The Riara Story: The Riara University was born out of a sincere desire to provide a holistic approach in higher education. It is a logical continuation of our commitment, dating back to 1974, to ensure education and development of the whole child, learner and person. Ours is a concept that goes beyond the classroom, syllabus-based learning, and reaches out to provide stimulation and motivation for self-development and capacity for life-long education.
The process of education from kindergarten through primary and secondary and now university flows like that of the perennial Riara River: forever challenging, forever nourishing, forever fulfilling. Each level of the Riara experience then becomes a fountain, springing from fertile ground, showering all those it reaches; and who in turn infect others with enthusiasm, courage and God given brilliance, continually refined by the ever-flowing Riara River.
Welcome to the Riara University, the pinnacle of our vision.
To be a leading university in the world and a Centre of Excellence in scholarship, research and human resource development.
To provide a holistic education to enable each student to realize their full potential and to develop social and moral values which will underpin their actions through life.
Riara University is the latest innovation in higher education in Kenya. With its ultra-modern physical infrastructure and state-of-the-art ICT facilities, together with the rigour in the development of its academic programmes, Riara University is undoubtedly the regional university of choice.
For four decades, the Riara brand has been a great success in the field of education within the Eastern & Central African region and beyond. We are inspired and motivated by the Riara philosophy of quality education to bridge higher education and the dynamism of the labour market.
Riara University is located in Mbagathi Way, Nairobi in Kenya