Moi University is a university in Eldoret, western Kenya and is one of seven national higher education institutions. It was established in 1984 by the Moi University Act of Parliament after recommendations from the Mackay Commission. As of 2007 it had over 20,000 students of whom 17,086 were undergraduates, and operates 8 campuses and 2 constituent colleges. The current Vice-Chancellor of the university is Professor Richard K. Mibey.
The University undertakes technically oriented research both in the basic and applied disciplines. The Research Projects are expected to; maintain strong relationships with communities, conform to the broad National objectives, supplement teaching and solve problems of the rural communities. Research activities are carried out in the University teaching departments and are coordinated, monitored and evaluated by the University Research Committee through the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Extension).
In recognition of the need for multidisciplinary involvement in achieving pragmatic solutions to the myriad human problems, the research units collaborate with researchers within and without the University to provide a distinct research density at the 'Centres of Research Excellence'.
Below is some of the research that is being conducted by Moi University staff.
- Vulnerability of household assets and institutional dynamics in management of wetlands in Lake Victoria Basin.
- Appraisal of Horticultural Export crops performance and marketing channels in North Rift region of Kenya.
- Lake Victoria river flood plains: Challenges, opportunities and viable interventions of poverty alleviation at household level.
- Green house gasses, methane and carbon dioxide and the diminishing water resources in the Lake Victoria basin in Kenya.
- Matching research to farmers needs in horticulture in the North Rift.
- Value addition of agricultural products