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Research Focus Areas

Faculty Of Agriculture 

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT

 RESEARCH AREAS 

Agricultural Economics

Agribusiness Development;  Natural Resources Economics;     Rural Development.

Animal Science

Ruminant andMonogastric Nutrition; Diary Science and Technology;    Public Health.

Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering

Irrigations and Drainage Engineering;        Environmental Systems Engineering;

Land, Water and Environmental Management;   Post-Harvest, Science and Technology;  Food Processing;  Stored Products Entomology;   Systems Analysis and Simulations Modelling; Food Biotechnology Functional Foods;              Bioprocess and Fermentation Technology;  Agricultural Mechanization; Farming Systems Analysis;   Restoration Ecology;  Ecohydrology;  Climate Change Adaptation; Pesticides and the Environment;  Bio Pesticides;   Biodiversity Conservation and Management.

Crop Science

Biodiversity ;   Farming Systems and Agricultural Development

Soil Science

Post-Harvest Science and Technology;    Pesticides and the Environment;

Stored Product Entomology;   Land Use and Evaluation;   Natural Resources Management.

FACULTY OF ARTS

DEPARTMENT

RESEARCH AREAS

African Languages & Literature

Literature and Cultural Studies;    Onomastics;    Discourse Analysis;     Popular/Cultural Studies;   Theories of Literature;      Oral Literature;      Languages and Gender;  Literature;       Popular Music;     Children’s Literature;      Gender Studies;          Language Planning;         Interpreting and Language Planning;      Policy and Management;       Dialects and Orthography;       Language Change;      Comparative Bantu;      Lexicography;      Corpus Linguistics;    Translation.     

Economic History

Agrarian Studies;     Environmental History;     Water/Irrigation Studies; 

Labour Studies;         Migration and Gender History;         Mining;   Social and Economic Change;        Agribusiness;         Urban History.

English

African World Studies;      Pan African Culture;      Second Language Acquisition; Language;        Literature;         Literature and Gender.

History

Spatial Archaeology;  Enthnoarchaeology; Cultural Tourism;      Farming Communities;    Heritage Management ;  Archaeological Site Management;           Pre History of Southern Africa;       Archaeological Theory;      Rock Art;       Conservation of Artistic Expressions;        Liberation War;    War and Strategic Studies;          Socio-environmental  History;      Peace Education;      Security   Migration;     Labour Migration;       Political  History;                  Belonging;      Violence;         Gender in History.

Modern Languages

French and Francophone Literatures;          Queer and Gender Studies;   Onomastics;        Comparative Literature.

Linguistics

Syntax and its Interfaces  with Semantics;       Language Acquisition;  Sociolinguistics;      Phonology;       Speech Impairments;      Sign Language;  Morphology;        Semantics;      Psycholinguistics;       Phonetics;         Syntax;  Sociolinguistics and its Interfaces with Syntax;         Language and Gender;      Discourse Studies;         Corpus Linguistics;       Translation and Interpretation;   Sign Language Issues.

Religious Studies, Classics and Philosophy

African Traditional Religion;     Pentecostalism;     World Religions;     Religion and Ethics;       Phenomenology of Religion;      Women in Religion;    Old Testament;   Philosophical Ethics;     Logic;      Philosophy of Education; History of Philosophy;       African Philosophy;      Classical Studies;     Religious and Ethical Issues;     Ecology;     Human Rights;   Gender; Sexuality;     Interreligious Dialogue.    

Theatre Arts

African Cultural Studies;      Performance Studies;    Television and Identity Studies;        Film;        Representation;      Scenography;       Dance;     Music;     Disability Studies;     Gender and Performance;       Politics;    Democracy and Performance;        Youth;        HIV and Sexuality;      Masculinity Visual Studies;   Stagecraft and Design;       Ritual Studies.       

 

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT

                            RESEARCH AREAS

Anatomy

 Anatomy; Neurosurgery;      Health Economics.

Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacokinetics;    Clinical Toxicology;   Pharmacogenetics;    Drug Utilisation; Pharmacogenomics;  Pharmacoepidemiology;   Drug Safety;    Human Genetics;   Pharmacology; Bioinformatics;  Pharmacotheraputics/ARVs.

Community Medicine

Biostatistics;     Public Health;     Occupational Health;    Public Health Medicine;    Health Financing;     Evaluation and Management.

Chemical Pathology

Lipids;     Metabolic Diseases;    Cancer Diseases;    Liver and GIT Diseases;    Clinical Enzymology;     Plasma Protein Disorder;    Biological Reference Values; Laboratory Management.

Dentistry

 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Immunology

Immunovirogenetics of HIV/AIDS and TB;   Signal Transduction and Skin Cancers; Immunology;    Virology;     Clinical Immunology;     Clinical Sciences; Dermatological;     Malign.

 Medical Microbiology

Bacteriology;     Mycology;      Parasitology;    Molecular Biology.

Medical  Laboratory Sciences

Infectious Diseases;      Medical Microbiology;    Clinical Epidemiology; Medical Diagnostics;    Clinical Biochemistry.

Medicine

HIV- Infectious Disease;   Cardiology;    Cancer;    HIV/AIDS.

Nursing Science

Community Health;     Maternal Child Health.

Obstetrics and  Gynaecology

Andrology;     Reproductive Epidemiology;    Molecular Diagnostics.

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology.

Pharmacy

Therapeutics;   Medicinal Chemistry;    Medicinal Plants;    Applied Toxicology.

Paediatrics and Child Health

Paediatrics Infectious Diseases.

Radiology

Radiation Oncology;   Radiation Effects and Protection and DRLS.

Surgery

Plastics; Nuerosurgery; Urology.

