The University of Lusaka (UNILUS) is a private university, registered with the Ministry of Education.
The university came into existence in 2007 when it was formally known us the Institute of Corporate Training and Applied Research (ICTAR).
The aim of UNILUS is to provide world class education and training services. In conjunction with the Copperbelt University, it has since produced two sets of graduates at master’s degree level.
In line with the its belief in fruitful Private-Public Partnerships for the overall purpose of maintaining relevant curricula and enhancing knowledge and skills of the nation’s human capital, it has since signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the National council for construction (NCC), the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ).
Others are, the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and supply (ZIPS), the Inter-market Banking Corporation, the Chartered Institute of Managements Accountants (CIMA), the University of Kwazulu Natal, the Microeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Southern and Eastern Africa (NEFMI), the Zambia Institute of Marketing, and the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management(ZIHRM).
At international level, the University is a member of the Association of African Universities (AAU), the Association of African Business Schools (AABS), the Southern African Nordic Centre (SANORD) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
In cognisance of local and international market trends, the programmes offered aim to provide individuals with management practice competences necessary for driving wealth creation, social and economic development of the nation.
The University of Lusaka offers bachelors and master’s degree programmes. In addition, it offers short-tailor made training programmes as well as research and consultancy services to the general public, the government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.
The programmes are categorised into the following schools:
The University has two intakes every year, in January and May.
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The Zambian textile and clothing Industry has seen better days and is now facing stiff competition from imported cheap garments and also from second-hand clothing commonly known as 'salaula'.
Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia is well connected by major roads to Tanzania, Chipata, Chirundu and Livingstone.
The July 2015 Zambian inflation rate was recorded at 7.1%, the same as that of June 2015.