Rongo University: Fostering Innovation and Global Engagement in Higher Education

“Discover Rongo University (RU), a dynamic public university in South-Western Kenya, dedicated to innovation, international collaboration, and sustainable growth in Applied Sciences and Education.”


Rongo University (RU), established on October 7th, 2016, stands as a beacon of academic excellence and innovation in South-Western Kenya. Located near the scenic Lake Victoria in Rongo Sub-County, Migori County, RU is a young yet rapidly evolving public university renowned for its vibrant leadership and commitment to fostering new ideas and technological advancements.

Academic Excellence and Industry Linkages

At Rongo University, we offer a wide range of quality academic programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our curriculum is designed to not only impart theoretical knowledge but also practical skills, making our students industry-ready. With strong ties to various sectors and institutions, RU ensures that its students and staff are always at the forefront of market trends and technological advancements.

Focus on Applied Sciences and Education

The core of RU’s academic portfolio lies in Applied Sciences and Education. We believe in the power of applied learning and its ability to drive sustainable solutions. Our programs are tailored to meet the evolving needs of these fields, preparing our students to be leaders and innovators in their respective industries.

Sustainability and Resource Mobilization

Sustainability is not just a concept at RU; it’s a practice. We have integrated sustainable practices and resource mobilization strategies into every aspect of our operations. This approach not only benefits our university but also sets an example for our students, preparing them to be responsible global citizens.


In addition, Rongo University is actively involved in transnational knowledge partnerships focused on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. In this regard, RU hosts a regional Sustainability Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, linking various actor-networks with the intent of offering practical solutions to local problems. Concurrently, the university is an active participant in the Erasmus+ mobility network for student and staff mobility to promote international learning and produce graduates & researchers who are globally competitive.

RU+Global: Championing Internationalization

Understanding the importance of global engagement, RU has initiated RU+Global, a dedicated effort to promote internationalization. This initiative underscores our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment. By facilitating cross-cultural collaborations and global partnerships, RU+Global aims to equip our students and staff with the necessary skills and mindsets to thrive in an interconnected world.


Rongo University is more than just an educational institution; it’s a community of learners, innovators, and leaders dedicated to making a positive impact on a global scale. Join us in our journey towards excellence, innovation, and global engagement.