Moi University was established in 1984 as the second public University in Kenya, with a population of 83 students. Since then, the University has exponentially grown from strength to strength in terms of the number of Academic Programmes, Students, Staff population, and physical facilities.
To date, the student population stands at approximately 30,000 distributed in five campuses across Kenya, namely; Annex, Coast, Eldoret Town (CHS), Eldoret, Main, and Nairobi.
At the moment, the University has 14 Schools, namely; Agriculture & Natural Resources, Arts & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Information Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Tourism, Hospitality & Events Management, and Science & Aerospace Studies.
The University also has three (3) Directorates, namely; Information Communication Technology, Quality Assurance, Compliance & Performance Contracting, and Resource Mobilization, Enterprise Development & Institutional Advancement (RMEDIA). Additionally, the University has three (3) Institutes namely: Gender, Diversity & Peace Studies, Open, Distance & e-Learning, and Confucius Institute.
It also has a Biomedical Informatics Centre.
Centres of Excellence:
Moi University takes pride in its Centres of Excellence in the various fields, namely; Centre of East and South African-German Centre of Excellence for Educational Research Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA), Centre of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy (ACE II-PTRE), and Cluster Centre of Excellence in African Studies (ACC). The University is envisioning to be a Centre of Excellence in Aerospace Studies, Information Communication Technology and Arabic Studies.
Moi University has two subsidiaries:
Moi University owns a Textile Factory-Rivatex East Africa Limited, and Innovation Firm Limited – another business arm of the University. This makes us the only University running a factory for teaching and production in the region. We also offer Aviation courses supported by three aircrafts fully owned and operated by the University, the only one of its kind in Africa.
The University established MU Technologies, which is a plant that manufactures and assembles ICT/ digital devices