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Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Catholic University of Eastern Africa

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Year of Establishment: 1984

Type of Establishment: [Public/Private] Private

Brief History:

CUEA was founded on 3 September in 1984 in Nairobi Kenya as a Graduate School of Theology, under the name the Catholic Higher Institute of Eastern Africa (CHIEA). The Institute was founded by the regional ecclesiastical authority known as Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA). The member countries of AMECEA are: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Initially, CHIEA offered two-year Licentiate/MA programmers’ in Theology, as authorized by the Congregation for Catholic Education, Vatican City  effective 2 May 1984. On 3 September of the same year, it was officially inaugurated by the Right Reverend Bishop Medardo Mazombwe, the then Chairman of AMECEA. On 18 August 1985, it was formally opened by Pope John Paul II. In 1986, the Graduate School of Theology started negotiations with the Commission for Higher Education in Kenya to establish the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).


Current Vice Chancellor:  Rev. Dr. Pius Rutechura

Student Population: 500

Campus: Langata  Campus and City Centre Satellite Campus

Courses offered:

 Undergraduate Degree Courses

  • Arts
  • Arts Geography)
  • Arts History)
  • Arts (Philosophy)
  • Arts (Religious Studies)
  • Arts in Philosophy in Anthropology
  • Arts in Philosophy in Economics
  • Arts in Philosophy in Political Science
  • Arts in Philosophy in Sociology

Postgraduate Diploma Course

  • Education
  • Planning and Management of Development Projects


Masters Courses

  • Arts (History)
  • Arts (Philosophy)
  • Arts (Religious Studies)
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration, Electronic Commerce Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration, Financial Management
  • Business Administration, Human Resource Mng.
  • Business Administration, Marketing Management

PhD Courses

  • Doctorate in Sacred Theology
  • PhD in Curriculum Studies
  • PhD in Educational Administration and Planning
  • PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation
  • PhD in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
  • PhD in Mathematics, Pure Mathematics
  • PhD in Mathematics, Statistics
  • PhD in Religious Studies
  • PhD of Philosophy in Philosophy