Cavendish University Uganda

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Cavendish University Uganda (CUU)
Established 2008
Type Private
Chancellor Benjamin William Mkapa[1]
Vice-Chancellor Ketrine M. Salati[2]
Students 5,000+ (2013)
Location Kampala, Uganda
0° 18' 4.00"N, 32° 35' 36.00"E
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Cavendish University Uganda (CUU), is a private university in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.


The university campus is located at 1469 Ggaba Road, in Nsambya, a southern neighborhood of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in that country. Nsambya is located approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), by road, southeast of the central business district of Kampala.[3] The coordinates of the university campus are:0°18'04.0"N, 32°35'36.0"E (Latitude:0.301111; Longitude:32.593333).[4]


The university started operating in 2008. At the opening ceremony, the former Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda, who is the Chancellor of the university, was among the dignitaries present. Cavendish University Uganda is affiliated with Cavendish College London, Cavendish University Tanzania, and Cavendish University Zambia. CUU held its first graduation ceremony in November 2011. During the university's second graduation ceremony, 360 students graduated, of whom 166 (46%) were female and 137 (38%) were non-Ugandan.[5] The Government of Uganda, has donated 15 acres (6.1 ha), in Entebbe, where CUU is building a larger, permanent main campus. The Kampala campus is expected to be retained, even when the Entebbe campus is opened.[6]


The university opened with 45 students in the premises formerly occupied by Makerere High Scchool, on Makerere Hill. The student body grew to over 250 in 2009.[7][8] In 2010, CUU moved to its current, brand new campus on Ggaba Road, opposite the Embassy of the United States of America to Uganda.

Courses offered[edit]

As of November 2011, the following courses are offered at Cavendish University Uganda:[9]

Postgraduate courses
Undergraduate courses

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Campus Bee Reporter, . (5 December 2014). "Ex-Tanzanian President Becomes New Cavendish University Chancellor". Uganda Campus Bee. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Agaba, Vivian (27 November 2013). "Mkapa Asks EAC Governments To Support Private Students". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Estimated Road Distance Between Central Kampala And Nsambya With Map". Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Cavendish University Uganda At Google Maps". Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Namutebi, Joyce (26 November 2012). "Government Backs Private Universities On Research". New Vision. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Musinguzi, John (18 December 2011). "Cavendish University: Delivering British Education With Local Touch". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Otage, Steven (9 September 2009). "Cavendish University Changes Learning". Daily Monitor via Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Kisakye, Frank (5 July 2009). "Study First And Pay Later At Cavendish". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Academic Courses At CCU

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Coordinates: 0°18′04″N 32°35′36″E / 0.301111°N 32.593333°E / 0.301111; 32.593333