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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.

  • Bunda College, Bunda Campus has more than 4000 students
  • Bunda College, City Campus has more than 1000 students
  • Bunda College, ODel has more than 2600 students
  • Natural Resources College (NRC) has more than 3000 students
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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.

who we are?

Our Vision

To be a world class University

Our Mission

To advance knowledge and produce relevant graduates with entrepreneurship skills for agricultural growth, food security, wealth creation and sustainable natural resources management, through teaching, training, research, outreach, consultancy and sound management.

Aims and Objectives

  • to provide quality education and training in agricultural and natural resources sciences, engineering and irrigation technologies, agro-processing, entrepreneurship, trade, climate change adaptation, sustainable utilization of natural resources and environmental preservation for socio-economic development;
  • to encourage the advancement, dissemination and commercialization of research;
  • to promote industrial growth through research and dissemination of knowledge and skills;
  • to establish and support science and technology innovation centers of excellence for industrial production and manufacturing of value-added agricultural and natural resource products;
  • to develop partnerships with relevant industries for the generation, transfer, adoption and application of technologies;
  • to develop into an institution of excellence in teaching, learning, training, Information Communication Technology (ICT), e-learning and research in science, technology and biotechnology;
  • to promote practical University education, research and training so as to respond to the needs of Malawi, Africa and the World;
  • to demonstrate and promote entrepreneurship among its students;
  • to provide specialist training in such subjects as may be found desirable by the University Council and the nation; and
  • to provide opportunities and facilities for accessing information in support of the programmes of the University.


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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.
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