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.


Mr. Grayson Nash

Mr. Greg coleman

Mr. Patrick Bitature

Prof. Charles Olweny

Mr. Matthias Magoola

Mr. Walter Ogwal


Prof. Magnus Amajirionwu

Ag. VC,DVC AA / Chairman of Senate

Dr. Alex Opio

Dean, School of Post-Graduate Studies

Dr. Anthony Tibaingana

Academic Staff Representative

Dr. Xavier Nsabagasani

Director, Research and Quality Assurance

Mr. Rene Nkongho ENO-AKPA

Quality Assurance Manager / Ag. Academic Registrar

Diana Kizza

Vice-president, student representative on Senate

Ms. Ndagire Victoria

Senior Assistant Registrar



University licence granted

Provisional licence to operate as the private university granted by the National Council for Higher Education, Uganda


New Chancellor appointed

Lady Justice Flavia Senoga installed as the first Chancellor


First programmes launched

Public Health and International Development programmes approved for teaching


New Vice Chancellor appointed

Professor Michel Lejeune appointed as the second Vice Chancellor 


MBA programme launched

VUU responds to the demand by introducing an online Executive MBA programme


Corporate Academy opens

Responding to industry demands, VUU introduces a portfolio of short courses through Corporate Academy


First graduation takes place

VUU celebrates the achievements of the students from Public Health, Executive MBA and International Development at the first VUU graduation


VUU gains new owners

Educational Capital Funding Ltd acquires VUU


New Vice Chancellor appointed

Prof. Everd B. Maniple PHD appointed as the new Vice Chancellor


Chancellor re-appointed

Lady Justice Flavia Senoga is re-appointed as Chancellor


Third graduation takes place

VUU celebrates the achievements of the students from Public Health, ICT4D, Executive MBA and International Development at the third VUU graduation


VUU born


First Vice Chancellor appointed

Professor Deirdre Carabine appointed the First Vice Chancellor


First student cohort

VUU admits its first students  to Public Heath and International Development programmes 


New programme launched: ICT4D

Aligning to strategic priorities for Uganda and East Africa Region, VUU launches Information Communications Technology for Development programme


Second graduation takes place

VUU celebrates the achievements of the students from Public Health and International Development at the first VUU graduation


New website launched

VUU marketing team launch a new responsive and interactive website


New Marketing director appointed

Mr. Brian Ntambirweki is appointed as the first Marketing Director at VUU


4th Graduation Ceremony is held

14th December 2018. Students receive awards for postgraduate diplomas and masters programmes.