Mount Kenya University

Partner Institution

Type of institution


Institution location

Thi­ka, Kenya

Institution website

About the institution

Mount Kenya Uni­ver­si­ty is a ful­ly-fledged, char­tered uni­ver­si­ty com­mit­ted to a broad-based, holis­tic, and inclu­sive sys­tem of edu­ca­tion. It has an over­all goal of pro­mot­ing human resource devel­op­ment for society’s pro­gres­sive good. The uni­ver­si­ty has adopt­ed sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al best prac­tices in its core func­tions, which have enabled its stu­dents and fac­ul­ty to win awards, there­by cement­ing its author­i­ty as a cen­ter of excel­lence. At its main cam­pus in Thi­ka out­side of Kenya’s cap­i­tal, Nairo­bi, the uni­ver­si­ty is trans­form­ing a pre­vi­ous­ly indus­tri­al town into an edu­ca­tion­al hub, while simul­ta­ne­ous­ly widen­ing access to high­er edu­ca­tion for the larg­er East African com­mu­ni­ty through a well-struc­tured net­work of campuses.

Partner Representative

Dr. Purity Gacheri

Lec­tur­er and Head of the Depart­ment of Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences at Mount Kenya University


Type of partnership

Men­tor nominating

Catchment area

Kenya and East Africa