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About Kampala University


To become an exemplary institution of higher learning of first choice in both academic and technical excellence and specialized research in support and advancement of frontiers of knowledge and skills.


To transmit quality knowledge, conduct research and provide community service to Uganda, the East and Central African sub region and the world at large.

Philosophy of the University.

The University Motto is "We strive for Excellence". The pursuit of excellence is the bedrock of Kampala University's Philosophy. It is premised on the conviction that striving for Excellence is not just a human ideal, but a timeless yard stick. It is therefore a firm and Considered belief by the Kampala University academic community, that excellent performance is not only directed to those instructed at Kampala University, but also those entrusted with the duty to instruct.

Objectives and Functions of the University
  1. Offer academic programmes of appropriate scope, quality and value that meet the needsof the people of Uganda, Africa, and the world at large.
  2. Conduct research at all levels with a view to preservation, discovery, transmission and Enhancement of knowledge.
  3. Provide an enabling environment for the teaching and learning process in aspects of cognitive, affective and psychomotor.
  4. Be a leading Centre of Excellence In the fields of Science, Technology and Management.
  5. Provide education that is holistic spiritually, physically, mentally, socially, ethically and culturally.
  6. Enable disadvantaged students gain access to Higher Education through scholarships,Bursaries and any other means adjudged relevant to increasing the pool of learned citizens in Uganda and beyond.
  7. Facilitate student self-appreciation of their talents and beliefs, as well as their ethical values.
  8. Provide knowledge and skills necessary to bridge the employability gap of graduates, thereby spurring Development through Market-driven training.
  9. Provide community services through robust engagement with all stakeholders Intransformative efforts to change the quality of life of Ugandans.
Brief History

It is important to remind you that the Kampala University opened its doors to the pioneer students on 16th-02-1999 under the Leadership of the able Founding Vice-Chancellor Owek.Amb.Al-haj.Prof.Dr.Badru D Kateregga in the premises currently hosting K.I.U in Kansanga . But due to some problems, the Institution relocated in 2000 to Ggaba for a better working environment. By then, the biggest number of students were Kenyans, followed by Ugandans but as per now it has more than 15000 students from different nationalities.

Kampala University is a Private Chartered secular Institution of Higher learning that has existed for 18 years since 1999. With its lake view Campus located at Ggaba -Kawuku lane, With branches in Luwero (Nakyewa), Jinja (Iganga Highway), Masaka (New Kkumbu), Mutundwe (Kigagga Zone),Old Kampala, Juba , The East African University Kitengela in Nairobi-Kenya and East African University Rwanda –Nyagatare Eastern province.

Our Philosophy

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence.

ku's Principle

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence.

Key Of Success

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence.

Kampala University Core Values
Courses and Intakes

Kampala University offers over 65 certificate, diploma's, bachelor’s and master’s programmes which are designed to develop professionals with integrity, power of critical inquiry, logical thought and independent judgment with moral values. The programmes are offered in two intakes of January and August and run on semester basis.

Internet Coverage

KU enjoys 90 percent WiFi coverage with an added advantage of computer laboratories to enhance teaching,learning and research in relation to online library services.

University Library

At the ground floor of the university building is the main library comprising of one section, which is situated at Kampala University main Campus Ggaba. It has a seating capacity of One hundred users, over 32,000 print volumes, over 500 journal titles, and over 900 dissertations. It has 30 computers all linked to the Internet. The Wireless Internet coverage is also available in the Library, enabling students and staff with wireless devices to access the internet while in the Library in line with E-Resources.

Students' Residence

The Dean of Students Office is responsible all students’ accommodation. With 4000 students in our accommodation spaces, Kampala University proud to monitor students’ safety and health throughout academic years. Dean of Students Office is responsible for Residence Management and Life, Finance Administration, Placement Management, Accommodation and Maintenance Management, Student Support - Residences, Residence Systems and Food Services. One is able to manage the various needs of our student sector living in a residence. It is mandatory that all "First year international students" reside on campus because they are fresh in the country.