About Us

At Cavendish University Zambia, our aim is to offer quality education and value-for-money to our students. We do this by ensuring that study programs are delivered exceptionally by qualified and experienced lecturers. Our courses are systematically monitored and updated to incorporate new developments and theories. We do this to ensure we have a successful graduate who will have competitive edge when applying for work; already possessing appropriate capabilities and a solid understanding of the subject areas. Our mission of enhancing human and ecological livelihoods for sustainable development, means your future is our top priority. Our primary goal is to make sure that you leave as a more confident, skilled and knowledgeable person ready to take your steps in an exciting and rewarding career. A bonafide private university, Cavendish University Zambia was registered in Zambia under the Education Act, CAP136, of the Laws of Zambia for the purpose of providing ‘University Education’.’


“To provide high quality private university education, training, research and consultancy for individuals, corporations and the public through both classical and flexible intakes and delivery methods of traditional and innovative curricula in order to contribute to national development”. In pursuing this mission today, the University seeks to advance intellectual and creative endeavors through leading-edge programs that will use skill and creativity to enhance undergraduate, graduate, and professional education as well as other services provided to the stakeholders. We aim to educate students for success and personal fulfillment in an ever increasingly diverse and global environment



The University aspires to attract the most talented faculty, staff, and students. We want to provide an environment where they can discover and fulfill their potential; and thereby realizing our promise, which is to become the distinguished private University in the country and beyond.



  1. Customer satisfaction
  2. Responsiveness
  3. Excellence in our service
  4. Innovation
  5. Provision of quality and valuing employees in planning, setting priorities, and carrying out every aspect of its mission. CUZ is guided by these six interdependent commitments which are common traces in our current four faculties.



The CUZ academic structure has been structured to become comparable with other Universities locally and internationally especially as CUZ repositions itself to be an internationally recognised research University. The CUZ Academic structure is as follows;
  1. Chancellor– His Excellency the First President of Zambia Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda
  2. The University Council
  3. Vice Chancellor - Prof Mutale Musonda
  4. Deputy Vice Chancellor
  5. University Registrar - Elizabeth Sondashi Musukwa
  6. Dean - School of law - Mr. Tresphord Matente
  7. Dean - School of Medicine - Dr. Clemence Marimo
  8. Dean - School of Business, Finance and Management - Dr. Miseal Ntambol
  9. Dean- School of Arts, Education and Social Science - Mr. Alvin Nchemba
  10. The University Senate
  11. Quality Assurance Committee
  12. Course Development Committee
  13. Admissions Committee
  14. Examinations Committee
  15. Examinations Malpractice Committee Heads of Departments
  16. Programme Coordinators (Programme Leader)
  17. Module Coordinators (Module Leader)
  18. Personal Tutor (Academic Advisor)



Locally, our main quality assurance premise is the accreditation by the Ministry of Education, accreditation and approvals from regulatory authorities such as:

  1. Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)
  2. General Nursing Council



  1. Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  2. Association of African Universities (AAU)
  3. Distance Education Association of Southern Africa (DEASA)
  4. Private Universities Association of Zambia
  5. National Recognition Information Centre for United Kingdom (NARIC)
  6. World Federation for Medical Education Standard’s Guidelines
  7. Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI)
  8. Local Professional bodies