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Introduction

The Copperbelt University is the second largest public university in Zambia, which was established by an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987 and its continued existence is provided for under the Higher Education Act No.4 of 2013. The University offers diverse programmes in Business, Built Environment, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Medicine, Mining, Natural resource management and Peace/conflict studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The mission of the University is to contribute to the development and sustenance of the well being of the people of Zambia through the provision of flexible, innovative, entrepreneurial and all inclusive programmes of teaching, learning, research and service.

The University has a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and research with a focus on applied dimension in conformity with its shared values which include creativity, innovativeness and entrepreneurship. Through the various schools, the University engages and applies knowledge to resolve local, external, national and global problems. The University coordinates and facilitates provision of services and adds value to the knowledge resident within the University in Four (4) broad key target areas of training and service consultancy, capacity development, research contract and entrepreneurial services.

Consultancy Services

Consulting services are one of the most important means by which staff at the Copperbelt University can make available their academic knowledge and expertise to external organizations, including government, public sector bodies, community groups and businesses. The university provides consultancy services to Industry, private and public institutions, profit and non-profit organizations in Zambia and beyond.

Available Experts

CBU harnesses the expertise and resources of the university and channels them in a commercial direction. The University draws consultants from the large pool of expertise among the University staff and associate consultants from the private sector most of whom are alumni of the Copperbelt University. CBU provides one of the largest and most elaborate consultancy strength in the country with access to over 600 specialist staff in diverse fields domiciled in eight (8) academic schools and four (4) directorates and institutes.

Consultancy Thematic Area

With diverse expertise, the university offers services in virtually every field categorized in twenty five (25) broad consultancy thematic Areas.

  1. Actuarial Sciences & Epidemiological services
  2. Agriculture Development and Value Chains
  3. Analytical services - Mining and Chemical
  4. Biotechnology and Bio-prospecting
  5. Building, Real Estate and construction
  6. Business Development
  7. Climate change and sustainable development
  8. Clinical and dental services
  9. Contract administration and project management
  10. Educational, Professional and Executive Development
  11. Engineering Services
  12. Environmental Impact Assessments and management audits
  13. Feasibility study assessments
  14. Financial Management
  15. Geotechnical Investigations
  16. GIS and Remote Sensing and land surveying services
  17. Health Systems
  18. Information and Communication Technology
  19. Leadership, Governance and Management systems
  20. Monitoring and Evaluation
  21. Peace and conflict management and resolution
  22. Social impact assessment
  23. Software and Information Management System development
  24. Solid waste management and classification
  25. Statistical and Mathematical modeling and analysis

The university, through the various units, has provided various multi-disciplinary consultancy services to a number of organizations both in the Private and Public Sectors. The consultancy unit has managed a number of Consultancy projects as indicated. Some of the consultancy activities undertaken in the last ten (10) years include in the table below.

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Geotechnical Rock Core Testing Mining and Analytical services Geotechnical Rock Core Testing Mopani Copper Mines Limited K94,499.00
2 Soil Sampling and Bio Monitoring Study Environmental Monitoring Soil Sampling and Bio Monitoring Study Mopani Copper Mines Limited K287,100.00
3 Construction of the Female Student Hostels Phase 1 & 2 Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works including contract administration and project management CBU, Ministry of Education K9.2 billion
4 Construction of the CBU-School of Business Lecture Rooms, Office Block & Lecture Theaters Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural Engineering and Quantity Surveying works including contract administration and project management CBU, Ministry of Education K5.5 billion
5 Construction of the CBU-school of medicine Lecture Rooms, Office Block & Lecture Theaters Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural Engineering and Quantity Surveying works including contract administration and project management CBU, Ministry of Education K5.5 billion
6 Rehabilitation and Extension to 18No Rural Health Centres in Northen, Copperbelt and North Western Provinces Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural Engineering and Quantity Surveying works including contract administration and project management Ministry of Health, World Bank Funded US$5 Million
7 FMO-BPI Impact Evaluation - Baseline Survey Small and Medium Enterprises Evaluation To assess the Impact of loans obtained from BP on Small or Medium sized enterprise performance Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AID) US$40,050
8 Development of a Mobile Application for Voter Registration Information and communication Technology Development of Mobile Application for Registration Electoral Commission of Zambia - K527,104.56
9 Development of a National Complaint Management System Information and communication Technology Development of Web Based online Complaint Management system with auto escalations, Client side USSD based complaint inputs and feedback system, mobile app for customers and users integration services with all Billing systems. National Water and Sanitation Council - CBU K160,000.00
10 Rusangu University Student Information System Information and communication Technology Development of online Registration module, Examination results management module, Student bio data Record Keeping module, Accommodation module, web service, and the Auto Reconciler. Rusangu University - CBU K133,000.00
11 Forest Inventory Conduct a Forestry Inventory and Management Plan ZAFFICO K226, 860
12 Executive Development Programme Educational, Professional & Executive Development Successful Corporate Renewal - Turning Companies into Top Performers Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company K123,500
13 Installation of Traffic Lights Engineering Services Feasibility study, Design, procurement of materials, fabrication of poles, installation and energizing the circuits, Erection of Bill boards. Mazabuka Municipal Council

