Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology (KWUST) is a private, women’s only Kenyan university. As a women’s only university, our main objective is to bridge the gap in gender representation in higher education as well as contributing to the social and economic development of the country.
The university was founded in 2002 and is accredited by The Commission for University Education (CUE).
We hold the view that Science and Technology is an indispensable tool in harnessing resources of nature for sustainable development and creating an environment in which human beings can survive and realize their potential; the human person has the moral obligation to creatively improve the environment. The philosophy of KWUST is to lead to the development of human capital through scientific search based on Christian principles. This is achieved through an educational, scientific, and technological approach through which every human being must rightfully experience and acquire the tools to actualize this philosophy.
The philosophy of KWUST is to lead to the development of human capital through scientific search based on Christian principles. This can be achieved through a well-conceptualized educational, scientific and technological package through which every human being must rightfully experience and acquire the tools to actualize this philosophy.
Kiriri Women’s University is located on a fifty-acre parcel of land in Githurai-Mwihoko in Ruiru Sub-County, Kiambu County, off the Nairobi-Thika Super-Highway. This location provides an ambiance that is conducive to genuine intellectual excitement and cutting-edge research at Kasarani.
Kiriri Women’s University has three intakes a year in January, May, and September.
The university has two schools and one faculty of science; School of Business and Management, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, and Faculty of Science.
Kiriri Women's University of Science and Technology (KWUST) graduates will be expected to have acquired unique qualities for leadership and scientific enterprise. KWUST graduates do not only excel in the sciences but also possess the ability to apply their knowledge to practical problems and issues in their societies.
At Kiriri Women's University of Science and Technology (KWUST) we aim to uphold, maintain and strengthen the knowledge base supported by human values, understanding, and cooperation through the provision of quality education.
The University is devoted to safeguarding its core mandate and unique focus of empowering women as embellished in our vision and mission. Being a women’s only University it endeavors to help the women/girls achieve their dreams despite being marginalized in the recent past so that they become responsible members of society. This is in the realization of the adage - If you educate a woman you educate a family (nation).
We grant our students who come from diverse cultures, market-oriented programs coupled with quality facilities that are geared towards the achievement of vision 2030. The university admits both private and Government-sponsored students. The University boasts of a post-modern library, well-equipped computer laboratories, games and sports fields, and a serene environment among others. The flexibility of our graduates is validated by the continuous demand and ready acceptance by the employment market and industry.
Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology is a dynamic university that engages with the community around in its quest for growth, through research and knowledge in the enhancement of people's livelihoods in society. We are proud to deliver market-oriented courses that reinforce academic programs in order to produce people with the skills required by the global market. This grants Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology students a multifaceted and cutting edge in the market in their various areas of specialty.
With the current dynamics in the world which have increased space but with time as constraining, the University has encompassed the use of online platforms to be able to serve the students best in a dignified manner. Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology continues to drive new ideas and technologies needed for social growth whilst educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators as well as leveraging staff and research skills.
To be a center of academic excellence in the scientific and technological formation and promotion of the full and holistic development of the individual as a responsible member of the human community.
To educate and train individuals in the search for truth and knowledge through scientific methods.
Dr. Paul Gachanga Ndarua was the founder and visionary of Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology. He had been the driving force behind the noble idea of establishing a women ’s-only only university, the first of its kind in Kenya.
Dr. Ndarua was an astute architect and businessman by profession and a great supporter of education. His experiences and great milestones in a successful professional career culminated in his passion for women’s education, where he spent his time, energy, and resources for the benefit of women’s education.
His personal efforts to facilitate the provision of top-quality education to women date back to 1989 when he purchased land on which St. Lucie Kiriri Girls Secondary School was built. It opened its doors on 25th February 1992.
The idea of an all women’s university stemmed from the great gender disparities seen between male and female students gaining entry to tertiary education and more so for women pursuing courses in Science and Technology courses.
This led Dr. Ndarua to conceive the idea of creating an environment where at the tertiary level, women would come together and receive a holistic experience of education and personal development. Here they would be allowed to explore and experience to their greatest potential and ability surrounded by befitting role models.
The vision of one man brought and continues to bring women of all cultures, creeds, and races to mold them into holistic women. It was the vision of the founder to reach out to as many women as possible, who would then go on to build their communities, their villages, their countries, and the world at large. He envisioned that these young women would become ambassadors of their communities and the greater world and become employers and creators of employment opportunities.
Dr. Ndarua’s hope was that the mustard seed he planted, namely the university, would grow into a big tree whose fruit would feed the minds of millions of Africans, and the world.