COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH FINLAND IN DEVELOPING RESEARCH AND INNOVATION INSTITUTE

Date and time: 
Wed, 2015-02-25 14:16

CAVS acting Principal, Prof. Charles Mulei (Third right) and Mrs. Taana Husu-Kallio, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland, in a group photo with other visiting Finnish delegation members plus College lecturers.

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland, and University of Helsinki, in creating a Regional Research and Innovation Institute for Food systems in Kenya.

The acting Principal, Prof. Charles M. Mulei, welcomed the Finnish delegation for making a visit to the College and praised the collaboration, terming it as central towards attaining the vision, mission and core values of the University of Nairobi. It also demonstrates the importance placed upon research activities within the University and the fact that the present growth of Universities is almost purely pegged on research collaborations and partnerships.

Mrs. Taana Husu-Kallio, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland, expressed her commitment towards supporting the partnership. She noted that such activities strengthen capacity building of students and research facilities in Universities across the world.

University of Helsinki’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jokka Kola, attributed proper research skills and performance output to such collaborations since they expose students to broader opportunities globally. Also, they provide proper utility of research equipment and provide exchange of ideas so as to bring up a holistic individual.

CAVS is the leading College in making local and global research and scholarly development partnerships.

 

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