Mount Kenya University


About the University

Mount Kenya University (MKU) provides its students with access to higher education – at the main campus in Thika and at various other locations in East Africa. The university’s academic program is characterized by innovation and is focused on the technical and scientific needs of African society.

The University’s vision is to become a center of excellence in teaching, research and innovation in the fields of science and technology in Africa. The underlying mission is to pursue world-class education, research and innovation to enable individual development, as well as sustainable global advancement. The underlying philosophy is to impart knowledge in applied sciences and technology for the benefit of humanity.

MKU’s goal is to contribute to Kenya’s economic development in such a way that it becomes internationally competitive. This is to be achieved through efficient, innovative and quality access to knowledge for students. Out of this motivation, Mount Kenya University has joined ACCESS to jointly advance education in Africa. The university is aware that there is an increasing unemployment rate among university graduates and wants to address this issue together with ACCESS.

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