About Us

The department of Family Life and Consumer studies (Home Economics) is one of the oldest departments at Kyambogo University dating way back in the early 1960s when the then Domestic Science college was moved from Nkokonjeru to Kyambogo on Banda hill and became Kyambogo Domestic science college. In 1964, it was then named “The Uganda college of Home Economics”. This college was later absorbed into Kyambogo T.T.C and consequently became part of the new National Teachers College in 1965. This followed an increase in the need for the training of women teachers in both quality and quantity. The Department was then known as Home Economics and has since been training Teachers (Diploma in Education) who have taught Home Economics in secondary schools. The Department continued to evolve as Kyambogo transited to the Institute of Teacher Eduction Kyambogo (ITEK) in 1987 to offer the Bachelor of Education in Home Economics. With the establishment of Kyambogo University the Department of Home Economics grew to offer more Bachelors’ degree; including the famous Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in 2002. This programme made Kyambogo University the pioneer institution in training Nutritionist and Dietitians in Uganda. Also, several Diploma programmes were offered in the department. The Department was then named Human Nutrition and Home Economics under the Faculty of Vocational studies. This department continued to grow with more programmes and the more staff acquired higher degrees (PhDs) and other qualifications.

In the 2021 restructuring, the department of Human Nutrition and Home Economics gave birth to four departments (namely; Family Life and Consumer Studies (Home Economics), Hotel and Institutional Catering, Cosmetology and Fashion (Clothing & Design) and Nutritional Sciences & Dietetics all under the School of Vocational studies.

We continue to advance Home Economics Education, Family life and Consumer studies by developing new and exciting programmes aimed at job creation for the transformation of society.

Our Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Academic, Professional training and Research in Family Life and Consumer studies for holistic and quality living.

Mission: To advance and promote knowledge, skills, values and attitudes which will enable individuals to become responsible and informed consumers of food, clothing, housing, equipment and furnishings and use resources in an optimal and sustainable manner for transformation of society.

Partnerships and Collaborations

We are collaborating Oslo Metropolitan university in COIL teaching and learning and this will culminate into staff and student exchange.

Collaboration with scholars from National and International universities in research, research supervision and Publication.

Some of the universities include: Makerere University, University of Oslo, Norway; Institute of Health Sciences, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway; Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA; Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK: Kenyatta University, Kenya; School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China; Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), in the Netherlands; Department of Molecular Cell Biology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1081 HZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands; among others