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Our History

IUK was founded in the early 2000s through ITED (International Trust for Education), initially established as an institution offering Islamic and Arabic language courses at the diploma level. However, due to the demand for affordable quality higher education, the founders decided to expand and upgrade to a fully-fledged university offering degrees in various fields. As the custodians of the institution, ITED envisioned IUK to be an academic platform which aims at shaping the minds and producing a new breed of intellectuals and skilled professional who combine contemporary scientific approaches with noble human values.

We are a diverse and dynamic community whose members are connected by a common quest for knowledge. As a pioneering institution in Kenya, we are already leading the way in adding value to society, with our promise to include marginalized communities in higher education.

In December 2016, we were granted the Letter of Interim Authority by the Commission for University Education with accreditation of Bachelor of Education (Arts) and Bachelor of Business Management.

In January 2018, we awarded 50 scholarships in these programs to bright students from economically challenged backgrounds. In December 2020, two more academic programs were accredited: Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Sharia and Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language.

The University is in the process of having additional programs in Law, Information Technology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing among other disciplines as well as establish partnerships and affiliations with leading universities in the world.

As a research university defined by originality and great ideas, IUK offers its undergraduate, and professional students distinct educational opportunities. We are preparing our students to meet the global challenges of today’s world and most importantly the fast-changing needs of tomorrow.

In cognizance of the fact that education provision can no longer be left to the Government alone, the Government of Kenya in the Sessional Paper No.1 of 1986 calls upon the private sector to play a greater role in the provision of higher education and development facilities to the Nation.

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