The Schools of Education at Syracuse University (SU) and Kenyatta University (KU) in Nairobi, Kenya, have partnered on research projects, doctoral student mentoring, and hosting international conferences since 2000. Dozens of Kenyatta University students have gone on to attend Syracuse University for a master’s or doctoral degree.
In October 2009, KU and SU were awarded a 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. Out of almost 300 proposals, the KU-SU partnership proposal was chosen in June 2010 as one of 11 partnerships to be funded.
You can read more about partnership activities and collaboration on the ‘Cuse in Kenya blog.