Acronym: 
DeKUT
University or Research Institution
Phone number: 
+254612050000

Location

Nyeri, Kenya. P.O BOX 657-1010 NYERI
Kenya
KE
Working languages: 
English

MOTTO

The Dedan Kimathi University of Technology motto is: “Better Life through Technology”.

 

VISION STATEMENT

To be a Premier Technological University Excelling in Quality Education, Research, and Technology Transfer for National Development.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide academically stimulating, culturally diverse and quality learning environment that fosters research, innovation and technology development towards producing relevant technical and managerial human resource and leaders to contribute to attainment of national development goals.

 

PHILOSOPHY

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology is founded on the belief that self-actualization, and solutions to global challenges are attainable through a spirit of dedication, self –confidence, determination, and best utilization of resources. The institution also believes in being globally competitive through the employment of global competencies. To actualize its beliefs and goals, the University is committed to investing in her staff, facilities and systems to ensure an internationally excellent environment for education and for the furtherance of her aims and objectives. The ultimate goal of this philosophy is to mould Dedan Kimathi University of Technology into an institution known for world class research, academic excellence, an exceptional staff and students, and one that harbors the highest level of innovation, creativity, scholarship and enterprises.

 

CORE VALUES

  • Innovation
  • Scholarship 
  • Diversity 
  • Integrity 
  • Teamwork

Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Resources

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Journal Articles & Books
November 2017
Kenya

In this paper, we present an optimized Machine Learning (ML) algorithm for predicting land suitability for crop (sorghum) production, given soil properties information. We set-up experiments using Parallel Random Forest (PRF), Linear Regression (LR), Linear Discriminant Analysis (LDA), KNN, Gaussian Naïve Bayesian (GNB) and Support Vector Machine (SVM). Experiments were evaluated using 10 cross fold validation. We observed that, parallel random forest had a better accuracy of 0.96 and time of execution of 1.7 sec. Agriculture is the main stream of food security.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Kenya

The Earth’s land surface is a key component of its climate system. Terrestrial plants, animals and human beings rely on the land surface for sustenance and existence; as such, its prevailing conditions and properties are essential to terrestrial life. Because land cover is a major component of the land surface, its alteration constitutes a form of land surface change.

Reports & Research
January 2016
Kenya

Land use/cover changes are pervasive with no clear understanding of their spatial extends, drivers and impacts to society. Land-use changes have become a key component in the current strategies for managing and monitoring the natural resources and environment changes. The purpose of this study was to assess the land covers change and decline in sugarcane farming using a three time series of Landsat satellite images of 1984, 2000 and 2015.

Using geospatial technologies to support compulsory land acquisition in Kenya cover image
Journal Articles & Books
May 2015
Kenya

Governments have power to compulsorily acquire land or other interest in land for a public purpose subject to prompt payment of the compensation to the affected persons. The process of land acquisition involves several government departments which have different mandates depending with the purpose of the acquisition. In several instances departments involved have been seen to be disjointed hence causing gaps and unfinished work in the whole process.

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