Arrival at Kenyatta University

Snapshot of the PLEPhD team getting ready for the kick-off meeting.

The PLE-PhD Catalan team getting ready for the kick-off meeting.

The Catalan delegation, formed by Ismael Peña and Irene Manresa of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and me, Nadja Gmelch from the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP) has arrived at Kenyatta University. After a warm welcome by David Njoroge at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, we travelled through Nairobi City to the Campus of Kenyatta University and installed ourselves at the residence of the Conference Center of KU (KUCC).

After some initial difficulties with the Internet connection, (how do you install a proxy server?), we are online and ready for an intensive study week here at KU. The programme the KU team prepared for us looks very interesting and we are very much looking forward to getting to know all the people involved in this project on KU side. Besides getting to know each other and learning about the doctoral programmes at KU as well as their virtual campus, e-library and e-research activities, the main goal of this week is to get in touch with interested PhD-students and professors who want to create their own PLEDS.
The PLE-PhD adventure begins, come and join us here at KU during the coming days!