Victoria University Uganda

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Victoria University Uganda
Type Private
Established 2011
Chancellor Martin Aliker[1]
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Stephen Robert Isabalija
Students 100+ (2014)
Location Kampala, Uganda
00°18′49″N 32°35′21″E / 0.31361°N 32.58917°E / 0.31361; 32.58917Coordinates: 00°18′49″N 32°35′21″E / 0.31361°N 32.58917°E / 0.31361; 32.58917
Campus Urban
Website www.vu.ac.ug

Victoria University Uganda (VUU), also known as Victoria University Kampala, is a university in Uganda, accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE).[2] It offers diploma and degree courses.[3]

Location[edit]

VUU's main campus is located at Victoria Towers, 1-13 Jinja Road, in the central business district of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda. The coordinates of VUU are 0° 18' 48.60"N, +32° 35' 21.00"S (Latitude:0.3135000; Longitude:32.589167).[4] Plans are underway to relocate the main campus of VUU to a more spacious location in the future.[5]

Overview[edit]

As of October 2013, VUU is a young university offering four undergraduate degrees in three faculties. Its campus is located in a high-rise tower in the central business district of Uganda's capital city. Because of changes in ownership in 2013, VUU is now a member of the Ruparelia Group of Companies. VUU is a Ugandan institution of higher education, owned by Ugandans and teaching courses accredited by Uganda's education authorities.

History[edit]

VUU was established in 2011 by Edulink Holdings Limited, a private company that invests internationally in tertiary institutions of higher education. From 2011 until late 2012, VUU was affiliated with the University of Buckingham (UB) in the United Kingdom, which awarded the majority of degrees offered at VUU.. However, VUU has a number of courses that it developed, teaches, and examines independent of UB. The degree certificates of the VUU courses are awarded by VUU. VUU was accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education in October 2010. In 2012, the affiliation with UB was terminated.

In September 2013, VUU was purchased, for an undisclosed sum of money, by Sudhir Ruparelia, ranked the wealthiest individual in East Africa, by Forbes magazine in 2012.[6] VUU became a member of the Ruparelia Group. Its campus relocated to Eagen Mansions, at 1-13 Jinja Road, in Kampala's central business district, which was renamed Victoria Towers.[7]

Academics[edit]

Victoria University currently consists of four faculties:[8]

  1. Faculty of Business and Management
  2. Faculty of Science and Technology
  3. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  4. Faculty of Health Sciences

Undergraduate Programmes[edit]

As of July 2014, The university offers the following undergraduate courses:[9]

Faculty of Business and Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics (BPL) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance (BBFin) - 3 years
Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Business in Information Systems (BBIS) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Business Computing (BBComp) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) -3 years
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Public Administration and Management (BPAM) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration (BSWSA) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (BJMS) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management (BHRM) - 3 years
  • Bachelor of International Relations and Diplomatic Studies (BIRDS) - 3 years
Faculty of Health of Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BScPH) - Full Time: 3 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BScPH) - Part Time: 3.5 years
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) - 4 years
  • Bachelor of Midwifery Science (BMSc) - 3 years[10]
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (BScHND) - 4 years.

Recent developments[edit]

The university held its first graduation ceremony at Kabira Country Club, during he summer of 2014. Twenty two graduates were awarded degrees and diplomas.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyatuu, Justus (26 January 2014). "Victoria University Gets New Council". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ UNCHE (2013). "Accredited Institutions: Private Universities". Uganda National Council for Higher Education (UNCHE). Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Oluka, Esther (20 August 2013). "What Next for Victoria University Students?". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ VUU. "Location of Victoria University Campus In Kampala, Uganda". Victoria University Uganda (VUU). Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Musisi, Frederic (6 September 2013). "Victoria University Seeks New Affiliation". Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Kiryowa, Sebidde (24 November 2012). "Sudhir Richest Man In East Africa – Forbes". New Vision. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Sudhir Ruparelia Buys Victoria University
  8. ^ VUU, . "The Faculties of Victoria University Uganda". Victoria University Uganda (VUU). Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  9. ^ VUU, . "Academic Programmes At Victoria University Uganda". Victoria University Uganda (VUU). Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Umaru Kashaka, and Noah Jagwe (28 December 2013). "Victoria University to Offer Degree In Midwifery". New Vision. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Namuli, Zahra (July 2014). "Victoria University Conducts First Graduation". NBS Television Online. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

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