Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the third public University in Malawi.
The University has two main colleges, Bunda College of Agriculture and the Natural Resources College.
In order to widen access to higher education in the country, the University established a campus in the city of Lilongwe known as City Campus, which is under Bunda College of Agriculture as well as the Open Distance and e-Learning (ODeL), with centres in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.
Where we are coming from
In a landmark address to the Malawi parliament on 24th May 2010, the third State President of the Republic of Malawi, His Excellency the late Professor Bingu wa Mutharika shared his vision of establishing six universities in Malawi.
This was meant to address the problems of limited University access and to increase the pool of well-trained human resource in the country in order to accelerate the socio-economic development of Malawi. One of the new universities to be established was the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural
Resources (LUANAR) which was to be formed by transforming the then Bunda College of Agriculture into a University with the integration of Natural Resources College (NRC).
LUANAR was therefore created through an Act of Parliament No. 22 of 2011 and started her operations on 1st July 2012, with Bunda Campus, as the initial institution until NRC was fully integrated into LUANAR in December 2014.
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We are committed to conduct ourselves in a manner consistent with the highest standards of integrity. We aim to be honest, ethical and fair in all our activities. We aim to keep our word, deliver on our promises and acknowledge our mistakes. In all that we do, we aim to guard our good reputation as it is more important than any rewards.
We encourage creativity and champion innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and services. We aim to redefine the standard of excellence in everything we do. Therefore, we are open to ideas that challenge the conventional views and drive innovation. The only constant in life is change and we believe that in order to stay relevant we must constantly improve and adapt to society's changing needs. We aim to actively pursue the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative practices that promise to further LUANAR’s mission.