Cavendish University Uganda

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Cavendish University Uganda
Type Private
Established 2008
Chancellor Benjamin Mkapa[1]
Vice-Chancellor John F. Mugisha
Students 5,000+ (2013)
Location Kampala, Uganda
0° 18' 4.00"N, 32° 35' 36.00"E
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) is a private university in Uganda.


CUU's main campus is located at 1469 Ggaba Road, in Nsambya, a southern neighborhood of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. Nsambya is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), by road, south-east of the central business district of Kampala.[2] The coordinates of the university campus are 0°18'04.0"N, 32°35'36.0"E (Latitude:0.301111; Longitude:32.593333).[3]

In August 2016, the university established a second campus in the Bukoto neighborhood to accommodate the newly established faculties of law and health sciences.[4]


CUU is a higher institution of learning that was granted a letter of interim authority on 18 December 2007 to establish a private university under the Universities and Tertiary Institutions Act No. 7 of 2001. A full license to operate was given by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in June 2008.

Currently with four Faculties- Science and Technology, Business and Management, Socio-Economic Sciences, and Law- as well as a School of Post Graduate Studies, Cavendish University Uganda offers courses ranging from certificates, diplomas, bachelor's and master's degrees that strive to address societal gaps. The University’s mode of teaching involves face-to-face interaction with students who are also offered module descriptions and teaching schedules ahead of time that includes tutorial questions and detailed case studies. This ensures there’s participatory learning and thus easy flow of knowledge and skills. With the increasing penetration of internet services, the institution plans to introduce online teaching. Large or popular classes are subdivided into smaller class sizes, so that the lecturers are able to provide quality education.


The university opened with 45 students in the premises formerly occupied by Makerere High School on Makerere Hill. The student body grew to over 250 in 2009.[5][6] In 2010, CUU moved to its campus on Ggaba Road, opposite the Embassy of the United States.

Courses offered[edit]

As of November 2011, the following courses were offered at CUU:[7]

Postgraduate courses[edit]

Undergraduate courses[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Campus Bee Reporter (5 December 2014). "Ex-Tanzanian President Becomes New Cavendish University Chancellor". Uganda Campus Bee. Retrieved 29 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Estimated Road Distance Between Central Kampala And Nsambya With Map". Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Google. "Location of the Min Campus of Cavendish University Uganda". Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Monitor Reporter (19 August 2016). "Cavendish University opens law facility, restructures 60 staff". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Otage, Steven (9 September 2009). "Cavendish University Changes Learning". Daily Monitor via Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Kisakye, Frank (5 July 2009). "Study First And Pay Later At Cavendish". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Academic Courses At CCU

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Coordinates: 0°18′04″N 32°35′36″E / 0.301111°N 32.593333°E / 0.301111; 32.593333