UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY Inter-University Exchange Project Support for the Formation of Collaborative Programs with African Universities

Programme for Developing Human Resource to
Contribute to SDGs by Merging
African Potential and Japanese Scientific Technology


Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology


LocationNairobi, Kenya (specifically Juja town in Kiambu County)
Characteristics of the cityNairobi is the capital city of Kenya, situated in the south-central part of the country and in the highlands at an elevation of about 5,500 feet (1,680 metres). It lies 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Mombasa, Kenya’s major port on the Indian Ocean. Has a population of 4.397 million (2019).
Year of establishment1981
Feature of the universityThe university was established in 1981, supported by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), and now is a huge comprehensive university. It is a successful example of overseas aid by Japan.
Number of students43,000 undergraduates and 1,756 postgraduates
Departments with unique featuresDepartment of Landscape and Environmental Science is in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This department offers a Bachelors course in Environmental Horticulture and Landscaping Technology, which is not offered in any other university in Kenya.
Availability of dormitories for international studentsThere are available hostels and Guest houses within the University available to accommodate exchange students for a short period of time i.e 2months to 4 months. Booking has to be done at least 4 months prior.
Existence of Japanese studentsJKUAT has received several Japanese students/staff since 2015 under the IAESTE exchange program, Yamagata University/JKUAT Partnership and other exchange programs mainly in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Climate and temperatureJuja’s climate is classified as warm and temperate. The temperature averages 18.8 °C and annual rainfall of 1014 mm.

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