The University of Nairobi marked 50 years in 2020, since it was transformed into the first national University in Kenya on July 1, 1970. Since 1970, the University has grown from a faculty based university serving a student population of 2,768 to a college focused university serving over 84,000, currently.
The University is a research intensive university with a reputation for excellence and a strong and vibrant research culture. Their research work is recognized for its impact and relevance to the East African region. They value its research students as important contributors to their research standing and provides a supportive environment to achieve excellent student outcomes.