Kenyan Celebrates His Doctorate in Style

Ken Mubea Graduation

17th April 2014 saw a Kenyan doctoral student graduate at the University of Bonn.

We wrote about him last year when he won the ESA award in Athens.

Ken Mubea received his doctorate in natural sciences, Dr. rer. nat., in the Department of Geography with a specialization in remote sensing.

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The PhD research was on urban growth modelling in Kenya. In his research he looked at Nairobi and Nakuru in Kenya as examples of fast expanding African cities to analyse the dynamics of land-use changes between 1986 and 2010. Additionally he was able to simulate urban growth into 2030 (VISION 2030) using a regionalised cellular automata (CA) urban growth model (UGM) on the modelling platform XULU.
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Ken who had earlier lectured at the Institute of Geomatics and GIS at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Nyeri and at the Department of Geomatic and Geospatial information Systems at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, will be returning to both Universities next week.
It’s encouraging to see people take the information back home 😉
Enjoy the pictures of the event.
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