Welcome to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) is a centre of excellence in training, research and community outreach services offering practical and market oriented courses.
The University is a premier institution of higher learning offering relevant and quality market driven academic programmes for steering Socio-economic development. The University is strategically located at the quiet serene beaches of Lake Victoria and focuses on the development of Kenya’s cultural heritage through the utilization of the vast natural resources for academic advancement and research purposes premised on improving the socio-economic status of communities.
Prof. Stephen G. Agong’, PHD, FAAS - Vice Chancellor
NATIONAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR THE 2ND COMPETITIVE GRANTS FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING
THE 2ND COMPETITIVE GRANTS FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING
National Research Fund (NRF) is pleased to announce the 2nd National Research Call for Proposals for Postgraduate Research. The call is in line with NRF strategic response to the national goals articulated in Vision 2030 to develop a highly skilled, globally competitive human resource. NRF as established by Science Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of
2013, is equally mandated to facilitate research for the advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation for National Development.
Support for postgraduate students is one of key strategic funding programmes NRF is contributing towards human capital development to generate adequate skilled human resource. It is envisaged this programme will significantly contribute in generating a critical mass of technical and skilled manpower, new knowledge and innovations that will culminate into effective interventions for socio-economic development.Read more ...
NATIONAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2017/2018 FINANCIAL YEAR
The National Research Fund (NRF) is a statutory body established by Science Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013. The Fund is mandated to facilitate research for the advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) for National Development.
NRF is pleased to announce the National Call for Research Concept Notes. The call is a strategic response to promote multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary research among national innovation delivery agencies to increase investments in research and experimental development to address societal challenges and catalyze socio-economic growth.
Multi-disciplinary and Multi-institution research teams from both public and private institutions are invited to submit Concept Notes for consideration. Proposed projects should clearly demonstrate strategies of how to address varied challenges facing the society. The objectives of submitted concept notes must be in line with national priorities expounded in the Vision 2030 with more emphasis on research which will contribute new knowledge applicable to either Universal Health Care, Food and Nutrition Security, Affordable Housing as well as Industrialization, Manufacturing and Agro-processing; the Research should also address issues under Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024) which is the blueprint for Africa’s long term Agenda 2063.Read more ...
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Africa Centers of Excellence meet to discuss investment in skilling graduates, research andquality ofScience and Technology education in Africa
Accra, November 07, 2017 - A joint workshop for the Africa Centers of Excellence (ACE) from ACE I and ACE II is underway in Accra, Ghana, from 7-10th November, 2017. The 22 Centers of Excellence from West and Central Africa and 24 Centers from Eastern and Southern Africa are meeting for the first time to learn from peers, and share knowledge, experiences and success stories. It’s an opportunity for the 46 centers to review their progress, deliberate on the challenges and collectively come up with solutions. The workshop was officially opened by the Minister of Education, Republic of Ghana, Hon.Dr. Matthew OpokuPrempeh.
Hon. Opokusaid theCenters should be“models to drive changes that will entrench Higher Education Institutions as principal producers of knowledge that directly impact on socio-economic development,” he said.“This after all,” he added,“is what the mission of Higher Education institutions must be about.”Read more ...
School of Biological and Physical Sciences (SBPS) organized and conducted an Infrared Gas Analysis (IRGA) training course. The training was coordinated by Prof. Dennis O. Ochuodho and was conducted by Mr. Daniel Okach from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, who has a verse experience with the equipment. Infrared gas analysis is a modern technique for quantifying the concentrations of diatomic gases. These include carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and other gases, which absorb the infrared rays. This principle has been applied in the quantification of CO2 and H2O exchange in plants and natural ecosystems. Key greenhouse gases that contribute to the current global warming can now be effectively quantified in real time. A series of equipment have been developed based on this principle and the two leading companies in this regard are the LI-COR of USA with its LI-COR 7500 and the WALZ GmbH of Germany with its GFS 3000 series.Read more ...
The University’s Africa Center of Excellence in sustainable use of insects as food and feeds held its inception workshop from the 5th-6th October 2017.The inception workshop saw the University and its international partners converge to chart a way forward on areas of collaborations and partnerships.
The workshop which was opened by the University’s’ Chairman of Council, Dr. Walter Ongeti saw over 10 partners and potential partners who included the ACE11 colleagues, MoiUniversity, partners,icipe, KIRDI, MMUST, JKUAT, the National Museums of Kenya, Sanergy Limited, Makerere University, Copenhagen University, Bobo-Eco Farm Uganda, Elsevier, Mammah Uganda among others.
,“Spend much of your valuable time in writing fundable research papers and proposals rather than wasting your precious energy in part- time teaching across Universities.”This was the message to the University dons by Dr.Ongeti
Daily Nation Article: Bank funds research into edible insectsRead more ...
“DON’T CLIMB THE MATRESSES, GO FOR THE MOUNTAIN”.
“Preserve your energy and be able to achieve the mighty task ahead which is to realize the University Goal”, this was the Chairman of Council’s word during a luncheon organized by the University Council at the University’s Hospitality grounds.The University Council held an interactive session between University staff and Council over lunch to share and bond as a team. The event involved having lunch and getting to know each other where staff had the opportunity to meet the new council. This is the first ever meeting between JOOUST University Council and staff since the inception of the University.
The chairman of Council, Dr. Walter Ongeti, has challenged the over 500 staff members present at the luncheon to stop wasting their precious energy in little things that would affect their ultimate performance in the most needed task of building the University to its greater heights.Read more ...
Plans underway for official launch of Africa Centre of Excellence in Sustainable use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS)
The Africa Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Use of Insects as Food and Feeds (INSEFOODS) of JaramogiOgingaOdinga University of Science and Technology is up and running even as plans are underway for the official launch of the Centre come early October 2017.
The planning committee for the launch met at theVittoriaSuittes Hotel in Kisumu to make the necessary arrangements that would ensure success in the long awaited launch.
JOOUST has earned its space in the world map as a University of Excellence that is committed to ensuring sustainable food security within the region and beyond. Through her committed researchers, the University has a niche in promoting use of Insects not only as human food but also as feeds for livestock. The University is one of the 3 ACE II projects in Kenya funded by the World Bank to run for 5 years.Read more ...
The Division of Research, Innovation and Outreach organized a one day seminar to sensitize staff on the processes and procedures for protection and maintenance of Intellectual Property Rights (Innovations, Patents and Commercialization research results).
Sixty senior members of the University were trained by resources persons from the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) who included Mr. SylvanceSange, Managing Director, KIPI as well asMr. Paul Chege who is an Intellectual Property Rights Officer.
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|S/N||Project Title||Principal Investigator||Funding Organization|
|1||The Ground water 2013: Sustaining Groundwater safety in Peri-urban areas||Dr. Lorna Grace Okotto||Natural Environment Research Council; Economic & Social Research Council and DFID|
|2||Retention and Sustainability of Community Health Workers in Improving Community Case Management of Malaria||Prof. Yaw Afrane||World Health Organization|
|3||Enhancing Production, Value Addition and Marketing of Indigenous Vegetables (cowpea, spider plant, nightshades, amaranth, pumkin), French Beans and Mushrooms among Smallholders Farmers in Kenya.||Dr. Darius AndikaOtiato||KAPAP Competitive Grant System (KAPAP-CGS)|
|4||Improving Livelihoods among Small scale farmers in East Africa through improved Horticulture Production||Dr. Darius AndikaOtiato||German Government|
|5||Wealth creation and climate change mitigation through AIVS production in Western Kenya among small scale farmers||Dr. Darius AndikaOtiato||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
|6||Early Warning Systems for Improved Human Health and Resilience to Climate-sensitive Vector-borne Diseases in Kenya||Prof. Benson Estambale||World Health Organization|
|7||Combating Poverty and Building Democracy through the Co-production of Participatory Waste Management Services. The Case of Kisumu, Kenya.||Dr. Michael Oloko||Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICDL)|
|8||Improvement and Conservation of Sunrise Springs water Quality and Quantity for Sustainable Domestic and Irrigated Soya Bean-based Cropping System in Western Kenya.||Prof. George Ouma||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
|9||Characterization, Chemical and Microbial Analysis of SennaDidymobotyra in Kenya.||Prof. Beatrice Anyango||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
|10||Pamoja Project: Aid is working. Tell the World.||Dr. Charles Oduke||Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
|11||Analysis of the Level of Chemical Contaminants in Portable Water Sources in Rarieda and Bondo Regions, Siaya County.||Mr. EnosWambu||JOOUST|
|12||Unravelling the Anti malarial Agents from ErythrinaAbyssinicaLornchcarpusEriocalyxand AlysicarpusOvalifoliusa||Dr. Regina Nyunja||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
|13||Establishment of Regional Special Needs Assessment Laboratory at JOOUST||Mr. Walter Akuno||National Council for Persons with Disabilities|
|14||Equipping of Special Needs Laboratory||Mr. WanyeraSamwel||National Council for Persons with Disabilities|
|15||Community-based Seed Multiplication and Dissemination of Sorghum Seed Systems Technology in the Lake Victoria Basin.||Mr. Walter Akuno||Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agro-Business Project|
|16||Screening of Avocado Rootstocks for Tolerance to Salinity, Water Logging and Diseases for Food Security and Income Generation||Prof. George Ouma||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
|17||Improving Production, Processing and Marketing of three Priority Indigenous Vegetables in Western Kenya||Dr. Darius Andika||Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agro-Business Project (KAPAP)|
|18||Genetic Diversity, Chemical Composition and anti-microbial Properties of SENNA DIDYMOBOTYRA (FRESEN) H.S. IRWIN & BARNEBY)||PascalineCheruto||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
|19||Addressing Drinking Water Quality Challenges in Developing Countries- Case Study of Lake Victoria Basin.||Prof. S. Wandiga and Prof. Anthony Rodgrigues||USAID|
|20||Mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS at the University||Mr. Akuno Walter||NACC|
|21||Kisumu Local Interaction Platform||Mistra Urban Futures; Sweden|
|22||Developing Capacity of Local Communities for Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture||Lake and Seas Resources Co. and JOOUST|
|23||Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable use of Water Hyacinth in the Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya||Prof. Anthony Rodrigues||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
|24||Anti malarial and Anti Microbial Activities of Lornchcarpus and Alsycarpus||Dr. Regina Nyunja||National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation|
GRADUATION SPEECHES 2017
GRADUATION SPEECHES 2016
- GRADUATION SPEECH 2016 - PROF. STEPHEN G. AGONG'
- GRADUATION SPEECH 2016 - DR. FRED MATIANG'I
- GRADUATION SPEECH 2016 - DR. MWANDOTTO
- ACCEPTANCE SPEECH 2016 - DR. VIMAL SHAH
OTHER SPEECHES 2016