Machakos University intends to enter into a partnership with Universita Degli Studi Di Roma La Sapienza on Joint Post-graduate Diplomas in Engineering, Wellness (Health Sciences) and Business.

This was unveiled during a visit to Machakos University by Prof. Fabio Santoni, an Associate Professor of Space Systems in Sapienza University and Dr. John Njoroge Kimani a Lead Scientist and Coordinator of the Kenya Space Agency, when they paid a courtesy call on the Vice-chancellor Prof. Lucy Irungu. They were later joined by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), Prof. Joyce Agalo.

Sapienza University runs a number of International Joint Degree Programmes in collaboration with foreign universities. This allows students to study both in Rome and abroad. The degrees are recognised in all the participating countries. The two universities will work very closely with the Kenya Space Agency.
The MoU upon implementation shall benefit both staff and students in both Universities through exchange and joint programmes.