About GLUK

About Great Lakes University of Kisumu

Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a private and chartered university in Kenya with its main campus in Kibos, off Kisumu City, along Miwani-Mamboleo road in Kisumu county. GLUK is one of the Kenya’s leading premier health
science training institution that have over the years produced high –level manpower in the country, in the Eastern Africa region and beyond Africa borders.

GLUK has engaged in research activities within and outside the region. In improving the performance of district health systems in Kenya, the university was involved in spearheading the development of the community strategy for Kenya which was tested in six pilot districts in Nyanza before it was scaled up in the whole country in Kenya as a policy. Health Sciences is the flagship of the University springing from Community Health and Development into medical sciences.

The University facilitated the
Kenyan government in developing community health strategy which has become a health policy aimed at realizing UHC (Universal Health Coverage). In the coming academic year, the University will be expanding academic programmes across Kenya as far as in the marginalized Regions of Kenya. The university is unique and highly regarded in its methods of programme delivery, action research and community service. All programmes emphasize on capacity building of the vulnerable sections of the community.

The university serves both local and international students, the university have students from Rwanda, DRC-Congo, Malawi, Liberia, Ethiopia, India, Congo,
Uganda, Sudan, South Sudan, USA, Burundi, Somalia, Burkina Faso and Tanzania. The university have tremendously improved from its previous three School/faculties to current five schools/faculties; School of medicine, School of
Community Health and Development, School of Nursing and midwifery, Faculty of Agribusiness and Technology and Faculty of Education.

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