MUST At A Glance
The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) is the fourth public university established on 17th December, 2012 through Act of Parliament Number 31 of 2012, after the University of Malawi (UNIMA), Mzuzu University (MZUNI) and the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR). The University was a brain child of former president of the Republic of Malawi, late Professor Bingu wa Mutharika and was built with funding from the Chinese Government. He laid the foundation stone for the University on April 9, 2011. The university opened its doors to its pioneer students on March 31, 2014 but was officially opened by President Peter Mutharika on October 24 the same year.
“Where Excellence Reigns”
To provide a conducive environment for quality education, training, research, entrepreneurship, and outreach to facilitate economic growth in Malawi and beyond.
To be a world class center of science and technology education, research and entrepreneurship.
- To equip students with the theoretical knowledge and applied skills required to contribute in creating innovative technologies at local, regional and international scales
- To enhance greater understanding of issues relating to drivers of innovation, innovation and technology development and management in a competitive world economy and knowledge economy
- To enhance students’ capacity and capability to undertake advanced study by research and manage the R&D functions within high-technology firms; and
- To develop skills and competences for confronting /addressing the social, ethical, legal and financial constraints within the technological environments
- Malawi Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Ndata School of Climate and Earth Sciences
- Academy of Medical Sciences
- Bingu School of African Culture and Heritage
- School of Information Technology
Prof. Address Mauakowa Malata (Since 2016)
REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS
The MUST campus occupies a total plot area of 215,000m2 and has total building area of 46,000m2.
FACTS & FIGURES
- Student capacity: 3,000
- Current students: 1,300
- Permanent staff: 200
- Part-time staff: 20