Busitema University was established by Statutory Instrument No. 22, 2007 enacted by Parliament on May 10th, 2007 as a multi-campus located in Eastern Uganda. It is the fifth public University that was established in Uganda and it is her 11th year of existence. It is the first public University in Uganda that was established to operate using the multi-campus model. There are seven campuses in operation now. The University has so far held 9 graduation ceremonies and has conferred degrees, and awarded diplomas and certificates to successful students.