University of Zambia
|University of Zambia|
|Motto||Service and Excellence|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Stephen Simukanga|
The University of Zambia is Zambia's largest university, founded in 1966. It has a student population of about 24,834.
The University of Zambia has over 157 degree and postgraduate degree programmes. The University of Zambia is divided into the following faculties:
- School of Agricultural Sciences 
- School of Engineering 
- School of Education 
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
- School of Law 
- School of Mines 
- School of Medicine 
- School of Natural Sciences 
- School of Veterinary Medicine 
- The University of Zambia is expected to launch the School of Management in 2014.
Its main campus—the Great East Road Campus—is on the Great East Road, about 7 km from Lusaka City. It also has the Ridgeway Campus within Lusaka City located at the University Teaching Hospital (famously called UTH); this campus specifically houses students pursuing medical and pharmacological courses.
- The Institute for Social and Economic Research.
- The University of Zambia Library.
- The Institute of Distance Education
- UNZA radio
UNZA is a member of the Association of African Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Association of Universities.
- Levy Mwanawasa, the late Zambian President studied Law at UNZA
- Edgar Lungu, the current Zambian President studied Law at UNZA
- Inonge Wina, the current Vice President of Zambia obtained a BA degree at UNZA
- Hakainde Hichilema, leader of the opposition political party UPND studied Economics at UNZA.
- Monica Nashandi, Namibian ambassador and 1983 graduate
- Edward Makuka Nkoloso, founder of the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy
- Emmerson Mnangagwa, Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs of Zimbabwe.
- Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula, Deputy Governor for Administration, Bank of Zambia 2007 to present.
Ng'andu Peter Magande, former Secretary General of the ACP Secretariat and Minister of Finance and National Development
The University of Zambia has a nanotechnology research center that was founded in 2001. The center was founded by Elijah Mwansa, who after graduating from the University of Zambia received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and was a professor at University of Heidelberg and Carnegie Mellon University. The center has several researchers from other African countries and Europe and is the only one of its kind on the African continent. It is financed by the government of Zambia as part of the Zambia 2020 initiative and grants from foreign science foundations.