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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge, Diligence, Integrity
Affiliated to: AAU
Established: 1952
No of Students: 20,686
No of Staff: 485
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Paul Mapfumo
Campuses: Mount Pleasant Campus and CHS Campus
Ranking: 1st in Zimbabwe (Webometrics)
Website: http://www.uz.ac.zw/
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The University of Zimbabwe is a public university located in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 1945, Manfred Hodgson formed the Rhodesia University Association, inspired by the promise of £20,000 by J.F. Kapnek for establishing a university.

By 1946, the Legislative Assembly of Southern Rhodesia adopted a motion proposed by Manfred Hodson for the establishment of a university college to serve the needs of Rhodesia and neighbouring territories, and .. more

The University of Zimbabwe is a public university located in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 1945, Manfred Hodgson formed the Rhodesia University Association, inspired by the promise of £20,000 by J.F. Kapnek for establishing a university.

By 1946, the Legislative Assembly of Southern Rhodesia adopted a motion proposed by Manfred Hodson for the establishment of a university college to serve the needs of Rhodesia and neighbouring territories, and by 1948 land had been availed for the construction of the campus.

Classes began in 1952, and in 1955 the British government formally adopted the institution, establishing the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (UCRN) by Royal Charter.

The college was admitted to the privilege of Special Relation with the University of London the following year and in 1957 all activities were transferred to the Mount Pleasant campus. It was initially affiliated with the University of London but was later renamed the University of Rhodesia in 1970.

The university earned its current name upon the country’s independence in 1980. UZ is the oldest university in Zimbabwe, and its main campus is located in Mount Pleasant, Harare.

The University of Zimbabwe is the top-ranked university in Zimbabwe, according to Webometrics’ ranking of African Universities. The University boasts of a well-established tradition and enjoys an exceptional reputation both internationally and internally as it is among the top universities in Africa.

In a landscape of rapid information and technological advancement, the University has become an ICT-driven institution. UZ is a leader in research and university; numerous accolades are presented yearly to its scholars, researchers and students at local, regional and international levels.  It is an almost-permanent recipient of the Pan-African Moot Court Competition trophy, and its annual Research Week is recognized as Zimbabwe’s Global Centre of Excellence in Research.

In 2014, UZ developed drugs that increase absorption of tuberculosis and aid people living with albinism. Since 2015, UZ is home to the $5.4 million Zim-CHPC (Zimbabwe Centre for High Performance Computing) infrastructure, a 3rd of its kind in the continent. In 2016, UZ established a satellite-based flood monitoring system used to predict the occurrence of a flood.

The university counts over 20686 students, with over 17718 undergraduates, and 2681 postgraduates and over 485 staff.

The University of Zimbabwe provides facilities and services to its university community that contribute to a conducive academic environment. The main campus alone boasts 5 residences for women and 4 for men. The Medical School Campus equally counts a Medical Residence. The Mount Pleasant Campus has a total of 171 buildings, and an additional 46 University buildings are spread out across Harare.

The university owns a 1636-hectares farm a few kilometres from the main campus. UZ’s services range from Information and Public Relations to ICT services, as well as Internal Audits, Quality Assurance and Campus Security. The University’s Department of Central Services is responsible for the provision of goods and services in an efficient, effective and timely manner.

Notable alumni from the University’s storied history include Arthur Mutambara (former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe), Tendai Biti (former Minister of Finance), Lord Robert Hayward (British politician and Member of Parliament), Tawanda Mutasah (Lawyer; Amnesty International), Trevor Ncube (Businessman and newspaper publisher).

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Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agriculture Economics & Extension
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop science
  • Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of African Languages and Literature
  • De.. more

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agriculture Economics & Extension
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop science
  • Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of African Languages and Literature
  • Department of Economic History
  • Department of English & Media Studies
  • Department of Foreign Languages & Literature
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Science
  • Department of History
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Department of Religious Studies Classics and Philosophy
  • Department of Theatre Arts

College of Health Sciences

  • Animal House Unit
  • Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Dentistry
  • Department of Haematology
  • Department of Health Professions Education
  • Department of Histopathology
  • Department of Immunology
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Faculty of Commerce

  • Department of Accountancy
  • Department of Business Studies
  • Graduate School of Management
  • Development of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Studies

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Geoinformatics and Surveying
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Metallurgical Engineering
  • Department of Mining Engineering

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Adult Education
  • Department of Curriculum and Arts Education
  • Department of Educational Administration
  • Department of Educational Foundations
  • Department of Science and Mathematics Education
  • Department of Teacher Education
  • Department of Technical Education
  • Human Resources Research Centre (HRRC)

Faculty of Law

  • Commercial Law Institute
  • Legal Aid and Advice Scheme
  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Procedural Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Southern and Eastern African Regional Centre for Women’s Law (SEARCWL)

