Following President Macron's state visit to Kenya this year in March, the French Embassy in Nairobi asked the University of Franche-Comté to welcome H. E Ambassador of France to Kenya and the Vice-Chancellor (President ) of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT) with which a cooperation agreement was signed 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 Besançon since September 2018 pursuing Greem international master of Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté; the International Master on Control for Green Mechatronics.
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The visit of the Ambassador and the Vice Chancellor had a three-fold objective: to set up new cooperation activities between the University of Franche-Comté and DeKUT, particularly in Research and Technology Transfer at the postgraduate level; to meet the partner's professional training needs, which are part of the Government of Kenya Vision 2030; and finally, to strengthen the presence of the University of Franche-Comté in English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa. This responds to the French government's request to strengthen academic and research links with African 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 microtechniques 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.