South Korea has provided an Sh9.6 billion loan for the construction of a postgraduate studies university at Konza Technopolis.

The Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kaist Kenya) to sit on 22 acres, is modeled on the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Kaist Kenya will admit its first batch of master’s and PhD students in three faculties — Mechanical, Electrical and ICT Engineering, Chemical Civil and Agriculture Engineering/Biotechnology, and Basic Science Education.

The university is expected to be ready by 2021.