Great Lakes University of Kisumu
- Private University
- #047 Kenyan university ranking
- Type: Private University
- Main Campus: Nairobi
- Established: 1987
- Ranking : #047
- Post-Graduate: 0 programs
- Undergraduate: 2 programs
- Diploma:0 programs
- Certificate:0 programs
- Proffessional :0 programs
About Great Lakes University of Kisumu
Great Lakes University of Kisumu Overview
Great Lakes University of Kisumu is a fully chartered university with its main campus located beyond Mamboleo on the Kisumu - Miwani Road.
GLUK has campuses and teaching sites namely: Milimani centre, Nairobi, Kokise, Kisii, Mbita, Mfangano, Mumias, Oyugis, Siaya, Kapsabet and Garissa.
The main aim of GLUK is to develop effective managers of development initiatives in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. GLUK also equips its students with additional skills aligned and designed for Kenyas vision 2030.
GLUK is highly regarded in its unique methods of programme delivery and research both linked to problem solving and community service focusing on health, food and income security.
The University serves Kenyan and International students. The academic experience at GLUK is enriched by the latest in teaching techniques, mentorship and collaborative programmes with various Universities.
Great Lakes University of Kisumu Location
Great Lakes University of Kisumu History
The origin and evolution of GLUK
The idea of establishing the Great Lakes University of Kisumu originated in the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Africa, which spearheaded the application for authority to operate as a university.
The establishment of TICH was inspired by a number of sources expressing the need for a formal course in Community Based Health Care leading to a recognized academic qualification. Such a course would be offered by an academic institution that could effectively weave together theoretical, evidence based and practical hands-on analytical skills training into development, conducted in learning sites located in the community, civil society, industry and public institutions. It was thought that an Institute with the freedom to innovate but linked to an established University would be the best base for such a training program.
The Institute was established in 1998 to respond to these challenges and to make a contribution towards the paradigm shift needed for the achievement of sustainable development at various levels particularly in Africa. In this respect, GLUK subscribes to the philosophy of self-propagated development, which is made sustainable through the communities own participation.
The idea has attracted some of the best and most renowned brains in the country to nurture the young University to excellence in the fields of health, development and related disciplines. Their involvement ensures the necessary academic rigor while permitting flexibility and responsiveness required in producing graduates that are problem solvers and job creators.
Great Lakes University of Kisumu contact details.
- +254-57 2023972/2024871, +254-736 550505
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