Kyambogo University

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Kyambogo University (KYU)
Motto Knowledge and Skills for Service
Established 2003
Type Public
Chancellor Professor John Ssebuwufu[1]
Vice-Chancellor Professor Elly Katunguka[2]
Admin. staff 488
Students 11,412 (yr 2003/2004)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Kyambogo University (KYU), is a public university in Uganda. It is one of the eight public universities and degree-awarding institutions in the country.


Kyambogo University was established in 2003 by the "Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001", by merging Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE).[3]

Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo[edit]

Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK) evolved from a small technical school in 1928 before it was renamed Uganda Technical College and finally Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo.

Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo[edit]

Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK) started as a Government Teacher Training College in 1948 at Nyakasura, Kabarole District. In 1954, it transferred to Kyambogo Hill as a National Teachers’ College and later became ITEK by Statute of Parliament in 1989.

Uganda National Institute of Special Education[edit]

Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE) was affiliated to the Department of Special Education at the Faculty of Education of Makerere University, becoming an autonomous institution by Act of Parliament in 1998.


The university campus is located on Kyambogo Hill, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) by road, east of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, along the Kampala-Jinja Highway.

Organization and administration[edit]

As of January 2012, Kyambogo University has six faculties and one school:[4]

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Coordinates: 00°21′00″N 32°37′48″E / 0.35000°N 32.63000°E / 0.35000; 32.63000