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Case Study - Kenya and University of Nairobi

Case Study - Kenya and University of Nairobi

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Universities
 
and
 
Economic
 
Development
 
in
 
Africa
 
CASE
 
STUDY:
 
Kenya
 
and
 
University
 
of 
 
Nairobi
 
Tracy
 
Bailey,
 
Nico
 
Cloete
 
and
 
Pundy
 
Pillay
 
 
 
Contents
 
List
 
of 
 
tables
 
and
 
figures
 
.........................................................................................................
 
v
 
Acknowledgements
 
..............................................................................................................
 
vii
 
Project
 
group
 
.......................................................................................................................
 
viii
 
Acronyms
 
and
 
abbreviations
 
.................................................................................................
 
ix
 
Glossary
 
of 
 
terms
 
....................................................................................................................
 
x
 
Higher
 
Education
 
and
 
Economic
 
Development
 
publications
 
..............................................
 
xiii
 
PART
 
1:
 
INTRODUCTION
 
..................................................................................................
 
1
 
1.1
 
Introduction
 
to
 
the
 
Higher
 
Education
 
and
 
Economic
 
Development
 
project
 
...........
 
1
 
1.1.1
 
Overview
 
of 
 
HERANA
 
...................................................................................
 
1
 
1.1.2
 
Project
 
focus
 
and
 
process
 
............................................................................
 
2
 
1.1.3
 
The
 
analytical
 
framework
 
for
 
the
 
study
 
......................................................
 
3
 
1.1.4
 
What
 
the
 
project
 
is
 
not
 
doing
 
......................................................................
 
5
 
1.2
 
Data
 
collection
 
for
 
the
 
Kenyan
 
case
 
study
 
............................................................
 
6
 
1.3
 
The
 
focus
 
and
 
structure
 
of 
 
this
 
report
 
...................................................................
 
6
 
PART
 
2:
 
THE
 
KENYA
 
CASE
 
STUDY:
 
BACKGROUND
 
AND
 
CONTEXT
 
.....................................
 
8
 
2.1
 
The
 
Kenyan
 
economy
 
and
 
approach
 
to
 
economic
 
development
 
...........................
 
8
 
2.1.1
 
Economic
 
development,
 
competitiveness
 
and
 
innovation
 
.........................
 
8
 
2.1.2
 
Economic
 
development
 
policy
 
and
 
planning
 
.............................................
 
15
 
2.2
 
The
 
Kenyan
 
higher
 
education
 
system
 
.................................................................
 
16
 
2.2.1
 
Size
 
and
 
shape
 
of 
 
the
 
system
 
.....................................................................
 
16
 
2.2.2
 
Higher
 
education
 
expenditure
 
and
 
financing
 
............................................
 
19
 
2.2.3
 
Higher
 
education
 
governance
 
and
 
policy
 
..................................................
 
22
 
 
UNIVERSITIES
 
AND
 
ECONOMIC
 
DEVELOPMENT
 
IN
 
AFRICA
 
|
 
KENYA
 
CASE
 
STUDY
 
iii
 
2.3
 
The
 
University
 
of 
 
Nairobi
 
....................................................................................
 
26
 
2.3.1
 
Key
 
moments
 
in
 
the
 
development
 
of 
 
the
 
institution
 
................................
 
26
 
2.3.2
 
Governance
 
and
 
strategic
 
objectives
 
........................................................
 
29
 
2.3.3
 
Institutional
 
finances
 
.................................................................................
 
30
 
PART
 
3:
 
THE
 
ROLE
 
OF
 
HIGHER
 
EDUCATION
 
IN
 
KENYA
 
....................................................
 
32
 
3.1
 
Introduction
 
.......................................................................................................
 
32
 
3.2
 
The
 
national
 
perspective
 
....................................................................................
 
33
 
3.2.1
 
Key
 
national
 
stakeholders
 
in
 
relation
 
to
 
the
 
pact
 
.....................................
 
33
 
3.2.2
 
The
 
role
 
of 
 
higher
 
education
 
in
 
national
 
policies
 
......................................
 
33
 
3.2.3
 
Governance
 
and
 
policy
 
coordination
 
.........................................................
 
35
 
3.3
 
The
 
University
 
of 
 
Nairobi
 
perspective
 
.................................................................
 
35
 
3.3.1
 
Institutional
 
narrative(s)
 
on
 
the
 
role
 
of 
 
the
 
university
 
..............................
 
35
 
3.3.2
 
Initiatives
 
around
 
research
 
and
 
innovation
 
...............................................
 
39
 
3.3.3
 
Initiatives
 
around
 
teaching
 
and
 
learning
 
...................................................
 
42
 
PART
 
4:
 
THE
 
UNIVERSITY
 
OF
 
NAIROBI
 
ACADEMIC
 
CORE
 
................................................
 
43
 
4.1
 
Introduction
 
.......................................................................................................
 
43
 
4.2
 
SET
 
enrolments
 
and
 
graduations
 
........................................................................
 
45
 
4.3
 
Postgraduate
 
enrolments
 
and
 
graduations
 
.........................................................
 
49
 
4.4
 
Student
staff 
 
ratios
 
.............................................................................................
 
52
 
4.5
 
Academic
 
staff 
 
qualifications
 
..............................................................................
 
55
 
4.6
 
Research
 
funding
 
................................................................................................
 
56
 
4.7
 
Research
 
outputs
 
................................................................................................
 
58
 
PART
 
5:
 
THE
 
ENGAGEMENT
 
AND
 
DEVELOPMENT
RELATED
 
ACTIVITIES
 
OF
 
THE
 
UNIVERSITY
 
OF
 
NAIROBI
 
......................................................................................
 
60
 
5.1
 
Introduction
 
.......................................................................................................
 
60
 

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