Thursday, July 4, 2024

The University of Nairobi( UoN) and Technical University in Delft (TUDelft), Netherlands have agreed to  collaborate in the field of Biomedical Engineering. This partnership aims to develop and implement a Masters of Science program in Biomedical Engineering that will not only enhance the capabilities of both institutions but also address the current market gaps for locally manufactured medical devices and equipment

The agreement was solidified during a meeting between  teams  from TUDelft, led by Prof. Jan Carol Dietil, and   from  UoN   Faculty of Engineering, led by the Acting Dean, Dr. John Obiero. The  meeting, which was chaired by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama Gitahi, highlighted the importance of leveraging local expertise to create solutions in Biomedical Engineering, ultimately reducing the region's reliance on imported medical devices.

As part of this collaboration, a multidisciplinary team comprising faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, and Information Technology will work together to integrate cutting-edge technologies such as AI into healthcare systems. The far-reaching impact of this collaboration includes the local production of biomedical products, positioning the University of Nairobi as a leader in biomedical engineering and healthcare design, the training of skilled medical engineers to tackle evolving healthcare challenges, and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit among students.

This exciting partnership heralds a new era of innovation and advancement in Biomedical Engineering, ultimately benefiting not only the two collaborating institutions but also the wider healthcare industry and community.