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Ndirangu is a doctoral student in Finance & Accounting at the University of Nairobi, with a research interest in inequality & poverty, entrepreneurship, economic growth, innovations and national competitiveness, international trade, and productivity. Ndirangu is a regular publisher and columnist with Business Daily Africa among others, he has published in several journals, is a peer reviewer, and he frequently speaks at international and local conferences. He is a fellow of the following institutes: IFE Institute of Advance Studies, Human Science Research Council, Ubuntu, European Union Law & Governance in Populist Times.

Why Research is the Cornerstone of Development in Kenya

Written by a doctoral student in Nairobi, this article discusses the benefits of research in enabling a country, such as Kenya, to generate increased economic growth and social development. Research is fuelled by curiosity and asking questions, immersing us in discovering everything there is to know – and ultimately propels humanity forward with developments.

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The Week Before My Viva

Sue Lynn Mah shares her experience preparing for and passing her PhD viva in her article. In the week leading up to the big day, she re-read her thesis, had a mock viva with her supervisor, practiced explaining her work to people outside of her field, and printed out a physical copy of her thesis. Her tips for viva success include picking out your outfit in advance and practicing your elevator pitch.

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