The University of Malawi (UNIMA)
Established in 1964, the same year Malawi gained independence, UNIMA is the oldest and largest of Malawi's universities. Its founding college was Chancellor College in Zomba, the former capital. UNIMA now has five colleges: Chancellor (sciences, humanities and law), the College of Medicine Blantyre (medicine, pharmacy and health sciences) Blantyre Polytechnic (construction, engineering, mining and applied sciences), Kamuzu College of Nursing in Lilongwe and, most recently, the College of Education in Domasi. Soko has been working with UNIMA since being founded in 2004.
Mzuzu University (MZUNI)
Mzuzu is Malawi’s third largest city, located in the northern half of the country. MZUNI was founded in 1996. It currently has around 2,000 students and offers programmes in the humanities, sciences, applied sciences and education. Soko has been working with MZUNI since 2014. We support students studying a range of subjects including for the new optometry programme, which started in 2017.
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)
LUANAR was established in 2012. LUANAR offers degrees in agriculture, forestry, fish farming and environmental and resource management. A degree in veterinary medicine, currently unavailable in Malawi, is also planned. The campus includes a fully operative farm and fish hatcheries. Soko believes that agricultural subjects are important for Malawi’s development with so much of its economy dependent on farming. Agriculture and farming were also traditionally seen as more male-oriented subjects. For these reasons, we believe it is important to encourage women to study in these areas. Soko has worked with LUANAR since 2011, previously as part of the University of Malawi.
Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST)
MUST is a public university in Thyolo in South Malawi. It was established in 2012 and opened its doors in March 2014.The first undergraduate programmes were metallurgy and materials engineering, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering. MUST is the first university in Malawi to have a female Vice Chancellor, Prof. Address Malata. Soko has worked with MUST since 2017.