Kigali Independent University
|Motto||Science and Conscience|
Motto in English
|Science & Conscience|
|Founder||Prof. Dr RWIGAMBA Balinda|
|Chancellor||Prof. Dr KALISA MBANDA|
|Vice-president||NYIRASHYIRAMBERE M. Louise|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr SEKIBIBI Ezechiel|
|Location||Kigali, 2280, Rwanda|
Kigali Independent University (French: Université Libre de Kigali, ULK), in Rwanda, is a private Institution of Higher Learning founded on 15 March 1996 and governed by the Law No. 27/2013 of 24/5/2013 governing the organization and functioning of Higher Education in Rwanda, the Law No. 13/2009 regulating Labor in Rwanda, the Presidential Order No. 51/01 of 13/7/2010 establishing quality standards in higher learning institutions.
Kigali Independent University ULK was created in 1996, after the genocide in Rwanda which took place in 1994. Prof. Dr Rwigamba Balinda is the founder and owner of the University. ULK started its activities from the St Paul buildings. After the St. Paul buildings, ULK built its first campus at Kacyiru currently these buildings holds the secondary school "Glory Secondary School". In 2007, All Administrative and teaching activities of ULK Kigali campus moved to the new headquarters at Gisozi sector.
From January 2007 all the ULK Kigali campus faculties and administration operate in the new Campus premises at Gisozi.
A large stadium with almost 14,000 places holding capacity. For the academic year 2012-2013, ULK acquired 3,520 new books. Total books in the physical library counts 66,200 titles and a digital library with 500 new computers which has access to different publishers of e-books and e-journals, with a total of 1,170 computers for all the ULK computer laboratories, as well as six generators, including four of 200 KVA; 22 vehicles; etc.
School of Economics and Business Studies
Departments: Accounting Finance Economics Rural Development (Gisenyi campus only)
School of Social Sciences
Departments: Development Studies International Relations Population Studies
School of Computer Sciences
Department of Computer Science
School of Law
Department of Law
Currently ULK Kigali campus has 4 buildings:
- The School of Science and Technology.
- The School of Economics and Business Studies, The faculty of Law, and The Faculty of Social Sciences
- The Masters building
Although ULK has only these four buildings in the Kigali Campus, it has a Master plan which will include many buildings, a hospital and a big stadium.