Uganda Martyrs University

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Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)
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Motto Virtute et Sapientia Duc-Mundum
Motto in English In Virtue and Wisdom Lead the World
Established 1993
Type Private
Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles Olweny
Admin. staff 300+ (2009)
Students 4,700+ (2010)
Location Nkozi, Uganda
Campus Rural

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a private university in Uganda. The main campus is in Nkozi, a small town, approximately 84 kilometres (52 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the capital and largest city in Uganda, on the Kampala-Masaka Highway.[1] The coordinates of the university campus are 00 00 18N, 32 00 54E (Latitude: 0.0050; Longitude: 32.0150).[2]


The university was established in October 1993 with 84 students and two academic departments: the Institute of Ethics & Development Studies and the Faculty of Business Administration & Management.[3] Today, the university consists of seven faculties, one institute, four centers, five departments and two schools. As of October 2010, total student enrollment is in excess of 4,600. Of these, about 1,200 students are residential, while nearly 3,700 students are enrolled in UMU's distance learning programs. The number of staff members is over 300.[4]


As of October 2010, Uganda Martyrs University maintains campuses at the following locations:[5]

Halls of residence[edit]

  • Carabine Hall
  • Onyango Hall
  • Martyrs' Hall
  • Mukasa Hall
  • Campbell Hall
  • St.Mugaga Hall
  • Haflett Hall
  • Malcolm X Hall
  • Wamala Hall
  • Bossa Hall
  • Byaben Hall
  • Fountain Hall
  • Wamala Hall
  • Michael Hall
  • Kavuma Hall


  • Business Administration & Management
  • Agriculture
  • Science
  • Built Environment
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Ethics & Development Studies


  • African Research & Documentation Centre
  • Centre for Distance Learning Studies
  • Detection and Study of Fraud
  • Good Governance and Peace Studies


  • Department of Microfinance
  • UMU Community Outreach Programme
  • Department of Languages
  • Department of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS)


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Coordinates: 00°00′18″N 32°00′54″E / 0.00500°N 32.01500°E / 0.00500; 32.01500