Kumi University

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Kumi University (KUMU)
Motto Godliness and Excellence for Servanthood
Established 2004
Type Private
Vice-Chancellor Lyu
Admin. staff 120+ (2012)
Students 1,000+ (2012)
Location Kumi, Uganda
Campus Rural
Website Homepage

Kumi University (KUMU) is a private University in Uganda.


The university is located in Kumi Town, Kumi District, eastern Uganda, approximately 150 miles (240 km) northeast of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[1] The coordinates of Kumi University Main Campus are:1° 28' 21.00"N, 33° 51' 45.00"E (Latitude:1.4725; Longitude:33.8625).[2] In 2007, the University established a second campus in the town of Soroti, 54 kilometres (34 mi) northwest of Kumi Town.[3] The Soroti Campus handles the Evening Programs offered by the university.[4]


The institution was founded in 1996 by a Korean missionary couple; Mr. Hyeong Lyeol Lyu and Ms. Min Ja Lee, under the name African Leaders Training Institute. In 1999, the name was changed to Kumi University. The university was fully accredited by the Ministry of Education & Sports in 2004. Arrangements are underway to attain a university charter.[5] Efforts are underway to start a medical school at Kumi University.[6]


As of August 2012, the university has the following functioning Faculties:[7]


Courses offered lead to the award of Certificates, Diplomas and Bachelors Degrees. The following degree courses are offered at Kumi University, as of August 2012:[8]

Faculty of Education and Languages
Faculty of Computing and Information Technology
Faculty of Social Sciences and Management Studies

In addition to the degree courses, the university offers many diploma and certificate courses in the same or related fields.

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Coordinates: 01°28′21″N 33°51′45″E / 1.47250°N 33.86250°E / 1.47250; 33.86250