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Kampala University

Kampala University (KU)
Motto We Strive for Excellence
Established 1999
Type Private
Chancellor Prof. Edward Rugumayo[1]
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Badru Dungu Kateregga
Students 7,000+ (2012)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Kampala University (KU) is a private, multi-campus university in Uganda.


As of July 2014, Kampala University maintains the following campuses:

  1. The main campus is located in Ggaba, a neighborhood in Makindye Division, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[2] The coordinates of the main campus are 0°15'38.0"N, 32°38'08.0"E (Latitude:0.260556; Longitude:32.635556).[3]
  2. KU's second campus is located in another Kampala neighborhood called Mutundwe, in Lubaga Division, approximately 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi), southwest of the city's CBD.[4]
  3. KU's third campus is located in the town of Masaka, approximately 140 kilometres (87 mi) southwest of Kampala on the highway to Mbarara.[5]


KU was founded in 1999. The founding vice chancellor, Badru Kateregga, together with other academics and entrepreneurs pooled resources to establish the university. It received its license from the Uganda National Council for Higher Education in 2000.[6]

During the university's graduation ceremony in March 2012, 2,048 graduates were awarded degrees, diplomas, and certificates in various disciplines. Of these, 57.9 percent were male and 42.1 percent were female. Seventy-four graduates received masters degrees and 24 received postgraduate diplomas.[7]


KU is affiliated with The East African University (TEAU) in Kitengela, Kenya. Badru Kateregga, the vice chancellor of KU, also serves as chairman of the board of trustees of TEAU.[8]

Academic schools

KU has six constituent schools:[9]

  1. School of Industrial Art and Design - Ggaba Campus
  2. School of Computer Science and Information Technology - Ggaba Campus
  3. School of Business and Management - Ggaba Campus
  4. School of Natural Sciences - Ggaba Campus
  5. School of Arts and Social Sciences - Ggaba Campus
  6. School of Nursing and Health Sciences - Mutundwe Campus


Graduate school courses

  • Masters of Public Health
  • Masters of Development Studies
  • Masters of Environmental Management
  • Masters of English Language and Literature Education
  • Masters of Educational Management
  • Masters of Guidance and Counseling
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Masters of Social Work and Community Development
  • Master of diplomacy and international relations

Undergraduate degree courses

Diploma courses

  • Diploma in Industrial Art and Design
  • Diploma in Industrial Art and Design with Education
  • Diploma in Art and Fashion Design
  • Diploma of Art in Interior Design
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business Computing
  • Diploma in Credit Management
  • Diploma in Secretarial and Office Management
  • Diploma in Leisure Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Environmental Management
  • Diploma in Public Administration
  • Diploma in Political Science
  • Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Guidance and Counseling

Certificate courses

  • Certificate in Industrial Art and Design
  • Certificate in Industrial Art and Design with Education
  • Certificate in Art and Fashion Design
  • Certificate in Art]] and Interior Design
  • Certificate in Computer Science
  • Certificate in Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Leisure Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Certificate in Environmental Management
  • Certificate in Public Administration
  • Certificate in Social Work and Social Administration
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Certificate in Guidance and Counseling
  • Certificate in English Language Communication

See also


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External links

  • Official website

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