Rusangu University (RU) is an institution of higher learning operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. It is licensed and registered as a private University under University Act 11 of 1999 by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. Rusangu University prepares students not only for professional careers but also equips them physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Rusangu University traces its historical roots in the Missionary endeavours of an American Missionary named William Harry Anderson who until 1903 was the Principal of Solusi Mission. He crossed over in the company of several African Adventist workers namely: Jacob Detcha, Philip Malomo, Jack Mahlatini Mpofu and Andrew Nyakana and established Rusangu Mission in 1905.
All subjects, courses and programs offered by Rusangu University are approved by the Ministry of Education and/or such other body in charge of higher education in Zambia. This means that the programs of study are reviewed regularly and subjected to rigorous quality assurance controls to guarantee their relevance and quality.