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:
Benefits of university education include: