About VUU

The Virtual University of Uganda (VUU) is a private university, fully licenced by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education and recognised by other Higher Education accrediting authorities. It is a member of the Inter-University Council for East Africa and other regional university fora.

As the first entirely online university in the Africa region, we are proud to be part of the vanguard in the technological revolution in university education.

We aim to bring premier learning resources to professionals who wish to obtain a postgraduate qualification without having to take time off work, be away from family, or travel to an outside country.

Currently, we offer programmes in the fields of Public Health, International Development, ICT for Development, Business Administration, and Oil & Gas Management. Other programmes are under development.

Our staff are experienced academics recruited locally, regionally, and internationally.

VUU programmes are accessed through a specialised e-learning platform (Moodle). Our vast Open Access Digital Library is permanently accessible to staff, students, and the general public.

The vision of VUU is a world where distance is no barrier to innovative education. VUU aspires to become a world-class university, globally-recognised as a centre of excellence giving the most satisfactory learning experience to very busy professionals, offering relevant, high quality and innovative education.

Our mission is to make a positive contribution to development through excellent tertiary education.

Our core values are quality, accessibility, efficiency, inclusiveness, relevance, innovation, reliability, and integrity.

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Our mission​

 To achieve excellence in tertiary education provision through providing quality programmes of the highest standards to students who will contribute to positive development in society.

Our objective

To train professionals who can contribute meaningfully to the positive development of their country in the sectors that are, and will be, vital not only to Uganda but also to the region, in the coming decades.

Our ambition

It is our ambition to provide the quality of post-graduate education to meet the needs of the citizens of Uganda and our neighbours in East Africa and the African region.

Our Senior Management Team

Every one of our team members is devoted to delivering the highest quality education.

Vice Chacellor

Prof Everd Maniple

Vice Chancellor

Dr Joab Agaba

Director, E-learning

Adalbertus Kamanzi

Dr Adalbertus Kamanzi

Director of Programmes

Ms Jennifer Mpyisi

Director, Business Development

Mrs Sarah Omwene


Dr Anthony Tibaingana

Programme leader, MBA

Mr Rene Eno-Akpa

Quality Assurance Manager
Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor

Mr Paddy Mugambe

Tutor representative

Mr Brian Ntambirweki

Marketing Director