Gulu University is a Public University established by Statutory Instrument No. 16 of 2003. The University was set up to serve as a launch pad for equitable development in Uganda providing knowledge and skills and stimulating innovations in education, technology, economic advancement and social development. The University is located in Gulu Municipality with campuses in Kitgum and Hoima districts.
The vision of the University is to be a leading academic institution for the promotion of rural transformation and industrialization for sustainable development. The mission of the University is to expand access to higher education, provide quality professional training for delivery of appropriate social services and conduct research geared towards rural transformation and conservation of biodiversity.