Dr Peter Munga, had a vision of setting up an institute of learning excellence differentiated by its programme offering with flexible modes of teaching and learning. This vision was realized in 2006 through the establishment of Pioneer International College which would offer programs relevant to industry needs and at the same time motivating the learners to accomplish their lifelong goals.

7 years ago, Pioneer International University was founded with a noble goal: to prepare young leaders shaped by education. The University’s Founder, Dr Peter Munga, was convinced that one of mankind’s greatest enemies was ignorance and Illiteracy which impede development due to the lack of required skills for gainful personal growth and productivity.





These flagship programmes continue at the University today, with the curriculum evolving over time through input from industry, and the pioneering research and discovery for which our academics are known.


We respect and celebrate our glorious past, as a platform for the future. Drawing on inspiration from our founders, Pioneer International University has a culture of progression from our humble beginnings: St. Paul Thomas Academy (1995); Pioneer Boys High School (2000); Pioneer International College (2006); and Pioneer Girls High School (2013), now collectively known as Pioneer Group of Schools.

We set out to challenge traditions that hinder progress or reinforce inequality. Our bold, compelling vision for the future will ensure these values continue.


We will direct our diverse resources on advancement of knowledge through cutting-edge research and innovation, melding our rich experiences into holistic educative processes that expand horizons, produce high caliber leaders, nurture creativity and meet the needs and ambitions of a culturally and internationally diverse range of stakeholders.


To be a world class market driven university of excellence for the good of society.


Our vision is realized in line with our underlying fundamental values which describe our expectations of the ways in which we will operate and how our stakeholders behave towards each other.  They are as follows:

  •  Academic Excellence and impact,
  • Team work,
  •  Individual development,
  •  Communication,
  •  Ethical Community,
  • Leadership,
  • Inclusiveness,
  • Opportunity,
  • Innovation,
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration

We have three themes, which we will use to frame decisions about developments in teaching and learning, research and knowledge transfer, and to guide our partnerships. They are:

  • Skills Development & Productivity Growth;
  • Industrialization, Technology and Innovation;
  • Regional Integration, Infrastructure and Trade;


The University strategy has four overarching objectives which will help us achieve our vision and at the same time as maintain our fundamental values. They will act as guidelines for our future development, and will be used to prioritize activities over the next five to ten years.

  • excellence;
  • internationalization;
  • equality and diversity;
  • sustainability.


Our focus is informed by the manifold changes confronting today’s society, including the:

  • need for economic transition- to new industries and jobs;
  • imperative of social transformation- demanding more accessible, lifelong learning;
  • impact of globalization- making global opportunities available locally;
  • pervasive nature of technological disruption- redefining socio-economic constructs;
  • pursuit of sustainability- socially, economically and environmentally.

Our University is uniquely positioned to design and drive a prosperous, entrepreneurial future for our students built on knowledge, innovation and collaboration.

We’re aim to become a dynamic participant in society, by leading our Kenyan community in leveraging change for social and economic benefit. We will listen to industry and connect with diverse players far and wide to deliver education and research of the highest value and impact.

At the PIU, we will embrace our role and purpose as a future-maker for our nation and our world. We will pursue meaningful change as we celebrate our humble beginnings:

  • by applying proven values in the pursuit of contemporary educational and research excellence;
  • by meeting our local and global community’s evolving needs and challenges; and
  • by striving to prepare our graduates for their aspirations and the needs of the future workforce.


Establishment of Pioneer International College


Accredited by Commission of University Education through a Letter of Interim Authority to operate as Pioneer International University


Launch of School of Science and Information Technology offering Bachelor of Science in Information Communication & Technology (BSIT)


Launch of School of Science and Information Technology offering Bachelor of Science in Information Communication & Technology (BSIT)


Launch of School Development and Strategic Studies offering Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BAIR)


Inaugural Graduation Ceremony

Verse I

We are the Leaders of excellence,

A striving University to win.

Protected by our God as we progress!

We pray for his guidance, wisdom and knowledge.


In research and innovation,

Am proud of my University,

Connecting with my dreams!

I pride in my University.

Defined by our discipline,

Am proud of my University,

My skills and talents nurtured,

I pride in my University.

Driven and powered!

Powered by intellectuals.

Driven and powered!

Powered by values.

Pioneer a Haven of knowledge and hope.

Verse II

Our vision brings us all together,

A leading University of choice.

As Eagles we fly from height to height!

Through mentorship inspired day by day.