The Odessa National University I.I. Mechnikov Press Service

Education abroad: Kenya is establishing contacts

  Kenya is interested in educating its students at the I.I. Mechnikov ONU. Universities’ cooperation was the topic discussed at the meeting between the rector of the I.I. Mechnikov ONU professor Igor Kovaland the Deputy Minister of Finance of Kenya Oburu Odinga. TheKenyanpoliticianvisitedONUwithareconnaissance visit.
 “The University of Nairobi is relatively young, but it has great potential, and we would be glad to sign an official agreement of interuniversity cooperation”, – stated Oburu Odinga. In particular, the conversation was centered on joint scientific research and student exchange. The Deputy Minister was interested by the opportunities of ONU to prepare Kenyan students in the fields of biotechnologies, pharmaceutical chemistry and medical physics. Kenya could send 300 students to study in Odessa yearly, thinks Oburu Odinga.
 “ONU can offer foreign students education within 47 different majors, along with the rich scientific library funds, rare collections of its museums, the opportunity to gain knowledge at the unique astronomic observatory, hydrobiology station, laboratories and practice bases, – informed the rector of ONU professor Igor Koval. – Odessa citizens and Kenyans will find common grounds.”
  The conversation between the Kenyan politician and the ONU rector was in Russian language.  Oburu Odinga graduated from People’s Friendship University of Russia in Moscow in 1970, where he gained the title of professor of political science.
  Today two students from Kenya are studying at the I.I. Mechnikov ONU. Kristina Angiyo and Leonor Sibora are studying computer systems at the Institute of Mathematics, Economics and Mechanics.
 Overall over 400 foreign students from 46 world countries are studying at ONU. The majority of them are citizens of China, Turkey and Moldova.

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