Mount Kenya University Staff & Students Visit to Nottingam Trent University, UK

Four (4) Mount Kenya University academic staff members (Dr. Purity Gacheri -Team Leader, Dr. Serah Kimaru, Dr. Elizabeth Kamau and Dr. Charles Warui and six students (Harrison Muraguri, Esther Mbaire, Samuel Kariuki, Johnnie Lima, Winston Ochieng, Stellavera Sendora) visited Nottingham Trent University (NTU) as from 9th – 23rd June 2022 (staff) while the students remain there until 9th August 2022.

This visit is part of the mobility programme funded by European Commission through Erasmus+ International and mainly geared towards forest restoration. The institutions involved are Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Mount Kenya University (MKU), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Brackenhurst Kenya (BK) and Makerere University (MU). The visit focused mainly on training and research collaborations for academic staff while students programme is still ongoing and involves training and research (proposal development/theses write up).

The academic staff made their presentations and had an opportunity to showcase MKU as a University of future in addition to outlining areas of research in view of future collaborations. The overall aim of the mobility was to equip the participants with learning practices abroad, extend professional network and reinforce cooperation with the partner institution aimed at future collaborations. The team thanks the management of MKU, Erasmus+, European Commission, British Council, NTU and all other partners for the opportunity.