KUMU is Unique in terms of its History, Location, Vision and Mission. It was founded by Korean Missionary couple Hyeong Lyeol Lyu and Mrs. Minja Lee in 1999. It developed from Africa Leaders’ Training Institute (ALTI), which was established in 1996 to meet the demands of the local community.
The University Foundation was then approved by Ugandan Government in 2004 with document No. 66491. The University later acquired the operational License the same year with National Council For Higher Education NCHE(UI..PL..002 NCHE).
The University was established: To provide quality, affordable, community tailored, Christian based higher education.