Iris University

About Us

Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Cor. 10:31)

In our ambition to please Him, we now express our vision for a venture far beyond anything we have dared to imagine in Him so far. We envision a university radiating the glory of God in a wide variety of spheres in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We know education, both lower and higher, to be an essential element in the development of any society, and here we speak of education founded in the knowledge of God and in the full riches of complete understanding, in order that many may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge 
(Col. 2:2–3).

From the Founders

A University for Mozambique and the World

When we came to Mozambique nearly thirty years ago, it was our intention not only to serve the poorest of the poor, but to contribute in every way toward blessing 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.

Each day we are surrounded by students who possess a radiant potential for scholarship in service to a better future. Now is the time to give them a hope and a future.

For well over a decade, we have been in intense collaboration with local communities, architects, contractors, Christian universities, faith-filled professors, prayer partners, and supporters around the world to birth this extraordinary dream. Our main campus is ready with classrooms, dormitories, technology labs, a library, and more. Curriculums are prepared for our College of Business, Administration and Law and our College of Engineering and Exact Sciences. Our remarkable team eagerly anticipates welcoming our first class of students.

We are exhilarated and honored by this unique opportunity to establish and nurture Iris University, and no challenges will quench our enthusiasm. We present this vision for the sake of the Kingdom of God, and for all who will be enriched and served by the graduates of this university. And so we eagerly invite the participation of all who are moved and gifted by God to bring this vision into reality.

We especially want to thank all of you who have labored so long already in seeing one of God’s dreams come to pass — the bringing of world-class education to Mozambique.

Much Love in Christ!


Iris University Chancellor
Iris Global Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board
Iris University Dean and Professor of Theology
Iris Global Co-Founder

“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