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
MottoTraining. Service. Research.
Established1997 (1997)
ChairmanProf. Fredrick Kaijage
ChancellorSalim Ahmed Salim
Vice-ChancellorProf. Charles Stephen Mgone
Coordinates: 6°46′23″S 39°15′18″E / 6.77306°S 39.25500°E / -6.77306; 39.25500

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 (4 years)

Postgraduate programmes[edit]

  • Master Of Medicine (MMED ) (3 years) in Paediatrics and Child Health


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


  • Certificate in Nursing (2 years)
  • Certificate in Midwifery (6 Months)

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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