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Zambian universities offer courses in a wide range of academic disciplines at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct research across the full spectrum of academic activity. They are active participants in scientific and academic activities and boast many prominent lecturers, professors and graduates. Universities aim to provide students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. They are committed to opening the doors and providing higher education for the most talented people and educating active and responsible specialists, who demonstrate the need to expand their knowledge and improve professionally. Universities seek that the quality of all forms of studies conforms to the modern culture and technologies.

Enrolling students from diverse backgrounds, Zambian universities provides a rich experience with students, faculty and alumni enjoying a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance. They ensure that the balanced development and interaction of research in humanities, social, physical, biomedical and technological sciences remains their most outstanding feature. Zambian universities advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large. They interpret their mission in a modern context with a renewed focus on academic excellence.

A number of universities in Zambia offer a variety of distance education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level through their Electronic Resource Centre or eLibrary. Through these distance learning programmes, a student can take up a job anywhere or relocate for other reasons without interrupting his or her studies – even across borders.

Advantages of distance learning include:

  • Opportunity to learn at your own pace
  • You get to decide when and where you study
  • It doesn't matter where you live, you can gain a degree from anywhere in the world
  • A distance learning course often costs less than a full-time degree

Benefits of university education include:

  • University education prepares you for your career. You will gain the necessary skills, training and knowledge to enter your desired profession.
  • People who obtain a university education usually get better job opportunities. Employers in today’s world, seek educated, skillful and experienced individuals that will not only join their company, but also contribute to the success of the company.
  • A successful university education experience will equip you with a number of skills which include; communication skills, interpersonal skills and critical thinking skills. These skills may not be directly related to the career you choose, but they will definitely help you throughout your work life.