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Islamic University in Uganda

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Type  Private
Students  6,000+ (2009)
Address  Uganda
Phone  +256 35 2512100
Established  1988
Location  Mbale, Uganda
Total enrollment  7,000 (2010)
Founded  1988
Chancellor  Dr. Abdul-Aziz Al-Sebail
Vice-Chancellor  Dr. Ahmad Kaweesa Ssengendo
Motto  O Lord, Advance Me In Knowledge
Similar  Uganda Christian University, Nkumba University, Kampala International University, Kyambogo University, Uganda Martyrs University

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The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) is a multi-campus university offering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The main campus of the university is in Mbale, Uganda, about 222 kilometres (138 mi) north-east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.


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The idea to start IUIU was conceived at the second summit of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference in 1974. The university was inaugurated in February 1988 with 80 students. The main objective of the university is to serve the higher education needs of the English-speaking Muslim community in southern and eastern Africa.

University campuses

As of December 2014, IUIU had four campuses:

  • The Main Campus is approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of Mbale's central business district in eastern Uganda, on the Mbale-Soroti road. The coordinates of the main campus are 1°06'02.0"N, 34°10'25.0"E (Latitude:1.100556; Longitude:34.173611).
  • The Kampala Campus is on Kibuli Hill, approximately 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) south-east of the central business district of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.
  • The Kabojja Campus is in Kabojja, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Kampala's central business district. This campus is for female students only.
  • The Arua Campus is in the town of Arua, approximately 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-west of Kampala.
  • Academic departments

    The university has the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Management Studies
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Technology & Engineering (Expected in 2015)
  • Center for Postgraduate Studies
  • References

    Islamic University in Uganda Wikipedia