The University of Nairobi is a research intensive university with a reputation for excellence and a strong and vibrant research culture. Our research work is recognised for its impact and relevance to the region.

The University of Nairobi is dedicated to creating and strengthening partnerships with industry and other significant institutions and/or organizations to maximize research outcomes. We are especially proud of the contributions the University is making through our research and learning centers and institutes and their involvement with industry partners.

The ability of the university’s innovation incubation centre like the Science and Technology Park in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Management Office to transfer research outcomes to commercial reality is highly regarded.

Research Patners

African Research University Alliances (ARUA)

  • African Research University Alliances (ARUA)

The African Research University Alliance (ARUA)  is a consortium of 16 research intensive universities (University of Lagos, Nigeria;  University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Obafemi Awolowo University IIe-Ife, Nigeria; University of Ghana, Ghana; University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; University of Nairobi, Kenya; University of Cape Town, South Africa; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; University of Rwanda, Rwanda; University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; Makerere University, Uganda

  1. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  2. University of Pretoria, South Africa
  3. Rhodes University, South Africa
  4. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
  5. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

spanning 9 countries in Africa.

ARUA aims to develop local research excellence through collaboration to find solutions to the development problems of Africa.

ARUA Priority Areas of Engagement

ARUA currently pushes its agenda in three areas, namely

  • collaborative research
  • Training and support for PhD's
  • Capacity building for research management