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Cultivating Global Connections

On 11th September, 2023, Meru University of Science and Technology hosted a delegation of esteemed visitors from Utsunomiya University, Japan. The visiting delegation included prominent members who are deeply involved in the Inter-University Exchange project: “Programme for Developing Human Resources to Contribute to SDGs by Merging African Potential and Japanese Scientific Technology.”

The visitors were received by our Vice Chancellor Professor Romanus Odhiambo  together with MUST faculty staff involved in the Inter-University Exchange Program.

Professor Romanus Odhiambo [Vice Chancellor-MUST], Dr. Prof. Shinso Yokota [Head of UU-A Programme], Specially Appointed Professor Dr. Tomohide Natsuaki [Senior Co-ordinator for UU-A Programme], Mr. Haruo Matsumoto [Section Chief International Student Exchange Planning], Ms. Rika KATO [Second-year Master’s degree student], Mr. Harun Kimathi Ringeera [MSc.Alumni Utsunomiya University], Dr. Charles Njati [Director Quality Assurace and Career Services-MUST], Dr. George Mugambi [Senior Lecturer-Biological Sciences], Dr. Patrick Kubai [Lecturer-Health Sciences], Dr. Dorothy Kagendo [Lecturer-Health Sciences], and Dr. Cynthia Mugo [Lecturer and Technical Coordinator UU-A].

The Inter-University Exchange project commenced on 24th March 2021 with participants from Utsunomiya University (Japan) and six (6) African Universities. Thus far the program has conducted three (3) virtual Global Management Courses, two (2) Joint Student summits, and ten (10) Web symposia in which our students and faculty have participated. In addition, we have had Inter-University exchange of faculty and staff. During the visit, the two Universities agreed on enhancing the existing patnershership through Joint Education and Research.

 

Interactive session with the Utsunomiya University UU-A team, MUST faculty staff, and MUST postgraduate students.

 

Global Management Course participants posing a photo with the Vice-Chancellor-MUST, Utsunomiya University UU-A team, and MUST faculty staff actively involved in the Global Management Course.

 

Global Management Course top students: Ms. Elsa Gatwiri [2021], Ms. Daisy Kiprono [2022], and Ms. Emmah Mwende [2023]. Ms. Emmah Mwende, a second-year Master’s degree student in Sanitation will embark on a short-term stay at Utsunomiya University, Japan.

 

Joint Student Summit top student- MUST, Ms. Amwoma Lorraine Moindi

 

The President Utsunomiya University (center) with faculty and students from the participating Universities in the Inter-University Exchange program during a visit to Utsunomiya University in March 2023

The President Utsunomiya University (center) with faculty and students from the participating Universities in the Inter-University Exchange program during a visit to Utsunomiya University in March 2023

Dr. Cynthia Mugo presenting MUST-branded gifts to the President Utsunomiya University

 

Ms. Daisy Kiprono [MSc. Molecular Biology Student-MUST], carrying out her research work at Utsunomiya University, Japan. Daisy was awarded a one-year scholarship to study and complete her research project at Utsunomiya University, Japan, owing to her outstanding performance in the Global Management course in 2022.

Through the Inter-University Exchange programme joint research collaborations are on-going

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