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. Arthur Sserwanga[1]
Admin. staff 200+ (2014)
Students 4,500+ (2014)
Location Masaka, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Muteesa I Royal University (MRU) is a private university in Uganda. It was accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE), in 2007.[2]

Location[edit]

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.[3] 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).[4]

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).

History[edit]

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.[5]

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.[6] Muteesa I Royal University received Tertiary Education Institution accreditation from the Ministry of Education & Sports in July 2007.[7] The university admitted the first class of students in October 2007.[8] 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.[9]

Academics[edit]

As of March 2011, MRU has the following academic faculties: [10]

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

Courses[edit]

The following undergraduate degree courses are offered at the university, as of September 2014:

Faculty of Business Management[11]
Faculty of Science & Technology
Faculty of Education[12]
Faculty of Social, Culture & Development Studies[13]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ssekweyama, Martins (3 September 2014). "Muteesa University Gets New Vice Chancellor". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ NCHE, . "Uganda National Council for Higher Education: Private Universities". National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Masaka With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Google, . "Location of Muteesa I Royal University Main Campus At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Ssejjoba, Eddie (9 January 2007). "Buganda Receives Masaka Institute". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Newvision, Archive (26 November 2007). "Kabaka Mutesa I Has Finally Been Rewarded". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Natukunda, Carol (14 July 2007). "Four More Universities Approved". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Newvision, Archive (4 October 2007). "In Brief: Muteesa I Royal University Opens". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Mambule, Ali (19 April 2011). "1,000 Graduate From Muteesa University". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  10. ^ MRU, . "Muteesa I Royal University: Faculties". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  11. ^ MRU, . "Academic Programmes Offered In The Faculty of Business Management". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  12. ^ MRU, . "Academic Programmes Offered In The Faculty of Education". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  13. ^ MRU, . "Academic Programmes Offered In The Faculty of Social, Cultural and Development Studies". Muteesa I Royal University (MRU). Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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