• I am Meseret Biazen Belete, from Ethiopia, and currently undertaking a master degree in Energy study, Department of Mechanical, Production and Energy Engineering sponsored under African centre of excellence in phytochemicals, textiles and renewable energy (ACEII- PTRE) scholarship. I found it very essential and helpful in building capacity in academics and all aspects of life as well. Since I joined MOI University, Kenya, I have been using my ultimate power trying to be the best version of myself. This is because (luckily) the lecturers, the staffs in the centre and anybody that I have met in this university and outside the campus always driving me with positive energy. And also I have got chances to participate in different conferences, trainings and workshops; helps me to interact with scholars and gain experiences from them. I am hopeful that this experience will enable me to be part of the team who have a positive impact on the technology and development of Africa.

    Meseret Biazen Belete, student Moi University

Staff and Students Exchanges

Staff exchange programme is one of the mandates of ACEIII-PTRE Center within the 5 years of the project. It is envisioned that the Center will pool a vast expertise consisting of National, Regional and International partners, and shall deliver on its mandate through placing at least 50 student/staff exchange programs. This is contained under Deliverable Linked Results (DLR) 2.6 on Faculty and PhD student exchanges to promote regional research and teaching, National: 15 exchange within country and Regional: 35 regional exchanges.

Currently the Center has achieved over 72 staff and students exchanges.


Vision and Mission

To be a Center of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy through training, research, innovation and technology development for the enhancement of industrial sector.

To provide highly trained, skilled and empowered human capacity in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy, with the potential to develop innovative products of high value and quality, offer services and solutions for the industrial sector