The Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) is a state owned university established by the Kenya Government under Legal Notice Number 155 of 2008 as a constituent college of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) Main Campus is located in a serene environment 25 Kilometres south of Nairobi along Magadi road, a kilometre away form Ongta Rongai town. The campus stands on 115 ha of land adjacent to Nairobi National Park. Currently the Multimedia University of Kenya offers degree and diploma programmes in Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Business, Media and Communications Studies. Besides training, MMU has distinguished itself as a major conference centre with few equals in this region. On average over 200 corporate organizations of Kenya including Government, Private sector and NGOâ€™s interact with MMU annually.
1948 - Founded as Central Training School. (CTS) to serve East African Posts Training School.
1977 - Control vested in Kenya Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC) when East African Community collapsed.
1992 - Upgraded to Kenya College of Communications Technology (KCCT) under KPTC.
1999 - Became a subsidiary of Telkom Kenya Ltd. (TKL) due to KPTC splitting into Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK), Telkom Kenya Ltd and Communications Commission of Kenya.
2006 - Became a CCK subsidiary after privatization of TKL.
2008 - Became Multimedia University of Kenya under Legal Notice No. 155 of 2008.
2013 - Became a fully fledged University
Multimedia University of Kenya is a modern day state of the art public university offering various academic programmes in the fields of Engineering, Information Science & Technology, Media & Communication, and Business. Given the vast and rich communication history of the institution, the University College has particularly positioned itself to serving and being the market leader in the fields of media, information & communication science and engineering. The university college has taken the lead in offering new academic programmes in fields such as Actuarial Sciences, Mechatronic Engineering, and Film & Animation.
The halls of residence in an institution of higher learning play a role as important as the learning process itself. Multimedia University of Kenya realizes the critical role played by the dwelling environment of students. This is the reason why the institution has heavily invested in its halls of residence. Inspired by the lavish three star Multimedia University Hotel situated within the compound, the student hostels rank close. Multimedia University of Kenya is Kenyaâ€™s first public university offering this kind of standard in hostel accommodation. In addition accommodation is offered at reasonable rates that are easily affordable. As part of its student accommodation programme MMU encourages potential investors to partner with local universities in finding ways to host the excess number of students who are get admissions but due to the limited available accommodation, they miss out.
The Future of MMU
Multimedia University of Kenya's vision is very much in sync with Kenya Vision 2030. As an Information age institution MMU shall be expected to play a pivotal role in the ICT initiatives encompassed in the vision. MMU is to adopt a model similar to that of MMU Malaysia where the institution is to spearhead the implementation of a Multimedia Super Corridor.
The Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) is a government designated zone, designed to leapfrog a developing economy like Kenya's into the information and knowledge age. Originally, the concept includes an area of approximately 15km by 50km squared.
This corridor houses core MSC initiatives (also called Flagship Applications), which include high-technology projects such as e-Government, Telemedicine, Smart School, Multipurpose Smart Card System, Research and Development Cluster, e-Business and Technopreneur Development. By the year 2030, the MSC will be extended to the whole country, transforming Kenya to a knowledge-based economy and society, as envisaged in Kenya Vision 2030.