(Xinhua) -- China University
of Petroleum has entered into a partnership with Mount
Kenya University (MKU) on training of experts in the oil
The deal of the partnership was
signed on Sunday by Chairman of MKU, professor Simon
Gicharu and Dr. Fengchi Luan, Dean, College of
International Education at China University of
Through the deal, the two higher learning
institutions will engage in students exchange so as to
develop joint scientific and technological research
Gicharu said the purpose of the partnership is to
develop academic cooperation on the basis of equality
and reciprocity and to promote relations and mutual
understandings between both universities.
"This deal spells a bright future for our students
and faculty. Kenya, and indeed Africa is replete with
natural resources but lacks enough manpower to tap these
resources," Gicharu said.
The two institutions will jointly promote and develop
academic cooperation, exchange teaching staff and
"Empowering local communities by improving the
knowledge base has always been one of our key drivers,"
said MKU Vice-Chancellor Stanley Waudo.
China University of Petroleum is considered to be the
best higher education institution in petroleum related
studies in China. The university was founded in 1953, as
Beijing Petroleum Institute.