The Directorate of International Relations and Academic Linkages (DIAL) was established on 28th June 2010 at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.
The directorate operates on the belief that no institution can harness enough of the needed information, experiences and resources on its own and in one place. The expansion of information and knowledge occasioned by globalization through the communication and information revolution has necessitated the sharing of intellectual, physical resources and research activities in order to maximize learning.
The main function of DIAL is to promote and nurture internationalization, collaboration and partnership with other institutions of higher learning, organizations and communities worldwide as well as offering a platform for exploring linkages in order to maximize the gains from educational experiences available worldwide.
To be a leading facilitator in the improvement of the quality of Higher Education through internationalization, collaborations and linkages with institutions, organizations and communities.
To promote efficient and effective exchange of information, experiences, resources, academic research and global citizenship.