In line with the university's vision of being a world class centre of academic excellence, the department has established and maintained several international and local linkages

1. Hankuk University Of Foreign Studies (hufs) Collaboration

The department also has a MoU with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), in South Korea. Dr. Tom Olali pioneered the programme in 2014 and came back in August 2016. Dr. James Michira proceeded for a sojourn of two years. He has completed his term.

2. Humbolt University Collaboration

The department (through the University) has a signed MoU with Humboldt University in Germany. It sent a graduate student in Germany in 2016 to carry out his research. He did that successfully, came back and graduated. One other student is currently at Humboldt University.

3. University Of Nairobi & Hankkuk University Korea

A member of staff from the department of Kiswahili is given an invitation to Hankkuk University to teach literature, language and culture.

Dr. Tom Olahi has been teaching in Korea,Hankkuk from 2014-2016. He will be replaced y Dr.Michira  Nyachae how will be there from 2016-2018.

4. University Of Nairobi &humboldt Universitat Zu Berlin

The Department of Kiswahili is one of the units involved in the collaboration with The University of Nairobi has with Humboldt University in Germany.

Areas of collaboration include:

  • Joint research activity

  • Participation in seminars and academic events

  • Exchange of academic material

  • Special academic programmes

  • Exchange of guest lecturers

  • Exchange of undergraduate and graduate students


Interested in partnering with us? Contact us

Department of Kiswahili

P.O Box 30197-00100, Nairobi 



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