Mzuzu University

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Mzuzu University
Mzuzu university logo.jpg
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MottoSelf Reliance, Perfection Service
ChairmanHawa Ndilowe
ChancellorLazarus Chakwera
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Kalenga Saka
Students8,500 (2021)
11°25′19″S 33°59′35″E / 11.422°S 33.993°E / -11.422; 33.993

Mzuzu University is one of the principal universities of Malawi. The school is located in Mzuzu, in the northern region of Malawi. It was founded in 1997 and accepted its first students in 1999. At the time the university opened its doors, the Chancellor was Malawi's former president Dr Bakili Muluzi and the first Vice Chancellor was Professor Terrence Davis. Professor Peter Mwanza, who later entered politics and became a cabinet minister, was active in establishing the university. He was Chairman of the University Council, and later Vice Chancellor.[1]


Faculties and Departments[edit]

The University consists of the following faculties and departments:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies

The Centre for Open and Distance Learning is the focal point for providing education off-campus, including continuing education.


The school operates the following research centers:


  1. ^ "Profile: PROFESSOR PETER N. MWANZA, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D." Press Trust. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-03-03.

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Coordinates: 11°25′19″S 33°59′35″E / 11.422°S 33.993°E / -11.422; 33.993