The demand on the Kenyan labour market for qualified specialists with practice-oriented degrees has been increasing for years. Introducing elements of application- oriented teaching, applied research and closer collaboration between university and industry into the Kenyan higher education system may be a solution to that challenge. Germany’s Universities of Applied Sciences have implemented these characteristics of practical orientation for many years.

The main objective of a new programme sponsored by DAAD and the German Foreign Office is to familiarize interested Kenyan universities, academics and junior academics with the teaching practices at Universities of Applied Sciences. The programme wants to lay the foundation for sustainable networks for “Applied Sciences” higher edu­cation partnerships between Germany and Kenya.

Within this framework, the project of Hochschule Neu-Ulm (HNU) and Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) wants to achieve the following objectives by 2019:

  • Kenyan university teachers and junior academics gain in-depth knowledge of the model of the German Uiversity of Applied Sciences
  • Personal and institutional contacts between Kenya and Germany are reinforced and established
  • Kenyan university teachers and junior academics are able to design and deliver teaching activities based on the model of the German University of Applied Sciences, adapted to Kenyan requirements
  • Intercultural understanding is strengthened on both sides

The programme runs until end of 2019 with visits, workshops and guest lectureships in Neu-Ulm and Ingolstadt, Germany.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 we want to inform interested Kenyan universities about this programme and the application procedure. Invited are members of the management team of Kenyan universities as Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors or Deans. The number of participants is limited to two persons per university.

The event will take place from 10.00 am to 4 pm at the Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.

For participation, please send an informal email until 24th March 2018 to

Natascha-Ley Eirich


Phone: +49(0)731-9762-1611