The University of Nairobi and University of Dar es Salaam Meet to Strategize on Setting up of Masters of Business Research and Masters of Sustainable Management and Operations Programs, on 15th to 18th November 2021
Prof John Mburu led a team of lecturers and professors from the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty Business and Management Science of the University of Nairobi and the University of Dar es Salaam, in a joint meeting in Arusha to harmonize and strategize on implementation of Masters of Business Research (MBR) and Masters of Sustainable Management and Operations (SuMO). The programs will be hosted at the African Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Operation for Resource Management and Food Supply that is currently being set up with support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Students enrolled for the programs will have the opportunity to progress on to undertake a PhD of their choice with research focus being on issues of sustainability in line with the Center’s mandate and orientation. It is envisaged that over 25 academics will be trained in sustainability, operations management, food/agricultural logistics and other related subjects. A unique learning approach will be adopted anchored on a tripartite partnership and realized through collaborative teaching, research and mentorship. The students will get to learn and be mentored by a team of dedicated faculty members with extensive research and teaching experience in the field of sustainability, from any of the three partner universities. They will have the freedom to take program courses from the University of their choice through student exchange programs not to mention autumn, winter and summer schools. The universities agreed to align implementation of the programs with their respective university regulations and those of the Councils in charge of University Education. They pledged their support to implementation of the programs and realize intended results and much more. If successfully implemented, the programs will set precedence for future collaborations among East Africa Universities cementing the East African countries relationships in the field of academics.