Message from Vice Chancellor

Welcome to Victoria University where excellence is cherished, pursued and celebrated!  And yes it’s true; we are the first and only University located principally at the heart of Kampala city.

Welcome to Victoria University, an internationally oriented, research intensive university with commitment to excellence in research and education, offering an outstanding campus-based student experience. Over the past three years, we have grown significantly while retaining a supportive social and academic community, which makes Victoria University a great place to study, to research and to work.

At Victoria University, outstanding research based teaching, learning and exceptional education takes place across the broadest possible range of disciplines. From Humanities and Social sciences, to Health Science, Science and Technology, Business and Management to Energy and Petroleum Studies. We take our commitment to research-led teaching very seriously and our staffs are expected to be great researchers and teachers. Our curriculum is regularly updated by the latest research; and our students undertake research themselves. Because our University is on a human scale, there is also a very strong sense of community. Students enhance our intellectual community through contributions in lectures, conferences and research symposia and it is immensely gratifying that they are also proud to be associated with Victoria University.

I have constantly felt the university is not only a world of knowledge, demanding to find new ways of solving global problems, which is a very significant role the university has to play, but I also intensely feel that that knowledge has to affect the neighbourhood before you solve the global problems. The challenges we face right next door to Victoria University is the most important one. The Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu (c 604 bc - c 531 bc) said “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. And that little step is our neighbourhood. And that neighbourhood must feel the presence of Victoria University. The faculty and students demonstrate the way to solve neighbourhood problems and global problems shall be overcome because of the existence of Victoria University.

As management we are determined to achieve our mission of being a research driven University motivated by societal needs, whilst creating scholars who are empowered to provide cutting edge solutions. In 2017, we shall launch a new bold strategy to take us to 2021, based on a clear vision to invest in intellectual talent to make a difference to our city, our region, our nation, and our world. The best way to truly appreciate what Victoria University has alot to offer is to visit, but until you are able to do that I hope our website will give you all the information you need; whether you are looking for a place to study or work, want to find out more about our research and Public engagement, or reconnect with our alumni community. We welcome your interest in our University and hope you can find the information you are looking for on this website .

We encourage you to engage with us on our Twitter account @vukampala and Facebook page Victoria University Kampala.

If you are in Kampala and the surrounding districts you have an open invitation to visit us and to meet staff and students.

You will be warmly received. Come Prepared to Learn, Leave Prepared to Succeed.