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Chinese Wushu (kongfu) Association 中华武术协会

In 1958, the government established the All-China Wushu Association as an umbrella organization to regulate martial arts training. The Chinese State Commission for Physical Culture and Sports took the lead in creating standardized forms for most of the major arts. During this period, a national Wushu system that included standard forms, teaching curriculum, and instructor grading was established. Wushu was introduced at both the high school and university level. This new system seeks to incorporate common elements from all styles and forms as well as the general ideas associated with Chinese martial arts. Stylistic concepts such as hard, soft, internal, external, as well as classifications based on schools such as Shaolin, Taiji, Wudang and others were all integrated into one system. Wushu became the government sponsored standard for the training in martial arts in China. The push for standardization continued leading to wide spread adaptation. In 1979, the State Commission for Physical Culture and Sports created a special task force to teaching and practice of Wushu. In 1986, the Chinese National Research Institute of Wushu was established as the central authority for the research and administration of Wushu activities in China.


Relation: China Confucius Foundation visited our institute twice both in 2010 and 2011. Both partners have signed an agreement to work together in culture exchange programs.

Add:              No.3 Anding Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China

Postcode:      100029

Tel:                86-10-64912152  86-10-64912153

Fax:                 86-10-64912151



Confucius Foundation Of China 孔子基金会


China Confucius Foundation was founded in 1984 with the approval of Chinese central government, and is allocated by the government as special funds to support the national and even international cultural and academic organizations. The aim of the foundation is, through social support, to raise funds, and actively organize and promote the Confucius, Confucianism and Chinese traditional research work, for the purpose of strengthening the socialist spiritual civilization and material civilization construction, and serve for the international cultural exchanges, human peace in the world. In1999,China Confucius Foundation established a Confucius University with the partner of Shandong Qufu Normal University.

Relationship:         China Confucius Foundation visited our institute twice both in 2010 and 2011.  Both partners have signed an agreement to work together in cultural exchange programs.

Add:              46 Shungeng Road Jinan City, Shandong Province, P.R. China

Postcode:      250002

Tel:                86-531-82732381



Hanban/confucius Institute Headquarters -- 国家汉办/孔子学院总部

Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters, as a public institution affiliated with the Chinese Ministry of Education, is committed to providing Chinese language and cultural teaching resources and services worldwide, it goes all out in meeting the demands of foreign Chinese learners and contributing to the development of multiculturalism and the building of a harmonious world.

About Confucius Institutes

As China's economy and exchanges with the world have seen rapid growth, there has also been a sharp increase in the world's demands for Chinese learning. Benefiting from the UK, France, Germany and Spain's experience in promoting their national languages, China began its own exploration through establishing non-profit public institutions which aim to promote Chinese language and culture in foreign countries in 2004: these were given the name the Confucius Institute.

In 2011, the Confucius Institutes around the world made remarkable achievements, with steady development and positive trends for future growth. By the end of 2012, 400 Confucius Institutes and over 500 Confucius Classrooms had been established in 104 countries and regions in the world.

Confucius Institutes/Classrooms adopt flexible teaching patterns and adapt to suit local conditions when teaching Chinese language and promoting culture in foreign primary schools, secondary schools, communities and enterprises.


Relation: Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters is the sponsor of the Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi.


Contact: Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters


Add:             129 Deshengmenwai Street, Xicheng District, Beijing,China

Postcode:      100088

Tel:                86-010-58595859

Fax:               86-010-58595900




International Society For Chinese Language Teaching世界汉语教学学会

International Society for Chinese language teaching approved by the Chinese government, founded in 1987, is an international non-profit and non-governmental academic organization. In October, 2011, International Society for Chinese Language Teaching established cooperative relation with UNESCO. Members are from all over the world in Chinese teaching, research and promotion of Chinese language and other professional institutions. Now there are 4260 members from 68 countries and regions worldwide. The organization Secretariat is located in Hanban/Confucius Institute headquarters.

The aim of the society is to facilitate international Chinese language teaching, research and promotion of Chinese language, to strengthen the ties between the professionals and institutions that are doing Chinese language teaching and research, enhance mutual understanding and friendship among the people in the world. The society, strongly supported by Hanban, organizes academic activities of Chinese language teaching, research and promotion of Chinese language to facilitate international Chinese teaching, communication and cooperation, to provide guidance and services for the international Chinese language education.


Relation: Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi is a Director in the Board of Directors in the international Society of Chinese Language Teaching


Tamarind Translations East Africa’s Professional Language Agency


Tamarind Translations Ltd, specialised in translation and conference interpreting, was founded in Sweden in 1989 and incorporated in  Kenya in 2008. Since then, we have acquired a reputation for quality and reliability with our clients in the public and private sectors. Our customers' loyalty is based essentially on their confidence in us and on our experience and know-how.  We work into all major international languages including the United Nations official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. In 2013, we worked into 32 different languages, through our global network of linguists.

