The University of Nairobi unveiled 5 major new projects to transform the university, called the “Big 5” initiatives (#UoNBig5), during the Chancellor’s Partnership Forum.

Professor Patrick V. Verkooijen, Chancellor of the University of Nairobi, emphasized the transformative potential of the “Big 5” during their unveiling:

1. UoN Innovation Park: Establishing Nairobi as the “Silicon Savannah” for entrepreneurship and technological innovation, supported by a new innovation fund. 

2.Kenya Green Jobs Center: Equipping Kenyan youth to lead the green transition through new curricula developed in partnership with businesses and comprehensive climate and sustainability courses offered to all 40,000 students.

3. Nairobi School of AI: Developing top-tier AI talent and creating localized AI solutions for Africa, including East Africa’s first AI master’s degree.
4.Africa Leadership Institute: Training the next generation of East African leaders in the public sector and beyond, in partnership with leading global institutions.

5. Nairobi Advanced Health Research Programme: Scaling the University’s lab and research capabilities in support of vaccine development, clinical trials, and biotech.

Watch the event HERE