Mountains of the Moon University is unique in Uganda as it was founded by the community, is owned by the community, is governed by the community and is answerable to the community of the Rwenzori Region in Western Uganda; it is the first of its kind in the country.
The ownership of the University by the community is expressed through its representation on the University’s governing bodies, which are elected by members of the community. Mountains of the Moon University is not affiliated with but is supported by the local councils and governments, local religious groups, businesses and individuals within the Rwenzori Region.
By establishing the University in this way we can remain very sensitive to the needs and aspirations of the communities in the region, and that the courses offered and the manner in which they are taught are relevant to the needs of the community
MMUA (the Alumni Association) was concieved in 2005 when the university officially commenced academic business in the Rwenzori Region. She remained pregnant with this baby for up to
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In 2011, Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) unveiled its 10 Year Strategic Plan. The purpose of this document is to articulate the vision, mission, core values and objectives of the University. It also provides the
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MMU boasts of having a very active student body which carries out its activities in line with the university’s core activities. These activities, which include sports, drama, debates and musical events, are coordinated by the
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On 3rd July 2014, we inaugurated a Health partnership with the University of Salford(UK) which is aimed at fostering cooperations and exchange of knowledge, skills, experiences for the support of improvements in health services and systems in Uganda. This was enforced by Professor Luise Acker as well as the university management and staff at the School of Health Sciences.
On 6th June 2014 we held a fundraising Dinner at Sheraton Hotel Kampala. The event was aimed at soliciting support to the university for the completion of a multipurpose building that will have 15 classrooms and lavatories. The structure once completed will house over 1000 students at Lake Saaka Campus.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) in German has invited the Dean of the School of Business and Management Studies to give a presentation on 'Rural development and Digitalization “The case of mobile money in East Africa”
Dr. Schmidt will also present and chair a workshop session at the "Strategic dialogue 'Digital Change in the rural context'" on Sept. 4th 2014.
FOKUS is an independent research body that explores how communication networks will contribute to a more convenient and more secure living. With 25 years of experience, the institute is one of the most important international ICT research partners.
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