Clarke International University Historical Background
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Clarke International University
More than a year ago, the University Council, after thoughtful consideration, decided to change the name of the university from International Health Sciences University (IHSU) to Clarke International University (CIU) to better reflect the scope of a diverse and innovative curriculum beyond health. We, therefore, embarked on this process which has culminated in effecting this change after all the appropriate approvals. The launch of CIU took place on Tuesday, March 6 th, 2018 and was presided over by the Speaker of the House of Parliament of the Republic of Uganda, Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. A certificate for the change of name was secured from the Presidents’ office, signed February 26 th , 2018.
The new logo represents CIU’s distinctiveness and features ﬁve important elements:
CLARKE: The name Clarke is an occupational name meaning Scholar, derived from a Clarke in the Holy Orders (Clarke Coat of Arms, 2017). The name also honors Dr. Ian Thomas Clarke’s roots and dedicated citizenship and leadership in transforming critical sectors in Uganda. The vision of the Clarke family is tonimpact Uganda through sustainable development. Over the years they have provided thousands of jobs in their various enterprises, and recognise the need for a values-based practical education as a foundation for employment. The name Clarke has been associated with community and sustainable development, not only in healthcare but also in business. It is, therefore, a fundamental expression of CIU’s identity/brand: a university committed to preparing responsible citizens and outstanding value-oriented scholars for leadership and transformation. The name will encompass current and future program and centers of excellence in disciplines dedicated to improving the quality of life for Ugandans.
THE SHIELD: The shield denotes CIU’s tripartite pillars of Teaching, Research, and Service. It is the motif of the university seal and signiﬁes protection of knowledge generated, stored and
THE BEACON/FLAME SYMBOL: torch/light has always been a symbol of learning and leadership. It signiﬁes that education is a process of stimulating the mind. It sparks ingenuity, creativity, passion, leadership, and determination. Here, our students can explore, discover, grow and accomplish their goals. The symbol unites the academic identity of CIU with its mission.
THE CIU MOTTO: Lead. Innovate. Transform: reﬂects our vision: A values-based university that inspires leadership, critical thinking, innovation, and outstanding academic training that transforms communities.
Est 2008: We were founded and licensed in 2008. We continue to celebrate an established and growing legacy of excellence in education, research, and service.
Of special note: CIU HASHTAG: #MakeAdifference:
Our hashtag symbolizes continuity and the primary outcome of our efforts. We hope that every student, faculty, alumni through their Leadership, Innovative action, and Transformational practices can make a difference.
To prepare students for global leadership and to be catalysts for transformation.
We achieve this mission through a Values-Based Education; Instilling in students a zeal for Lifelong Learning; Outstanding Interdisciplinary Academic Training, Research and Community Outreach; Innovative Action; and, Exceptional Faculty.
Clarke International University (Formerly International Health Sciences University) was founded in 2005 by Dr. Ian Thomas Clarke with the aim of improving the training of human resources for health. The first school, the School of Nursing, was established in 2005 with 16 diploma students. The primary goal of the school was to rethink, refresh, and make a difference to the way new and professional nurses were being educated in Uganda. In March of 2008, the school received its provisional license to operate as a university and effectively expanded its programming to include baccalaureate education in Nursing, Public Health, Allied Health, and Continuing Healthcare training. In March 2018, the university rebranded to CIU, to allow for diversification of education programs beyond health sciences. Currently, in addition to the schools in the health sciences, CIU also offers programs in the School of Business and Applied Technology (SoBAT).
The Clarke family have lived in Uganda for over thirty years, during which time they have been committed to the development of their adopted homeland.
The vision of the Clarke family is to impact Uganda through sustainable development. Over the years they have provided thousands of jobs in their various enterprises, and recognise the need for a values-based practical education as a foundation for employment.