Partnership between Umma University and Gateway Islamic Finance Advisory
Dr. Idle Farah with Rahma Hersi, Head of Africa Practice during formalization of partnership with Gateway Islamic Finance Advisory with with view to making an impact on the Islamic Economy; Teaching, Policy and Practice in Kenya. Rahma Hersi earlier held a the truly inspirational presentation on Education, Knowledge and Understanding
UNHCR Special Envoy for Somalia Refugee Situation visits Umma University Kajiado
Amb. Mohamed Abdi Affey, Special Envoy for Somalia Refugee Situation, UNCHR during the courtesy call to the Dr. Idle Farah discussing the support of our sponsors Direct-Aid International and access to university education for Somali refugees.
Courtesy call by Hon. Philip S. Mpaayei, the Senator Kajiado County
Dr. Idle O. Farah with Hon. Philip S. Mpaayei, the Senator Kajiado County when he paid a courtesy call on Friday, 8th June, 2018.
Smartboard Training
Dr. Idle O. Farah with Prof Karama (DVC - ARSA) and lecturers during the Smartboard training at Kajiado Campus on 23rd May 2018.
Courtesy Call to TUM VC
Courtesy call to Prof. Laila Abubakar of Technical University of Mombasa.
MEWA Meeting
Meeting with Management and trustees of MEWA Hospital with regards to the training of health workers.
Council Retreat
BOT, Council and Management during the retreat at Maanzoni Lodge on the 9th - 12th May 2018.
UMMA UNIVERSITY - TANGAZA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KAJIADO.
Participants of the symposium “Strengthening grassroots cooperation for improving service delivery in Kenyan counties” at Umma University, Kajiado Campus on the 24th April 2018.
School of Business and Technology Retreat
Council Vice Chair, Arch. Abdullatif Khan (centre seated) with Council member Ali Mahmud (second seated from right), Dr. Idle Farah, DVC PAF (second seated from left), Prof. Mohamed Karama, DVC Academics Research and Students Affairs (seated right) and Umar H. Abdalla, CEO of Africa Education and Development Trust
Launch of Umma University Students Support Program
Amb. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Education launches the UUSPP assisted byDr Abbas Gullet, Chancellor, Umma University, Dr Vijoo Rattansi, Chancellor, University of Nairobi and H.E Mohamud Mohamed Ali, Governor, Marsabit County.
Launch of Umma University Student Support Program
Amb. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Education, launches the student support program at Laico Regency on 13th February 2018.
Launch of Umma University Student Support Program
Amb. Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Education, with the Chancellor Dr. Abbas Gullet, BOT, Council and VC of Umma University.
Council Chair address
Council Chair Dr. Abdul Rahman Saleh Al-Muhailan address the congregation
Chancellor Confers Degree
Dr Abbas Gullet confers degrees during the graduation ceremony
Dignitaries grace the 1st commencement ceremony
The Chancellor Dr. Abbas Gullet with CAS Education, Simon Kachapin, Kajiado Governor Ole Lenku and Leader of Majority Hon. Aden Dualle
Graduands
The Graduating class of 2018
Graduands
Graduating class of 2018

Research

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DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH, COLLABORATION, PARTNERSHIOP & LINKAGES
Vision
“A leading centre of excellence for strengthening training, research, innovations and partnership through fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration”.
Mission
“To provide timely and quality research enabling environment, support capacity building, knowledge dissemination and professional networking through nurturing and promoting creativity, innovations and cross-disciplinary collaboration”.
Mandates
Directorate of Research, Collaboration, Partnerships and Linkages, of Umma University is mandated to undertake the following-
  1. To coordinate and implement research, innovations and partnerships policies;
  2. To coordinate and implement of all agreements and collaborations;
  3. To plan, coordinate and implement the University research programmes and projects;
  4. To provide leadership for knowledge dissemination activities including research findings, conferences, workshops, seminars and symposium;
  5. To coordinate publications activities of the University;
  6. To support, coordinate and undertake community outreach services;
  7. To enforce research ethics policies, standards and practices;
  8. To undertake any other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.
RESEARCH PROGRAMMES/PROJECTS
Umma University understand that research have crucial roles to play in developing differentiated and effective academic systems. Research and development is the only vehicle and language that could transform and develop institutions, societies and governments.
With its robust research agenda, Umma University believes that it can effectively contribute to knowledge, skills and experience building in the field of Islamic finance, Islamic Sharia, Islamic studies, ICT, business management, health sciences and education. The University is the leading hub of knowledge of Islam with respect to contemporary issues faced by humanity.
Therefore, the University is strategically position in the region to intellectually contribute to the local, regional and global development agenda of the humanity. For example, Kenya realization of Vision 2030, development blue print capable of making Kenya a middle-income country, Umma University contribute to the higher order intellectual development that will make Kenya join the global knowledge society, characterized with competiveness, and sustainability in sophisticated knowledge economies.
RESEARCH INTEREST AREAS
  • Islamic Studies of contemporary society issues and challenges
  • Islamic finances models, modern business ethics and sustainability strategies
  • Impact of ICT revolution in society
  • Society, health and Islam
  • Building civilizational-dialogue and alliances
  • Leadership and governance systems
  • Academic performance assessment strategies
 
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