Research and Innovation is one of our strategic pillars as a university.

Strathmore University is considered to be a center of excellence in teaching and research

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Research and Innovation

Our story

Research and Innovation is one of our strategic pillars as a university. Strathmore University is considered to be a center of excellence in teaching and research. We wish to enhance this by providing facilities and support for innovative research and extension services. We want to provide a conducive environment for the continuous education and improvement of staff in their academic and professional careers. We aim to forge academic partnerships and links with other academic institutions, the professions, industry and commerce and to be at the forefront of technological innovation and its specific application within the local context.

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History of Research and Innovation

Expansion of mandate of Strathmore University ISERC

The National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation has expanded Strathmore University's mandate to encompass the scientific and ethical review of research protocols in both Social and Biomedical Sciences for a duration of three years.

Ideas Festival 2022 Launch
The Strathmore Ideas Festival was born out of the need to create a versatile platform for undergraduate and graduate students, providing them with the opportunity to engage with industry leaders and foster innovation at Strathmore University. The inaugural event in December 2022 featured 40 participants selected through a rigorous "shark tank" model, symbolizing a commitment to cultivating innovative talents and driving positive change
Launch of the Strathmore Academy for International Research Collaboration

SAIRC has been established to promote excellence in research and innovation that can help address the world’s most pressing challenges concerning human development and improve quality of life for all.

2nd Strathmore University Research and Innovation Conference
From November 2nd to 6th, 2020, Strathmore University hosted the second iteration of its Research and Innovation Conference, which revolved around the theme of "Collaborative Research for Sustainable Development." This dynamic event engaged both students and staff, serving as a vibrant platform for the exchange of ideas and the pursuit of sustainable solutions.
2nd Strathmore University Research and Innovation Symposium
A five-day spectacular event that united students, faculty researchers, and participants from industry and government, fostering the exchange of research findings and commemorating collaborative achievements.
1st Strathmore University Research and Innovation Conference
The 2018 Strathmore Research and Innovation Conference, held from October 29th to November 2nd, provided a dynamic forum for our university's researchers and their external counterparts. This platform celebrated our academic community's research achievements and fostered valuable research partnerships
1st Strathmore University Research and Innovation Symposium
The 2017 Research Symposium, held from November 13th to 17th, focused on the theme "University Research's Influence on Kenya's Economy." This event served as a celebratory platform for showcasing the scholarly contributions of students, academic staff, and researchers, spanning all disciplines within the university's research and innovation domains.
Launch of the Research and Innovation Office

In 2016, Strathmore University marked a pivotal moment in its commitment to academic excellence and fostering a culture of innovation by launching its Research and Innovation Office. This landmark event signified the institution's dedication to advancing knowledge, technology, and entrepreneurship in Kenya and beyond.


The inauguration of the Research and Innovation Office was a testament to Strathmore's recognition of the critical role that research and innovation play in addressing societal challenges and driving economic growth. With this new office, the university aimed to provide a centralized hub for cutting-edge research initiatives, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the development of innovative solutions that could positively impact various industries and sectors.


This initiative was met with enthusiasm from both the academic community and industry partners, as it provided a platform for scholars, researchers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate on projects of regional and global significance. The Research and Innovation Office facilitated access to resources, funding opportunities, and expertise, fostering an environment conducive to groundbreaking discoveries and technological advancements.


Throughout the years following its launch, Strathmore University's Research and Innovation Office continued to play a pivotal role in nurturing a culture of research excellence and entrepreneurial innovation. It became a catalyst for transformative projects, startups, and initiatives that contributed to the growth of Kenya's knowledge-based economy.


Overall, the establishment of the Research and Innovation Office in 2016 marked a significant milestone in Strathmore University's journey toward becoming a leading center for research, innovation, and education in Africa, reinforcing its commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on society.

What we will offer you

At our university, we don't just believe in teaching, we believe in inspiring curiosity and fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation. With a well-established reputation in the global academic community, we offer a unique combination of resources, opportunities, and intellectual capital that makes us stand out.

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Cutting-Edge Research Infrastructure

We provide a state-of-the-art research infrastructure and access to advanced technologies, making us a hub of innovation and discovery. We continuously invest in cutting-edge laboratory equipment, data analytics platforms, and specialized facilities to ensure our students and faculty are always at the forefront of scientific progress.

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Internationally Acclaimed Faculty

Our faculty comprises renowned academics, researchers, and industry experts from around the world. Our team is not just passionate about teaching, but they are also leading researchers in their fields, ensuring you have access to the latest knowledge and insights

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Multidisciplinary Approach

We believe that the most groundbreaking innovations come from the intersection of various fields. This is why we encourage a multidisciplinary approach to research, fostering collaboration among different departments and enabling our students and faculty to look at problems from a variety of perspectives.

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Strong Industry Partnerships

We have strong ties with industry leaders, providing our students with opportunities to engage in applied research, internships, and collaborative projects. These partnerships not only enhance the practical aspect of our research but also increase the employability of our students.

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Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem

Our innovation ecosystem goes beyond the laboratory. We encourage and support the transfer of knowledge to the real world. From an entrepreneurial curriculum and startup incubators to patent support and mentorship, we ensure that good ideas find their way into society.

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Commitment to Sustainability

Our research and innovation activities are grounded in a commitment to sustainability. We aim to contribute to the resolution of global challenges by developing sustainable technologies, promoting responsible research practices, and integrating sustainability into all aspects of our academic work.

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