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2nd Strathmore University Research and Innovation Symposium

Dates: 4th to 8th November 2019

Theme: Unlocking the Big Four Agenda through Research and Innovation

About the Symposium

The Strathmore University Research and Innovation Symposium 2019 will take place from 4th to 8th November 2019. The second installment of a biennial series, it will bring together staff and students of Strathmore University, as well as participants from industry and government, to share their research work and nurture their collaborations.

Taking into account the research priorities identified and articulated by the National Commission for Science and Technology (NACOSTI), for the 2018-2021 period, the symposium will focus on highlighting the role multidisciplinary research and innovation can play in the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the Kenyan Government’s Big Four Agenda, which focuses broadly on manufacturing, affordable housing, universal health coverage, and food security.

By promoting an atmosphere of inquiry and debate, the symposium will encourage all participants to seek the highest quality in their work. It will challenge them to identify the possible positive and negative impacts of their work on society, and bring forth practical proposals on how the positive impacts can be maximised while the negative ones stymied. It will also enable participants to identify areas for further collaborative research.

Thematic Areas

In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of the research and innovation at Strathmore University, theoretical and practical papers are invited in any of the following areas.

  1. Information Technology.
  2. Public Policy and Governance.
  3. Clean Energy.
  4. Mathematical Applications.
  5. Tourism and Hospitality.
  6. Law and Justice (Law Reform and the Big Four).
  7. Health and Healthcare Management.
  8. Humanities and Social Sciences.
  9. Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness.
  10. Management, Finance and Strategy.

Submissions should be made via email to symposium2019@strathmore.edu with the subject line “2019 SU Symposium Submission” before or on 28th June 2019. The submission should be in the form of a .docx (Microsoft Word) document, formatted in Times New Roman font, size 12 and with 1.5 pts between lines. The document should contain the following:

  • The name of the author(s)
  • Their institution/organisation(s)
  • Their phone number
  • The paper title, and
  • An abstract of up to 350 words

A sample abstract is included on the last page of this document for guidance.

The submissions will undergo a peer review process and the authors of accepted papers will be contacted with further details.


  • Abstract Submission: 28th June 2019.
  • Acceptance Notification: 4th August 2019.
  • Full paper submission: 1st October 2019.
  • Payment of symposium fee: 25th October 2019.
  • Conference dates: 4th to 8th November 2019.

Symposium fees are as shown below:

  • Regular: KES 7,500 (USD 75).
  • SU Staff: KES 1,500 (USD 15).
  • SU Students: KES 300 (USD 3).

Payments can be made through MPESA to the Paybill Number 400222 with 1059#1037 as the account number. To pay using a different method, contact symposium2019@strathmore.edu.

Presenters affiliated with Strathmore University are exempted from paying the symposium fee. External presenters will pay “regular” fees.


Kindly feel free in write to symposium2019@strathmore.edu in case of any inquiry.

Thank you.