Kampala International University

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Kampala International University
Motto Exploring the Heights[citation needed]
Type Private
Established 2001
Vice-Chancellor Peter. K. Tibenderana
Administrative staff
Students 12,000+
Location Kampala, Uganda
Campus Main Campus, Urban
Western Campus, Rural
Website Kampala International University

Kampala International University (KIU) is a private multi-campus university in Uganda.


KIU has its main campus at Kansanga, a location in Makindye Division in the south-eastern part of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The campus is approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south-east of Kampala's central business district, along the road to Ggaba. The coordinates of the campus are 0°17'41.0"N, 32°36'13.0"E (Latitude:0.294722; Longitude:32.603611).[1]

KIU's second campus is located in Ishaka in Bushenyi District, approximately 360 kilometres (220 mi), by road, south-west of Kampala.[2]

KIU maintains a third campus, the KIU Dar es Salaam Constituent College, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


KIU was founded in 2001. It received its university charter in March 2009.[3]

Academic colleges, schools, and institutes[edit]

Main campus[edit]

KIU's main campus has four constituent colleges and four schools:[4]

  1. College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
  2. College of Computing and Information Technology
  3. College of Higher Degrees and Research
  4. College of Professional and Extramural Studies
  5. School of Law
  6. School of Economics and Management
  7. School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  8. School of Humanities

This is the largest of the three campuses, hosting more than 7,000 students and over 300 academic staff.[citation needed]

Western campus[edit]

This campus houses over 5,000 students supervised by over 200 academic staff.

Certificate, diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate programs are offered at this campus. It is predominantly a science-based institution.

The School of Health Sciences is located on the western campus. The school is one of Uganda's seven medical schools, and it was the first privately owned medical school in the country.[5] The school offers programmes in medicine, dentistry, nursing, medical laboratory technology, education, business, and management and information technology. The school has a teaching hospital with a bed capacity of 1,200.[6][7]

Dar es Salaam campus[edit]

This campus is housed on 100 acres (40 ha) in the Gongolamboto area in Ilala District, along Pugu Road. The campus is approximately 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Julius Nyerere International Airport.[8]

2013 government investigation[edit]

In 2013, the Ugandan National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) began an investigation into whether the 42 Doctorates of Philosophy (PhDs) awarded by KIU up to that time had met NCHE's requirements. At the end of the investigation in November 2013, NCHE declared that the PhDs were legitimate.[9]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google. "Location of Kampala International University Main Campus At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map Showing Kampala And Ishaka With Distance Marker". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Okurut, Karooro (17 March 2009). "KIU Didn't Start Climbing The Tree From The Top". New Vision. Retrieved 15 July 2014b. 
  4. ^ "Kampala International University Prospectus 2016". Kiu.ac.tz/prospectus, 2016
  5. ^ Natukunda, Carol (29 August 2007). "KIU Medical School Accredited". New Vision. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Muhwezi, Wilber (28 November 2010). "Basajjabalaba To Build Medical School In Kenya". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Ahimbisibwe, Chris (27 July 2009). "Basajja Given USh4 Billion for Hospital". New Vision. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ The Citizen, Reporter (7 May 2013). "TCU Suspends Postgraduate Courses At KIU". The Citizen (Tanzania). Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Wanambwa, Richard (13 November 2013). "NCHE Okays KIU PhDs". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°17′41″N 32°36′13″E / 0.29472°N 32.60361°E / 0.29472; 32.60361