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University of Stirling signs Kenyan partnership

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Professor Isaac Sanga Kosgey, Vice Chancellor of Moi University, with Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal of the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling has further strengthened its global network with the signing of an agreement with Moi University in Kenya.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will enhance Stirling and Moi University’s existing cooperation, while underlining their commitment to establishing new collaborations in research and teaching. Moi University was established in 1984, has a student population of nearly 40,000 and aims to nurture innovation and talent in science, technology and development.

Professor Isaac Sanga Kosgey, Vice Chancellor of Moi University, and Dr Bernard Malakwen, Acting Nairobi Campus Director, visited Stirling this week to sign the MOU and experience the campus - regarded as one of the most beautiful in Europe.

They were met by Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal (Education and Students), and a cross-faculty team from the University of Stirling.

Professor Sparks said: “Our outlook at the University of Stirling is truly global, so we are pleased to be signing this agreement with Moi University. This latest international partnership underlines our commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues around the world to make a positive difference.

“Many of our academics are already involved in projects in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa, so this is an exciting development which will enable us to build on that existing work.”

The University has already been active in Kenya, conducting research including projects led by its Faculties of Health Sciences and Sport, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Its renowned Institute of Aquaculture has been involved in Kenyan aquaculture research and development for many years now.

The new partnership will allow the University to increase those activities, working closely in collaboration with colleagues from Moi University.

We aim to grow and develop our high quality, sustainable partnerships. If you’re interested in exploring partnership or teaching collaboration opportunities, please contact our team on internationalpartnerships@stir.ac.uk. Find out more about our internationalisation and partnerships.

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