Muteesa I Royal University

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Muteesa I Royal University (MRU)
Motto Seeking Greater Horizons in Thought and Action
Established 2007
Type Private
Chancellor His Majesty
Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Isaac Kigongo Bukenya [1]
Admin. staff 100+ (2011)
Students 3,000+ (2011)
Location Masaka, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Muteesa I Royal University (MRU) is a university in Uganda.


The university has three campuses. The main campus is located in the city of Masaka, approximately 145 kilometres (90 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The second campus is located on Mengo Hill, the seat of the Buganda Government, within the city of Kampala. The coordinates of the main campus in Masaka are:00 19 21S, 31 44 33E (Latitude:-0.3225; Longitude:32 44 33). The university's third campus is located in the town of Mubende, approximately 170 kilometres (110 mi), by road, west of Kampala. The university plans a fourth campus at Nazigo, in Kayunga District, to house the Faculty of Education. A fifth campus planned in Kalangala in the Ssese Islands will house the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies and also the Faculty of Tourism Studies.


  1. Masaka Campus
  2. Mengo Kakeeka Campus
  3. Mubende Campus
  4. Nazigo Campus (Planned)
  5. Kalangala Campus (Planned)


The University was established when ownership of Masaka Technical Institute (Uganda Technical College, Masaka), was transferred from the Government of Uganda to the Buganda Government, in January 2007.[3] The University is named after Kabaka Muteesa I Mukaabya Walugembe Kayiira. He made agreements with the British to introduce British-based education in his kingdom (Buganda) in the late 19th century.[4] Muteesa I Royal University received Tertiary Education Institution accreditation from the Ministry of Education & Sports in July 2007.[5] The university admitted the first class of students in October 2007.[6] The university held its first graduation ceremony on Friday 15 April 2011. At the same ceremony, His Majesty Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II was installed as the first Chancellor of the university.[7]


As of March 2011, MRU has the following academic faculties: [8]

  • Faculty of Science and Technology - Located at Mengo
  • Faculty of Social Studies and Cultural Development Studies - Located at Mengo
  • Faculty of Business Management - Located at Mengo
  • Faculty of Science and Technology - Located at Masaka
  • Faculty of Art and Design - Located at Masaka
  • Faculty of Education - Located at Nazigo, Kayunga District
  • Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies - Located at Kalangala (Coming soon)
  • Faculty of Natural Environment, Tourism and Tourism Studies - Located at Kalangala (Opens in 2013)
  • Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences and Health Services - Located at Masaka (Opens in 2015)


The following undergraduate degree courses are offered at the university, as of August 2012:

Faculty of Business Management[9]
Faculty of Science & Technology[10]
Faculty of Education[11]
Faculty of Social, Culture & Development Studies[12]

In addition to the academic degree programs listed above, the university offers diploma and certificate courses in the same or similar fields.

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Coordinates: 00°19′21″S 31°44′33″E / 0.32250°S 31.74250°E / -0.32250; 31.74250