Kirinyaga University College was established by the Kenya Government through THE Kirinyaga University College Order, Legal Notice No. 108 of September 2011 as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
The successor to the Kirinyaga Technical Institute (KTI), the University College aims at becoming a world-class university of science and technology specializing in industry-oriented innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering, science, technology, and ICT.
The main objective of the university is to provide, directly or in direct collaboration with other institutions of higher learning, university education including technology transfer, scientific and professional education, and effective application of knowledge and skills in life work and welfare of the citizens of Kenya. The University will aim to play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for higher education and research.
The University is expected to provide and advance university education and training to appropriately qualified candidates leading to the conferment of degrees and awards of diplomas and certificates.
Vision: To be a leading University in quality training, strategic research, innovation, and technology development and transfer.
Mission:To train and develop human resources equipped with innovative skills to inspire enterprise in the disciplines of engineering, science, health and technology, to meet the demands of a dynamic world.
Innovative technology for a dynamic world.
Kirinyaga University is boldly grounded on an innovative technical foundation to impart skills relevant to industrial development in Kenya.
In order to stay true to our vision of training, research, technology, and innovation for development, Kirinyaga University has put in place mechanisms to mold holistic innovative young graduates with the capacity to inject relevance to economic, social, and political development nationally and beyond.
To this end, KyU continues to review existing (as it nurtures new market-sensitive programs) academic programs without losing focus on innovative research for both our faculty and students. We address technology and skills’ needs through industrial attachments and provide for holistic mentorship through faculty in the various academic units working together with the office of the Dean of Students.
KyU encourages free debates with and involves students in processes that shape their intellectual pursuits, physical, mental, and social well-being. The University strives to remain focused on student Centered mechanisms without losing focus of staff training needs and community service.