Imperial College London Vice President visits Kenya to strengthen research ties

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Professor Dallman with the Director of the Ministry of Education, science and innovation government agencies and the Science and Innovation officer during her visit to Kenya.

Imperial College London’s Vice President (International) Professor Maggie Dallman recently visited Ghana and Kenya to strengthen collaborations and meet alumni.

The college has dozens of scientists working across Africa in a diverse range of health and environmental research programmes exploring global challenges such as health, infrastructure and nutrition.

Speaking ahead of her visit, Professor Dallman said: “Imperial’s excellence arises from attracting talented people and working with leading institutions from across many different regions.

“Ghana and Kenya see the importance and value of innovation. Any university serious about its future would be foolish to ignore the potential for collaboration.

“Academics in both countries are at the heart of a global urban health network that could help reduce inequalities in healthcare for billions of city-dwellers.”

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Imperial College London’s Vice Principal attended the first Imperial alumni event to be held Kenya.

During her time in Kenya, Professor Dallman visited the African Population and Health Research Centre, the African Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Education, IBM, a variety of centres of research excellence and also attended the first ever alumni event in Nairobi.