Great Lakes Regional University


2004: Great Lakes Regional University was founded, as a community college in 2004 in Kanungu, South-west Uganda, by Hon. Rev. Canon Dr. Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga following his long-term vision of empowered communities.
2007: The College became registered by the Ministry of Education as a Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Institution in 2007.
2007: In the same year, the then College was able to offer Bachelor’s degree programmes in affiliation with Nkumba University that is located near Entebbe in Wakiso district.
2009: The College was licenced in 2009 by the National Council for Higher Education as a tertiary institution that started offering diploma and certificate programmes.
2015: The National Council for Higher Education granted the College a private university status in 2015.
2016: H. E. The President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, officially opened Great Lakes Regional University on 6th January 2016. The dream of a University would not have come true if it were not for generous support and encouragement from our international partners. Details about partners are given under “Partnerships & Collaborations” given on this website.

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Great Lakes Regional University 2 Km along Kihiihi Road Kanungu, Uganda