The University of Embu was established as a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi via a Legal Notice No. 65 of 17th June, 2011 by His Excellency the President. EUC is the successor of the former Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College which started in 1947 as an agricultural training school and was later renamed as Embu Institute of Agriculture in 1968. In 1990, it was upgraded to be Embu Agricultural Staff Training (EAST) College. Friday, 7th October, 2016 became a historic day for Embu University College. This day marked the transition of the Institution from a Constituent College of UoN to a fully- fledged University. The University is located about 4km from the Embu Town Centre along the Embu-Meru Road.
UoEm is mandated to play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for higher education and training, research and support for innovative approaches for the development of humanity. In the discharge of this mandate, the University upholds the following core values; Integrity, Professionalism, Teamwork, Innovativeness and Customer Focus. In an endeavour towards the realization of this mandate, UoEm has developed a strategic plan that outlines specific strategic directions by providing clear focus on defined priorities and the specific strategies to achieve them.
The University offers quality market-oriented undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are relevant, value-added and at affordable costs in a convenient, stimulating and challenging learning environment. Currently, the University has six schools; School of Agriculture, School of Law, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, School of Business and Economics, School of Education and Social Sciences and School of Nursing with the establishment of more schools underway. The University has and continues expanding its collaborations and linkages with other national and international organizations in order to ensure that its graduates are abreast with the latest research findings, technologies and job market trends. Further, through its continued collaboration, the University continually reviews it curricula in order to ensure that they are in line with the global market needs.
Welcome to the University of Embu, a Centre of Excellence and Professionalism. It is a truly inspiring place to be where you will be part of a community of dedicated, highly qualified and experienced staff and zealous scholars working together to achieve excellence and build successful careers.
Prof. Daniel Mugendi Njiru, PhD
Vice-Chancellor University of Embu.