Training And Professional Development

CBU offers training and capacity development in many areas. This involves provision of tailor-made in-service courses, lasting a few days to several weeks. The training is aimed at improving knowledge, skills and competence that result in better performance and more impactful productivity. The courses offered are accredited and certified with relevant organizations, delivered by some of the finest qualified professionals from the various Schools and units of the Copperbelt University They take the form of seminars, workshops and symposia either in-site or external to the client institution/organization.

Some of the short courses offered in the various disciplines include

Business

  1. Executive Development Programme
  2. Project management
  3. Logistics management
  4. Human resource management
  5. Conflict management
  6. Motivational leadership and effective team management
  7. Performance management
  8. Governance & public sector management
  9. Public procurement management
  10. Financial planning, forecasting and management

Built Environment

  1. Procurement procedures for construction related fields
  2. Contract management
  3. Contract management for the Road sector
  4. Land, physical planning and surveys management
  5. Infrastructure project management

Engineering

  1. Material attesting and land surveying for contractors
  2. Modeling of water supply and sanitation systems
  3. Application of GIS and remote sensing technologies
  4. Application of CAD in civil engineering
  5. Refrigeration and air conditioning
  6. Instrumentation and measurements
  7. Vehicle engineering
  8. SCADA networks
  9. Energy management
  10. Signal optimization

Mathematics & Natural Sciences

  1. Undergraduate experiments in Physics, Chemistry and Biolog
  2. Statistical analysis using SPSS
  3. Professional development for education managers, teachers, and educators
  4. Web-site Design
  5. Programming
  6. Network Building and Administration
  7. Analysis of metals & organic compounds in water and soils
  8. Analysis of industrial products such cement, lime, coal, detergents and soaps
  9. Radioactivity assessment of waterways and soils

Medicine

Natural Resources

  1. Natural Resource and environmental management
  2. Environmental impact assessment
  3. Management strategies to mitigate drought: Monitoring, risk analysis & contingency planning
  4. Drought and disaster management
  5. Agricultural research management
  6. Forestry and Agro-forestry management
  7. Strategic irrigation management
  8. Fisheries and aquatic life management
  9. Sustainable Agriculture management
  10. Environmental Economics for development

Mining and Mineral sciences

  1. Ventilation monitoring
  2. Mine waste management
  3. Solvent extraction
  4. Electrometallurgy
  5. Metallurgical principles
  6. industrial safety and loss prevention
  7. Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)
  8. Process control and process optimization
  9. Energy management for a sustainable Zambia
  10. Mining and geological exploitation

Peace and Conflict Resolution

  1. Indigenous institutions and traditional Leadership
  2. Conflict resolution: theory and practice
  3. Research Proposal Development
  4. Thesis writing
  5. Information technology and peace and conflict in Africa
  6. Understanding ethnic identity and conflict
  7. The Bible, Conflict and Peace Building
  8. Ethnographic Research for Urban studies

Directorate of Information and Communications Technology

  1. ICT security management
  2. ICT disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  3. ICT Assets management
  4. ICT management of information systems

Research Contracts ( and Applied Research)

The University provides support to industry and public sector in the form of research services outsourced on a contract basis. The University draws upon the depth and breadth of its multi-disciplinary research base to provide answers to many of the challenges faced by organizations today.

Some of the research activities undertaken by the University include:

Domestication and Commercialization of Wild Tubers and Bulbs

The project is on wild tubers and bulbs (chikanda, busala and mumbu) and their propagation, commercialization and distribution in central province of Zambia. The project is funded by the Finnish and Danish governments.

