Engage with us

Welcome to the Lukenya University Engage with Us platform. In this platform we call upon you to engage with us in relation to research collaborations and partnerships, consultancy, technology transfer entrepreneurship and in any other needs. You will get news and information in relation to ongoing research activities and completed initiatives.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Lukenya University collaborates with other institutions such as the South Eastern Bloc Universities in research and conferences. The South Eastern Bloc universities include:

  • South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU)
  • Machakos University
  • Garissa University
  • Umma University

Lukenya University collaborates with Inclusive Climate Change Adaptation for a Sustainable Africa (ICCASA) in conferences, grant writing and in developing short courses in climate change adaptation.

The University holds joint meetings with the South Eastern Bloc Universities and ICCASA. Several meetings were held in preparation and during the progress of the 1st Multidisciplinary Research Conference in Business, Education, Science and Technology hosted virtually by Lukenya University between 24th July 2020 and 28th August 2020.

Collaborating institutions provided a lot of support in making the conference successful. We held regular meetings to plan each web series together. We continued with meetings even after the conference began to improve the conference sessions. The support obtained included the following:

Table 1: Contribution by Collaborating Institutions and Service Providers
Institution Support provided
ICCASA Advisory, designing the web series posters, proof reading and editing documents before release, slide share during the conference, conference session facilitation, Ensuring proper arrangement of PowerPoint presentations before the conference date, attending meetings and brainstorming, availing names of staff members from ICCASA who could chair conference sessions, advertising the conferences on social media, sharing the conference links with fellow staff members and moral support.
Umma University Advisory, attending meetings and brainstorming, review of abstracts, calling on the university fraternity to submit papers, availing names of staff members from Umma University who could chair conference sessions, advertising each web series, session facilitation, sharing the conference links with fellow staff members and moral support.
Garissa University Advisory, attending meetings and brainstorming, calling on the university fraternity to submit papers, advertising each web series, review of abstracts, availing names of staff members from Garissa University who could chair conference sessions, session facilitation, sharing the conference links with fellow staff members and moral support.
South Eastern Kenya University Advisory, attending meetings and brainstorming, calling on the university fraternity to submit papers, advertising each web series, review of abstracts, availing names of staff members from Garissa University who could chair conference sessions, session facilitation, sharing the conference links with fellow staff members and moral support.
Machakos University Advisory, attending meetings and brainstorming, Layout of the book of abstracts, calling on the university fraternity to submit papers, availing names of staff members from Machakos University who could chair conference sessions advertising each web series, review of abstracts, session facilitation, sharing the conference links with fellow staff members and moral support. The University was ready to print the conference programmes in case a physical conference was held.
Eduvod Providing the platform for the conference, creating Microsoft accounts for presenters, providing links (presenters’ link and attendees’ link) for each web series, attending meetings and brainstorming, recording sessions, providing attendance information after each web series and advisory.
Fragments Media Ltd Advertising each web series on all Lukenya University social media platforms and the website, advisory, attending meetings and brainstorming.

Furthermore, Lukenya University collaborates with Eco Agrosol to produce crops with high biomass using Agrosil. Phase 2 of the project is on course.

CONSULTANCY

The University welcomes individuals and institutions requiring consultancy services. Staff members have expertise in different fields and this is important in providing different consultancy services required according to your needs. We offer specialist opinion and/or advice, technical advice and undertake analysis and /or testing of different forms depending on your need.

The University offers consultancy services to the County Government of Makueni, Kenya in areas of business management, financial management, economics, peace building and conflict management among other areas.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

In ensuring inventiveness, technology transfer is an important aspect in Lukenya University. For instance, The University is undertaking a cassava project whereby value addition will be done to foster food security. Further, the university focuses on ensuring the flow of technical knowledge, designs, data, materials, and any innovations from the University to other organizations through collaborations and partnerships. The shift of use from one purpose to another purpose is also undertaken in promoting technology transfer. We endeavor to convey scientific and technological results to the community at large that will facilitate decision making based on facts.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The university encourages entrepreneur ideas from students and staff members. In this end the University provides training in entrepreneurship to all students where they gain skills of managing businesses for profit. Students are encouraged to plan their future in the entrepreneurial line through setting up small businesses. They acquire skills to reduce financial risks and ensure sustainability.

The university engages in entrepreneurial activities such as crop farming, livestock farming, consultancy and technology transfer.