Kyambogo University (KYU) is a public university in Uganda. It was established in 2001 as the third public university in Uganda. The university is located on Kyambogo Hill, a few kilometers from Kampala, along the Kampala-Jinja highway.
Kyambogo University was established in 2001 by the "Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act 2001", by merging Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK), the Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK), and the Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE),
Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo
Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (UPK) evolved from a small technical school in 1928 before it was renamed Uganda Technical College and finally Uganda Polytechnic, Kyambogo.
Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo
Institute of Teacher Education, Kyambogo (ITEK) started as a Government Teacher Training College in 1948 at Nyakasura. In 1954, it transferred to Kyambogo Hill as a National Teachers’ College and later became ITEK by Statute of Parliament in 1989.
Uganda National Institute of Special Education
Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE) was a Department of Special Education in the Faculty of Education of Makerere University
, becoming an autonomous institution by Act of Parliament in 1998.
The university has six faculties divided into 27 departments
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Science
- Faculty of Special Needs and Rehabilitation
- Faculty of Vocational Studies