Visit by Kuehne Logistics University Professor and Kühne Foundation’s Regional Education Coordinator
The Africa Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Operations for Resource Management and Food Supply (CSO) had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Andreas Gernert, an Assistant Professor for Sustainable Operations at KLU and Dr. Lester Brian Shawa, the Regional Education Coordinator for the Kühne Foundation. The two affirmed their continued commitment and support towards setting up the Masters of Business Research and Masters of Sustainable Management and Operations to be offered at Department of Management Science and Project Planning and Department of Agricultural Economics respectively. They had the pleasure of inaugurating the first cohort of PhD students who will be supported by the Centre to pursue their research in sustainable operations and management. During their visit, they were hosted by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, Prof. Julius Ogeng’o and paid courtesy call to Deans Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Business and Chairpersons of the programs’ host departments. The DVC AA expressed his delight with the partnership and the transdisciplinary nature of the research at the Centre, an approach he lauded as being appropriate in solving the current global sustainability challenges.