Traffic Lights Research (TLR)

The research aimed to provide a means of further developing products and engaging market through a dedicated product. The project involved research, designing, product development and commercialization. Today, more and more traffic lights are installed in the country using technology developed at the Copperbelt University.

Assessing Institutional & Governance Partnerships for Climate-Compatible Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A Joint Research with University of Leeds, University of Lubumbashi and Eduardo Mondlane University, Client - Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Fund-DFID, UK:

Green economy development in Zambia-Forest restoration in mining wastelands.

Project funded by the Swedish Science Council

A situation Analysis of the State of Preparations and Preparedness of the country for the January 20 2015 Presidential By-Election.

Study funded by International Conference on Great Lakes Region

Preliminary Study on the Drivers of Deforestation and Potential for REDD+ in Zambia.

Study Funded by FAO

Entrepreneurial Services

Further the University has an Entrepreneurship Centre focusing on promoting entrepreneurship research and practice within the community. The centre offers various services, among them, skills training, business incubation and development and commercialization of ideas and products.


Directorate Of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Development of a Mobile Application for Voter Registration Information and communication Technology Development of Mobile Application for Registration Electoral Commission of Zambia - K527,104.56
2 Development of a Student Information System Information and communication Technology Development of online Registration module, Examination results management module, Student bio data Record Keeping module, Accommodation module, web service and Auto Reconciler. Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services K142,000.00
3 Development of a National Complaint Management System Information and communication Technology Development of Web Based online Complaint Management system with auto escalations, Client side USSD based complaint inputs and feedback system, mobile app for customers and users integration services with all Billing systems. National Water and Sanitation Council - CBU K160,000.00
4 Rusangu University Student Information System Information and communication Technology Development of online Registration module, Examination results management module, Student bio data Record Keeping module, Accommodation module, web service, and the Auto Reconciler. Rusangu University - CBU K133,000.00

Dag Hammarskjold Institute (DHIPS)

The institute interests are peacekeeping, diplomacy and the general international relations discourse.

Areas of specialization;

  • human rights
  • governance and peace building
  • human security and development
  • environment
  • sustainable development and peace
  • defense and security management
  • diplomacy and strategic studies

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Elections and Good Governance A situation Analysis of the State of Preparations and Preparedness of the country for the January 20 2015 Presidential By-Election International Conference on Great Lakes Region K1,066,474,450.30
2 Peace Support Planning Exercise Mentoring of learners in Integrated Mission Planning Teams (IMPT) for combined joint African Exercise (CJAX, UHURU 2015)
3 Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development and Strategic Security Post Conflict Reconstruction African Union

Training and Capacity Development Areas

  • Indigenous institutions and traditional Leadership
  • Conflict resolution: theory and practice
  • Research Proposal Development
  • Thesis writing
  • Information technology and peace and conflict in Africa
  • Understanding ethnic identity and conflict
  • The Bible, Conflict and Peace Building
  • Ethnographic Research for Urban studies

School Of the Built Environment

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Construction of the Lecture rooms for the School of Technology Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K1,066,474,450.30
2 Construction of the Centre for Lifelong Education Complex Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Copperbelt University K2,300,000,000.00
3 Construction of the Female Student Hostels Phase 2 Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K5,000,000,000.00
4 Construction of the Male Student Hostels Phase 1 and 2 Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K4,200,000,000.00
5 Construction of the School of Business Lecture Rooms Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K1,990,966,404.87
6 Construction of the School of Business Office Block and Lecture Theatre Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K1,003,334,545.00
7 Construction of the School of Business Office Blocks Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education (HIPC Funded) K3,500,000,000.00
8 Rehabilitation of Copperbelt University (Phase II) Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management GRZ, Ministry of Education (HIPC Funded) K2,204,426,594.50
9 Proposed erection and construction of 4 community schools Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Oxfarm, Kitwe K759,000,000.00
10 Proposed extension to the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Copperbelt University K218,004,290.00
11 Rehabilitation of Copperbelt University Students' Ablutions (Phase I) Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Copperbelt University (HIPC Funded) K814,541,011.00
12 Proposed Kitchen at St. Theresa Mission Hospital Feasibility study Feasibility studies Ndola Diocese K74 Million
13 Construction of 1 x 3 ward at St Theresa Mission Hospital Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Ndola Diocese K62 Million
14 Rehabilitation and Extension to 18No Rural Health Centres in Northen, Copperbelt and North Western Provinces Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Ministry of Health, World Bank Funded US$5 Million
15 Rehabilitation and Extension to Chembe, Kazembe, Mwenda and Puta Rural Health Centres Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Ministry of Health, World Bank Funded K1.97 Billion
16 Rehabilitation and Extension to Chilubi and Shikamushile Rural Health Centres Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management GRZ, Ministry of Health World Bank Funded K530 Million

