The University of Zambia (UNZA) was founded in 1965. Its motto is Service and Excellence.
The school is Zambia’s largest University having about 10,000
students and over 900 staff.
It consists of two campuses, the main campus which is located about 7 km from Lusaka city along the Great East Road known as the Great East Road Campus and the Ridgeway campus.
The Ridgeway campus is the school of medicine. It is the only one in Zambia and it is located near the countrys biggest health institution; the University Teaching hospital (UTH).
It admits both men and women according to the student’s school marks. The University’s academic calendar is in semesters.
The school also has a Nanotechnology research center that is the only kind in Africa and has researchers from Europe and African countries. It was founded in 2001 by Mwansa Elijah after graduating from the institution. The center is financed by the Zambian government and by foreign science institutions through their contributions.
The main affiliates of the university are the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the Association of African Universities (AAU). However, The University has no religious affiliate.
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