Mbarara University of Science & Technology
We have the best Centre for Innovations and Technology Transfer (CITT), a global Centre of excellence in affordable technology innovation, commercialization, skills development, and entrepreneurship for you. The element of community engagement in all our programmes makes us stand out in addressing any arising or existing challenges. We are located in the Southwestern region of Uganda a serene environment for studies, which gives us a chance to produce an all-round graduate ready to face the world. Our success in not only measured by our achievements but also by the ability to address matters in the dynamic communities at National and international level.
History of MUST
Mbarara University of Science and Technology also known as MUST was opened in October 1989 after extensive modification of physical facilities of the former School of Midwifery at the Mbarara District hospital. The Mbarara University of Science and Technology Statue 1989 as passed by the National Resistance Council was the enabling law that established MUST as a body corporate. At that time Uganda’s economy and social infrastructure which had collapsed, due to civil wars in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Therefore, with the government’s realization that higher education was a critical asset for nation building, and in particular that Science and Technology was the most realistic driver to lead this initiative, MUST was therefore a welcome idea and has to date lived to that expectation.
Overcoming several set-up challenges the new Vice Chancellor Professor Frederick I.B Kayanja, in collaboration with 4 Cuban professors started the pioneer Faculty of Medicine opening its gates to the first 43 students admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) program. Since October 28th, 1989 MUST has seen many community innovations, which have contributed to its development and that of our motherland Uganda.
In May 2012, the University finally unveiled and commissioned the much talked about move to a spacious campus at Kihumuro located 7 km on Mbarara- Bushenyi road with the commissioning of the Estates and works Block and handing over the site for the construction of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology bringing to fruition the whole spectrum of this great University of Science and Technology.
Provision of higher education, promotion of research, and advancement of learning.
Dissemination of knowledge and giving an opportunity of acquiring higher education to all persons
Provision of accessible physical facilities to the users