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 is to provide accessible, high quality, research-driven education that transforms students into responsible, educated, employable, entrepreneurial citizens. 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 is registered under the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013, of the Laws of Zambia for the purpose of providing ‘University Education’.’


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



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



  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 - Prof Mutale Musonda
  4. Deputy Vice Chancellor
  5. University Registrar - Elizabeth Sondashi Musukwa
  6. Dean - School of law
  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