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Alupe University’s History

Message from Prof. Fabian Esamai's Desk

The Principal, AUC


To Create, Evaluate, Apply, Preserve and Share Knowledge in a Free, Open and Inclusive Environment of Intellectual Inquiry for the Betterment of Society


To be World Class University that is committed to Achieve Academic Excellence, Integrity and Quality Research.

Core Values

Professionalism :   Embrace integrity in teaching, learning and research

Creativity and Innovation : Commitment to promoting and supporting resourcefulness and the advancement of new ideas

Excellence : Commitment to quality teaching, research and service delivery

Good Corporate Governance :  Prudent management of resources and best practice in leadership

Customer focus : Endeavour to provide services that meet the needs of the client

Teamwork : Promotion of a spirit of working together, internally and externally in an open and respectful way

Alupe University College (AUC) is a Constituent College of Moi University. It was established through the Alupe University College Order 2015, Gazette Notice No 163 of 24th July 2015. Its Council was constituted vide special gazette notice No.136 of 7th November 2016. It is a science focused university with a niche in the health, biomedical/biological, physical, information and agricultural sciences. It also runs programs in education sciences and business management sciences. We also offer courses in Education Arts, business management and hospitality and hotel management.It was started following a request by the then Busia North community to the then President of Kenya H.E Hon Mwai Kibaki when he visited the area on 18th September 2007. Subsequently it started as the Alupe Campus of Moi University in 2008. 

The University College has 200 acres of land in Busia County. It is located 7 Kilometres from Busia town on the Busia – Malaba Road. It is 23 Kilometres from Malaba town. It is situated in Teso South constituency of Busia County and is the only Public University in the Busia County. We have established world class science laboratories which are well equipped and of a very high standard for students and staff for learning and for conduct of research. We have adequate learning facilities and library services to support our mission.

Students admitted to Alupe University College have a hands on approach to learning. The University applies the tutorial process of learning including an interdisciplinary approach to learning and teaching. This eventually creates a practically trained and holistic graduant that is ready for the market in whatever field he/she has been trained.


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Our Location

AUC is strategically positioned right at the Border of Uganda and supports the international students exchange programme across the border in training and research for the Larger East African region. AUC is a Science based University College and works in collaboration with other institutions among them; KEMRI, KALRO and LBDA scientists in promoting its teaching and research.

Co-Curriculum Activitis

AUC values co-curricula activities: The students not only participate in sports such as soccer and drama. This year the University College won the Solo Verse category among the 31 Universities that participated