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Maasai Mara University recognises the importance of partnerships and cooperation with other institutions with similar objectives for purposes of internationalisation of its programmes. The collaboration/cooperation with the University of Bordeaux will bring mutual benefits and foster cultural exchange.

Our Uniqueness as Maasai Mara University

Natural Resource Management; The Famous Mau Complex, which is under threat of depletion is just adjacent to Maasai Mara University ; the University through Research and collaboration with stakeholders and other partners can contribute significantly to restoration and scientific management of this critical resource for Sustainability.

Maasai Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem; Maasai Mara University is at the Gate of the Greater Maasai Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem 'the seventh Wonder of the World' which hosts the largest number of wildlife species on earth and which is under threat. The University is establishing Research and extension Programs in wildlife and Environmental Conservation in the effort of protecting the endangered Maasai Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem.

Tourism and Hospitality; This is Kenya's second highest income earner- the University intends to collaborate with stakeholders and other partners to strengthen these programs by; Enhancing quality human resource production Diversifying tourism products i.e. Eco-Tourism, Cultural Tourism and Community Based Tourism and Promote sustainable development of tourism resources

Cultural Heritage Development and conservation; the University is located in a Culturally rich region, Maasai Land, thus can strengthen and enhance the development of this cultural resource through Research, documentation and Preservation and foster cultural Exchange Programs with other Cultures of the World.

Indigenous knowledge; The University has the opportunity to enhance available indigenous knowledge from the local communities especially in traditional /alternative medicine from plants.

Community Health Programs; the University is located in a Rural Setting and thus it can develop Community Health Programs such as; HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Environmental Health e.t.c

Agriculture; the university is located in an area which is largely semi-arid but with a section to the north which is good for wheat farming. Other crops such as barley, maize, and potatoes e.t.c also do well. The university aims at establishing programmes to improve such activity through modern technology.
Other possible areas of collaboration/ cooperation may include; capacity building, library resources, scholarships , student and Faculty exchange as well as any areas that would be of mutual interest to both universities.

The Directorate of Linkages and Collaborations hosted Gert Bomhof, from the Netherlands. Gert Bomhof is involved in Community projects and has helped develop Nkoilale Community Development Organization in the Mara region.

The University will be working to partner with his Foundation on vocational training, exchange programmes and partnership with AERES institutions from the Netherlands.

 

Collaborations and Linkages

University of Pau-France

It was requested that MMU to host one French Master of Tourism student for internship in 2014.The details to be discussed between Dean Tourism MMU and Director Tourism University of Pau France after the conference.

Clemson University - U.S.A.

Exchange research, training and workshop conference Developing a tourism information system for Maasai Mara Game Reserve

University of Bordeaux 3-France

Establishment of a French Language Institute/ centre Maasai Mara University is currently teaching French language to students undertaking tourism, arts and hospitality courses.

Aarhus University- Denmark

Establish and promote joint research, development projects and academic cooperation with focus on the Maasai Mara (ecosystem, living conditions, economic growth and biodiversity)

Regents University-London-U.K

Areas of collaboration: Education cooperation and articulation programmes. Research collaboration Exchange of students, faculty and staff members Joint consultancy activities Knowledge transfer Participation in seminar and academic meetings Exchange of academic materials and other information.

Kenya Industrial Estates

Create incubation centers and incubate student's projects with potential for commercialization. Attachment of MMU staff to enterprise funded through KIE for purposes of gaining experience that would be ploughed back into teaching.

University of Hertfordshire.- London-U.K

To conduct a survey to identify current research, educational, policy and regulatory activities (Governmental, academic, NGO)

University of Munster, Germany

The parties agree to collaborate in the following area of mutual interest: Explore possibilities for joint research programmes, Exchanges for students.

Physical Address

Maasai Mara University

P.O. Box 861 - 20500, Narok, Kenya 

Email: info@mmarau.ac.ke

Tel: +254 020 5131400

Admission Enquiries: reg.aa@mmarau.ac.ke
 
Maasai Mara University is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
 

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