University of the Sacred Heart (USH) – Gulu

It is inspired by the compassion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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The University of the Sacred Heart’s establishment is meant to underscore, highlight, and provide for a continuous and ongoing investigation, critical academic and social reflection into personal and societal need for healing, as well as intervention, particularly in post conflict situations so as to promote the common dignity and humanity shared by all people.

The University is dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and therefore named University of the Sacred Heart. It is inspired by the compassion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who says to a people who have been and are heavily burdened, traumatized, injured, “Come to me; learn from me, for I am humble; you will find rest (Mt. 11:28-30). The compassion of the Most Sacred Heart is meant to characterize this university.

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Catechist Formation

The University of the Sacred Heart continues to be the Center for Training and Formation of Catechists in the Archdiocese of Gulu (Catechist Training Center). The University is to provide an appropriate learning environment that is to be a centre for pastoral reflection, informational resource and reference, and effective training and formation of the Catechists. Through University of the Sacred Heart, the Archdiocese of Gulu is making headway in planning and designing the formation programs to further enrich the training of the Catechists to meet the challenging demands of contemporary society in accordance with standards set in the “Guide for Catechists” from the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Bachelor of Information Systems focuses on integrating information technology solutions and business processes to meet the information needs of businesses and other enterprises, enabling them to achieve their objectives in an effective and efficient way. To meet these requirements, the Program offers courses in knowledge area recommended in National Council for Higher Education minimum Standards for Bachelor of Information Systems; foundation, data and information management, modelling and process analysis, IT infrastructure, soft and team skills, security and risk management, domain specific, emerging trends, and analytical and critical thinking.

The following are some of the programs that The University of the Sacred Heart have been accredited with by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education.

Counselling Psychology program is designed with three options; school, hospital and community; each one addressing the unique needs of our society. The program is offered on weekdays and weekends. The Counselling Psychology program aims to equip students with both practical skills and sound theoretical principles in the practices of Counselling Psychology.

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