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.
MANDATE—MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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.
We seek to not only increase the numbers (Quantity) of healthcare providers but to also develop healthcare providers of Quality.
We believe that improving the health of a nation requires not only improving the skills, tools, and knowledge of its health professionals,but also changing the way health professionals think so that existing and future problems are approached in a more progressive, adaptive, and responsive way.
- Self-discipline which prioritises both integrity and diligence, sound critical thinking and specifically holds to the view that there is no place for corrupt practice.
- Empathy which underpins effective leadership by recognising the value of human relationships in all aspects of business, and in particular, recognises the importance of meaningful and valued work.
- Bold creativity which is the character engine for innovation, the lifeblood of business, and which derives from a combination of creativity, which is inspired, and the confidence and ability to take the right risks, which is the essence of faith.