University of Zimbabwe: Statistics

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#2396 of 14,160In the World
#39 of 1,103In Africa
#1 of 18In Zimbabwe
#1 of 5In Harare
#152 of 1,029For Forestry
Top50%For 41 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
65%
Enrollment
18,040
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
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
6,915
Citations
171,463

University of Zimbabwe majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
2,614 / 81,978
Biology
2,145 / 73,674
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,028 / 48,839
Environmental Science
1,791 / 52,540
Demography
870 / 37,162
Economics
584 / 14,250
Agricultural Science
564 / 17,343
Chemistry
513 / 17,559
Psychology
481 / 11,422
Public Health
471 / 14,484
Geography and Cartography
459 / 11,231
Engineering
377 / 6,524
Business
374 / 4,879
Political Science
367 / 3,159
Sociology
362 / 4,488
Immunology
356 / 22,335
Pediatrics
352 / 10,953
Development Studies
345 / 10,119
Ecology
333 / 12,540
Environmental Management
262 / 9,008
Family medicine
233 / 5,685
Veterinary
230 / 4,979
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
207 / 7,586
Virology
198 / 6,418
Hydrology and Water resources management
197 / 4,799
Health Science
196 / 4,634
Surgery
191 / 9,457
Forestry
186 / 5,923
Healthcare Management (MHA)
184 / 3,980
Animal Science
173 / 3,084
Epidemiology
166 / 8,881
Botany
164 / 5,148
Geology
158 / 7,175
Mathematics
155 / 1,790
Gender Studies
153 / 2,129
Computer Science
125 / 1,698
Nursing
120 / 2,354
Art & Design
119 / 272
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
118 / 3,051
Nutrition and Food Science
117 / 5,343

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990124412
1991132514
1992146606
1993151683
1994145780
1995173925
19961531011
19971741193
19981631405
19991641585
20002061941
20011712092
20021692732
20031573148
20041453426
20051233927
20061464578
20071545120
20081356015
2009996691
20101827667
20111658391
20122179986
201326611224
201426812006
201528311531
201631310546
201735610534
20183599229
201931010138
202044212351

Tuition

Local studetnsUndergraduate, 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 DegreeArts 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 - HonoursAdministration, 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 DiplomaAnaesthesiology, Art Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Sciences, Law, Occupational Health, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Surveying and Mapping
Master DegreeAccountancy, 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, 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 PhilosophyEducation, Law, Medicine
DoctorateEducation, Law

University of Zimbabwe alumni

  1. Grace Mugabe

    Photo
    Grace Mugabe
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    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 President 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 expelled from the party, with other G40 members, during the 2017 Zimbabwean coup d'état.

  2. Lucian Msamati

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    Lucian Msamati
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    playwrightactorstage actortelevision actor
    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

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    Nelson Chamisa
    Born in
    Zimbabwe Flag Zimbabwe
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and the current President of the Movement for Democratic 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. On 31 March 2020, the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe ruled that Nelson Chamisa was not the legitimate MDC leader in a judgment that settles the drawn out leadership wrangle between him and Thokozani Khuphe.

  4. John McDowell

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    John McDowell
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    philosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Henry McDowell is a South African philosopher, formerly a Fellow of University College, Oxford and now University Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Although he has written on metaphysics, epistemology, ancient philosophy, and meta-ethics, McDowell's most influential work has been in the philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. McDowell was one of three recipients of the 2010 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Distinguished Achievement Award, and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the British Academy.

General info

Alternative namesUZ
Founded1955
AccreditationZimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE)
MottoKnowledge, Diligence, Integrity
Colorsblue, gold, white, red
Academic structureFaculty 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 membershipsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Association of African Universities (AAU)
Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)

Location and Contacts

AddressPO Box MP 167
Harare, Harare
Zimbabwe
City population1,606,000
Phone+263 (4) 303211
Fax+263 (4) 333 407

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