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The University of Nairobi has been ranked in the 51-100 category for Development Studies worldwide. The sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings also places the University of Nairobi among the top 100 universities in the world.

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Principal investigators of the project: Prof. Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School)
and Prof. Emily Jones (Oxford) and advisor to the project Prof. Mthuli Ncube


University of Oxford
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The City of Kigali. Rwanda is one of the East African countries that have made provisions for non-motorised transport. The Rwandan, Ugandan and Kenyan experiences were shared during the IDS ACET Regional Workshop held in Nairobi on 23rd February 2016.


The ACET Regional Seminar hosted by IDS provided an avenue for sharing experiences and projecting future plans on non-motorised transport (NMT) in East African cities.

Lilian Towers Hotel, University Way, Nairobi.
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The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) will today, 28th January 2016,  host a live public debate on Eurobond at Taifa Hall from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. 


The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is the lead coordinator of the event at the University while KEPSA will host the occasion through its Mkenya Daima campaign.  

University of Nairobi, Main Campus, Taifa Hall
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From Left to Right: Afrobarometer team  Dr Paul Kamau, Dr Adams Oloo, Prof  Winnie Mitullah and Mr Sam Balongo during the release of Afrobarometer Round 6 results. 


The institute for Development Studies (IDS) has released results of the Afrobarometer Round 6 Survey on infrastructure based on field-team observations in 35 African countries.

The Nairobi Safari Club
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