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Food, Nutrition & Family Science
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Social Studies

  • Centre for Population Studies
  • Centre of Applied Social Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political and Administrative Studies
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology
  • Rural and Urban Planning Department

Faculty of Veterinary Science

  • Department of Clinical Veterinary Studies
  • Department of ParaClinical Veterinary Studies
  • Department of Preclinical Veterinary Studies
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KEY INFO
Application Fee is ZWL$20 for Zimbabwean Applicants and US$70 for International Applicants.
Application open in each year.
Applicants with disabilities are given special consideration in the selection process.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Undergr.. more

KEY INFO
Application Fee is ZWL$20 for Zimbabwean Applicants and US$70 for International Applicants.
Application open in each year.
Applicants with disabilities are given special consideration in the selection process.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Applicants must have at least 5 ‘O’ subjects, including English Language and at least 2 ‘A’ Level passes or equivalent.
Candidates must have attained qualifications in the ZIMSEC / CAMBRIDGE examinations or equivalent as specified under special requirements.

International Students Admission Requirements
For inquiries relating to student registration and records (certificates and transcripts), correspondence should be addressed to The Senior Assistant Registrar Student Records and Registration.

Postgraduate Admission Requirements
For a Postgraduate Diploma Degree Programme
A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for.

For a Masters Degree Programme
A Bachelors’ degree or postgraduate diploma from an accredited University in a subject or subjects relevant to the course applied for.

For a DBA or PhD degree programme
Applicants must be holders of Master’s degree or any other related programs from a recognized University.
Practitioner Experience: Applicants must have management experience of at least three years pre – or – post Masters.

HOW TO APPLY
Go to www.emhare.uz.ac.zw.
Click on the Online Application link & fill in the form accordingly & Submit the form.
*Successful applicants will be notified by through the UZ website, Facebook, through the press, SMS and the addresses provided.

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Harare is the capital and most populous city of Zimbabwe. The city was founded in 1890 as Salisbury, by the Pioneer Column, a military volunteer force of settlers organised by Cecil Rhodes. It was named for Lord Salisbury, then British prime minister. The name Harare is derived from that of the outcast Chief Neharawe, who, with his people, occupied the at the time the Pioneer Column arrived and.. more

Harare is the capital and most populous city of Zimbabwe. The city was founded in 1890 as Salisbury, by the Pioneer Column, a military volunteer force of settlers organised by Cecil Rhodes. It was named for Lord Salisbury, then British prime minister. The name Harare is derived from that of the outcast Chief Neharawe, who, with his people, occupied the at the time the Pioneer Column arrived and seized the land. The city was created as a municipality in 1897 and developed after the arrival of the railway from the port of Beira in Mozambique, becoming a market and mining centre. It was chartered as a city in 1935. It served as the capital of the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia from 1923, and of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1953 to 1963. Ian Smith’s Rhodesian Front government declared Rhodesia independent from the United Kingdom in 1965 and proclaimed the Republic of Rhodesia in 1970. It was not until 18 April 1980 that the country was internationally recognised as independent as the Republic of Zimbabwe. The name was changed to Harare in 1982 to celebrate the second anniversary of independence. The total population of Harare is just over 1.5 million – it is worth noting that industrialization during and after World War II led to an influx in population. The climate in Harare is a subtropical highland climate, and average annual temperatures go from 12.3 degrees Celsius to 25.5 degrees Celsius. Harare is the centre of Zimbabwe’s industry and commerce, and also the focal point for the distribution of agricultural produce from the surrounding area, particularly tobacco. There are equally important gold mines not far from the city.

The city is modern and well-planned, with multi-storied buildings and tree-lined avenues. It is the site of Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals, a Dutch Reformed church, the Queen Victoria Memorial Library and Museum, the National Archives and the Rhodes National Gallery. It is a hub of rail, road, and air transport – the nearby airport at Kentucky handles international traffic. The city offers several sights for curious tourists like the Chiremba Balancing Rocks, the Surrey Pies, and the Bushman Rock Safaris – part winery, part game reserve, part polo field and part boutique lodge. It is one of the last remaining vineyards in what was once Zimbabwe’s primary wine-growing region. The National Heroes’ Acre is one of the monuments that merit a visit – designed with the assistance of North Korea, it serves as a sombre memorial to the forces who died during the Second Chimurenga. The city is home to several colleges and universities, and particularly the University of Zimbabwe, the country’s oldest university. This could encourage students thinking of pursuing their education in the city.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Knowledge, Diligence, Integrity
Affiliated to: AAU
Established: 1952
No of Students: 20,686
No of Staff: 485
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Paul Mapfumo
Campuses: Mount Pleasant Campus and CHS Campus
Ranking: 1st in Zimbabwe (Webometrics)
Website: http://www.uz.ac.zw/
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