Uganda Martyrs University

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Uganda Martyrs University (UMU)
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MottoVirtute et Sapientia Duc Mundum
Motto in English
In Virtue and Wisdom Lead the World
Vice-ChancellorJohn Maviiri
Administrative staff
400+ (2014)
Students5,000+ (2014)[1]
CampusRural, town

Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a private university affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda. It is licensed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education.[2] UMU consists of seven faculties, one institute, four centers, five departments, and two schools. As of January 2015, total student enrollment exceeded 5,000. Of these, about 1,500 students were residential, while nearly 3,000 students were enrolled in UMU's distance learning programs. The number of staff members was over 400.[1]


UMU's main campus is in Nkozi, Mpigi District, in the Central Region of Uganda, approximately 82 kilometres (51 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of that country.[3] The coordinates of this campus are 0°00'13.0"N, 32°00'52.0"E (Latitude:0.003611; Longitude:32.014444).[4]


UMU was established in October 1993 with 84 students and two academic departments: the Institute of Ethics & Development Studies and the Faculty of Business Administration & Management.[5]

At the university's 24th graduation ceremony on 8 November 2018, 2040 candidates graduated with certificates, diploma, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The vice chancellor informed hose present that 17 new courses had been introduced, including the Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Inclusive Education, bring the total number of courses on offer to 136. A new Faculty of Engineering at the campus in Fort Portal, in Western Uganda, was also declared open.[6]


As of November 2018, UMU maintained campuses at the following locations:

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  1. ^ a b Kafeero, Stephen (14 November 2014). "1,700 Graduate At Nkozi". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ UNCHE. "Uganda Martyrs University Accredited By UNCHE Since 1993". Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Road Distance Between Kampala And Nkozi With Map". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Location of Nkozi University Main Campus At Google Maps". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  5. ^ UMU. "The History of Uganda Martyrs University". Uganda Martyrs University (UMU). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b Mazinga, Mathias (10 November 2018). "Uganda Martyrs University passes out 2040 graduates". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Masaka Campus, Uganda Martyrs University". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  8. ^ a b Ssenkabirwa, Al Mahdi (30 November 2009). "Nkozi University To Open Campuses In Kampala, Mbale". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  9. ^ Ssenkabirwa, Al Mahdi (5 April 2010). "Nkozi Links Up With Nsambya Hospital". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  10. ^ UMU. "Uganda Martyrs University Nyamitanga Campus". Uganda Martyrs University (UMU). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Mbarara With Map". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Lira With Map". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  13. ^ (10 November 2018). "Distance between Kampala, Uganda and Fort Portal, Uganda". Retrieved 10 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 00°00′13″N 32°00′52″E / 0.00361°N 32.01444°E / 0.00361; 32.01444