Published description: The idea of starting a University in the Rwenzori region was conceived in 2000 and Mountains of the Moon University (MMU) was registered and incorporated as a company Limited by Guarantee on 28th June 2002. The University is aimed at being an educational and service centre for the Community and furthermore an institution for research: libraries, laboratories and archives to give the opportunity for scientific research. The purpose of establishing the University in this way was to ensure that no individual or group of individuals could have a financial stake in the University with the purpose of taking a profit for themselves. All surpluses, if any, must, by design be retained and used for the development of the University. The other purpose of establishing the University in this way was to ensure that it remained in the ownership of the local communities of Rwenzori Region expressed through representation on the University governing bodies.
Creation date: 2013