University of Zambia

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University of Zambia
Motto Service and Excellence
Established 1966
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Simukanga
Location Lusaka, Zambia
Campus Urban

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:


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.

Other facilities[edit]


  • UNZA radio


UNZA is a member of the Association of African Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Association of Universities.

Notable alumni[edit]

  Ng'andu Peter Magande, former Secretary General of the ACP Secretariat and Minister of Finance and National Development

Notable research[edit]

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.[citation needed]


Coordinates: 15°24′S 28°20′E / 15.400°S 28.333°E / -15.400; 28.333