National Institute for Optics & Lasers (NIOL) is one of the major research and training Institutes of Multimedia University of Kenya. The institute was established with a grant from the National Research Fund (NRF) to set up the National Laser Training and Research Centre that is expected to play a key role in research and training in the field.
The Institute will focus its expertise on research and training in Optics & Lasers, spanning the broad spectrum of applied optics,, to design and implementation of advanced optoelectronics and photonic devices..
MMU is the only institution in East and Central Africa to train in the field of Optics and Lasers at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Currently, MMU is offering an undergraduate and Masters programmes in Applied Optics and Lasers.
Teaching and Learning:
The Institute will offer adequate, innovative, relevant market driven academic programs at Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels with in-built quality control systems.
As part of its mandate to generate, preserve and disseminate knowledge, the Institute will create a conducive environment, to undertake quality and relevant research.
The Institute will mainstream consultancy as a core function.
Extension and Community Programmes:
The Institute will participate in extension and community programs and activities as part of its corporate social responsibility.