Today (7th June 2013) at 11am in the Senatssaal (Haus 13) at TH Wildau will be the official signing of an agreement between the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) and the TH Wildau. The event is open to the public.
A team from DeKUT led by the Chancellor Prof. Ndirangu Kioni has been visiting the TH since 2nd of this month. The agreement aims to create a partnership between these two universities that will see them both exchange ideas and knowledge by having their students and faculty staff visiting each of the institutes. The aim is to exchange information on renewable energy sources, modern energy systems and traditional Mechanical Engineering. They will also have a plan focused on the production and value addition of coffee in Kenya.
DeKUT is based in Nyeri, and used to technical college since 1972 until 2004 when it was converted to a University. It currently has over 4000 students enrolled. It’s main focus is Engineering, Business, Computer Science and Information Technology, Bio-Resources Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Geomatics. It is also involved in the VISION2030 Project, with them undertaking various projects to ensure the vision is realised.
The TH Wildau is the largest FH in Brandenburg and has been around since 1991. It currently has a little over 4,000 students enrolled. It’s main focus is Engineering, Business and Administration studies. They are a major research institute in Brandenburg and this will be very profitable to the DeKUT.