riara university
  • Riara University

  • University with Letter of Interim Authority
  • #027 Kenyan university ranking
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riara university


  • Type: University with Letter of Interim Authority
  • Main Campus: Nairobi
  • Established: 1987
  • Ranking : #027
  • Post-Graduate: 0 programs
  • Undergraduate: 4 programs
  • Diploma:0 programs
  • Certificate:0 programs
  • Proffessional :0 programs

About Riara University

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Riara University Overview

The Riara Story

The Riara University was born out of a sincere desire to
provide a holistic approach in higher education. It is a logical
continuation of our commitment, dating back to 1974, to ensure education
and development of the whole child, learner and person. Ours is a
concept that goes beyond the classroom, syllabus-based learning, and
reaches out to provide stimulation and motivation for self-development
and capacity for life-long education.

The process of education from kindergarten through primary and
secondary and now university flows like that of the perennial Riara
River: forever challenging, forever nourishing, forever fulfilling. Each
level of the Riara experience then becomes a fountain, springing from
fertile ground, showering all those it reaches; and who in turn infect
others with enthusiasm, courage and God given brilliance, continually
refined by the ever-flowing Riara River.

Welcome to the Riara University, the pinnacle of our vision.


To be a leading university in the world and a Centre of Excellence in scholarship, research and human resource development.


To provide a holistic education to enable each student to
realize their full potential and to develop social and moral values
which will underpin their actions through life.

Value Statement

  • Excellence – We will have only one standard EXCELLENCE!
  • Leading by Example – We will strive to lead by EXAMPLE.
  • Teamwork – We will cultivate the spirit of TEAMWORK.
  • Integrity – We will be ETHICAL and PROFESSIONAL in our CONDUCT.
  • Innovation – We will encourage and reward INNOVATION, especially BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS.

Riara University Location

Riara University is located in Mbagathi Way, Nairobi in Kenya

Why Choose Riara University

  • We deliver our programmes using modern student-centred learning and
    teaching methods that are designed to make learning exciting;
  • Our assessment methods are innovative and shall be used to supplement students’ learning experiences;
  • We have put in place an efficient curriculum management system that ensures timely access to student records and reports;
  • We maintain small class sizes that translate to low student: lecturer ratio to ensure quality learning
  • We have put in place a rigorous student recruitment process to ensure quality enrolment;
  • Our mentoring programme shall ensure that you do not walk alone;
  • Our programmes shall be supported by a wide range of academic resources;
  • Our spacious lecture rooms have been designed to give students an exciting and a fulfilling learning experience;
  • We have put in place a robust enrichment programme that presents
    various student leadership opportunities, nurtures talents and empowers
    students for life.

Riara University History

Riara University is the latest innovation in higher education in
Kenya. With its ultra-modern physical infrastructure and
state-of-the-art ICT facilities, together with the rigour in the
development of its academic programmes, Riara University is undoubtedly
the regional university of choice.

For four decades, the Riara brand has been a great success in the
field of education within the Eastern & Central African region and
beyond. We are inspired and motivated by the Riara philosophy of quality
education to bridge higher education and the dynamism of the labour

Riara University contact details.

riara university
  • 0703 038 000, 0706 200 200
  • info@riarauniversity.ac.ke
  • www.riarauniversity.ac.ke
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