The Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) is a fully accredited University recognized by the Tanzania Government through the Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC).
The HKMU is part of a broader Non-Governmental organization known as the Mission Mikocheni Health and Education Network (MMHEN), incorporating the Mission Mikocheni Hospital (MMH). The MMH currently serves as the University's teaching hospital
The HKMU is named after its founder The Late Prof. Hubert C.M. Kairuki who was also the institution's first Vice-chancellor.
The Mission of the HKMU is to educate broadly and Liberally men and women so as reduce the severe inadequacy of qualified professionals and participate in the improvement of the quality of education with the ultimate aim of uplifting the quality of life of Africa in general and Tanzania in particular.
The HKMU campus is located at plot No 322 Regent Estate in the Mikocheni, some 7-Km from the Dar es Salaam City centre. Besides Dar es Salaam, HKMU has easy access to several major tourist attractions including Bagamoyo, Saadani, Mikumi, the Selous and Zanzibar.
Academic Year and Semester System
The HKMU academic year starts in the 4th week of September ending 2nd week of August. It is divided into two semesters of 23 weeks each. There are end of semester / end of rotation examinations, which in most cases do away with comprehensive annual examinations.
The HKMU has a wide range of teaching and research facilities including several well-equipped teaching laboratories, a research laboratory and a computerized library with fulltime Internet access, E-mail and CD-ROM facilities for users.
Commodious hostels with modern kitchen and dinning rooms for male and female students and a variety of recreational facilities for students and staff are available. Besides students hostels alternative private accommodation is available in the immediate vicinity.
- The HKMU in collaboration with the MMH is involved in several Researches, Consultancy and Public/Community Service programs on:
- Public Health Education through publicly and privately owned radio and Television networks;
- Continuing Medical Education and computer literacy courses for all staff.
- * Several research projects and programmes under the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies and Research e.g. *
- The Souxland Tanzania Educational and Medical Ministries (STEMM), IOWA - (Orthopedic Surgery) *
- Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU/HKMU Palaeoantrhtopology Field School) *
- Yale University - USA (Human Genotyping Project)
- Fielding Institute & East Carolina University (Telemedicine Project)