DeKUT has also collaborated with the University of Franche-Comte’- France,in signing a cooperation agreement in 2018. This agreement is currently the most promising in terms of university cooperation between France and Kenya since it is a double-degree collaboration at master’s level. Two Kenyan students from DeKUT have been living in Besancon since September 2018 pursuing the Master’s GreeM; the International Master on Control for Green Mechatronics. The main objectives of the Ambassador visit were; to set up new cooperation activities between the University of Franche-Comte and DeKUT, particularly in research and technology transfer at the postgraduate level; to meet the partners’ professional training needs, which are part of the Government of Kenya Vision 2030; and finally, to strengthen the presence of the University of Franche-Comte in English speaking sub-Saharan Africa. This responds to the French government’s request to strengthen academic and research links with Af4rican countries. From the visit, four axes of development emerged: the setting up of incoming and outgoing student mobility, including internship mobility, particularly in the automotive sector; the establishment of expertise missions and exchange of good practices in pedagogical engineering, particularly on vocational training; training of trainers and development of the doctoral level of DeKUT and finally, the implementation of joint research projects on topics of common interest, particularly in micro techniques and micromechanics.
At DeKUT, we continue to leverage on partnerships and collaborations as we deliver on our promise of Quality Education, Research and Technology Transfer for development.