University of Nairobi is the oldest and largest University in Kenya. University of Nairobi was first established as the Royal Technical College in 1956. After a number of transformations and reforms it became a university in 1970. It is a public university that is open to students from all over the world. It is located in the heart Kenya’s capital Nairobi. From 1970s the University of Nairobi grew from a faculty university serving a student population of 2, 768 to a college focused university of over 68,000 students.
For a long time the University of Nairobi was the only institute of higher education in Kenya. Its main goal was to meet training needs of Nairobi workforce. The University possesses strength in the fields of research, teaching, development, consultancy as well as professional excellence.
University of Nairobi Ranking
University of Nairobi is ranked the best university in Kenya, followed by Kenyatta University. This ranking is as per latest Webometrics of the World Universities. Webometrics is an initiative of a research Group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas( CSIC) which is the largest research body in Spain.
The ranking confirms of the scholarly competitive edge University of Nairobi has maintained in Kenya as well as in the world at large. Over ages the University has established itself as a world class university. It is committed to scholarly excellence as well as offering courses in various fields of specialization. In 2017 the Times Higher Education ranked the University within the 801 – 1000 band globally. Over years the University has remained the most preferred public university in Kenya.
Nairobi University Faculties and Schools
The University of Nairobi over the years has diversified and enriched itself with regard to education. The university offers around 900 degree programs to more than 80.000 students. It has academic staff of about 2,200 and around 5,500 staffed working in technical and administrative positions.
University of Nairobi, made of six colleges. They include colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Architecture and Engineering, Biological and Physical Sciences, Education and External Studies, Health and Sciences as well as Humanities and Social Sciences. The University consists of a large number of faculties, schools, institutes, centers and departments. It has opened many campus branches across the country with its main campus in Nairobi, Kenya.
The University of Nairobi has more than 49,488 undergraduate students and around 12,424 postgraduate students. The university has more than 184,000 alumni some of which include senior members in the Kenyan government, politicians, and notable business personal among others.
Nairobi University Application Procedure
Application to any program in the University is done based on well laid down procedures. It is in your own interest to complete your own application. The University does not make use of representatives, agents, or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives you do so at your own risk.
The closing dates for application are non-negotiable. Therefore it is your responsibility to ensure you apply before the closing date. It is very important that you provide your personal information such as: email address, mobile number, postal address, and next of kin contacts. This is to enable the university to contact you directly. For more information about the University and for application details visit University of Nairobi official website