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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.

Academics

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

  • BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • Public Administration
  • Theology

(Pending Accreditation)

Location

The map shows a portion of the proposed Iris University properties located in Maringanha, neighboring the city of Pemba, Mozambique right on the oceanside. We have 25 hectares or 61.7 acres of land in total. A journey in procuring property that begin in 2005 is nearly complete.

Faculty

At Iris University, 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

Rolland Baker
Professor and Co-Founder Iris Global
Core Faculty

DMin from United Theological Seminary

Fidel Terenciano
Director of Startup Committee
Core Faculty

PhD in Political Science and Public Institutions - Federal University of São Carlos - Brazil

Raphael Vaney
COO
Core Faculty

Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training in Business

José Manica
Professor
Core Faculty

Master in Executive MBA in Oil and Gas - Unyleya College

António Guente
Professor
Core Faculty

PhD Student in Organizational Communication - UCM

Nielete Amado
Professor
Core Faculty

Master in Regional and Local Economic Development - UCM

Alberto Loiola
Professor
Core Faculty

PhD in Conclusion in Educational Innovation - Catholic University of Mozambique

Francisco Mandlate
Guest Lecturer
Core Faculty

Master in Public Administration - Higher Institute of International Relations

Sergio Mandalane
Guest Lecturer
Core Faculty

Master in Civil Law - UCM

Adélia Boaventura
Creation Team of University
Core Faculty

Doctor in Law, Currently finishing Masters - UCM

Irene Vahocha
Professor
Core Faculty

PhD in Conclusion in Educational Innovation - Catholic University of Mozambique

Zito Pedro
Professor
Core Faculty

PhD in progress - Public Policy- Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil

Cathie Jones
Director of International Relations
Guest Lecturer

MA in Education from Oxford Brookes University. Founder of TeachWell

Angel Ford
Guest Lecturer

EdD, Liberty University

Nadia Benbernou
PROJECT DIRECTOR
Core Faculty

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

Jen Miscov
Guest Lecturer

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

Adam Abramson
Guest Lecturer

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

Sherol Chen
Board Member
Core Faculty

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

Tony Maxwell
Guest Lecturer

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

Andrew Ng
Guest Lecturer

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

Mitch Land
Guest Lecturer

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

Jon Ruthven
PhD Curriculum Creator for University
Guest Lecturer

PhD - Marquette University, MA - Central Bible College

Marina Vilela
Lead Educational Researcher
Core Faculty

Bachelor of Theology from UniCesumar, Brazil

Josh Muse
Guest Lecturer

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

Ian Rossol
Guest Lecturer

PhD Cambridge University - Department of Earth Sciences

Danny Cassimon
Guest Lecturer

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

Nick Kim
Board Member
Core Faculty

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

Ernesto Albino
Core Faculty

Facilities Manager

Zainabo Jose Opaite Mussa
Project Manager
Core Faculty

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

Ernesto Cossa
Guest Lecturer

Founder of Neto School of English

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