Iris University

Our Mission

To awaken sons and daughters of God through Spirit-filled Christian education, founded in the intimate knowledge of Christ.


A world-class Christian university that awakens the DNA of leaders, innovators and influencers and commissions them into every fabric of society, from hem to crown, anointed by the Spirit of God in excellence, wisdom, knowledge and understanding.


Walking in faith, reverence, and the peace of Jesus Christ.


Carrying honor, justice, and moral virtue through every part of life.


Seeking to make the most of our God-given talents through a marriage of ancient wisdom and 21st century academic creativity.

Iris University’s educators are committed to critical and creative thought, academic excellence, and faith-based character formation.

From the Founders

A University for Mozambique and the World

When we came to Mozambique in 1995, 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.

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.

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!


Chancellor Iris University,
Co-Founder Iris Global
Professor of Theology,
Co-Founder Iris Global

“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