KENYAN-GERMAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR MINING, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Partner countries: Kenya and Germany.
This centre was officially opened in April 2017 and is a joint co-operation between two universities: Taita Taveta University College in Voi, Kenya, and the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden, Germany. The objectives of the centre include developing and improving curricula in new and existing academic programmes related to mining, educating and training a new generation of mining, process and environmental engineers and resource managers for the industry and government, educating and training lecturers, and network with industry and governments in the region in quality assurance for education, training and research. The Centre offers various programmes including engineering courses that are centred on mining and mineral processing as well as others that focus on natural resource management. The educational programmes includes a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. It also offers two PhD programmes: Mining Engineering and Process Engineering. Since it is a relatively new centre, there are no alumni that have emerged from the programme yet.
More information about the centre can be found on the centre’s website.