Uganda Martyrs University is an important academic
institution in Uganda, and is becoming the “flagship” centre
for liberal education in the country. The university
has grown rapidly since 1993, and is facing continued
growth over the next decade – with plans to have
a student body of 6,000 – 10,000.
Cohlmeyer Architecture have completed two intensive fact-finding
missions to the campus, working closely with Senior Administration
and Deans of the Faculties, to clarify development direction and
operational concerns. We have explored ways to guide development
without imposing an unrealistic and short-lived Master Plan. The
university is in the process of adopting a long-term framework
for growth, which will clearly establish decision-making protocols
for future development, and which will establish an outline approach
to land use.
The university is growing alongside a new village, Nkozi, and our
development planning is also addressing how to best integrate the
development of both “Town and Gown” in order to assure that the
village and university can provide mutual support and enrichment.