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10 quick facts about Strathmore University

Overview of Sangale Campus. The photo captures bare land that would later house the Student Centre, Sir Thomas More, Management Science building, and the library, all on Keri Campus.


International academic trips: Strathmore University provides global exposure to students through international academic trips meant to provide vast experience in their fields of specialization. Students have travelled to Hong Kong, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and other cities in a bid to expand their knowledge not only locally but also internationally.

Student diversity: The University incorporates students from 36 nationalities. You will have classmates not only from Kenya but from Uganda, China, Tanzania, Zimbabwe…

Green Buildings: Strathmore University Business School (SBS) was awarded the Best Green Building Development in Africa by the African Real Estate and Housing Finance (AREHF) Academy Awards in 2012. Rainwater collected from the roof of the building is channeled to an underground tank for use. LED lighting connected directly to Photovoltaic Solar Louvers also act as sun shading devices to the East West facades. The indoor air quality utilizes evaporative cooling units that use the rainwater harvested to control temperatures in all the classrooms with temperatures and humidity set at ideal learning conditions.

Solar Power: The University produces caters for its own electricity needs: The 600 kWp grid connected Solar PV rooftop was completed and commissioned in June 2014. This project now caters for the electricity needs of the University with excess power sold to the national grid under the first signed power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kenya Power.

Strathmore University Location: The University is located in the Madaraka area, 5 kilometers from Central Business District. It was built on land donated to the college by the Government of Kenya in 1989. Official Launch of Madaraka Campus was presided over by the late President Moi in 1993.

Strathmore Sports: The University has numerous sports teams whose members play for the Kenya national teams such as rugby, hockey, basketball and handball.

Strathmore Chaplaincy: The University has two chapels, the Central Building Chapel and the SBS Chapel. The reredos (altar piece) of the SBS Chapel has a charm of its own. The main part is a copy of an imitation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper.

Scholarships: The University has a scholarship scheme which runs from its annual reserves in addition to returns from the European Union Endowment Fund. Eligibility and selection criteria vary widely. The broad range of scholarship programmes enables the university to cater for a wide range of applicants across all degrees, diplomas and professional courses. The scholarships fall under the following categories: Mathematics Contest Scholarships, Sports Scholarships, Sports Fee Rebate, Student Council Rebate, Family Fee Rebate.

Laptop Policy: Strathmore University issues all undergraduate students with laptops upon admission.

Service to Society: One of the University’s key strategic pillars is service to society. The Community Service Centre (CSC) was started in 2004 and works towards fulfilling this pillar. In all its work, CSC emphasizes student and staff participation with the aim of equipping them for a lifetime of outreach and volunteerism. Within this context, the University is keen to engage its students and staff in volunteer projects that expose them to the realities of the community and make them agents of change in their communities.

Bonus Fact

Online Classes: Covid-19 has pushed us away from our beautiful campus but has brought us together through our online spaces. This is where you’ll begin your classes! It’s worthwhile noting that Strathmore has conducted all the online sessions scheduled for diploma courses. Schools have conducted in-house training for their faculty and administrators in readiness for the April semester. We are ready for you!


This article was written by Odhiambo Obonyo.  

Would you like to share your experience of living through the circumstances brought by the Covid-19 pandemic? Kindly email: communications@strathmore.edu