History of Islamic University in Uganda IUIU

History of Islamic University in Uganda IUIU

History of Islamic University in Uganda IUIU – about Islamic University in Uganda…

IUIU was opened in the year 1988 by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) under a bilateral agreement between the Government of Uganda (GOU) and the OIC. In 1990, the Parliament of Uganda enacted a law, The Islamic University in Uganda Act (cap 131, Laws of Uganda), formally establishing the University in Uganda. The University operates under the framework of this Act. The University opened on 10th February 1988 with 80 students and two degree programmes. Currently, it offers 72 programmes in 7 Faculties and has a student population of 8,638 coming from 21 different countries. The University has so far graduated 25,000 students from various disciplines. The University has a centre for Postgraduate Studies and four campuses including the main Campus in Mbale. The University employs over 600 fulltime members of staff from 8 countries, and about 300 on part time basis. ”


I. Increased number of students from 2,682 in 2004 to now 8,553 coming from 21 countries.

II. The number of campuses has doubled from 1 to 4 including the first and only Females’ Campus in Uganda located at Kabojja.

III. Infrastructural development with modern buildings at the Main, Kampala and Females’ campuses.

IV. Improved learning facilities such as computers, books, science laboratory equipment, ICT equipment, etc, at all campuses.

V. Increased faculties and academic programmes such as Law, Food Science & Nutrition, and Nursing. The University is finalizing arrangements to start programmes in engineering and Medicine with support from some international universities.

VI. The image of IUIU has significantly improved in the last 8 years. That is why the University is able to attract staff and students from many countries.

VII. The University has won several national and international awards of excellence in the last five years.


Since its inception, Islamic University in Uganda has so far had 25 Graduation ceremonies. The university has 4 campuses spread across the country. The main campus is located in Mbale, Eastern Uganda. Other campuses are; Kampala Campus, located at Kibuli Hill, East of Kampala Capital City, The Females’ campus Kabojja, West of Kampala Capital City and Arua campus in West Nile Region, Northern Uganda.

VISION“To be a leading international centre of educational excellence for social development”

MISSION“To serve as an academic institution, based on Islamic values, that creates knowlegde and trains learners to fulfil societies needs”


1. Faith

2. Integrity

3. Excellence

4. Diversity

5. Creativity


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