Republished from King's College London Website
March 18, 2016
New joint research opportunities and collaborative PhDs with Kenyan institutions were among the topics discussed during Dr Joanna Newman’s first visit to Africa as Vice-Principal (International) of King’s.
Visiting Kenya, Dr Newman met with University of Nairobi Deputy Vice-Chancellor Henry Mutoro to discuss joint research opportunities in areas including health, the environment, conflict resolution and security with Nairobi’s Institute of Development Studies as a focus of the renewal of a longstanding Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities. Potential to collaborate on PhD provision and provide short course training programmes for young African professionals will form part of the reinvigorated relationship between King’s and Nairobi, one of the continent’s most renowned institutions. Dr Newman also announced a scholarship for two University of Nairobi students to spend three weeks in London on one of King’s summer programmes later this year following the scheme’s successful pilot in 2015.