Applied Studies


The Department of Applied Studies is one of the academic departments in the Malawi Institute of Technology (MIT). The Department comprises three major sections divided according to subject disciplines. These sections are Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences and Physics.

The vision of the Department of Applied Studies is to achieve and maintain excellence in education and research in the fields of applied studies, and to engage in outreach activities in order to bring funds to the University and to attract students to and maintain their interest in applied studies.

Its goals include:

  • Quality education: through this goal we hope to provide service to other academic departments and to offer demand-driven undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Research: through this goal we hope to contribute to the body of knowledge in Applied Studies, take part in organizing and participating Science and Technology conferences within the university, and establish a peer-reviewed STEM journal and encourage staff in the Department to publish their work.
  • External engagement: through this goal a STEM event annually, organize public lectures on contemporary issues, and establish links and encourage collaborative research with institutions outside the University.

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