Copperbelt University

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The Copperbelt University
Motto Knowledge and Service
Type Public
Established 1987
Vice-Chancellor Prof: Naison Ngoma
Administrative staff
Students 1500
Location Kitwe, Zambia
Campus River side/Ndola campus
Website Official website

Copperbelt University is a university in Kitwe, Zambia.


It is organised under seven schools, a chair, and a lifelong education directorate, viz:

  • School of Engineering
  • School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • School of Natural Resources
  • School of Business
  • School of Built Environment
  • Directorate of Distance Education and Open Learning (DDEOL)
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Mines and Mineral Sciences
  • Dag Hammarskjold Chair for Peace, Human Rights and Conflict Management

The university has 15000 students and 930 members of staff, including 200 faculty.


It was established by an act of the Zambian Parliament in 1987. It was part of the University of Zambia.

In 2014, the School of Medicine received US$1 million in donation from the Council of Zambian Jewry, of the African Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress.[1]


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Coordinates: 12°48′20″S 28°14′25″E / 12.80556°S 28.24028°E / -12.80556; 28.24028