Nairobi, 15 July 2014: With support from UN-Habitat, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has launched a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development, as well as Doctoral programmes by research and thesis in areas of urban studies.

The course will be offered under the Centre for Urban Studies, established in 2013 by the School of Architecture and Building Sciences in partnership with UN-Habitat, to guide in research, training and development of innovative ideas that will help tackle the inherent complex and diverse issues in urban settings.

The University has also signed a MoU with Nairobi City County that will enable postgraduate students from Centre for Urban Studies undertake minimum three-month internships among other collaborative activities.

More than 50% of the global population lives in urban areas. In 2009, Africa’s total population for the first time exceeded 1 billion, of which almost 40% lived in urban areas. There is, therefore, an increasing need for professionals in urban studies - in private companies, public agencies at all levels of government, as well as within non-governmental organizations - to tackle various challenges of urban development.

The Centre is offering Master of Sustainable Urban Development and Doctoral programmes by research and thesis in urban areas.

For more details regarding the course please check in the JKUAT website: