VC’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Buea Web site!

Our university located in the historic town of Buea on the eastern flank of Mount Cameroon, is the only English-speaking institution of its kind in predominantly French-speaking Central Africa. It can easily be reached by an all-season, asphalted highway from the port city of Limbe, and some 30 km to the West, or from the Douala International airport that lies 70 km to the East.

We offer a rich portfolio of about 80 degree programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels, all of them designed to comply with the European Bologna BMP-System. Our degree programmes in Medicine, Nursing, Accountancy, Translation/Interpretation, Gender Studies, Biochemistry, Microbiology continue to attract numerous applications from within and abroad.

We have a highly qualified and diversified staff (300 permanent and 200 part-time) to cater for 12,000 students, together with our partners in more than 40 universities in Africa, Europe and North America. In addition to teaching, our staff undertakes research projects in a wide variety of subjects, including infectious diseases (malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS), environmental hazards, natural resources, biodiversity and plant medicines. These research projects funded by international and national competitive grants offer practical training opportunities for our students.

Our students also take out time to relax through participation in cultural activities, sporting events, clubs and associations. We invite you to visit our web site to learn more about our activities and let us hear from you.

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