Hubert Kairuki Memorial University

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Hubert Kairuki Memorial University
Chuo Kikuu cha Kumbukumbu cha Hubert Kairuki  (Swahili)
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Former names
Mikocheni International University
Motto Training. Service. Research.
Type Private
Established 1997 (1997)
Chairman Prof. Fredrick Kaijage
Chancellor Salim Ahmed Salim
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Keto Mshigeni
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Coordinates: 6°46′23″S 39°15′18″E / 6.77306°S 39.25500°E / -6.77306; 39.25500
Campus Urban
Affiliations IAU

The Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) is a private medical university in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.[1] It is an accredited university recognized by the government Tanzania through the Tanzania Commission for Universities (formerly known as the Higher Education Accreditation Council, HEAC). The university was established in 1997 and was the first private university to be accredited in Tanzania, in June 2000.

HKMU is a World Health Organization recognized medical university and appears in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED).

The HKMU campus is at plot No 322 Regent Estate in Mikocheni, some seven km from the Dar es Salaam city centre. HKMU has easy access to several major tourist attractions in Tanzania, including Bagamoyo, Saadani, Mikumi, the Selous game reserve, and Zanzibar.


HKMU offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in the following courses:

Undergraduate degree programmes[edit]

  • Doctor of Medicine (5 years)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre service 4 years, and In-service 3 years)

Postgraduate programmes[edit]

1.Master of Medicine (M.Med.)for 3 years in:

Master of Science in Public Health (18 months)

Master of Social Work (12 months)


  • Diploma in Nursing (Pre-service programme) 3 years.
  • Diploma in Nursing for In Service programme (through e-learning)-2 years.


  • Certificate in Wholistic Therapeutic Counseling- for 3 months
  • Certificate in Nursing for 2 years.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Register of Universities" (PDF). Tanzania Commission for Universities. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 

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