Prof. Pat Phelan signed an MOU with Vice Chancellor Mary Walingo in the presence of Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland Mr. Richard Obembe.
This is seen as an important first step in building a partnership with Maasai Mara University in the areas of Nursing, Environmental Science and Business.
MMU are one of the brightest and best new Universities in Kenya and will be a key partner in the region for UL.
VC Walingo and Ambassador Opembe received a tour of the Bernal Institute from Dr. Sarah Brady and a UL campus tour with Liam Ryan from IED.
They were extremely impressed with the facilities on offer to students and are very interested in setting up pathways for Kenyan students to finish their studies or continue their post-graduate studies in UL.
Also discussed were opportunities for collaborative research and staff mobility between UL and MMU. Of particular interest was the Environmental Science department working with MMU on the protection and conservation of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.