Uganda Martyrs University
|Motto||Virtute et Sapientia Duc Mundum|
Motto in English
|In Virtue and Wisdom Lead the World|
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. 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.
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. The coordinates of this campus are 0°00'13.0"N, 32°00'52.0"E (Latitude:0.003611; Longitude:32.014444).
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.
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.
As of November 2018, UMU maintained campuses at the following locations:
- Main Campus: At Nkozi, about 82 kilometres (51 mi) south-west of Kampala, on the highway between Kampala and Masaka.
- Masaka Campus: In Masaka City, about 119 kilometres (74 mi) by road south-west of Kampala. It started in 2005 as a coordinating centre for UMU distance learning programmes but turned into a campus in 2007.
- Lubaga Campus: At Lubaga, in Lubaga Division, within the city limits of Kampala on 3 acres (1.2 ha) of land. This campus houses the School of Diplomacy.
- Nsambya Campus: On the grounds of St. Francis Hospital Nsambya, on Nsambya Hill in Makindye Division in southern Kampala. This campus houses the Uganda Martyrs University School of Medicine which, in 2010, started offering the Master of Medicine degree in general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
- Kabale Campus: In the south-western Ugandan city of Kabale.
- Moyo Campus: In the town of Moyo in the Northern Region, close to the border with South Sudan.
- Mbale Campus: In Mbale, in the Eastern Region, at the foothills of Mount Elgon.
- Soroti Campus: In the town of Soroti, in the Eastern Region.
- Mbarara Campus: Located on Nyamitanga Hill, in the city of Mbarara, in the Western Region of Uganda, approximately 270 kilometres (170 mi) by road, west of Kampala.
- Lira Campus: In Lira in the Northern Region, approximately 320 kilometres (200 mi), by road, north of Kampala.
- Kabarole Campus: In Fort Portal, in the Western Region of Uganda, approximately 300 kilometres (186 mi), by road, west of Kampala. It houses the Faculty of Engineering.
- David Burrell, Congregation of Holy Cross, Lecturer of Comparative Theology and Ethics
- Paul D'Arbela Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Dean of Postgraduate Studies
- John Maviiri, Vice Chancellor since 2015
- Charles Olweny, Vice Chancellor, 2006-2015
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