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The University of Zimbabwe intends to develop an internationalisation strategy that is inspired by its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan and the Institutional Transformation agenda that seeks to guarantee support for the industrialisation and modernisation of the country. The strategy will reflect on and account for all existing and envisaged partnerships at individual, departmental and institutional level. To assess the efficacy of the current strategy and determine the level of change required to it, it is important to take stock of the nature and scope of collaborations, the obligations involved and the expected outcome or benefits deriving from the partnerships.


This survey is expected to provide that information.

Instructions: (a) Please fill in the blank spaces or provide more information on a separate paper;

(b) Your name must be included among the co-authors or researchers together with your co-authors affiliated to UZ or other institutions elsewhere and

(c ) Tick the appropriate option where more than one options are provided.

  1. Individual Research Partnerships
    • Co-authorship
      • Title(s) and name(s) of co-author (s)
      • Institutional Affiliation
      • Title of Research
      • Type of publication: (Tick where applicable) [journal article, book, monography, poster]
      • Title and date of publication
      • Publisher
      • Level of distribution/circulation (local, regional, international)
    • Collaborative research
      • Title(s) and name(s) of research partner(s)
      • Institutional Affiliation(s)
      • Area of specialisation
      • Title(s) of project(s)
      • Source(s) of Funding
      • Amount of grant
      • Requirements: Travel: where, how often, conference/workshop, student training and level of training, publications; book, article, report
      • Duration of project
      • Level of distribution/circulation of research results
      • Patenting/product innovation
      • Intellectual Property
    • International Research consultancy
      • Title of research project
      • Area of specialisation
      • Commissioning organisation
      • Duration
      • Expected outcome (Report, book, product, service)
      • Budget
      • Consultancy fees
      • Amount due to UZ
  1. Departmental Research Partnerships

2.1 Project

2.1.1 UZ Department

2.1.2 Partner department and Institution

2.1.3 Type of Agreement

2.1.4 Area of Specialisation

2.1.5 Funding arrangement

2.1.6 Amount involved

2.17 Duration

2.1.8 Requirements: Fieldwork, lab work, student training and level of training

2.1.9 Expected outcome (conference, publications, specimens, prototypes, PhDs)

2.2 Collaborative research

2.2.1 Name(s) of department partner(s)

2.2.2 Institutional Affiliation

2.2.3 Area(s) of specialisation

2.2.4 Nature of project (e.g. bilateral, subject based, interdisciplinary, etc.)

2.2.5 Source of funding

2.2.6 Level of funding

2.2.7 Duration

2.2.8 Requirements: (e.g. transfer of skills, technology transfer, institutional guarantee, student training and level of training, publications, conference, student/staff exchange)

2.3 Professorial/Research Chair

2.3.1 Name(s) of department partner(s)/ organisation

2.3.2 Institutional affiliation

2.3.3 Area(s) of specialisation

2.3.4 Source of funding

2.3.5 Amount allocated

2.3.6 Duration

2.3.7 Expected outcome(s)

2.4 Research Network

2.4.1 Name(s) of department partner(s)

2.4.2 Institutional Affiliation(s)

2.4.3 Subject/ Area(s) of specialisation

2.4.4 Supporting partners (e.g. government, private sector, professional bodies, local universities)

2.4.5 Source of Funding

2.4.6 Amount allocated/contributed

2.4.7 Activities (e.g. research, teaching, student/staff exchange, sharing of resources, equipment, data)

2.4.8 Duration

2.4.9 Expected outcome

  1. Undergraduate student exchange

3.1 Joint degree programmes

3.1.1 Name of Department partner(s)

3.1.2 Institutional affiliation

3.1.3 Area of specialisation

3.1.4 Courses registered

3.1.5 Tuition fees arrangements

3.1.6 Accommodation arrangements

3.1.7 Number of students send, frequency and duration

3.1.8 Number of students received, frequency ad duration

3.1.9 Auditing courses or credit accumulation

3.1.10 Degree awarding arrangements

3.2 Summer/Winter school

3.2.1 Name of department partner

3.2.2 Institutional affiliation

3.2.3 Subject/Area of specialisation

3.2.4 Courses registered

3.2.5 Tuition fees arrangements

3.2.6 Number of students send, frequency and duration

3.2.7 Number of students received, frequency and duration

3.2.8 Auditing course or credit accumulation

  1. 4. Postgraduate Student Exchange

4.1 Joint degree programme (s)

4.1.1 Name of department partner(s)

4.1.2 Institutional affiliation(s)

4.1.3 Subject/area of specialisation

4.1.4 courses registered

4.1.5 Degree programme

4.1.6 Tuition fees arrangements

4.1.7 Number of students send, frequency and duration

4.1.8 Number of students received, frequency, duration

4.1.9 Requirements (library use, lab use, dissertation supervision, fieldwork)

4.1.10 Degree awarding institution

4.2 Doctoral education

4.2.1 Name of Department partner(s)

4.2.2 Institutional affiliation

4.2.3 Subject/Area of specialisation

4.2.4 Qualifying courses and duration

4.2.5 Tuition fees arrangements

4.2.6 Thesis supervision

4.2.7 Funding arrangements

4.2.8 Number of students send out, frequency and duration

4.2.9 Number of students received, frequency and duration

4.2.10 Degree awarding arrangements

4.2.11 Requirements (library use, lab use, thesis supervision, fieldwork, seminar presentations, publications)

  1. Academic Staff exchange

5.1 Staff training

5.1.1 Name of department partner(s)

5.1.2 Institutional affiliation

5.1.3 Subject/Area of specialisation

5.1.4 Level (postdoctoral, specialist, subspecialist, PhD, skills enhancement)

5.1.5 Funding arrangements

5.1.6 Requirements (library use, Lab use, equipment use, thesis supervision, seminar, data sharing, publishing)

5.1.7 Staff send out, frequency, duration

5.1.8 Staff received, frequency, duration

5.2 Skills transfer

5.2 Name of department partner(s)

5.2.2 Institutional affiliation

5.2.3 Subject/Area of specialisation

5.2.4 Guest lecture

5.2.5 Student specialist training

5.2.6 Professorial chair

5.2.7 External Examination

5.2.8 Funding arrangements

UZ Hosts Pitzer College Delegation


The University of Zimbabwe hosted a delegation from Pitzer College, California , USA, from 26 -27 March 2018.The delegation comprised staff and students from Pitzer College and was led by Professor Michael Ballagh, the Associate Vice President for international programmes. The purpose of the visit was to explore opportunities for academic collaboration between the University of Zimbabwe and Pitzer College.

(From Left to Right 4th  to 6th respectively )Professor Michael Ballagh , UZ Pro Vice Chancellor, Research Academic and Affairs, Prof P. Mashiri and Dean of Arts, Prof I. Muhwati with staff and students from the Pitzer College pose for a group photograph.

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