The KEMRI Graduate School was established by KEMRI Board of Management in 1992 to train postgraduate students in health research through opportunities presented by the well-established medical research facilities and global research expertise available at KEMRI.

The goal of the Graduate School is to develop a human resource base equipped with updated research skills and knowledge to provide solutions to the rapidly growing health care delivery challenges facing Kenya and the Africa region.

A combination of academic, research, and training capacity available at KEMRI, makes postgraduate study at the KEMRI Graduate School (KGS) a fertile environment for young scientists aspiring to build a rewarding career in research.

In recognition of the need to build research capacity to address the rapidly growing health challenges in Kenya, the graduate school started in 2003 as collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) with the brand “Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID)”, and since evolved to become the KEMRI Graduate School (KGS).

Since 2003, KGS has contributed to local and international research capacity building in Master and Doctoral training in diverse areas such as public health, medical microbiology, virology and natural medicinal products research.

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