About Us

Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) is a leading Private University in Uganda established in 2008 and is licensed and accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education.

Our student-centric academic model deploys global best practices in teaching and learning and aims to fulfil the Mission of CUU, which is to transform and inspire students to reach their full potential in employment, entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership.

CUU offers market-relevant and accredited academic Programmes hosted in four Faculties of Law, Science & Technology, Business & Management, and Socio-Economic Sciences. In addition, there is a School of Postgraduate Studies & Research.

Learning at our University is innovative, student-centric, participatory, dynamic, and practical. We use a sophisticated artificially intelligent platform to support blended learning, projects, case studies, distance learning, and other functional and active learning forms.

We have a large student population hailing from over 28 countries. More than 8,000 students have graduated from CUU in many different disciplines at certificate, diploma, bachelor's, and master's levels since its inception.


To transform and inspire students to reach their full potential in employment, entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership


A centre of excellence, innovation and transformation

Coat of Arms

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Governance / Administration

Prof. John F. Mugisha, Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. John F. Mugisha is a passionate academician, a leader in Public Health Planning and Management; and an avid scholar of Health Service provision. His interest in Health Services, Planning and Management has seen him become an international consultant on t...

Mr David Mutabanura, Executive Director

Mr. David Mutabanura is the Executive Director of Cavendish University Uganda in which role he leads and directs the operational, financial and administrative functions of the university. By partnering closely with the University Vice Chancellor and other stakeholders, he fo...

Dr. Olive Sabiiti, Deputy Vice Chancellor- Academic Affairs

Dr. Olive Sabiiti is a Senior Lecturer, a scholar of law and an advocate of the High Court of Uganda.

As a Commonwealth Scholar, Dr. Olive Sabiiti earned her PhD degree in law from the University of Manchester, UK. As a British Chevening Scholar, she earned her LLM (...

Mr. Michael Okopa, Academic Registrar, Cavendish University Uganda

Mr. Michael Okopa holds a Master of Science in Data Communication and Software Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Data Communication and Software Engineering, and Bachelor of Science Majoring in Mathematics and Chemistry, all obtained from Makerere University, and Postgrad...


Mr. Daniel Walyemera is an Advocate, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of the High Court of Uganda. He is also one of the two Ugandan Lawyers on the list of Counsel of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, where he occasionally practices law. He has been comm...

Prof. Alex Thomas Ijjo, Senior lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management

Prof. Alex Thomas Ijjo is a Senior lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management at Cavendish University Uganda (CUU). Prof. Ijjo joined CUU in January 2018 after two years of national and international consultancy in the area of trade and regional integration ...

Mr. Balirwa Moses, Ag Dean- Faculty of Science and Technology

Mr. Balirwa Moses is an educator with over 20 years in the teaching and learning sector with an expansive experience including lecturing at Makerere University Business School, Kyambogo University, Kampala International University, Uganda Management Institute and Uganda Inst...

Dr. Alice Wabule, Dean Faculty of Socio-Economic Sciences

Dr. Alice Wabule is a trained educator, researcher and development ethics practitioner with management and leadership experience at higher institutions of learning and NGO sector.

She holds a PhD in Applied Professional Ethics from the University of Groningen, The Ne...


Mr. Ambrose Arinaitwe is the Director of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology of Cavendish University Uganda in which role he leads and coordinates Distance learning via the Cavendish University -Learning Portal. He works closely with the Academic and Operational t...

Prof Mulira James, The Pioneer Director, School of Postgraduate Studies and Research

Prof Mulira James is a professor in the Faculty of Socio-Economic Sciences, and the Pioneer Director, School of Postgraduate Studies and Research at Cavendish University Uganda. He holds both a PhD and Master’s degree from Princeton University, USA, and a Bachelor&rsqu...

Ms Alice Okure Akiteng, Librarian

Ms Alice Okure Akiteng is the University Librarian a role she serves with great interest, dedication and passion. She holds a Bachelors in Library and Information Sciences obtained from Makerere University, Kampala, a Diploma in Computer Science from Uganda Martyrs Universit...

Ms Hope Byachi, Dean of Students

Ms Byachi Hope is the Dean of Students a role she serves with great passion, interest and dedication. The unit has a long and rich history of supporting and advocating for the interests of students. She oversees and coordinates student accommodation, pertinent immigration issues, spo...


  • License, Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) - June 2008 


Cavendish University Uganda has been granted the right to administer 10 certificate courses under UBTEB Examination Centre BTV051. The Courses include:

  • National Certificate in Business Administration
  • National Certificate in Information and Communication Technology
  • National Certificate in Marketing
  • National Certificate in Procurement and logistics Management
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Computer Engineering
  • Certificate in Computer Information systems
  • Certificate in Computer Science
  • Certificate in Journalism and Media Studies
  • Certificate in Public Administration


For further information on Certificate Courses, please contact the Enrolment Office: http://cavendish.ac.ug/contacts

Further information about UBTEB can be found at www.ubteb.go.ug

Cavendish Uganda

University Council Members

Prof. Olubayi Olubayi - Chief Academic Officer & Chairman of Council

Prof John Francis Mugisha - Vice Chancellor

Hon. Dr. Ham-Mukasa Mulira - Senior Presidential Adviser on ICT

Mr. Peter Kagunye - Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Reginald Rainey - Director of Operations