Vice Chancellor's Blog

  1. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: May 6, 2019
    May 13, 2019 - For Colleges, Climate Change Means Making Tough Choices By Lee Gardner THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION Many colleges are finding they need to adapt their physical campuses. They must not only deal with higher temperatures and higher water, but...    
  2. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 29, 2019
    May 6, 2019 - Kenya short of ‘impossible’ target for all lecturers to get PhDs By Anna McKie TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION Kenyan universities are heading for a crisis as they look increasingly unlikely to hit a target for all lecturers to have a doctorate by this...    
  3. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 15, 2019
    Apr 18, 2019 - KENYA: Universities struggle to meet PhD and other targets By Gilbert Nganga UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS Kenya’s bid to build a critical mass of professors and produce at least 1,000 PhDs every year to drive the country’s economic ambitions risks...    
  4. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 8, 2019
    Apr 10, 2019 - Measures that matter: an innovation that credits social impact By John Gill TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION It has long been a defining characteristic of world university rankings that they focus heavily on research…. [Today] we break the mould with a...    
  5. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: April 1, 2019
    Apr 10, 2019 - The role of African universities as development partners By Eric Fredua-Kwarteng UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS In the 21st century African universities must shift to playing a new role as development partners in order to legitimize their existence,...    
  6. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: March 25, 2019
    Mar 26, 2019 - Robust HE systems – A bedrock for research capacity By Gilbert Nakweya UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS Building higher education systems that will support research capacity among young scholars in Africa’s institutions of higher learning will be critical...    
  7. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: March 18, 2019
    Mar 21, 2019 - Universities need to promote development through science By Eric Fredua-Kwarteng and Francis Ahia UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS The African Higher Education Summit held in Dakar, Senegal, on 10-12 March 2015 made a concerted effort to build a general...    
  8. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: March 11, 2019
    Mar 11, 2019 - KENYA: National Research Fund's unfunded mandate By Maina Waruru UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS The National Research Fund (NRF) is yet to receive from the Kenyan national treasury an estimated KES2.9 billion (US$29 million) owed to researchers in the form...    
  9. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: January 28, 2019
    Feb 17, 2019 - Are university students being targeted by jihadist groups? By Gilbert Nakweya UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS As details emerge about those involved in this month’s terror attack on an office and hotel complex in Nairobi, questions are being raised about...    
  10. VCs Weekly Higher Education Digest: February 11, 2019
    Feb 17, 2019 - Universities key in fighting global terror – DAAD By Gilbert Nganga UNIVERSITY WORLD NEWS Following the rising profile of universities as a key component in terrorism organisations, Kenya’s Ministry of Education and CUE have been pushing for...    
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