The Copperbelt University ( English : Copperbelt University , CBU) is one of three public universities in Zambia  and in 1987 seceded from the University of Zambia (Unza), which it was a satellite campus since 1978. The institution in Ndola arise, but after the campus of the Zambia Institute of Technology in Kitwe have secured, there moved the institution.
The university has four faculties, which he inherited two at Unza: the School of Business and Industry Studies and the School of Environmental Studies. After the CBU took the Technology Institute in 1989, it was converted into its School of Technology. The School of Forestry and Wood Science (later renamed the School of Natural Resources) followed in 1995.
More than 80% of the students are men and of the 193 academic staff, only 25 women in 2007. Graduate students are a small part of the total and only 12% of the staff has a doctorate, while most (66%) a master’s degree. The university has published only 10 articles in refereed journals between 2004 and 2007 and only two books. 
Recently acquired the university two new faculties ( “schools”): the School of Mathematics and Natural Resources, which departments of Biological Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, including Physics and Mathematics and science education, as well as a school for postgraduate studies, such studies encourage, coordinate and forge ties with foreign research institutes.
Of the university’s 4,273 students in 2007 was 3,752 full-time on campus while the rest distance learning got. Most come from Zambia . Foreign students pay in some cases twice more to study here. 
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