Vision, Mission and Core Values

Gulu University is one of the ten Public Universities in Uganda established by Statutory Instrument Number 31 of 2003. The University is situated In Laroo Division, Gulu City.

Currently, the University has six Faculties and two Institutes: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Education and Humanities, Faculty of Business and Development Studies, Faculty of Law, Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, and Institute of Research and Graduate Studies. Satellite campuses are located in Kotido District, Hoima City, Kitgum Municipality, and Moroto District.

The University offers six PhD, 27 masters, nine postgraduate, 33 undergraduate, and five certificate programmes, in a range of specializations, and has a student population of about 4,500. It also boasts an Alumni population of 19,529.


To be the leading Academic Institution for the Promotion of Community Transformation and Industrialization for Sustainable Development.


To provide access to Quality Higher Education, Training, Research, and Innovations for the Delivery of Appropriate Services towards Community Transformation and Sustainable Development.

Core Values

Professionalism | Intergrity | Effectiveness and Efficiency | Accountability and Transparency |

Teamwork | Gender Responsiveness | Inclusiveness