University of Nairobi at a glance

The University of Nairobi is a comprehensive University that offers market driven Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral academic programmes; as well as a strong and vibrant research culture with a reputation for excellence.

The University of Nairobi started in 1970, is the oldest in Kenya and the most prestigious in East and Central Africa, and is ranked among the top ten (10) in Africa and the best 1000 universities in the World.

It is located in Nairobi, the Capital City of Kenya, with Campuses spread across serene locations within the City. The University also has two other Campuses located in the coastal city of Mombasa and the Lakeside city of Kisumu on the Western end of the Country.

The University has cemented a reputation over the years has a centre of epic academic discourse opening its doors to some of the world renowned leaders offering public lectures on various topical issues. The world leaders who have spoken at the University include Former US President Barrack Obama; President of France Emmanuel Macron; Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel; President of the Ford Foundation Darren Walker, Entrepreneur Jack Ma, Indian Prime Minister Norendra Modi, UNCTAD Secretary General Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, and several National leaders.

Upon successful graduation you will join a convocation roll of over 250,000 students including international students some of whom are renowned in various fields stretching from the Graduating Class of 1970. The list of luminaries who were conferred various degrees of the University of Nairobi are influencers in the various industries they are engaged in. The Key notable ones include former United Nations Secretary General the late Kofi Anan, Nobel laureate the Late Prof. Wangari Maathai, distinguished Physiologist Prof Richard D. Keynes, renowned Philanthropist Mr. Hassanally Rattansi, among others.

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