(i) Common areas of collaboration are:

(a) Certification and Curriculum Development. 

(b) Programmes Development. 

(c) Library and Information Resources.

(d) Joint Proposal Writing for Grants.

(e) Staff and Student Exchange.

(F) Development of Guidelines for International Relations and Exchange.

(ii) current/active collaboration and linkages

The university has active collaborations with institutions and organizations worldwide.

This include but are not limited to:

1. Higher Education Institutions

• Ball State University, U.S.A

• Stanford University-USA

• Chicago Institute of Business-USA

• University of Western Ontario, Canada

• Karlsruhe University of Applied Science, Germany

• Oulu University Polytechnic, Finland

• Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

• University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China

• Vaal University of Technology- South Africa

• Durban University of Technology- South Africa

• University of Kwa Zulu Natal- South Africa

• University of Venda- South Africa

• Tswane University of Technology- South Africa

• University of Rwanda- Rwanda

• Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

2. Organizations

• United Nations High Commission for Refugees- Nairobi

• Windle Trust Kenya

• Kenya Red Cross Society

• Save the Children- Nairobi

• Brien Holden Vision Institute- South Africa

• Vera Beauty College- Kenya, among others

• Nzoia Sugar Company- Kenya

• Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development-Sweden

3. Institutional Membership/Affiliations

• Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

• International Association of Science Park (IASP)

• Commonwealth Education Partnerships (CEP)

• Association of African Universities (AAU)

• Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

• African Institute of Capacity Development (AICAD)

• African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI)

• The World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organization (WAITRO)

• African Council for Distance Education (ACDE)

• Institute of Directors of Kenya (IOD-K)

• Agency for Francophone University (AFU)

• Institute of International Education (IIE)

• Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)

• African Network for Agriculture, Agro forestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE)


These are documents that set out formal relationship between the University and other institutions. They describe their commitments in details. The main agreements include;

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

(a) The main objective of the MOU is to synergise efforts of institutions to stimulate co-operation.

(b) The MOU creates an instrument for initiating various collaborative activities for the mutual benefit of institutions for the furtherance of their objects.

9.2 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

a) A memorandum of agreement (MOA) lays out the ground rules of a positive cooperative effort.

b) An (MOA) is a document written between parties to jointly work together to meet an agreed objectives.

c) The purpose of an MOA is to establish a written understanding of the agreement between parties over resource obligations and utilization.

d) The MOA is a document that is binding and holds the parties responsible to their commitment.

 Memorandum of Finance

a) MOF sets out in detail the arrangements for the financial management and control of the collaboration and linkages activities.

b) The MOF spells out the financial obligations of the parties involved in the collaboration.

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