Kampala International University (KIU) is a private, not-for-profit institution based in Uganda. It was established in 2001 and assumed chartered status in 2009. The University which started as a typical degree-awarding institution has now grown into the number one Private University in Uganda and is currently ranked number 4 out of 65 universities in the country according to the January 2023 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
In pursuit of the dream to raise the next generation of problem solvers for the East African region and indeed the whole of Africa, the University operates a multi-campus system which consists of two campuses in Uganda (The Main campus in Kampala and the Western Campus in Ishaka-Bushenyi); one other university in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, while a third one is being developed in Nairobi Kenya.
KIU has 49 academic departments offering a total of over 150 academic programme in Arts, Law, Business, Communication Arts, Computer Science and Information Technology, Engineering, Education, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Social Science, and Technology Education, Medicine and Clinical Science, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing Science and Dentistry at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. All the programs are accredited by the Uganda’s National Council for Higher Education, National and Regional professional bodies, agencies including the EAC.
Among the University’s premier units receiving special recognition is the Kampala International University Teaching Hospital and the University’s Iddi Basajjabalaba Memorial Library – IBML which has been adjudged by both internal and external observers to be one of the best in the region.
To enhance student learning and lecturers’ preparation, KIU provides all faculty and full-time, on-campus students with a conducive learning environment, adequate classrooms, ambivalent office spaces, ultramodern e-resource centres, access to some of the world’s best publications and easy access to high-speed wireless networking, advanced multimedia technology, and classrooms equipped with the latest educational technology. KIU makes courses and degree programs available through traditional on-campus programs, distance learning (online), and hybrid formats that combine both elements.
The University parades the best set of faculties who are recruited from Uganda and from 28 other countries of the world stretching across all continents.