Mount Kenya University, Kenya


Mount Kenya University is a private university committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. At its main campus in Thika town, MKU is transforming a hitherto industrial town into an educational hub, while also widening access to higher education for the larger East African Community through a network of campuses. The university offers a wide-range of academic and professional courses through various flexible modes (virtual learning, evening classes, and weekend classes). KKU is organised into 8 schools, one college and one institution: School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Engineering, Energy and the Built Environment, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, School of Social Sciences, School of Law, School of Postgraduate Studies, School of Computing and Informatics, College of Health Sciences, Institute of Film, Creative and Performing Arts.

MKU is inclined towards offering science and technology programmes, and envisages up to three-quarters of its activities being research and innovation-driven. Coordination of research and resource mobilisation for research projects is the responsibility of the Directorate of Research and Development, University, School and Departmental Research Committees.