About The University of Zambia

To be a Provider of World Class Services in Higher Education and Knowledge generation

The University of Zambia (UNZA) was established by Act of Parliament No. 66 of 1965. The first intake of students took place on 17th March 1966. The motto of the University, SERVICE AND EXCELLENCE has guided the development of the University since its inception.

UNZA is situated in Lusaka on two campuses. The main campus is the Great East Road Campus and it is situated on the Great East Road, 6km from the town centre. The other campus is the Ridgeway Campus catering for the Medical School. It is situated on John Mbita Road, 4km South East of Lusaka, opposite the University Teaching Hospital.

Our Vision
To be a Provider of World Class Services in Higher Education and Knowledge Generation
Our Mission
To Provide Relevant Higher Education Through Teaching, Research and Community Service
Our Core Values
  • Academic Freedom
  • Accountability
  • Equity
  • Excellence
  • Green Environment
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
Our Management Philosophy
The University will embrace a participatory management style that will motivate employees, provide a work environment that is conducive to high productivity, teamwork in which leadership is by example, provide effective communication and guidance, which will be accessible to all, and promote individual growth.

GSB Student Profile


The programme is designed for local and international professionals, looking for a global perspective in business. This international curriculum will help established professionals reach new heights in their career. Upon completion, the students will be ready to fulfill leadership, management and executive management roles within their community, and will count with the skills, knowledge and application methods to compete in the global market for the same positions. Students from the graduate school of business program are global leader with initiative, equipped with the tools and methods necessary to maximize the potential of employees, profits for the organizations they work for, and have the confidence and the savvy necessary to start their own projects if they decide to do so.