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.

mission

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.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mr. Grayson Nash

Mr. Greg coleman

Mr Jeremy Kirk

Mr. Patrick Bitature

Prof. Charles Olweny

Mr. Matthias Magoola

Prof. Magnus Amajirionwu

Mr. Walter Ogwal

Prof. Arthur Sserwanga

THE SENATE

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

Mrs. Sarah Omwene

Registrar

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

VUU TIMELINE

2011

University licence granted

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

2011

New Chancellor appointed

Lady Justice Flavia Senoga installed as the first Chancellor

2011

First programmes launched

Public Health and International Development programmes approved for teaching

2013

New Vice Chancellor appointed

Professor Michel Lejeune appointed as the second Vice Chancellor 

2013

MBA programme launched

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

2015

Corporate Academy opens

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

2015

First graduation takes place

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

2017

VUU gains new owners

Educational Capital Funding Ltd acquires VUU

2017

New Vice Chancellor appointed

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

2017

Chancellor re-appointed

Lady Justice Flavia Senoga is re-appointed as Chancellor

2017

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

2010

VUU born

2010

First Vice Chancellor appointed

Professor Deirdre Carabine appointed the First Vice Chancellor

2012

First student cohort

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

2014

New programme launched: ICT4D

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

2016

Second graduation takes place

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

2018

New website launched

VUU marketing team launch a new responsive and interactive website

2018

New Marketing director appointed

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