Mzuzu University

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Mzuzu University
Mzuzu university logo.jpg
ChairmanBrown Chimphamba
ChancellorPeter Mutharika
Vice-ChancellorRobert G. Ridley
Students2,500 (2008)
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]



The school has departments of:


The school operates the following research centers:

  • Centre for Open and Distance Learning
  • Centre for Continuing Education
  • The Test and Training Centre for Renewable Energy Technologies (TCRET)
  • Centre for Security Studies
  • Centre for Environmental Education, Training and Research


The university has the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Information Science and Communications
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management and
  • Faculty of Health Sciences


  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