The Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) was founded in 1978, but the official opening was held on 25 October 1984. The University was located at Mudende, former MUTURA Commune, Gisenyi Prefecture.

In 1994, just before the genocide, the University had 7 faculties.

-Faculty of Business Administration

-Faculty of Education

-Faculty of Technology

-Faculty Agriculture

-Faculty of Languages

-Faculty theology.

Following the genocide against Tutsi of 1994, AUCA temporarily suspend its activities until 7 May 1996, during which time the University reopened a transition Campus at Gishushu in Kigali city.

From that time the University operated with four faculties only:

-Business Administration,

-Information Technology

-Education and Theology.