Iris University

Our Vision

A University for Mozambique and the World

“Each day we are surrounded by students who possess a radiant potential for scholarship in service to a better future. The time to give them wings is now.”
- Heidi Baker, phD

When we came to Mozambique twenty-five years ago, it was our intention not only to serve the poorest of the poor, but to contribute in every way toward the blessing of the nation. As we seek to uplift the spiritual and material health of our communities, we recognize a responsibility to nurture the God-given gifts of our students, friends, and neighbors. This solemn responsibility has led us to the creation of this institution of higher education in Cabo Delgado — built in the firm hope that it will grow into a center of light and learning for all the peoples of the world.

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

– COL. 2:2-3

University Degrees Worldwide

The need for higher education in Mozambique is desperately needed as less than 1% of the adults have a college degree. We seek to raise a generation marked by stature and excellence.

Launching Our Library

December 1, 2023

The Iris University team is thrilled to announce the opening of our university library! Please watch the video or read the transcript of the announcement: "This is our library. We look forward really to receiving our students in 2024. They're really going to make use of about 11,000 books that we have here. And in addition, we also have a number of Bibles, about 4,000 bibles that are going to be used by students so that they really appreciate and know the word of God..."

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We Are Officially Approved

November 21, 2023

After many years of labor, Iris University in Pemba, Mozambique was officially approved by the government on November 21, 2023. We are now entering an even more intense phase of operations as we prepare for our first wave of students...

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Iris University Welcomes Dr. Alfandega Manjoro

September 13, 2023

Heidi Baker, PhD, Executive Chairperson of the Board and Chancellor of Iris University signs documents to confirm Dr. Alfandega Manjoro as the Executive President of the Installation Committee. Dr Alfandega Manjoro has over 20 years of educational experience including serving as Vice Rector of UCM in Sofala. He has a Ph.D. in Development Studies, an MBA in Business Management, and a BSC in Statistics. We believe the Lord brought him to the Future Iris University for such a time as this and are excited to have him on board.

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Curriculum Philosophy

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth (Psa. 108:5). ...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31).

We envision an academic environment where innovation and scientific research flourish, where students have access to the highest quality of education, rooted and grounded in the Christian faith. We want to offer students cutting-edge educational resources and technological tools, which will equip them to become productive members of society. We want to nurture a community that is an active catalyst of renewal, a true academic and spiritual center of service to all nations, fueled at its heart by faith, humility, and the everlasting love of God.

Iris University is Pending Approval

Iris University is pending approval from the government in Mozambique. We are actively working towards submitting all government documents and fulfilling all requirements by the Mozambique government to legally open the university. This is under the management of the Installation Committee of Iris University, created by the Ministry of Arco Iris, with plans to prepare for the opening, within the scope of the creation process of the Iris University, and in accordance with Decree 46/2018 of August 1 - Regulation of Licensing and Operation of Higher Education Institutions in Mozambique.


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