UTAMU revealed its master plan and architectural design which shows outstandingly designed buildings with beautiful gardens and ample parking.
According to Prof. Venanisus Baryamureeba, Chairperson Board of Directors UTAMU, the university is starting with construction of the first three blocks.
In December 2019, UTAMU acquired 20.43 acres of land on Block 82 Plot 6 Kkungu, Matugga, Kyaddondo, Wakiso District on leasehold register of 49 years from the Kampala Catholic Archdiocese Land Board.
The UTAMU campus which is approximately 21 km from Kampala City Centre will house the largest Research and Innovation City in the region.
It will comprise of equipped buildings for the Central Administration, the Directorate for Coordination and Management of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem, the School of Computing and Engineering, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Vocational and Science Education.
These schools will provide skills training and professional development in additional to directing and undertaking research and innovation.
Once the campus is completed, only the School of Business and Management (SBM) will remain in Kampala City Centre and the rest of the University will move to the new campus.
Prof. Baryamureeba says the Entrepreneurship ecosystem; which is the social and economic environment affecting entrepreneurship, will comprise of a startup ecosystem and an innovation ecosystem. “It is well known that businesses located within places serving as incubators for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship have a greater chance of success,” he says.
The startup ecosystem will have access to great ideas, access to talent, access to capital, and access to customers.
UTAMU also plans to construct excellent hostels for girls within the University campus which the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sadiq Yusuf says, “Is very important as it will enable the girl child to access secure education in a secure environment whether during the day or night.”
Prof. Sadiq also reveals that the campus shall be open to students and the public in 2021.