Training and Capacity Development Areas

  • Procurement procedures for construction related fields
  • Contract management
  • Contract management for the Road sector
  • Land, physical planning and surveys management
  • Infrastructure project management

School Of the Built Environment

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Construction of the Lecture rooms for the School of Technology Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K1,066,474,450.30
2 Construction of the Centre for Lifelong Education Complex Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Copperbelt University K2,300,000,000.00
3 Construction of the Female Student Hostels Phase 2 Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K5,000,000,000.00
4 Construction of the Male Student Hostels Phase 1 and 2 Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K4,200,000,000.00
5 Construction of the School of Business Lecture Rooms Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K1,990,966,404.87
6 Construction of the School of Business Office Block and Lecture Theatre Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education K1,003,334,545.00
7 Construction of the School of Business Office Blocks Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management CBU, Ministry of Education (HIPC Funded) K3,500,000,000.00
8 Rehabilitation of Copperbelt University (Phase II) Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management GRZ, Ministry of Education (HIPC Funded) K2,204,426,594.50
9 Proposed erection and construction of 4 community schools Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Oxfarm, Kitwe K759,000,000.00
10 Proposed extension to the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Copperbelt University K218,004,290.00
11 Rehabilitation of Copperbelt University Students' Ablutions (Phase I) Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Copperbelt University (HIPC Funded) K814,541,011.00
12 Proposed Kitchen at St. Theresa Mission Hospital Feasibility study Feasibility studies Ndola Diocese K74 Million
13 Construction of 1 x 3 ward at St Theresa Mission Hospital Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Ndola Diocese K62 Million
14 Rehabilitation and Extension to 18No Rural Health Centres in Northen, Copperbelt and North Western Provinces Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Ministry of Health, World Bank Funded US$5 Million
15 Rehabilitation and Extension to Chembe, Kazembe, Mwenda and Puta Rural Health Centres Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management Ministry of Health, World Bank Funded K1.97 Billion
16 Rehabilitation and Extension to Chilubi and Shikamushile Rural Health Centres Building, Real Estate and construction Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying works, contract administration & project management GRZ, Ministry of Health World Bank Funded K530 Million

Training and Capacity Development Areas

  • Procurement procedures for construction related fields
  • Contract management
  • Contract management for the Road sector
  • Land, physical planning and surveys management
  • Infrastructure project management

School Of Business (SB)

The School provides consultancy services to Industry, private and public, profit and non-profit organizations in Zambia and beyond in major functional areas of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and General Management. The School provides consultancy, research and training in five key specific areas of specializations:

    Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Services

  • Training in all aspects of SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property
  • Business Proposal Formulation
  • Business Planning
  • Business Plan Formulation, Implementation and Control
  • Business idea incubation and commercialization
  • Intellectual property management, protection and commercialization
  • SME Financing and Accounting
  • SME Growth Strategies
  • Intellectual property management, protection and commercialization

    Business Development

  • Market Research
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Customer Service and Relationship Management
  • Advertising

    Business Process Re- Engineering & Productivity Improvement

  • Statistical Process Control
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Six Sigma
  • ISO - Students
  • Total Quality Management
  • Facility Layout
  • Plant Layout
  • Ergonomics
  • Continuous Process Improvement through cost reduction and waste elimination (DMAIC)
  • Work Study (Method and Work Measurement)
  • Project Management
  • Modelling and Simulation

    Finance, Audit and Tax

  • Training in all Finance, Banking and Accounting areas
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Advisory
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Finance Advisory
  • Budgeting
  • Value for Money (VFM) Audits
  • SME Finance Advisory
  • Microfinance

    Strategic Management, Governance and Economics

  • Training in all Social Responsibility Policies
  • Ethics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic and Corporate Plan Preparation and Coaching
  • Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Legal Advisory
  • Macro Economics studies and analyses
  • Managerial Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Financial Sector Studies
  • Labour Market Studies