A high level of responsiveness in terms of finding the most suitable solution to every need and providing personalised service is vital for us. Personal presence at interpreting assignments is much appreciated by our clients. Translation projects are completed by experienced, professional translators. Today, Tamarind Translations is one of the top language service providers in East Africa. And we intend to keep it that way.

Tamarind Translations provides translation of all types of business documents from English to Chinese and vice versa. It also provides professional conference interpreters and onsite factory visits and training in Kenya and other locations around the world.

To achieve the best teams of linguists in different languages, we have established strategic partnerships with various specialised training and research institutions. In this regard, we are happy to partner with the University of Nairobi Confucius Institute for our Chinese language requirements in Kenya

For more about us, visit:

Tel Office: + 254 20 24 55 200


Tianjin Normal University, China

Tianjin Normal University


Tianjin Normal University (TNU), founded in 1958, was originally named Tianjin Teachers College and given the present name in June 1982. In April 1999, with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Tianjin Municipal Committee of the CPC and Tianjin Municipal Government decided to found the new Tianjin Normal University by integrating the old Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin Teachers' Training Academy, and Tianjin Educational Institute. Approved by Tianjin Municipal Government in Mar. 2003, the construction project of the new campus of TNU was officially initiated. The new campus covers an area of 608 acres, with an overall planning area of 680,000 square meters.

TNU now has 24 colleges, 1 independent college, 49 research institutes, and 87 specialties with over 40,000 students, including 25,000 undergraduates, over 5,300 PhD. and MA students and 10,000 students in the adult education program. TNU has a centre of Psychology and Behavior Research which is one of the top ten humanities and social sciences research centers under the Ministry of Education. TNU also boasts some key laboratories including Tianjin research lab of modern Pedagogical techniques, a key lab of water environment and water resources and a research center for politics and humanistic social science. 

TNU has six first-order discipline doctoral programs, 22 second-order doctoral programs, 11 first-order MA programs and 96 second-order MA programs. Led by the 3 doctoral programs, TNU has excelled in education-related disciplines, basic researches and some applied disciplines which directly serve the social and economic development of Tianjin. A comprehensive teaching- and research-oriented university is taking shape, with teacher education as its main feature.

Adhering to an open-to-the-world policy, TNU has established close relations with over 109 universities and colleges of more than 30 countries and regions. As one of the first 16 universities to set up Confucius Colleges worldwide, TNU launched the first Confucius College in Africa in Sep. 2005.


Relation: Tianjin Normal University is the Chinese Partner University to the Confucius Institute at University of Nairobi.


Contact: Tianjin Normal University

Add:               393 Binshuixidao Street, Xiqing District, Tianjin, China

Postcode:        3000387

Tel:                86-022-23766666

Fax:               86-022-23514100


Website:          http://

Link: View Details

Department of French

Alliance Francaise Of Nairobi

  • Exchange of ideas on the teaching of French
  • Participation in each other’s club activities
  • Use of each other’s facilities


Bureau For Language Cooperation Of The French Embassy

This collaboration has given rise to numerous events and activities including:


  • A Workshop organised by the bureau on the teaching of French for business and attended by two members of staff of the Sub-Department.
  • Hosting the Sub-Departmentof a Regional Resource Centre for French fully equipped by the French Government.
  • Hosting by the Sub-Department of a national workshop for Resource Centre Managers organised by the bureau.


  • Hosting by the Sub-Department of a national workshop organised by the bureau for teachers and lecturers of French on the use of a smart board for teaching of French.


  • Participation by officials of the bureau in and support for French Club activities
  • Funding and facilitation by the bureau of a workshop on the use of theatre for French language learning
  • Hosting by the Sub-Department of an inter-universities one day conference, fully funded by the bureau.
  • Facilitation by the bureau of Staff training
  • Facilitation by the bureau of student short French language courses in French speaking countries.


Link: Journée de Rencontre inter-universitaire à l’Université de Nairobi (UON)


  • Absorption of graduates of the  Sub-Department by employers
  • Facilitation of data collection by students of the Sub-Department of French, for research purposes.

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Kenya Association Of Teachers Of French

Participation in the activities of the association such as:


  • National congress and AGM
  • Collaborative research on French in Kenya


Kenyan Schools Teaching French

  • Use of Sub-Department hosted  resource centre  by schools in and around Nairobi
  • Advice on university study  career choices

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Ministry Of Education

Participation by Staff of the Sub-Department of French in activities of the Ministry as :


  • French Syllabus writing
  • French Examinations


Other Kenyan Universities And Universities Of The East African Region

  • Exchange of External Examiners and ideas
  • Participation in each other club activities
  • Organisation of joint club activities

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Possible Future Collaborations

Science po university

  • Exchange of staff and students
  • Staff training


Association of Francophone universities (AUF)

  • Staff and student exchange
  • Staff training
  • Research



  • Free French language classes by the French Club of the University of Nairobi, CERFRUNA, to students being assisted by the CBO.




