancy to the highest international standard. The University of Nairobi Library System is composed of twelve libraries grouped into six college libraries plus a central library

ICT services

The University has several well-stocked computer labs established on all campuses, which are specifically tailored to address computing needs for students. An extensive intercampus WAN and Campus Wide backbone network enables the labs to tap to several network based services, including 24x7 Web access, E-mail facilities, file-sharing services, library services among other shared server services

Medical services

University Health Services was established with the following clear mandates:

  • To provide health care services: curative, preventive as well as rehabilitative services.
  • To advise on health matters generally to the university community.

Student Life

Sports facilities

Several sports and games are offered at the University of Nairobi. These sports and games are categorized as indoors and outdoors. Available indoor activities include table tennis, scrabble, chess, darts, just to mention a few. Outdoors sports include track or field athletics, football, rugby, basketball, hockey, handball, volleyball, netball and others.

The University has an excellent team responsible for coaching, managing and supervising and administering sport activities in various colleges and the University at large.

Student clubs

The University has various students' bodies, which represent students’ interests. Through the various representatives, students access all decision-making levels from the halls to the Senate, all the way to the Council. SWA recognizes organized student governments and encourages students’ participation in decision-making, planning and implementation of the plans

Student Reviews

University life experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It has been of some challenges but quit good. One has to keep on regardless of the challenges.

Effective studying
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Being in the university is completely different than being in high school. No one gives you the extra push,it's all up to you. With the lectures being from 9a.m to 4p.m on school days with only 1 hour of lunch break,it gives one ample study time and group discussions to help you build the little content given by the lecturers and ability to understand the topics ahead.

Study at university of Nairobi
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying at univerdity of Nairobi is awesome with committed lectures and cooperative students.I love being there everytime.