Message from VC

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Nkumba University (NU) where excellence is nurtured, practised and celebrated as we work to create positive change for a transformative better world. Since its inception in 1994, Nkumba University has steadily developed into one of the largest private University in East Africa. It was granted a Charter by the Government of Uganda in 2006 as a non-profit and non-denominational institution providing an enabling environment for students to achieve competence, creativity, confidence and character so as to think critically and act responsibly in an increasingly competitive national and global environment. It has since become one of the very reputable institution of Higher Learning in the region, known for its pioneering spirit of excellence in teaching, cutting edge research and community engagement.


Our students, faculty, alumni, partners, innovative teaching methodologies, research undertakings, innovations, support from both government and private sector have all combined to position Nkumba University among the sought-after universities within the region. In line with its mission statement and value proposition, NU continues to endeavour to be the university of choice for individuals desiring to have a learner centred academic excellence through its multicultural environment, variety of teaching methodologies where the young and old are offered an education that builds their competence, creativity, confidence and character. NU has in the past been able to educate and nurture leaders in a variety of fields who have ably made a difference in Africa and the rest of the world. There is so much aspiration amongst the faculty of NU to nurture a transformative and innovative society by offering cutting edge disciplines that are responsive to societal needs. We therefore, produce graduates who are creative, innovative and entrepreneur in nature ready to lead the world. Putting this in perspective, this means that other than equipping students with outstanding academic skills and competencies, we purposefully influence character development, ethical being and integrity of heart which are very critical for today’s world that requires sincere, truthful and competent work force. We are confident that the foundation we provide to our graduates presents immerse opportunities which distinguishes them from others within the society.

NU is tapping into technology to enhance the on and off campus experience. Through our expertise in e-learning, NU is taking education to the remote and most deprived regions of the country and the rest of the world. Our richly developed e-resources are improving how ubiquitous education is being offered to all our distance students. NU believes that blended learning is the way to go for the on-campus experience and hence its adoption in all its campuses. NU will continue to develop more distance programmes in order to benefit the remote and deprived communities, not to mention thousands of people in displaced and war-torn areas, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity for a NU experience.

The outstanding teaching, scholarships, research, innovation, support, flexibility and choice in programs, and extra-curricular within NU creates a transformational student experience. We have several of our students that have joined national and international sports teams and hence adding more good reputation to the University. I am very confident that NU people of today and tomorrow will add to this reputation in the future.

To date, NU has graduated over 25,000 inspiring alumni at different levels (certificate, Bachelors, Master and PhD). NU alumni make up a community of notable people within the country and the region which is something we are very proud of. When you consider the extraordinary range, diversity and achievements of our distinguished alumni, there is no doubt that Nkumba University is all about creating transformative change of the society and world at large.

Finally, NU is a place where a student will experience being part of a non-denominational, non-secular and culturally diverse community made up of students from all-over the world including the faculty. Therefore, at NU we say that “nurturing the 21st century workforce starts here and we lead the transformative world”. It is an affirmation that we provide the quality workforce that the world needs to be transformed.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nkumba University.


Prof. Jude T. Lubega