The Catholic University of Malawi

The Catholic University of Malawi (Cunima)


A local small scale businessman plying his trade in Nguludi - Chiradzulu on Monday January 21 donated 4 desks to Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA). The sole trader Callisto Chinyama who operates a fabrication, carpentry and joinery workshop, made the donation in appreciation for the business opportunities that Catholic University has been according him. "Since Catholic University opened its doors, they have been calling me to carryout various repair works at the university including fixing broken chairs and desks and it is because of the school that I am established and well known in this trade, said Chinyama".  


New Lecture Rooms Under Construction

In a quest to meet the ever growing demand for classroom space, the Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) has lined up a number of infrastructural development projects at its Montfort Campus in Nguludi – Chiradzulu. The university is among other projects constructing a classroom laboratory for the “Special Needs Education” SNE Department.

The structure is being constructed with funding from Johannes Beese Stiftung, a German based charity organisation with running projects in Malawi and Zambia as well as various long term projects in the DR Congo,   Rwanda and Burundi.                                                                        

The Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) is an institution of higher learning accredited by the National Council for Higher Education. The University has a well-established reputation for academic excellence as it offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in the following areas: Bachelor of Commerce,  Bachelor of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics, Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Diploma in Education, Diploma in Statistics,  Diploma in Environmental Studies and Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation.

The University was established by the Episcopal Conference of Malawi on October 16, 2004 and it officially opened its doors in 2006 when the State President Professor Bingu wa Mutharika presided over its auspicious launch.

The Mission of the Catholic University of Malawi is to contribute to the integral development of the nation through vocation training, academic courses and research activities that are tailored to most critical needs of the nation and the Catholic Church. The University takes pride in producing graduates who are knowledgeable intellectuals, skilled professionals, and critical, caring and compassionate citizens who contributes to economic and social development and an equitable, just and democratic society.