University of Saint Joseph is a learning institution where students pursue their dream courses and acquire value skills in future
Since 2003, the Archdiocese of Mbarara(AoM) has been committed to starting a University as part of its mission and
mandate of the church to establish educational institutions of different levels to share in
the salvific ministry of Christ by being the salt and light to the world.
In 2009, Archbishop’s pastoral letter on starting University of Saint
Joseph Mbarara (USJM) stated “Our decision to start a University must be seen as a pastoral
priority which takes into account the growth and developments of our Archdiocese. The university will aim at
contributing towards improving the livelihoods of our people.
It will foster the pastoral mission of the Church: for its academic programmes will be
inspired by human and Christian values. We have apropriately chosen a fitting motto of the
university namely;”Foster integrity”
how much we need it in our personal lives, families, political and socioeconomic sectors”.
Integrity is a characteristic virtue of its patron, Saint Joseph, and we know
how much we need it in our personal lives, families, political and socioeconomic sectors”
A leading centre for Christian, value-based, contemporary, and integrated community responsive university education for social transformation.
For and With the Community
To provide accessible and holistic education, relevant skills and innovative technology for liberating, integral and sustainable development.
In accordance with human and Christian values, USJM intends;
- To provide accessible, affordable and practical university education.
- To nurture university students with demand-oriented skills.
- To promote the pursuit of relevant basic and applied research aiming at producing graduates for holistic societal transformation.
- To design and run appropriate programmes geared towards sustainable management of the environment.
- To nurture citizens of integrity imbued with a sense of the common good.
- To promote and use African cultures in university education.
- To enhance the pastoral mission of the Church.
USJM upholds and subscribes to the following core values:
- Fear of God
- Community sensitiveness
Christian university education and knowledge is to promote integral development of the whole person and of all people,
while at the same time promoting integrity and social justice, and responsible stewardship of creation.
UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS
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We offer many Undergraduate courses in both sciences and arts
We empower students in several Diploma studies covering both science and arts
USJM runs short courses, Soft Skills and Computer Applications..
At USJM, various private organisations facilitate a number of students
Number of Students