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Germany based Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT) University of Applied Sciences chooses MMUST for “training pact with africa” project

MMUST was on Thursday 3rd October 2019 privileged to be chosen by Germany based Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT) University of Applied Sciences among the many universities in Kenya as the best destination to host the “Training Pact with Africa”. The training Pact with Africa is essentially a cooperation platform for institutions of higher education in Africa focusing on applied life sciences like Agriculture and related disciplines.

As a university of science and technology, MMUST has been spotted as the best partner with HSWT University. The pact comprises of four major elements namely: partnership between African institutions and HSWT and its partner network, mutual training of teaching staff and experts, cooperation in scope of the international master of agriculture management and development of a mutual internet platform with a focus on e-learning. The project which is funded by the Federal Ministry for economic development of Germany is intended to trigger exchange of ideas, lecturers’ and students’ better understanding of situation of African and German partners, in order to improve the curricula and education.

Speaking during the meeting, the Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor Planning Research and Innovation (PRI) Prof. Charles Mutai who doubled as the Vice Chancellor said MMUST is a center of technology and affirmed the university’s willingness to collaborate with like-minded institutions, adding that the university is keen in STEM courses. The culmination of the meeting was the presentation of ideas from HSWT University team, led by Prof. Dr. Lorz, in a bid to discuss joint activities in a frame of the Training Pact with Africa.
With a population of over 6,000 students and over 150 full professors, HSWT University is anchored on the philosophy of “Applied Sciences for life” that is, applied training on an academic level and applied research to contribute to the solution for the global challenges of the present and the future. It however concentrates on agriculture, horticulture, forestry, food, technology, biotechnology, landscape architecture and environmental engineering.

“We are looking for a partner that is good in academic training especially in applied sciences to be precise so that we can have shared experience and in Kenya Masinde Muliro University of Science and happens to be among the few on the list. However, for this to work well it should not be a one way process because we also need to benefit from it,” said Prof. Dr. Carsten Lorz. Meanwhile, MMUST is expected to consider the partnership and look into the viability of the project as part of its new venture.


By Albert Induli and Shiundu Wilberforce. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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