Created as Virtual University of Uganda (VUU) back in 2011, NEXUS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (NIU) is Africa’s Premier Virtual University created in 2011, accredited by the Ugandan National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). All its degree, diploma, and professional certification courses are delivered exclusively online and via live virtual lectures by very qualified and experience lecturer of different nationalities teaching from various locations around the world.
Originally thought of with Uganda in mind, the success of the university and the patronage it got beyond Uganda led to management deciding on the change of name to Nexus International University to reflect its more international outlook, and fits better it’s mission to “deliver Africa’s education future” leveraging technology. For an extended pilot period, the university offered only postgraduate courses, and was able to serve students from 17 different countries. Hundreds of students cherish and have taken advantage of the flexibility and freedom NIU’s virtual and online model offers them.
COVID 19, came and further confirmed that NIU’s model is the most appropriate solution for higher education in Africa. While institutions were closed, NIU students, studying from different countries, continued with their lectures and sat their exams.
NIU vision is to be “Africa’s global university”. Its model has removed the constraint of place, and every African can obtain international standard credentials from wherever they are, at their own pace. What’s more, NIU offers affordable and flexible pricing. Africa’s enrolment today is less than 17%, way below the global average; NIU’s model is the solution to rapidly and exponentially improving this score.
With NIU, students’ study for:
•Professional short courses
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To achieve excellence in tertiary education provision through providing quality programmes of the highest standards to students who will contribute to positive development in society.
To train professionals who can contribute meaningfully to the positive development of their country in the sectors that are, and will be, vital not only to Uganda but also to the region, in the coming decades.
It is our ambition to provide the quality of post-graduate education to meet the needs of the citizens of Uganda and our neighbours in East Africa and the African region.
Dr. Ham Mulira
Prof. Magnus Amajirionwu
Mrs. Dolorence Wakida
VICE CHAIR, COUNCIL
Professor Charles Olweny
REPRESENTING BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Miss Gertrude Kayaga
CHAIRPERSON OF THE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE
Ms. Evelyn Grace Ayot
MEMBER OF THE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE
Professor Paul Mugambi
MEMBER MEMBER OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE COMMITTEE
Professor Everd Maniple
Dr Anthony Tibaingana
REPRESENTING THE SENATE
University licence granted
Provisional licence to operate as the private university granted by the National Council for Higher Education, Uganda
New Chancellor appointed
Lady Justice Flavia Senoga installed as the first Chancellor
First programmes launched
Public Health and International Development programmes approved for teaching
New Vice Chancellor appointed
Professor Michel Lejeune appointed as the second Vice Chancellor
MBA programme launched
NIU responds to the demand by introducing an online Executive MBA programme
Corporate Academy opens
Responding to industry demands, NIU introduces a portfolio of short courses through Corporate Academy
First graduation takes place
NIU celebrates the achievements of the students from Public Health, Executive MBA and International Development at the first NIU graduation
NIU gains new owners
Educational Capital Funding Ltd acquires NIU
New Vice Chancellor appointed
Prof. Everd B. Maniple PHD appointed as the new Vice Chancellor
Lady Justice Flavia Senoga is re-appointed as Chancellor
Third graduation takes place
NIU celebrates the achievements of the students from Public Health, ICT4D, Executive MBA and International Development at the third NIU graduation
First Vice Chancellor appointed
Professor Deirdre Carabine appointed the First Vice Chancellor
First student cohort
NIU admits its first students to Public Heath and International Development programmes
New programme launched: ICT4D
Aligning to strategic priorities for Uganda and East Africa Region, NIU launches Information Communications Technology for Development programme
Second graduation takes place
NIU celebrates the achievements of the students from Public Health and International Development at the first NIU graduation
New website launched
NIU marketing team launch a new responsive and interactive website
New Marketing director appointed
Mr. Brian Ntambirweki is appointed as the first Marketing Director at NIU
4th Graduation Ceremony is held
14th December 2018. Students receive awards for postgraduate diplomas and masters programmes.