LUBAN WORKSHOP NEW HARDWARE
MACHAKOS UNIVERSITY RECEIVES HARDWARE FOR THE LUBAN WORKSHOP
On 6th June, 2020. Machakos University received last batch of equipment from Tianjin City Vocational College, China towards fully operationalization of the Luban Workshop. The equipment was received by Prof. Peter Mwita, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Linkages) on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lucy Irungu.
The Kenya Luban Workshop at Machakos University, was initiated on 14th December 2019 when the two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding. The workshop is the 9th in the world after Cambodia, Portugal, India, Thailand, Pakistan, Djibouti, Britain and Indonesia and the 2nd in Africa after Djibouti Luban Workshop. As different Luban workshops are established with special focus to the needs of the local communities, the Kenya Luban Workshop will specialize in Cloud Computing and Information Security. The total cost of hardwares so far received for the workshop is US$421,739 ( approximately KShs. 44,413,300).
Speaking at the delivery session, Prof. Mwita noted that the workshop will enhance Professional, skills training, teaching and establish research infrastructure for cloud computing and information security in the university. It will therefore act as catalyst for innovation in the digital space, knowledge and Student Exchange programs.