Consultancy and Training Undertaken

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Executive Development Programme Educational, Professional & Executive Development Successful Corporate Renewal - Turning Companies into Top Performers Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company. K123,500
2 Youth Empowerment Research Research Consultancy on Youth Empowerment in Zambia National Economic Advisory Council K150,000
3 Executive Development Programme Educational, Professional & Executive Development Participants from different companies Participants K98,000

Training and Capacity Development Areas

  • Executive Development Programme
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Logistics management
  • Human resource management
  • Business skills for traders
  • Human resource and business management
  • Conflict management
  • Motivational leadership and effective team management
  • Strategic management for Managers
  • Leadership and management development
  • Performance management
  • Public sector management and administration
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Public procurement management
  • Financial planning and forecasting
  • Financial management
  • Internal auditing
  • Bookkeeping and budgeting
  • Finance for non-financial managers
  • Capital markets and securities management
  • Public sector financial management
  • Tax compliance and tax payer education
  • Public expenditure analysis and management.
  • Marketing and marketing management

School Of Engineering (SE)

The School focuses on promoting and providing new ideas, skills, expertise and new ways of thinking to give business a competitive edge by resolving complex engineering problems through consultancy, research and training/ capacity development.

Key areas include:

  • designing tools and machines for improved productivity;
  • Development of enterprise and entrepreneurial skills that enable commercialisation of research outputs;
  • Crash data collection, analysis, reconstruction and developing solutions for reduced fatalities (AIS = 6) and severe injuries (AIS=4-5) through education on safety awareness and infrastructure interdependency;
  • Road and bridge construction design to highest international standards;
  • ICT systems design for businesses, media and industry;
  • Aircraft, automotive and railway vehicle design;
  • Value Addition to Natural resources including agriculture;
  • Energy (hydro and Solar) and water/sanitation;
  • Advise on industrialization and development policy strategies to Government (National and International)

The School boasts of extensive knowledge that enables it to offer a new way of thinking in order to assist in the Value Addition chain of agricultural produces, development of processes and technology for Value Addition of Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Brass and other minerals, energy and water consumption strategies, etc.

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Materials attesting and land surveying course Materials testing Training of contractors. National Council for Construction (NCC) K35,000.00
2 Installation of Traffic Lights Engineering Services Design of traffic light poles and control circuits, fabrication of the poles, installation and energizing the circuits, Erection of Bill boards. Mazabuka Municipal Council
3 Design of Electrical Reticulation for School of Medicine (Phase 1 and 2 Engineering Services Architectural Drawings Copperbelt University

Training and Capacity Development Areas

  • Material attesting and land surveying for contractors
  • Modeling of water supply and sanitation systems
  • Application of GIS and remote sensing technologies
  • Construction management
  • Construction materials testing
  • Application of CAD in civil engineering
  • Groundwater modeling using Modflow
  • Surface water modeling using QSWAT and SWMM Refrigeration and air conditioning
  • Instrumentation and measurements
  • Thermo fluids
  • Energy planning
  • Renewable energy
  • Vehicle engineering
  • SCADA networks
  • Induction motor protection
  • Transformer protection
  • Energy management
  • Networking
  • Signal optimization
  • Fiber Optics
  • Power system state estimation
  • Digital and cellular communication

School Of Graduate Studies (SGS)

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 FMO-BPI Impact Evaluation - Baseline Survey Small and Medium Enterprises Evaluation To assess the Impact of loans obtained from BP on Small or Medium sized enterprise performance Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AID) US$40,050

School Of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (SMNS)

The School provides consultancy, research, training and capacity development other technical services to commercial banks, government NGOs, the private sector education and training institutions including Schools and Colleges, in the following five (5) areas

    Mathematics

  • Statistical and Mathematical Modeling: including statistical advising, data collection & analysis, & training in decision making,
  • Actuarial sciences: including modeling for insurance and assurance firms,
  • Epidemiological services: including health data analysis and forecasting

    Physics

  • Analysis of geological materials
  • Radioactivity assessment of waterways and soils
  • Provision of undergraduate physics experiments to other institutions
  • Analysis of electronic and magnetic properties of materials
  • Determining and improvement of efficiency of photovoltaics

