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Kenyatta University and Syracuse University Partnership


For more information about our partnership and activities, read our blog, ‘Cuse in Kenya.

The Schools of Education of Kenyatta University (KU) and Syracuse University (SU) have had an institutional linkage since 2000 and have collaborated in research projects, mentoring doctoral students, and hosting international conferences. Additionally, a number of students who graduated from Kenyatta University have earned graduate degrees (M.S. or Ph.D.) at Syracuse University in teacher education.

In October 2009, KU and SU were awarded a $50,000 planning grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Higher Education for Development (HED) through the Africa – U.S. Higher Education Initiative to prepare a proposal for a collaborative partnership with at least a ten-year vision. There were almost 300 proposals for these planning grants and 33 planning grants were awarded.

In June 2010, the KU-SU partnership proposal was chosen as one of 11 partnerships to be funded for two years by USAID. More information can be found at the HED project partnership page.

This partnership is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Higher Education for Development (HED) office, as well as the Schools of Education at Kenyatta University and Syracuse University. The contents are the responsibility of the project team members from Kenyatta University and Syracuse University and do not necessarily reflect the views of HED, USAID or the United States Government.