Alupe University (AU) is a Kenyan University Located in Busia County. 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 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 conducting research. We have adequate learning facilities and library services to support our mission.
AU 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. AU is a Science based University and works in collaboration with other institutions among them; KEMRI, KALRO and LBDA scientists in promoting its teaching and research.
Students admitted to Alupe University 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 graduand that is ready for the market in whatever field he/she has been trained.