Message from the VC

It is with a lot of gratitude that I take this opportunity to thank all the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) fraternity for giving me an opportunity to serve in the position of the Vice-Chancellor.

At GLUK, we are proud to be your Centre of Academic excellence and the ‘Havard of Africa’.
Our mantra is “shine in your corner” which is what we all have to do if we are to achieve our overall objective.

I take this opportunity to welcome all students intending to join GLUK. We promise to offer you the best environment to pursue your dreams.

Karibuni sana.

Vice Chancellor

The vision,  mission, and strategic focus of the Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) have inspired me in fundamental ways and continue to inform my own vision and priorities for the University.

Following are some vital areas that guide the University’s focus and help it strive towards success.

The mission of the Great Lakes University of Kisumu is to offer strategic and competitive opportunities for education, learning, and discovery of new knowledge that are valuable to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting and that are recognized locally, nationally, regionally and globally.  The University offers a full range of degree and other programmes at the undergraduate, graduate,  post-graduate and professional levels.
In addition, it embraces a broad research and consultancy agenda hinged on strategic and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders.  Our partners include, but are not limited to, other educational institutions – both national and international; government agencies; the private sector; non-governmental agencies; civil society; and community-based organizations – among others. The objectives of our partnerships are to serve society and to impact the world. Stakeholder Values.

The University’s primary goal is to become a globally recognized institution that is responsive to global challenges at the local level – thinking globally while acting locally.  The University will deploy its resources in identifying and responding to the social,  economic, and cultural challenges affecting the quality of life in local and world communities through education, training, research, and service. Strategic Focus.

Towards Institutional Excellence – GLUK will continually strive towards academic excellence in all its undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, research, professional and other programmes.

Towards Inclusive Diversity – The University will continually strive to attract, recruit,  and retain a diverse body of both students and staff that mirrors its own global citizenship.

On Research – Towards achieving the goals of responding to social, economic,  and cultural challenges, GLUK will maintain its focus on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge through research, through which it will enrich the educational experiences of its students and the academic goals of its faculty.

On Partnerships – GLUK will continue to pursue collaboration with its alumni,  the local business community, local and national governments, development agencies, and other educational institutions – among other stakeholders.

On Faculty and Staff – GLUK will foster a proactive faculty and staff recruitment,  training, and retention strategy that recognizes the pivotal role of this most valuable resource.  The focus will be to provide them with enhanced access to globally competitive career opportunities.

On Accountability – GLUK will continue the culture of administrative efficiency that fosters integrity through prudent use of resources.

Strategic Goals
To become a nationally and globally competitive research university as measured by some of the world’s most credible evaluators;
To produce a student profile consistent with the world’s competitive private research university by creating and maintaining an environment conducive to student success;
The University will strive towards fulfilling local, national, and regional workforce needs as it also endeavours to become the primary engine for social, economic, cultural, and intellectual development;

Athletic Competitiveness – GLUK will continue to provide a comprehensive educational experience that includes strong athletic programmes;

Resource Competitiveness – In recognition of resources as the key driver of success, GLUK will continually strive to build a strong resource base that will enable it to accomplish its stated mission and strategic objectives and to realize its vision.


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