Kenyatta University through the Division of Research Innovation and Outreach (RIO) seeks to drive her Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (RST&I) agenda and respond to the fundamental changes in the research environment both in Kenya and globally. This is key to determining the status and the quality of research at KU and the contribution it can make to the socio-economic development. KU’s strategy is anchored on the Ministry of Education’s National Strategy for Science and Technology (R&D Strategy 2012) and the tenets spelt out in the Draft ST&I Policy 2013 that provides the integration mechanism for innovation policies and programmes in the country.

KU in her current research strategy is aiming at capacity building in research and providing a base for new knowledge and intellectual stimulation that are vitally linked to the educational process through:
• developing research based teaching and education
• enriching the student experience to increase the value of their degree and better prepare them for the job market
• aligning the academic activities with economic development of the country
• sustaining academic and professional reputation of the University in knowledge-based economy
• creating new knowledge from scientific discoveries, literature or art
• attracting new resources and capacities/personnel to conduct research
• enhancing the University ability to attract additional financial resources and ensure budgetary growth through research grants
• enhancing recruitment and retention of high quality students and staff
• encouraging entrepreneurial and innovative thought

The University is therefore promoting the creation of pervasive research culture across all her Schools with a special emphasis to achieve regional leadership position in selected research areas of national importance. This in turn will improve the University’s profile through creative RST&I by increasing the output of cutting-edge research as well as carrying out research that is collaborative, translational, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary, that informs policy and benefits society.

The Division of Research Innovation and Outreach (RIO) has developed and will mount RESEARCH CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS to enhance postgraduate students’ capacity in competitive proposal writing and effective research communication.

The research funding terrain solicits highly competitive and collaborative research proposals. RIO recognises the need to build capacity in proposal writing to enable especially postgraduate students to write winning competitive research proposals. Through Research Proposal Writing trainings which will be conducted in the second phase, the Division will aim at enhancing the research skills that in the short-term and in the long-term will lead to more students winning research grants for their proposals. The research skills will also enhance the completion rate of the postgraduates students. The current proposed trainings aim at empowering the researchers with capacity to generate better research outputs and to communicate their research through conferences and publications.

Participants to the Proposed Workshops

In the first phase of the proposed workshops the focus will be on effective communication. The participants will be drawn from Kenyatta University postgraduate students’ community from across all School. Each participant will be required to apply online and depending on the programme, he/she will be required to come with a concept note, proposal, or report of their research as that is the material they will use to build their capacity. The participants will be trained on developing an effective PowerPoint Presentation, posters and scientific papers that meet scientific requirements and requirements of the various calls from conferences and journal paper publications.

Workshop Announcement and Call for Applications

The sensitization training programme for each of the 4 workshops is as listed below. To participate please register by selecting the cohort you want to participate in and provide all the details requested correctly. Please note that you can only register once for each of the workshops and you can do all the 4 workshops. Admission is on the basis of First-Come-First-Served basis. 





Cohort 1

Cohort 2

Cohort 3

1.Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentation

½ day


Venue: BSSC 14



2.Tapping E-Resources for Scientific Writing

1 day





3.Preparing Scientific Posters

1 days





4.Scientific Paper Writing

1 days





For the PowerPoint Design Workshop (download the programme here)
• an abstract or a concept of the research that you intend to design a PowerPoint presentations on is necessary.
• Ensure that you have suitable illustrations and diagrams that will enhance visual presentation of your project and/or results.
• Participants will cater for own tea and lunch and bring along their own notebooks and laptops

For any enquiries write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the office Directors Complex Room 316

Kenyatta University wishes to inform all students that the Special/Supplementary
examinations that were scheduled for Monday 26th June 2017 have been rescheduled
to Monday 3rd July 2017, due to the Idd-Ul-Fitr holiday which will be commemorated
on Monday 26th June 2017. 

The schedule for all other Examinations remains unchanged.
For more information please check on the university website or contact:
Registrar (Academic)
P.O. Box 43844 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone: 0208703082/810901-19
Mobile No. 0731008894/0719593345/0739498269

Monday, 10 July 2017 00:00

Pre-Games International Symposium

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This year IAAF will be conducting its 10th Edition of the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi from 12th – 16th July 2017. The Championship will take place at the Moi International Sports Complex in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya. In this occasion of the championships, Kenyatta University (the Games Village) together with the games Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will be hosting the PRE-GAMES INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on the theme “Enhancing Youth Sports for Good Health and Well-Being”

The Pre-Games International Symposium will be at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC), Nairobi, KENYA on 10th – 11th July 2017 and will feature re-known sports managers, researchers and seasoned athletes from across the continents who will present and discuss various topics affecting youth athletes in particular but also sports in general.

Supplementary/Special Examination for Masters,Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate of Regular,IBP and DSVOL groups

These Examinations are scheduled to be done from Tuesday 27th June to Monday 3rd July 2017.

The above examination will be done in the undermentioned rooms
EBR100 for undergraduate and EBR110 for postgraduate programmes respectively. The halls are located in the new College of Education Complex

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