The University of Zambia (UNZA) is a public university located in Lusaka, Zambia. Established in 1965, it is Zambia's largest and oldest institution of higher education. The university opened with three schools—Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, and Natural Sciences—and has expanded to 13 schools including a Graduate School of Business and schools for agricultural sciences, engineering, law, mines, medicine, veterinary medicine, health sciences, nursing, and public health. UNZA has two campuses. The main campus, known as the Great East Road Campus, is near the town center, and nearby Ridgeway Campus houses the medical school.
- Undergraduate students: 28,000
- Graduate students: 2,000
About the Location
Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia, located on a high-altitude plateau in southern Africa. The climate is subtropical, with colder winter months in June and July. The urban part of Lusaka—the nation’s government and financial center—is home to about 2.5 million people, making it the most populous city in Zambia. English is the official language, and Nyanja and Bemba are also commonly spoken. Agriculture and forest and wetland industries, including wood products and fisheries, are vital to the national economy and rural livelihoods.