Mzuzu University

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Mzuzu University
Mzuzu university logo.jpg
Type Public
Established 1997
Chairman Brown Chimphamba
Chancellor Peter Mutharika
Vice-Chancellor Robert G. Ridley
Students 2,500 (2008)
Location Mzuzu, Malawi
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. 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. 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