Juba Set to Transform: A Message from the Vice Chancellor

It pleases me immensely to welcome you to our new website. Whether you are a prospective student wanting to join our university; an academic or a researcher from another institution in the region or further afield looking for peers to collaborate with; a potential development partner; our alumni; or simply a curious member of the public: I trust you will all find something that meets your need or satisfy your curiosity. As community of academics, researchers, and learners at country’s premier University, we pride in not simply depending on our laurels but in our relentless search for academic excellence and always aiming high. Very high. The mission we have set ourselves to achieve in the context of our newly independent nation is a firm commitment to our national economic empowerment and social transformation

John Akec


To become a dynamic regional and world-class centre of excellence in teaching, research, innovation, and service to community by 2030.

Mission Statement

The University of Juba is a leading educational centre of excellence that is committed to national economic empowerment and social transformation through provision of quality education, pursuit of relevant research, promotion of innovation, facilitation of technology transfer, revival of national cultural heritage, protection of environment, and service to community.


About the University

The University of Juba is South Sudan’s premier and comprehensive university. It was established in 1975 and first admitted students in 1977. It currently boasts 10,000, students and 400 faculty spread across 8 colleges, 2 schools, 4 specialized centres, and 2 Institutes. We are based in downtown Juba, the beautiful and cosmopolitan capital of South Sudan. Colleges include law and medicine, engineering, agriculture, natural resources and environmental sciences, applied and industrial science, education, computer science, and management sciences. Our graduate school of Public Service is one-of-a-kind in the country, and is committed to the training of exceptional leaders for government, NGOs, and private sector companies. Our Centre for Peace and Development Studies provides the only graduate postgraduate programmes in security, strategic, diplomatic, and humanitarian and development studies.