|Busitema University (BU)|
|Chancellor||Prof. Francis G. Omaswa, MBChB, MMed, FRCS|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Mary Jossy Nakhanda Okwakol, PhD|
|Admin. staff||20+ (2009)|
Busitema University (BU), is a university in Uganda. It is one of the eight public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country. The list includes the following (with date of founding): 1. Makerere University (1924)
2. Uganda Management Institute (1968)
3. Mbarara University (1989) 4. Kyambogo University (2003) 5. Gulu University (2004)
6. Busitema University (2007) 7. Kigumba Petroleum Institute (2009) and 8. Muni University (2012). Busitema University has as its focus, the instruction of agricultural sciences, agricultural mechanization and agribusiness.
Busitema University has its main campus in Busitema, Busia District on the Jinja - Tororo Highway, about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, southwest of Tororo. This location lies approximately 206 kilometres (128 mi), by road, east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The coordinates of the university's main campus are:0°32'42.0"N, 34°01'30.0"E (Latitude:0.5450; Longitude:34.0250).
The campuses of Busitema University include the following:
- Busitema campus in Busia District - Faculty of Engineering (Main Campus) - 1,300 acres (530 ha)
- Jinja campus - Non-operative - 9 acres (3.6 ha)
- Nagongera campus in Tororo District - Faculty of Science and Education - 850 acres (340 ha)
- Mbale campus in Mbale District - Faculty of Health Sciences - 30 acres (12 ha)
- Kaliro campus in Kaliro District - Non-operative - 198 acres (80 ha)
- Pallisa campus in Pallisa District - Non-operative - 350 acres (140 ha)
- Arapai campus in Soroti District - Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences - 675 acres (273 ha)
- Namasagali campus in Kamuli District - Faculty of Natural Resources - 0 acres (0 ha)
Busitema University was founded in 1968, with the assistance of the Soviet Union, as a government agricultural institute: Busitema National College of Agricultural Mechanization. In 2007, the college was elevated to university status, offering certificate, diploma and degree courses.
- Undergraduate Degree courses
- Faculty of Science and Education
- Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Sciences
- Bachelor of Animal Production and Management - 4 years - Arapai campus
- Faculty of Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Mechanization & Irrigation Engineering - 4 years - Busitema campus
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - 4 years - Busitema campus
- Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering - 4 years - Busitema campus
- Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering - 4 years - Busitema campus
- Faculty of Natural Resources
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Undergraduate Diploma courses
- Diploma in Agricultural Engineering - 2 years - Busitema campus
- Diploma in Ginning Engineering - 2 years - Busitema campus
- Diploma in Animal Production and Management - 2 years - Arapai campus
- Diploma in Crop Production and Management - 2 years - Arapai campus
- Undergraduate Certificate courses
- Certificate in Agricultural Sciences - 1 year - Arapai campus
- Postgraduate courses
The university does not yet offer post graduate programs.
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