The Malawi University of Science and Technology was established on 17th December 2012 by the Malawi University of Science and Technology Act No. 31 of 2012 as the fourth Public University in Malawi. The university comprises three functional areas: teaching and learning area, sports area and living service area.
The teaching area includes the teaching block comprising 60 classrooms, the teaching hospital, the administration complex, the library and science and technology building and the auditorium.The sports area includes sports facilities such as an outdoor track field, basketball court, a volleyball court and a football field.The living area includes the student hostels and the service area.
This institution is occupying a total plot area of 215,000 m2 and has total building area of 46,000 m2. The seating capacity of this university is 3000 but can accommodate about twice that seating capacity. Evidently, this University will hugely contribute the government of Malawi efforts to widening access to higher education.
The University will have the Malawi Institute of Technology, Ndata School of Climate & Earth Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences and fourth School which is being further discussed. The Malawi Industrial Research and Technology Development Centre will be part of the MIT