Vice Chancellor's Blog

  1. 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,...    
  2. 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...    
  3. 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...    
  4. 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...    
  5. 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...    
  6. 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...    
  7. International Women's Day
    Feb 17, 2019 - Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, March 8, 2017. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza Vice Chancellor and Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences United States International University-Africa Good afternoon! Mrs. Jordan, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I...    
  8. Appeal for Hunger Victims
    Feb 17, 2019 - Dear USIU-Africa Community, As you may be aware more than 2.7 million Kenyans are facing starvation and are in dire need of urgent and immediate relief. The situation is critical, leading the government to declare drought a national disaster. More...    
  9. Appreciating your overwhelming support for Hunger Victims
    Feb 17, 2019 - Dear USIU-Africa Community, We did it! We raised Kshs.1,283, 409 in cash and in-kind food donations valued at Kshs.48, 924. The USIU-Africa community donation will feed 1,332 individuals. Thank you very much for your overwhelming support. Special...    
  10. The Western Alliance in Disarray and the Political Economy of Hegemonic Shifts
    Feb 17, 2019 - By Paul Tiyambe Zeleza - Vice Chancellor USIU-Africa Over the past two weeks, the world media has been transfixed by two images that would have been unthinkable until recently: an American president at war with his G7 allies and basking in a...    
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