Welcome to Makerere University, a beacon of academic excellence & heritage in Africa. 

Visit Makerere
Explore our vibrant campus, rich in history and innovation; a hub of cultural and intellectual activities.

Founded in 1922, our university has been at the forefront of education and research on the continent, shaping leaders and innovators across various fields. As one of Africa's most prestigious and historic universities, Makerere University invites you to explore our vibrant campus, rich in history and innovation. Located in the heart of Kampala, Uganda, our university is not just a place of learning but a hub of cultural and intellectual activities.

Our Location

Makerere University is located on Makerere Hill which is one of the many hills on which Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, is built. The main Campus is about 5 km to the North of the city centre covering an area of 300 acres. 

The location offers an excellent academic environment free from all forms of disturbances associated with city centre locations, as portrayed in the University Anthem.

Aerial View Makerere - Main Building, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Building
Aerial view of the Main Building & College of Agriculture & External Studies (CAES) building

The Campus Map

Our campus map has been set up to guide you through our sprawling grounds to help you discover the various facilities situated across the university grounds. As you unfold this map, you embark on a journey through one of Africa's most prestigious universities. From the architectural marvels that stand as testaments to our enduring heritage, to the cutting-edge facilities that propel us into the future, each path you take will reveal a facet of our university's proud identity.

Key Highlights

  • Historic Landmarks: Find our iconic buildings and monuments that have been witnesses to decades of academic and cultural evolution.
  • Academic Hubs: Navigate through our diverse colleges, schools and departments, each a beacon of knowledge and innovation across various disciplines.
  • Student Life and Community Spaces: Find our gardens & parks, accommodation halls, restaurants & communal areas where ideas flourish and friendships blossom.
  • Research and Cultural Centers: Locate our innovation & research facilities and cultural centers that embody our commitment to advancing knowledge and celebrating diversity.

Discover more : https://map.mak.ac.ug

University Guided Tour

Join our guided tours to experience the rich history and dynamic culture of our university. In this tour, you'll get to know the various colleges, schools, and administration units that make up the university. Discover the stories behind our iconic buildings and monuments that have been witnesses to decades of academic and cultural evolution. This tour is led by knowledgeable guides and covers major landmarks, historical buildings, and student facilities. 

Discover Our Academic Excellence

  • Faculties and Departments: Visit our diverse faculties and departments, each a hub of knowledge and innovation.
  • Research Centers: Explore our world-class research centers, contributing to groundbreaking discoveries and solutions.
  • Libraries and Museums: Delve into our extensive collections and exhibitions showcasing African heritage and academic achievements.

Experience Campus Life

  • Student Life: Witness the vibrant student culture, with a range of clubs, societies, and events.
  • Recreational Facilities: Enjoy our sports facilities, green spaces, and recreational areas designed for relaxation and creativity.

Events and Seminars

Join our engaging seminars, workshops, and cultural events that reflect the university's commitment to research, intellectual and cultural enrichment. Go to events.mak.ac.ug