About the Clarke International University

By | July 2, 2019

About the Clarke International University

Clarke International University (CIU) (Formerly, International Health Sciences University (IHSU) in Uganda is a University that is licensed by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE [UI.PL 013]).  CIU is a non-residential university offering health sciences and business courses and grooms students to become tomorrow’s leaders nationally and internationally.  CIU is currently situated on the third floor at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) in Namuwongo.

The first school, the School of Nursing, was established in 2005 with 16 diploma students.  The primary goal of the school was to rethink, refresh, and make a difference to the way new and professional nurses were being educated in Uganda. 

 In March of 2008, the school received its provisional license to operate as a university and effectively expanded its programming to include baccalaureate education in Nursing, Public Health, Allied Health, and Continuing Healthcare training. In March 2018, the university rebranded to CIU, to allow for diversification of education programs beyond health sciences.  Currently, in addition to the schools in the health sciences, CIU also offers programs in the School of Business and Applied Technology (SoBAT).


To prepare students for global leadership and to be catalysts for transformation. We achieve this mission through a Values-Based Education; Instilling in students a zeal for Lifelong Learning; Outstanding Interdisciplinary Academic Training, Research and Community Outreach; Innovative Action; and, Exceptional Faculty.


A values-based university that inspires leadership, critical thinking, innovation, and outstanding academic training that transforms communities.


Our students and graduates are challenged and trusted with an important agenda: to strive for academic excellence; to lead change through innovative action and transformational practices that impact communities and improve lives.  Their journey to making a difference starts here.

Contact Details

  • Phone: (+256) 0312-307-400
  • Email: info@ciu.ac.ug
  • Email: admissions@ciu.ac.ug

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