Muteesa I Royal University
|Muteesa I Royal University (MRU)|
|Motto||Seeking Greater Horizons in Thought and Action|
Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Arthur Sserwanga|
|Admin. staff||200+ (2014)|
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. The coordinates of the main campus of Muteesa I Royal University are:0°19'21.0"S, 31°44'35.0"E (Latitude:-0.322500; Longitude:31.743056).
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.
Campuses: 1. Masaka Campus, 2. Mengo Kakeeka Campus, 3. Mubende Campus, 4. Nazigo Campus (Planned) and 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.
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. Muteesa I Royal University received Tertiary Education Institution accreditation from the Ministry of Education & Sports in July 2007. The university admitted the first class of students in October 2007. 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.
As of March 2011, MRU has the following academic faculties: 
- Operational Faculties
- Faculty of Science and Technology
- Faculty of Social, Cultural and Development Studies
- Faculty of Business Management
- Faculty of Education
- Planned Faculties
- Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies - In development
- Faculty of Natural Environment, Tourism and Tourism Studies - In development
- Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences and Health Services - In development
The following undergraduate degree courses are offered at the university, as of September 2014:
- Faculty of Business Management
- Bachelor of Business Management
- Bachelor of Public Administration
- Bachelor of Public Relations
- Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
- Bachelor of Science in Development Economics
- Bachelor of Micro Finance Management
- Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Management
- Bachelor of Business Computing
- Bachelor of Human Resource Management
- Bachelor of Science in Project Management
- Faculty of Science & Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Software Engineering
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Library and Information Science
- Bachelor of Civil Engineering
- Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Art
- Faculty of Education
- Bachelor of Arts with Education
- Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Business Education
- Bachelor of Entrepreneurship with Education
- Bachelor of Education with Art and Design
- Bachelor of Primary Education
- Bachelor of Computer Studies with Education
- Bachelor of Secondary Education
- Faculty of Social, Culture & Development Studies
- Bachelor in Development Studies
- Bachelor in Social Work and Social Administration
- Bachelor of Tourism and Hotel Management
- Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication
- Bachelor of Guidance and Counseling
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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