    Mathematics and Science Education

  • Action research
  • Evaluation of education and training projects and programmes
  • Policy development and evaluation
  • Professional development (education managers, teachers, and educators)
  • Teaching and Learning Materials Development
  • Educational planning, Education for Sustainable Development

    Computer Sciences

  • Common Application Packages: Word, Excel, Power Point, Access
  • Web Programming: Development of web documents using HTML, PHP and JavaScript
  • Mobile Programming: Development of mobile applications for mobile devices such as smart phones, Technical Computing:
  • Application of mathematical and computational principles of scientific computing to solve practical problems of industrial interest using MATLAB
  • Statistical Analysis using SPSS
  • Web-site Design
  • Programming
  • Network Building and Administration
  • Project Management
  • Network Security/Vulnerability Assessment systems Evaluation
  • Database Management
  • Expert Systems
  • Information Technology systems
  • Network Adjustment

    Biological sciences

  • Biotechnology
  • Climate change vulnerability assessment
  • Greenhouse gas inventories

    Chemistry

  • Analysis of metals in water and soils
  • Analysis of organic compounds in water and soils
  • Analysis of industrial products such cement, lime, coal, detergents and soaps
  • Analysis of nutritional value of foods and beverages

School Of Mines and Mineral Sciences

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Geotechnical Rock Core Testing Mining and Analytical services Geotechnical Rock Core Testing Mopani Copper Mines Limited K94,499.00
2 Measurement of UCS of rock core samples Mining and Analytical services Geotechnical Rock Core Testing Lubambe Copper Mines Limited K9,147.60
3 Short course on Ventilation Monitoring at Work Places Analytical services Asbestos Sampling and Analysis Mopani Copper Mines Limited K52,800.00
4 Asbestos Sampling and Analysis Analytical services Asbestos Sampling and Analysis Mopani Copper Mines Limited K52,800.00
5 Soil Sampling and Bio Monitoring Study Environmental Monitoring Soil Sampling and Bio Monitoring Study Mopani Copper Mines Limited K287,100.00
6 Short course on Mine Waste Management Environmental Monitoring and Control Large Volume of Mine Waste Management, enhancing skills for Mines Safety Department in Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) K11,025.00

Training and Capacity Development Areas

  • Ventilation monitoring at work places
  • Mine waste management
  • Solvent extraction
  • Pumping of slurries
  • Roasting and reaching
  • Electrometallurgy
  • Metallurgical principles for mine officials
  • Process utility systems
  • Pinch technology
  • Pumping liquids & electrical energy savings
  • Cost of corrosion and corrosion prevention
  • Handling chemicals and chemical processes
  • Industrial safety and loss prevention
  • Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)
  • Process control and process optimization
  • Environmental Impact assessment
  • Boiler operations
  • Waste management
  • Energy management for a sustainable Zambia
  • Environmental management and pollution control
  • Cleaner production
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Statistical, analytical and environmental data treatment
  • Mining and geological exploitation

School Of Natural Resources (SNR)

The School is actively involved in research and consultancy work. The school owns quite a number of equipment and infrastructure to conduct its research including a well furnished Tissue Culture Laboratory and a greenhouse to conduct plant science experiments, a gas analyser plus many more.

Consultancy

NO PROJECT TITLE THEMATIC AREA(S) PROJECT DESCRIPTION SPONSOR/ CONSULTANT CONTRACT VALUE
1 Develop a fair Compensation Claim Determination of Compensation Claim from Macrolink Based on the Proposed Mining Activity Ndola Pine Plantations Limited K 52, 000
2 A Study on the Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation A Study on the Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation FAO $52, 022
3 Forest Inventory Conduct a Forestry Inventory and Management Plan ZAFFICO K226, 860
4 Assessing Institutional Governance Partnerships for Climate Compatible Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)/DFID £26,850
5 Domestication and Commercialization of Wild Tubers and Bulbs Wild Tubers and Bulbs Domestication Interim Environmental Fund (IEF) K4, 780,975.44

Training and Capacity Development Areas

  • Natural Resource and environmental management
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Management strategies to mitigate drought: Monitoring, risk analysis & contingency planning
  • Drought and disaster management
  • Agricultural research management
  • Forestry and Agro-forestry management
  • Strategic irrigation management
  • Fisheries and aquatic life management
  • Sustainable Agriculture management
  • Environmental Economics for development