UNIK is committed to be a place of influence and excellence. This is particularly noted for its teaching quality, research innovation service to the community, and use of modern communication technologies.

The mission of UNIK is based on four major components:
• To ensure teaching quality by training professionals;
• To conduct research to solve problems faced by Rwanda and the region
• To carry out direct community-oriented activities
• To promote equal access for both men and women to education and participation in the promotion of the culture of tolerance

Values and principles

Our motto is Scientia et Sapientia. UNIK aims to provide knowledge and wisdom. We therefore seek to integrating the following values:

•Team Work