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.
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.
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.
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.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr Grayson Nash
Professor Charles Olweny
Mr. Walter Ogwal
Dr Patrick Bitature
Mr Matthias Magoola
Professor Everd Maniple, Secretary
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
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
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