Intensified Cooperation with Kenyan University

The University of Koblenz-Landau came to a cooperation agreement in form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Nairobi, one of the most prestigious universities in the sub-Saharan region. Thereby, the university intensifies its international exchange with African universities.

Dean Prof. Dr. Ephraime W. Wahome and Vice President Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch after signing the agreement.

Dean Prof. Dr. Ephraime W. Wahome and Vice President Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch after signing the agreement.

Researchers at the Institute of Psychology of the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau and the Department of Psychology at the University of Nairobi have already been working closely together in research within the framework of the project “Beyond the Big Five personality factors: An emic-etic understanding of German and Kenyan resources for sustainable behavior” since 2015. In collaboration with the University of Koblenz-Landau Rwanda-Center, a trilateral cooperation between both universities and the University of Rwanda is now planned. Additionally, the development of a collaborative international doctoral program as well as a dual degree study program are envisaged.

In a festive ceremony, the Vice President for Research, Transfer, Internationalization and Digitalization, Prof. Dr. Harald von Korflesch, and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Nairobi, Prof. Dr. Ephraime W. Wahome, signed the agreement.

The Dean of the Faculty for Educational Sciences, Prof. Dr. Claudia Quaiser-Pohl, who has cooperated for years as a psychologist with expert colleagues at African universities and who has initiated the agreement, welcomed the guests. Von Korflesch emphasized the great significance of the cooperation with the University of Nairobi within the framework of the internationalization strategy of the university. The representative of the Department of Psychology of the University of Nairobi and first female psychology professor in Kenya, Prof. Dr. Priscilla W. Kariuki, stressed that the MOU contributes to a more substantial and stronger cooperation in research and teaching in order to implement further collaborative research projects.

She expressed that she was looking forward to an intensified exchange between researchers and students in the context of this cooperation. The festive ceremony was musically framed by a tenor soloist who was accompanied by the head of the University Music Koblenz, Christian Jeub, on the grand piano.


Prof. Dr. Claudia Quaiser-Pohl
Dekanin Fachbereich 1: Bildungswissenschaften
Universität Koblenz-Landau
Campus Koblenz
Universitätsstraße 1
56070 Koblenz

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Date of news Jul 24, 2017 10:10 AM