Historical Background

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Kumi University was founded by Korean Missionary couple Hyeong Lyeol Lyu and Mrs. Minja Lee in 1999. It developed from Africa Leaders’ Training Institute (ALTI), which was established in 1996 to meet the demands of the local community.

The University was founded with this aim:  To provide quality, affordable, community tailored, Christian based higher education.

The Kumi University Foundation was approved by Uganda Government in 2004 with document No. 66491. The University then acquired the operational License the same year with National Council For Higher Education NCHE (UI..PL..002 NCHE). Kumi University is established in the scenic country side of TESO’s spectacular inselbergs, next to the famous Old Stone Age Site Nyero Rock Paintings in Kumi District in the Eastern part of Uganda.




The University is in the advanced stages of acquiring the civil charter from the government of Uganda. Once this process is complete, the University will open its gates for higher degree programmes. Currently, the University runs three major study schedules for undergraduate programmes: External for in-service teachers, Week end for busy and/or employed executives, and Full time for direct entrants (O and A) level leavers.

Founded on the Christian Virtues and Values, Kumi University is the perfect answer to your and/or your sons/daughters academic and ethical growth as the values and virtues are part of our integral teaching and learning.

The University gradually grew as below;

  • 2019. 04. The 6th Vice Chancellor Rev. Hong Sekee
  • 2019. 11. The 15th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2014-2019 The 5th  Vice Chancellor  Dr. Young lee
  • 2018. 11. The 14th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2017. 11. The 13th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2015. 11. The 12th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2014. 11. The 11th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2013. 11. The 10th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2013. 03. The 9th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2012. 11. The 8th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2012. 4. The 4th Vice Chancellor Dr. Sunyoung Kim
  • 2011. 10. The 7th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2011. 3. The 6th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2010. 9. The 3rd Vice Chancellor Dr. Sujin Choo
  • 2009. 11. Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Soongsil University
  • 2009. 10. The 5th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2009. 6. Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Yanbian University of Science & Technology
  • 2008. 2. Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Chungnam University
  • 2007. 9. The 4th Graduation Ceremony
  • 2007. 4. Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Handong University
  • 2007. 2. Soroti Campus Open
  • 2006. 12. The 3rd Graduation Ceremony
  • 2006. 9. Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Kosin University
  • 2006. 5. The 2nd Vice Chancellor Dr. Sangcheol Lee Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Sunlin University
  • 2005. 9. The 2nd Graduation Ceremony
  • 2005. 3. The 1st Graduation Ceremony
  • 2004. 5. Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Hannam University
  • 2001. 8. The 1st Vice Chancellor Dr. Wangkusa
  • 1999. 8. Change over to University Courses
  • 1998. 9. Establish Sisterhood Relationship with Jeonju University
  • 1996. 10. African Leaders Training Institute (ALTI) Open