About Us

Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) is the first private University in Zambia and was established in 2004. CUZ is registered under the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia.

Teaching and learning at CUZ are based on a student-centric academic model that deploys innovation and global best practices in its pedagogy, philosophy, operations and organization. Lecturers and Professors at CUZ are trained to facilitate learning in ways that are innovative, student-centric, participatory, active and practical. CUZ deploys a learning management technology platform (CU-LPTM ) that supports blended learning, flipped classrooms, projects, case studies, distance learning, and other forms of effective and active learning.

CUZ offers market-relevant and accredited academic programs which are hosted in its four Schools which are: School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Business and Information Technology (B.I.T), and School of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (A.E.S.S.). All CUZ schools and faculties are oriented towards fulfilling the University's Mission of transforming students into responsible, educated, employable and entrepreneurial citizens (REEE).


To be a model university in Africa that delivers a transformative market-relevant quality education



To provide accessible, high quality, research-driven education that transforms students into responsible, educated, employable, entrepreneurial citizens.

  1. Responsible: Responsible people maintain good habits, complete their duties and obligations on time, are accountable both to themselves and to others, and exhibit good core personal values
  2. Educated: Educated people are knowledgeable and skilled, know how to learn, and are committed to continuous life-long learning
  3. Employable: Employable people acquire general and subject-specific knowledge and skills embedded in all University syllabi, and develop personal attributes and habits which enable them to gain employment and succeed in their chosen careers
  4. Entrepreneurial: Entrepreneurial people manage successfully their own businesses or work successfully for established businesses because they have enterprising skills and personal attributes which include being curious, passionate, knowledgeable, adaptable, creative, innovative, resourceful and knowing how to learn



  1. Self-reliance: We strive to transform our students into self-confident citizens, entrepreneurs or employees with good judgment and perseverance
  2. Integrity: We treasure honesty, transparency, and ethical conduct in all our work and we have zero tolerance for corruption
  3. Responsibility: We promote a culture of personal and institutional accountability, and a commitment to good citizenship
  4. Excellence: We continually strive to do our best in teaching, learning and community engagement
  5. Respect: We see mutual-respect and appreciation of human diversity as an enabler of successful teamwork and happy coexistence
  6. Innovation: We are attentive and responsive to best practices in teaching, learning, and problem-solving



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 - Dr. Kalombo Mwansa
  4. Deputy Vice Chancellor - Dr. Tamala Kambikambi
  5. University Registrar - Elizabeth Sondashi Musukwa
  6. Dean - School of law - Mr. Kwazinkosi Ndlovu
  7. Dean - School of Medicine - Dr. Clemence Marimo
  8. Dean - School of Business, Information Technology- Mr. Beda Mwale
  9. Dean- School of Arts, Education and Social Science - Ronald Kaulule
  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