  • Stakeholder consultations

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Technical University Of Kenya

Link: Technical University of Kenya


The Sub-Department of French is currently collaborating with the following institutions and organisations.

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Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

African Studies Centre (netherlands)

Link: ASC

Centre For Sustainable Urban Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University (usa)

Link: CSUD

Centre For Sustainable Urban Development. International Partners

Link: International Partners

Department Of Geography And Institute Of Environmental Sciences, Miami University (usa)

Link: Department of Geography

Mcgill University (canada)

Link: McGill

Mfi Office Solutions

Link: MFI Group

Mitsubishi Corporation (japan)

Link: Mitsubishi

Oakar Services

Link: Oakar Services




Link: UNEP

United Nations University (japan)

Link: United Nations University (Japan)

University Of Berne (switzerland)

Link: University of Berne

University Of Bordeaux (france)

Link: University of Bordeaux

University Of Jyvaskyla (finland)

Link: Jyvaskyla

Department of History and Archaeological Studies

Kenya National Archives

Link: Kenya National Archives

Kenya Utalii College

Link: Kenya Utalii College Website

National Museum Of Kenya

Link: National Museum of Kenya website

Research Collaborations


  • UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)


  • NMK – National Museums of Kenya


  • University of London


  • Centre for Human Rights


  • IFRA


  • BIEA (British Institute in Eastern Africa)

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University Of London

Link: University of London website

Department of Kiswahili

Hankuk University Of Foreign Studies (hufs) Collaboration

  1. The department also has a MoU with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), in South Korea. Dr. Tom Olali pioneered the programme in 2014 and came back in August 2016. Dr. James Michira proceeded for a sojourn of two years. He has completed his term.

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Humbolt University Collaboration

  1. The department (through the University) has a signed MoU with Humboldt University in Germany. It sent a graduate student in Germany in 2016 to carry out his research. He did that successfully, came back and graduated. One other student is currently at Humboldt University.

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University Of Nairobi & Hankkuk University Korea

A member of staff from the department of Kiswahili is given an invitation to Hankkuk University to teach literature, language and culture.

Dr. Tom Olahi has been teaching in Korea,Hankkuk from 2014-2016. He will be replaced y Dr.Michira  Nyachae how will be there from 2016-2018.



University Of Nairobi &humboldt Universitat Zu Berlin

The Department of Kiswahili is one of the units involved in the collaboration with The University of Nairobi has with Humboldt University in Germany.

Areas of collaboration include:

  • Joint research activity

  • Participation in seminars and academic events

  • Exchange of academic material

  • Special academic programmes

  • Exchange of guest lecturers

  • Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students

Link: http://

Department of Linguistics & Languages

Henkuk University Of Foreign Studies

The department has links with Henkuk University of Foreign Studies. We have a staff and student exchange. We undertake collaborative research in both universities.

Link: Henkuk University of Foreign Studies

Tianjin Normal University

The department has links with Tianjin Normal University in China. The collaborations include an exchange programme where teachers from the Department of Linguistics and Languages offer to teach Kiswahili and English in China. Students are also given a chance to travel to China to get an exposure to Chinese Civilization and Culture.

Link: Tianjin Normal University

Department of Literature


The Department collaborates with the Ministry of Education

Link: Ministry of Education

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Heritage Conservation And Human Rights

Link: Heritage Conservation and Human Rights

Chrips, Centre For Human Rights And Policy Studies


Globalization Studies Programme

Link: Globalization Studies Programme, Groningen

Heritage Conservation And Human Rights (hchr), University Of Nairobi.

The Heritage Conservation and Human Rights Network (HCHRN) is based at the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Nairobi


The purpose of this network is to research and disseminate ethical conservation practices that enhance the respect of Human rights and promote heritage conservation. The network seeks to provide a forum for research for those involved in the study and practice of conservation in the fields of cultural and natural heritage.


HCHR members come from different academic and professional fields including: cultural heritage and nature conservation, history, archaeology, architecture, geography and philosophy.


Kenya National Commsiion On Human Rights

Link: Kenya National Commsiion on Human Rights

Norwegian Centre For Human Rights

Link: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights

Professor Bard Andreassen, Norwegian Centre For Human Rights


Prs Enters Into An Mou With The Universidade Pedagogica Of Maputo, Mozambique

The PRS entered into an MoU with the Universidade Pedagogica University of Maputo, Mozambique.  The Vice Chancellors of the two universities-Universidade Pedagogica and the University of Nairobi signed the MoU.  

