Moi University has collaborated with Linköping University (LiU) and other institutions in Western Kenya for 30 years. This April a LiU delegation led by Vice- Chancellor and Governor will visit, to mark the anniversary and to discuss new areas of collaboration.
The collaboration began with a new programme in medicine. Kenya’s Ministry of Health wanted to begin such a programme at Moi University, the country’s second public university. The pedagogy was to be the very latest, so they turned to Linköping University, which had received attention worldwide with its new pedagogical model: problem-based learning.
With the medical programme established as the 2nd Medical school in Kenya, the two universities then developed an exchange programme. Over the years, students and teachers have spent time at the other university, to expand their professional perspectives – a total of 385 students and 250 teachers. Initially it was students and teachers from the medicine programme, but subsequently, the collaboration and exchange were extended to programmes such as nursing and physiotherapy, as well as education. There is also collaboration at the research level, staff training MSc, PhD and faculty development in innovative medical education. The celebrations in April at Moi University will include a number of symposiums and workshops.
The delegation will also include representatives from Region Östergötland led by the Governor of Regionostergotland, which has its own agreements with Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as well as the Uasin County and Norrköping Municipality.
Article contribution by Eva Bergstedt translated by Martin Mirko (LiU)