Institute of Tourism and Hospitality

Dr. Christine Ampumuza
Chief of the Institute

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Warm greetings from the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality! If you are reading this, then you have a strong interest in pursuing a career in Tourism and Hospitality – the world’s fastest growing industry and Uganda’s no.1 economic sector. Our newly created Institute of Tourism and Hospitality is committed to ensuring that you come out as a self-reliant and versatile professional who matches the dynamic nature of the tourism industry.

When you join this Institute, you are on your way into a world of endless opportunities. Our team of dedicated educators, practitioners, and scholars will facilitate the learning process that will ignite that fire in you to be your best. After obtaining the basics you will soon discover that in this profession, you can use the skills and knowledge to continue learning as you are earning.

The Institute of Tourism and Hospitality is comprised of: the Department of Tourism Management, Department of Hospitality Operations and Laboratories Unit. Field activities in tour guiding, travel operations and Outdoor Leadership are organized every semester. These are the start-up activities for the Department of Travel Operations Management and a Field Tourism Training Station will soon be fully operational.

A total of five (5) accredited Programmes are offered in these Departments and learning spaces. They are: Master’s in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality Management, Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Diploma in Hotel Management

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The collaborative community-Based Learning Approach adopted by the Institute provides you with very unique opportunities to develop and sharpen the much practical and soft skills. This collaboration is realized through the Institute’s membership and subscription to local multistakeholder platforms as well as international professional bodies. As a result of this collaboration, the Institute harnesses the science-policy-practice nexus to offer the student an enriching learning experience that blends class, online, field, community and laboratory work.

The programs take advantage of the location of the University at the confluence of Uganda’s major tourist destinations offering wonderful natural laboratories for field-based practical sessions. They emphasize problem-solving, work and field-based experiential learning, creativity and innovativeness.

Our programs lead you to wonderful careers such as tour guiding, travel consultancy, tourism and hospitality educators, researchers, destination managers, hotel managers, waiters and waitresses, chefs, bakers, receptionists, tourism and hospitality product developers among others.


An International Centre of Excellence in tourism and hospitality training and research


To be an a self-reliant leading center for collaborative tourism and  hospitality hands-on practical training, research, innovative tourism product design and societal responsiveness



Programme Code Category Duration Study time
Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Operations KTH Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Hotel Management HMK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Operations HTK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management MTH Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend
Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management PTK Postgraduate Diplomas 1 Year Weekend

Staff members

Dr. Christine Ampumuza

Senior Lecturer
PhD Tourism and Conservation (Wageningen), MSc, L. T. E (WUR-WICE), BTOU (MAK) View Profile

Dr. Nuwe John Bosco

Senior Lecturer
PhD-Tourism Economics (MUST), MSc-Tourism Economics (MUK) ,BSc Botany\Zoology) (MUK) View Profile

Dr. Mathias Mwalo Amata

Lecturer - Tourism
Ph.D.(Maseno); Msc.(JKUAT); PDGE(UoN); Bsc.(Moi) View Profile

Dr. Michael Njue

Lecturer - Hospitality
Ph.D. HM(MSU); MSc. HM(MKU); BSc. E.T&HM(EU) View Profile

Nansamba Esther

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Hospitality & Tourism Mgt; B. Catering and Hotel Mgt; Dip. Hotel & Institutional Catering View Profile

Akarambuzi John Edward

Assistant Lecturer
PhD (Student); MBA Tourism & Hospitality; Bachelor in Tourism mgt View Profile

Tushabe Sylivia Byarugaba

Assistant Lecturer
PhD (student) at Kabale University. MSc. Tourism & Hospitality Management (MAK.) Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (UMI) Bachelor’s Degree in Catering & Hotel Management. (MAK). View Profile

Christopher Paapa

Assistant Lecturer-Hospitality
MSc. TPM (Nkumba University), MSc. EfS (London South Bank University), PGDE-Home Economics (Kyambogo University), BCHM (Makerere University), Dip. HM (ITH, Salzburg- Austria). View Profile

Ninsiima Mackline

Assistant Lecturer - Tourism

Mercy Kwikiriza

Assistant Administrative Officer
1. Certificate in Administrative Law 2. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (Uganda Christian University-Mukono) Master’s Degree in Social Work View Profile

Amutuhaire Miriam

Office Assistant
Diploma in Hotel Management ) View Profile

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Dr Christine Ampumuza - Principal Investigator , Dr Nuwe John Bosco, Dr Florence Barugahara, Ms Esther Nansamba March, 2023 → March, 2024

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