Future 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

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.


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 environment of intensive Christian formation wherein God’s presence is acknowledged and invited into every part of university life. Indeed, we want more than just to offer a Christian perspective in education — we want to nurture a community that is an active catalyst of renewal, a true spiritual center of service to all nations, fueled at its heart by faith, humility, and the everlasting love of God.

Degrees Offered

  • Public Administration
  • Computer Science

(Pending Approval)


At Iris University (Pending Approval), our dedicated staff of National Mozambican Professors and International Guest Lecturers help students grow spiritually while they gain a values-centered education.

Heidi Baker
Chancelor and Co-Founder Iris Global
Core Faculty

PhD in Systematic Theology from Kings College, University of London

Adélia Boaventura
Creation Team of University
Core Faculty

Doctor in Law, Currently finishing Masters - UCM

Andrew Ng
Guest Lecturer

Business CPA in Australia, MBA Melbourne Business School, Masters in Finance from Harvard

Zainabo Jose Opaite Mussa
Project Manager
Core Faculty

B.A. in Public Administration, Universidade Católica de Moçambique

Ernesto Albino
Core Faculty

Facilities Manager

Nick Kim
International Consultant

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

Danny Cassimon
Guest Lecturer

PhD in Applied Economic Sciences from University of Antwerp, 25+ years of teaching experience

Ian Rossol
Guest Lecturer

PhD Cambridge University - Department of Earth Sciences

Josh Muse
Guest Lecturer

Masters of Business Administration, Founding Director of Kaleo International in Mexico

Marina Vilela
Lead Educational Researcher
Core Faculty

Bachelor of Theology from UniCesumar, Brazil

Mitch Land
Guest Lecturer

Dean of Media & Worship Arts at King’s University in Dallas, PhD from University of Tex

Tony Maxwell
Guest Lecturer

DVM Auburn University, MDiv Christian Leadership University, Diploma in Theology - Spurgeon’s College (London)

Rolland Baker
Professor and Co-Founder Iris Global
Core Faculty

DMin from United Theological Seminary

Sherol Chen
International Consultant

PhD from UC Santa Cruz, Founder of Academic Bridges and Passion Talks, Software Engineer at Google

Adam Abramson
Guest Lecturer

CEO and Founder of Farmster, BA Harvard, and PhD from Ben Gurion

Jen Miscov
Guest Lecturer

PhD from University of Birmingham, U.K. in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Theology

Nadia Benbernou
International Consultatnt
Core Faculty

PhD in Mathematics from MIT, Senior Software Engineer & Product Manager at Google

Angel Ford
Guest Lecturer

EdD, Liberty University

Cathie Jones
Director of International Relations
Guest Lecturer

MA in Education from Oxford Brookes University. Founder of TeachWell

Sergio Mandalane
Guest Lecturer
Core Faculty

Master in Civil Law - UCM

Francisco Mandlate
Guest Lecturer
Core Faculty

Master in Public Administration - Higher Institute of International Relations

Raphael Vaney
Core Faculty

Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training in Business

Ernesto Cossa
Guest Lecturer

Founder of Neto School of English

This page 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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