Karatina University started the process of establishing a green entrepreneurial culture with the aim of becoming a model green entrepreneurial university not only in Kenya, but world over.
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Public lecture by Dr. Munang’s, currently the Africa Regional Coordinator for Climate Change at UNEP, titled “From Extreme Vulnerability to Competitiveness: Changing the Narrative of Africa’s Development Under the Changing Climate”.
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Karatina University hosted the East Africa Multipliers Lounge conducted in two phases. Phase one was held 3rd to 5th December, 2019. Participants were selected from Universities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
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Karatina University Coordinated University Leaders Training Workshop II at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge, Naivasha , 2nd - 5th October, 2019
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Our Vision

To be a University of global excellence, meeting the dynamic needs and development of society.

Our Mission

To conserve, create and disseminate knowledge through, training, research, innovation and community outreach.

Our Programmes

Professional Certificates, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes

Main Campus

Karatina University Main Campus is Situated 15km North off Karatina town at Kagochi, Karatina, Nyeri County

Ethics in Social Science Research East Africa Multipliers Lounge Workshop at Karatina University

Karatina University hosted the East Africa Multipliers Lounge conducted in two phases. Phase one was held from 3rd to 5th September, 2019 and phase two with effect from 3rd to 5th December, 2019. Participants from selected universities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania participated in the event on Ethics in Social Science Research.

The objectives of the programme were to enhance the institutionalisation of research ethics culture in East Africa’s universities through capacity building, establish and sustain partnerships at national/regional levels for advancing research ethics in social science research and facilitate the creation of research ethics communities of practice in East African Universities.

The programme was sponsored by DAAD and phase two workshop was officially opened by DAAD Regional Director, Ms. Beate Schindler-Kovats. The programme attracted 27 participants during phase one and 19 during phase two. The trained participants are expected to become multipliers in their respective institutions in order to advance the ethics in social science agenda.

The programme was organized by Dr. Kellen Kiambati, Karatina University as the Programme Coordinator. They utilized 21st century pedagogical approaches that fitted adult learning. We sincerely thank DAAD for sponsoring this programme.

Schools and Departments

The School of Agriculture and Biotechnology aims at training highly skilled manpower for the Kenyan Agricultural sector. The School currently offers several undergraduate programs that include Horticulture; Food Science and Nutrition; Agricultural Economics and Resource Management; Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.

The School comprises of three departments namely:-
- Food Science and Nutrition
- Agricultural Resource Economics & Economics
- Crop Science
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The School of Business (SoB) aims at producing managers and business leaders of international repute. We strive to achieve this through imparting our students with best management and entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and practices that are globally accepted. Our students are given the requisite skills that are vital in management and growth of the economy.

The School has four Departments namely:
- Department of Business and Entrepreneurship
- Department of Human Resources Development
- Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Department of Economics
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The School of Education and Social Sciences aims at producing graduates who will serve in various capacities in the Education sector, Social welfare organizations and Government agencies locally and internationally. This School has positioned itself for the realization of the National Vision 2030 by developing programs that address the social and political pillars envisaged in the vision.
The School has five departments namely:
- Department of Humanities & Languages
- Department of Social Sciences
- Department of Education Foundation
- Department of Planning and Curriculum
- Department of Psychology and Communication Technology
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The School of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies is dedicated and receptive to engagements for mutual benefit to the society and the graduates. Its mandate is to create an avenue for information interchange pertaining to Natural Resources Management for a better today and tomorrow. The School empowers graduates with appropriate knowledge and skills necessary in promoting entrepreneurship and community development in natural resources utilization and conservation of the environment.

It comprises two departments namely:
- Department of Natural Resources
- Department of Environmental Studies
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The School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) aims at producing professional scientists for careers in industry, teaching and research. The school focuses on imparting knowledge in the areas of chemical, biological, Actuarial and information technology sciences. Our programs are designed to ensure that graduates are equipped with practical and intellectual skills relevant to the needs of the society.

 The Departments in this school include:
- Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Sciences
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Physical Sciences
- Department of Biological Sciences   
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Karatina University Contacts

Karatina University Main Campus

Kagochi, Karatina, Nyeri County

P.O. BOX 1957—10101, Karatina, Kenya.

Tel: (+254) 20 2176 713/ Mob: (+254) 729 721 200

eMail: info@karu.ac.ke or admissions@karu.ac.ke