Mulungushi University

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Mulungushi University
Former names
National College of Management and Development Studies
Motto Pursuing the frontiers of knowledge
Motto in English
Pursuing the frontiers of knowledge
Type Public
Established 2008
Vice-Chancellor Professor Hellicy Ng'ambi
Location Kabwe, Central Province, 10101, Zambia
Campus Multiple campus
Colours White, Blue And MelonWhite, Blue and Melon
Nickname MU
Website Official website

Mulungushi University is located in Kabwe, Zambia. It was earlier the National College of Management and Development Studies and was turned into a university by the Zambian Government in a private public partnership with Konkola Copper Mines. It comprises two campuses; the Great North Road Campus located 26 kilometers North of Kabwe, on the banks of Mulungushi River and the Kabwe Town Campus located along Mubanga Road, off Munkoyo Street in the heart of Kabwe town. Established on 1 January 2008, the university provides Bachelor of Arts degrees on full-time and distance education. In 2009, more than 500 distance education students enrolled. They were mainly former diploma students of the National College for Management and Development Studies.[1]

Mulungushi University has various departments and units. One important department is the Library, which is seen as an information and learning focal point to Management, Lecturers, Students, Researchers and other stakeholders. The university has 2 libraries, namely Main Campus Library, which is located on the Great North Road and Kabwe Town Campus Library located in Kabwe Town. The libraries run similar services, more or less. Mulungushi University Library is committed to supporting excellence in Teaching, Learning and Research, by providing relevant reading material (books and e-resources that support current courses being offered) to its end users. The continuous acquisition of new books has boosted the library collection. The Librarys' book purchase is guided by its Collection Development Policy. The Friedrich Ebert Memorial Library, at the Great North Road Campus, was designated a United Nations (UN) Repository Library in September 1978 when the Institution was a college. The Library is also a World Bank Repository since February 2007, as well as a Friedrich Ebert Foundation Repository. Other items in the collection include Newspaper collections of Times of Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail and the Post.

The two libraries are accessible to students and staff of the Institution. External membership is also available on request. In its quest to provide effective and efficient services to end users, the library is open to suggestions from the University community as well as other stakeholders. ICTs The Library has a number of student computers running on a Local Area Network (LAN) with an Internet connection. Internet facilities are restricted to Mulungushi University Lecturers, Researchers and registered Students. The Library Open Access Public Catalog (OAPC) is available online through the University website. The Libraries are headed by a University Librarian.

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