The programmes of coopeperation are: research, and student and lecturer exchanges in practical philosophy, African philosophy, democracy, human rights and peace and conflict studies :



Link: Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidade Pedagogica of Maputo, Mozambique

Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Nairobi

Link: Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Nairobi

Seeds Of Peace (international Sopa)

Link: Seeds of Peace international SOPA)

Seeds Of Peace (international Sopa)

Link: Seeds of Peace international SOPA)

Universidade Pedagógica Moçambique

Link: Universidade Pedagógica Moçambique

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Collaboration With Kenya School Of Government, Nairobi

The Department of political science and Public Administartion in collaboration with the Kenya School of Governmnet, Nairobi, offers a two-year Master of Public Administration Degree Program (MPA).


Collaboration With National Intelligence Academy (nia)

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration in collaboration with the National Intelligence Academy (NIA) of the Republic of Kenya, offers  a Post-graduate Diploma in Strategic and Security studies since December, 2006. The programmes are offered at the the National Intelligence Academy which is accredited to the University of Nairobi, while the Department of Political Science and Public Administration provides lecturers for the courses and processes examinations for the programmes. The programme graduated its first lot of thirty-nine (39) students in December, 2006 at the University of Nairobi.





Department of Psychology

Department Of Psychology Links

1. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister & Ministry of Local Government on Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

2.Department of Psychology and Office of the Vice President & Ministry of Home Affairs Taskforce to propose a draft bill on article 51: Rights of the imprisoned, in custody and detension.

3. Department of Psychology and Office of the Vice President & Ministry of Home Affairs  Task force on victims of offences & Bail Informtion & Supervision Bills.

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Kenya National Disaster Operation Centre (k N D O C )


Kiriri Women's Univ Of Science & Technology



Link: KISE

Meaningful World


Ministry Of Education




Red Cross


Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund


Department of Sociology and Social Work

Collaboration With Cordaid

2.  Collaboration with CODAID

 Humanitarian and development organisation contributing to poverty reduction and enhancing social justice through support programmes including:

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Enhancing linkages
  • Facilitating learning through short courses
  • Informing policy on matters of Disaster Risk Reduction

Link: Collaboration with Cordaid

Collaboration With Kalamazoo College

The collaboration between the the University of Nairobi and Kalamazoo Collenge in Micigan USA dates back to 1965 and consists of both staff and student exchanges. A number of staff from the University of Nairobi have benefitted from the faculty exchange. Every year, the University receives Kalamazoo College students and in return, 2 University of Nairobi students join Kalamazoo College for 9 months as international students. For more information click on the following link.

A Brief on the Collaboration with Kalamazoo College


Watch Videos of the Kalamazoo Program in Kenya on youtube


Founder of Kenya Study Abroad Program -- with Prof. Judith Bahemuka

Kenya Program Curriculum -- with Lillian Owiti

Curriculum Support -- with Roseanne Njiru

Professors Impressions of K Students with Lillian, Roseanne, Francis and Judith

Why We Chose Kenya for Study Abroad -- with Zack, Emily, Saskia, Amelia

Matatus and Tea -- with Megan

On Being White in Kenya

Self-Discovery and Growth -- Mims, Megan, Saskia

Making New Friendships on Study Abroad

ICRP -- with Emily, Amelia, Saskia

A Take on Kenya -- with Mims and Megan

Another Take on Kenya -- with Saskia

Homestay -- with Saskia

Food, Health & Safety -- with Saskia

Meet the Homestay Parents -- with Joe and Rose Ngatiaris

Meet the Homestay Parents, Part II -- with Joe and Rose Ngatiaris

Our K College Sister -- with Saskia and Nicole



Link: Collaboration with Kalamazoo College

Collaboration With University Of Illinois


4. Collaboration with University of Illinois 

To create solutions for water quality issues in developing regions, an integrated approach between engineering, chemistry, and sociology is necessary. In order to ensure sustainability of the solution, it is essential that an in-country presence is maintained throughout the implementation process. It is against this background that the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign initiated collaboration with the University of Nairobi and Bondo University College to begin addressing the issues surrounding water quality in Bondo, Siaya County. 

Report on Bondo Study

Link: Collaboration with University of Illinois University

Prosowo Project

3. PROSOWO Project

PROSOWO is an acronym for the Project - Promotion of Professional Social Work Towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa. It involves five partner universities in five countries namely Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Makerere University (Uganda), National University of Rwanda (Rwanda) and Institute of Social Work (Tanzania). The project officially started in March 2011. In Kenya, the project is being implemented through the Department of Sociology and Social Work under the coordination of Dr. Gidraph Wairire who also serves as the Kenya country and East African Regional Coordinator of the project. For more details on the project click on the following link.

Brief on the PROSOWO Project

Link: PROSOWO Project

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