Muteesa I Royal University

Muteesa I Royal University
Muteesa I Royal University (MRU)
Established 2007
Type Private
Chancellor HM Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II
Vice-Chancellor Professor Erisa Semakula [1]
Admin. staff 100+ (2011)
Students 3,000+ (2011)
Location Masaka, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

Muteesa I Royal University is a university in Uganda.



The university has two campuses. The main campus is located in the city of Masaka, approximately 145 kilometres (90 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[2] The second campus is located on Mengo Hill, the seat of the Buganda Government, within the city of Kampala. The coordinates of the main campus in Masaka are:00 19 21S, 31 44 33E (Latitude:-0.3225; Longitude:32 44 33). The university plans a third campus at Nazigo, in Mukono District, to house the Faculty of Education. A forth campus planned in Kalangala in the Ssese Islands will house the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies and also the Faculty of Tourism and Tourism Studies.[3]


The University was established when ownership of Masaka Technical Institute (Uganda Technical College, Masaka), was transferred from the Government of Uganda to the Buganda Government, in January 2007.[4] The University is named after Kabaka Muteesa I Mukaabya Walugembe Kayiira. He made agreements with the British to introduce British-based education in his kingdom (Buganda) in the late 19th century.[5] Muteesa I Royal University received Tertiary Education Institution accreditation from the Ministry of Education & Sports in July 2007.[6] The university admitted the first class of students in October 2007.[7] The university will hold its first graduation ceremony on Friday 15 April 2011. At the same ceremony, His Majesty Ronald Edward Frederick Kimera Muwenda Mutebi II will be installed as the first Chancellor of the university.[8]


As of March 2011, MRU has the following academic faculties: [9]

  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology - Located at Mengo
  • Faculty of Social Studies and Cultural Development Studies - Located at Mengo
  • Faculty of Business Management - Located at Mengo
  • Faculty of Science and Technology - Located at Masaka
  • Faculty of Art and Design - Located at Masaka
  • Faculty of Education - Located at Nazigo, Kayunga District
  • Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Studies - Located at Kalangala (Coming soon)
  • Faculty of Natural Environment, Tourism and Tourism Studies - Located at Kalangala (Opens in 2013)
  • Faculty of Medicine, Health Sciences and Health Services, located at Masaka (Opens in 2015)


The following undergraduate degree courses are offered at the university, as of October 2009:

The following diploma courses are offered at the university, as of October 2009:

  • Diploma in Information Technology (Dip.IT)
  • Ordinary Diploma in Civil Engineering (ODip.CE)
  • Ordinary Diploma in Electrical Engineering (ODip.EE)
  • Ordinary Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ODip.ME)
  • Diploma in Primary Education (Dip.PE)
  • Diploma in Business Management (Dip.BM)

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Coordinates: 00°19′21″S 31°44′33″E / 0.3225°S 31.7425°E / -0.3225; 31.7425

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