KUHeS was established in 1991 as the College of Medicine (COM), a constituent college of the University of Malawi with three main roles of training, research and service. The University offers training to not only medical doctors but also other health professionals such as pharmacists, physiotherapists, laboratory technologists, nurses. COM merged with the Kamuzu College of Nursing to become KUHeS during the unbundling of the University of Malawi.
The University of Malawi is the largest and oldest university in the country. The university was formerly known as Chancellor College under the University of Malawi, the Zomba based institution retained the name of University of Malawi during the unbundling of the five constituent colleges of the university.
The University was established under legal authority granted by a provision in the University of Malawi Act of 1965; Formerly known as the Polytechnic, the institution is now a stand alone university following the unbundling of the University of Malawi.
MUST was established by an Act of Parliament Number 31 of 2012 with the aim of promoting the development, adaptation, transfer and application of science, technology and innovation for macro- and micro-economic development of Malawi.
Mzuzu University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1997 as Malawi’s second national (public) university in Malawi.
The Malawi College of Medicine-Johns Hopkins University Research Project was started in 1988 in collaboration between the University of Malawi-College of Medicine, the Malawi Ministry of Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a primary focus on the prevention of HIV transmission.
Since its inception in 1995, MLW has maintained partnership with College of Medicine at the University of Malawi, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the University of Liverpool and our major funder the Wellcome Trust. MLW is based in Blantyre with field research sites around urban Blantyre, Thyolo and Chikhwawa.
MAREN, the Malawi NREN, is one of the founding members of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking.