Uganda Martyrs University is an institution established in 1993 by the Catholic Church in Uganda. Currently the university has over 10 campuses, the main campus at Nkozi, and others in Lubaga (Kampala), Nsambya (Kampala), and in Lira, Moyo, Kabale, Mbale, Masaka, Masindi, Soroti, Mbarara, and Kisubi (near Entebbe).
From Uganda Martyrs University website: The university aims to develop professionals who will combine career competence with a strong sense of moral responsibility, and the social values demanded by the challenges of the world today, and to this end the University continually re-designs its programmes and curricula to meet the changing needs of society. Students at UMU are encouraged to be creative and entrepreneurial, also self-critical, in an environment where the teaching is inventive, interactive and invitational.
The right to academic freedom is stressed by the univerity in the teaching, research and learning processes, and in addition all due respect is given to the cultural heritage of African traditions and values. All students at the University are required to follow the ethics courses considered to be relevant to their courses of study.
Uganda Martyrs University strives to uphold its Catholic identity of universality by being open to all regardless of religious affiliation, while providing quality higher education within which Christian and human values are key priorities. UMU implements a policy of non-discrimination on grounds of race, tribe, sex, social status, or disability.
Accommodation: International students are guaranteed a place in the university's hostels. There are thirteen halls of residence at the main campus, organised for single sex. Affordable hostel accommodation is avilable for students in the outlying campuses and is supervised by the branch administration.