Vice Chancellor's Message


The Parliament of Uganda established Lira University as a the 8th Public University in Uganda, under Statutory Instrument number 35 of 2015.
As a public university we envision being “A BEACON CENTRE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY” and we shall get there by providing access to quality higher education, professional training, research and innovations

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About Lira University

Lira University is one of the Public Universities in Uganda. It started as a Constituent College of Gulu University in 2009 and attained autonomy as a fully-fledged Public University through an Act Parliament under Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 35 on the 16th July, 2015.It was established on a niche of training students in Health Sciences. It has the first University Teaching Hospital in Uganda.

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E-Learning Service

The University has successfully adopted an Open Distance and E-Learning (ODEL) system to improve teaching and learning.
This system is a blended way of teaching and learning which shall endorse continuous learning on and off campus.
To access the E-Learning platform, please go to TheBEE. To log into this platform, you shall be required to fill in your University Email address as Username and password created by the ICT Department.

Lira University Teaching Hospital was commissioned by the President of Uganda, His Excellency General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Lira University Teaching Hospital

Lira University Hospital is the first University Teaching Hospital in Uganda. It is well known for training medical and allied health students. The hospital also offers clinical services to the communities in and around the University and sometimes even referrals for outside the Lango sub region. It is a 110 bed hospital