University of Zimbabwe: Statistics

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#2201 of 14,131 In the World
#36 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 18 In Zimbabwe
#1 of 5 In Harare
#166 of 1,008 For Veterinary
Top50% For 36 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Enrollment
18,040
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
www.uz.ac.zw
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate65%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent at Advanced ('A') level
Academic CalendarMarch to November (March - June; August-November)
Enrollment18,040
Full time employee150
Student:staff ratio120:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
5,861
Citations
156,307

University of Zimbabwe majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
2,239 / 76,817
Biology
1,812 / 66,779
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,778 / 45,544
Environmental Science
1,525 / 47,595
Demography
754 / 35,446
Economics
533 / 12,896
Agricultural Science
489 / 16,144
Public Health
425 / 14,044
Chemistry
406 / 14,873
Geography and Cartography
404 / 10,694
Psychology
395 / 11,542
Sociology
332 / 4,470
Political Science
324 / 2,646
Business
321 / 3,892
Engineering
315 / 6,325
Development Studies
311 / 9,886
Immunology
294 / 21,091
Pediatrics
294 / 10,492
Ecology
272 / 10,790
Environmental Management
242 / 8,406
Family medicine
210 / 5,354
Health Science
203 / 5,155
Veterinary
196 / 4,400
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
180 / 6,952
Healthcare Management (MHA)
179 / 4,262
Virology
165 / 13,514
Forestry
154 / 5,596
Hydrology and Water resources management
148 / 4,049
Epidemiology
144 / 8,967
Surgery
140 / 8,619
Animal Science
134 / 2,365
Gender Studies
132 / 1,827
Mathematics
131 / 1,747
Botany
120 / 4,266
Geology
119 / 6,056
Computer Science
114 / 1,092
Nursing
113 / 2,168
Art & Design
110 / 257
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
99 / 2,224
Political Economy
98 / 775

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 134 522
1992 146 617
1993 149 700
1994 147 789
1995 174 922
1996 153 1009
1997 176 1209
1998 164 1405
1999 166 1593
2000 209 1937
2001 172 2086
2002 170 2718
2003 156 3107
2004 144 3393
2005 124 3823
2006 147 4568
2007 155 5137
2008 136 6080
2009 99 6788
2010 181 7820
2011 166 8481
2012 218 10098
2013 276 11327
2014 268 12173
2015 282 11671
2016 316 10945
2017 361 11162
2018 362 10392
2019 317 11296
2020 446 13219
2021 526 15238

Tuition

Local studetns Undergraduate, 350-450 per annum; Postgraduate, 900-1,500 per semester (USD)

The University of Zimbabwe has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Bachelor Degree Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Education, Food Science, Food Technology, Geology, Health Education, Information Technology, Medicine, Nutrition, Physics, Statistics, Surgery, Teacher Training
Bachelor Degree - Honours Administration, Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Hotel and Restaurant, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Mathematics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Radiology, Rural Planning, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Tourism, Town Planning, Treatment Techniques, Veterinary Science
Postgraduate Diploma Anaesthesiology, Art Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Law, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surveying and Mapping
Master Degree Accountancy, Adult Education, Aesthetics, African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Analytical Chemistry, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Architectural and Environmental Design, Art Education, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Curriculum, Dairy, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Ecology, Economic History, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Energy Engineering, English, Entomology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Fishery, Food Technology, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Heritage Preservation, Histology, History, Hotel and Restaurant, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Management, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Literature, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Media Studies, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthodontics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Power Engineering, Preschool Education, Production Engineering, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Administration, Public Health, Radiology, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Science Education, Social Studies, Sociology, Soil Management, Statistics, Surgery, Teacher Training, Technology Education, Telecommunications Engineering, Tourism, Town Planning, Tropical Agriculture, Urology, Veterinary Science, Water Management
Master of Philosophy Education, Law, Medicine
Doctorate Education, Law

University of Zimbabwe alumni

  1. Grace Mugabe

    Grace Mugabe
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, politician and the widow of the late President Robert Mugabe. She served as the First Lady of Zimbabwe from 1996 until her husband's resignation in November 2017, a week after he was ousted from power. Starting as a secretary to Mugabe, she rose in the ranks of the ruling ZANU–PF party to become the head of its Women's League and a key figure in the Generation 40 faction. At the same time, she gained a reputation for privilege and extravagance during a period of economic turmoil in the country. She was given the nickname Gucci Grace due to her extravagance. She was expelled from the party, with other G40 members, during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état.

  2. Lucian Msamati

    Lucian Msamati
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorplaywright
    Biography

    Lucian Wiina Msamati is a British-Tanzanian actor. He played Salladhor Saan in HBO series Game of Thrones and was the first black actor to play Iago at the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2015 production of Othello.

  3. Nelson Chamisa

    Nelson Chamisa
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and the current President of the Citizens Coalition For Change. He served as Member of the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe for Kuwadzana East, Harare. Chamisa was the MDC Alliance's candidate for president in the 2018 general election, having previously been the leader of the party's youth assembly. He has served as the former chairperson of national youth for the same party as well as the Secretary for Information and Publicity for the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). In 2003, at the age of 25, Chamisa became the youngest Member of Parliament.

  4. Tsitsi Dangarembga

    Tsitsi Dangarembga
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film directorplaywrightwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Tsitsi Dangarembga is a Zimbabwean novelist, playwright, and filmmaker. Her debut novel, Nervous Conditions (1988), which was the first to be published in English by a Black woman from Zimbabwe, was named by the BBC in 2018 as one of the top 100 books that have shaped the world. In 2020, her novel This Mournable Body was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

General info

Alternative names UZ
Founded 1955
Accreditation Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE)
Motto Knowledge, Diligence, Integrity
Colors blue, gold, white, red
Academic structure Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Commerce
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Studies
Faculty of Veterinary Science
College of Health Sciences
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Association of African Universities (AAU)
Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)

Location and Contacts

Address PO Box MP 167
Harare, Harare
Zimbabwe
City population 2,150,000
Phone +263 (4) 303211
Fax +263 (4) 333 407

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