Memorandum of understanding with a number of universities have been entered into for collaboration with other universities and research institutions which provides both academic staff and students to expand their research outreach. These universities include NIAGARA Project Partnership, Zambezi Eco health partnership, Colombia University, and Czech Republic Universities Life Sciences and Bosnia.

UBL is part of university consortium undertaking research on Navigating the digital landscape (NIAGARA). The project commenced on January 2, 2023 and ends on December 31, 2025. The main aim of this project is to utilize the partnership between universities in Zambia, Tanzania, Poland, and Norway to enhance HEI information services support by developing libraries’ ICT infrastructure and librarians’ digital competencies Read more

The university is undertaking research/consultancy projects either by individual staff or in collaboration with partner institutions as tabulated below:

UBL Collaborative Research partners

iNavigating the digital landscapeINN, JU,OMU, SAU,UD & UNZA/EUOn going
iiDevelopment of curriculum for cashew value chain managementCIDP/AfDBCompleted
iiiDevelopment of cashew plantation & technical capacityCIDP/AfDBOngoing, CIDP funding stalled
ivEffects of floods on expecting mothers’ access to health facilitiesStaff research, Dr. MG KwalombotaOngoing
vShort term training in the utilization of CDF Staff consultancy, Lead Dr C Siyumbwa & Dr. G Kwalombota/CDFOngoing
Definitions: INN=Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, JU=Jagellonian University, OMU=Oslo Metropolitan University, SAU= Sokoine Agricultural University, UD=University of Dar-es-Sallam, UNZA=University of Zambia, EU=European Union, CIDP=Cashew Infrastructure Development Project; AfDB=Africa Development Bank; CDF=Constituency Development Fund,