Pwani University is a public university in the Kilifi County in Kenya, located 60 km north of Mombasa in the resort town of Kilifi, within the larger Kilifi County. Prior to the award of a charter, the university was a constituent college of Kenyatta University. The college, formerly the Kilifi Institute of Agriculture, was established on 23 August 2007 by an order signed by H.E President Mwai Kibaki.
The Pwani University Bioscience Research Centre (PUBReC) was officially opened jointly by the Director of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), Dr. Tom Kariuki, and the Chair of the Pwani University Council, Dr. Jane Musangi.
PUBReC was conceived in 2013 initially as a virtual platform for managing, consolidating and expanding the bioscience research activities with plans to eventually develop high quality research infrastructure that will form the its core.
PUBReC’s mission is to bring together the elements that drive success of research institutions i.e. strong internal and external partnerships, such as has been developed with KEMRI – Wellcome Trust, capacity for multidisciplinary research and efficient research management and operational support. PUBReC seeks to be a global leader in bioscience research for improved livelihoods.
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