Karatina University is a public university in the town of Karatina, in central Kenya.
Karatina University was founded in 2007 as a Moi University campus for central Kenya, called the Moi University Central Kenya Campus. Located about 15 km north of the town of Karatina, it had an original intake of 100 students. Three years later, in 2010, it was upgraded to a constituent college of Moi University, and renamed Karatina University College. In 2013, the institution was declared a university in its own right, and was renamed Karatina University.
Karatina University’s main campus is located at Kagochi, the site of the former KaratinaUniversity College about 15 km from Karatina town. Further sites are located in the town of Nanyuki and in the settlement of Itiati, the latter being home to the university’s School of Education and Social Sciences.
The Vice Chancellor of Karatina University is Prof. Mucai Muchiri.
Structure and organisation
Karatina University comprises five academic schools, which are each divided into different departments:
- School of Agriculture & Biotechnology;
- School of Business;
- School of Education & Social Sciences;
- School of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies;
- School of Pure and Applied Sciences;
School of Agriculture and Biotechnology
- Food Science and Nutrition
- Agricultural Resource Economics
- Crop Science
School of Business Studies
- Business and Entrepreneurship
- Human Resources Development
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Economics and National Development
School of Education and Social Science
- Humanities & Languages
- Social Sciences
- Education Foundation
- Planning and Curriculum
- Psychology and Communication Technology
School of Natural Resources & Environmental Studies
- Natural Resources
- Environmental Studies
- Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
- Earth Sciences and Geo-informatics
School of Pure and Applied Sciences
- Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Sciences
- Computer Science
- Physical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
Karatina University is currently ranked number 19 in Kenya on Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, which measures an institution’s web presence
P.O. BOX 1957—10101, Karatina, Kenya.
Tel: (+254) 20 2176 713
Mob: (+254) 729 721 200
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