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT

 RESEARCH AREAS

Adult Education

Adult Literacy;    Rural Development and Training;     Gender and Management; 

Adult Participation non-participation in Learning Programmes;      Non-formal Education.

Curriculum and Arts Education

Literature in English – Prose, Poetry and Drama;      Shona Literature; Gender Studies; Children’s Literature;   The Teaching of English;     Theory of Literature and Literary Criticism;    Curriculum Planning and Evaluation;    Curriculum Studies and Educational Psychology; Curriculum Analysis;    ESL Classroom Discourse;    Analysis of Social Conversation;       Onomastics;     Folkore; Indigenous Knowledge;    Biblical Studies;       Religious Education.

Educational Administration

Leadership and Supervision of Education Personnel;      Measurement and Evaluation;      Economics of Education; Educational Business Administration;      Quality Management in Education;        Educational Organisational Development;       Project Management and Evaluation;    Gender Issues in Education;       Educational Planning and Development;  Policy Studies in Education;         Leadership and Organisational Effectiveness.

Educational Foundations

Psychometrics;       Educational Psychology;     Research Statistics and Music;   Philosophy and  Philosophy of Education;      Indigenous Philosophies and Knowledge Systems;   Indigenous Philosophies of Education; Citizenship Education;     Human Rights Education;     Philosophy for Children;     Disability Rights;     Politics and Policy Analysis;      Disability and (Inclusive) Development;      Inclusive Education (Early Childhood to Higher Education);      Disability in Relation to Gender, Religion and  Economic Empowerment;       Postcolonial Theory;        Media and HIV/AIDS; Disability and Indigenous Knowledge Systems;     Community Based Rehabilitation;      Emancipatory Disability Research.

Science and Mathematics Education

Mathematics;     Learning and Instruction of School Mathematics and Mathematical Problem Solving Processes;        Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Contexts for Developing Mathematical Concepts and Thinking;    

Mathematics Teacher Classroom Practices and Approaches;       Mathematics Curriculum Materials Development (Including Teaching/Learning Software);       Mathematics Learning Assessment; Mathematics Teaching/Learning Effectiveness.

Teacher Education

Curriculum; Teacher Education;     Distance and Open Learning Supervision and Evaluation;      Institutional Development;      Distance and Open Learning Systems;    Early Childhood Education;     Child Development Research;   Music and Culture;    Music Education.

Technical Education

Design and Technology;     Teacher Education;      Distance Education; Research and Development;               Product Development and Evaluation.

 

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

DEPARTMENT

RESEARCH AREAS

Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering;    Computer-aided Analysis/Design;    Water Infrastructure;       Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering;     Applied Water Quality Management; Water Resources Management and Hydrology;   Traffic and Transport Engineering;    Renewable Energy.

Electrical Engineering

Power Engineering;          Renewable Energy

Metallurgical Engineering

Project Development;       Energy Utilisation;       Biochemical and Chemical Processing;       Fertilizer Production;        Heat and Mass Transmission

Minerals Processing;      Chemical Energy.

FACULTY OF LAW

DEPARTMENT

RESEARCH AREAS

Public Law

Private Law

Procedural Law

Constitutional Law;  Labour Law;  Corporate Law;  Banking Law;  Tax Law;     International Human Rights Law;  International Law;  Human Rights Law;     Humanitarian Law;  International Criminal Law.
Women’s Law

Women and Access to Justice;  Women and Access to Socio-Economic Rights;

Women and Issues of Discrimination.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT

RESEARCH AREAS

Chemistry

Organic Chemistry;  Analytical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Environmental Chemistry;  Food Safety Chemistry;  Neuro Chemistry;  Green Chemistry;  Nuclear Chemistry;  Atmospheric Chemistry;  Flavour Chemistry;   Physical Chemistry;  Material Chemistry;  Electro Chemistry.

Geography and  Environmental Science

Geographical Information Systems (GISc);     Earth Observation;    Global Navigation Systems (GNS);    Environmental Systems Analysis and Monitoring; Spatial Ecology;    Spatial Statistics;    The Human Environment;  Precision Agriculture;  Spatial Epidemiology.

Institute of Food Nutrition and Food Science

 Product Development;        Food Safety;     Nutrition.

Biochemistry

Nutritional Biochemistry;     Biochemical Pharmacology;   Biotechnology;         Immunology;  Nutritional Biochemistry;  Parasite Biochemistry; Lectin Biochemistry;    Regenerative Biomedicine.

Geology

Economic Geology;   Medical Geology;      Geochemistry; Mineralogy;   Petrology.

Physics

Agrometeorology; Agrometeorological Instrumentation for Precision Agriculture; Biosystems Engineering; Bioscience Engineering; Materials Science; Renewable Energy; Nanotechnology and Nanoscience; Materials Characterisation; Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change; Climate Modelling, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science/Physics; Cloud Microphysics; Numerical Weather Prediction; Applied Optics and Photonics;   Microcontroller-based Monitoring Systems; Electronics and Telecommunications.

Mathematics

Mathematical Modelling;      Pure Mathematics;      Graph Theory.

Computer Science

 Database Systems;    Modelling of Mobile Phone Solutions (Placement of Base Stations and Solution of Calling Packages).

Biological Sciences

Botany;  Taxonomy and  Applied; Medical and Veterinary Entomology; Natural Resource Management; Conversation Biology; General and  Applied Entomology; Entomophagy/Edible Insects; Insect Pollinators; Natural Resource Management; Aquatic Ecology; Limnology; Aquaculture; Fisheries; Ethnobotany;Savanna Ecology; Ecosystem Services and Social Ecology (including Participatory Methods); Community Forestry and Agroforestry; Plant Natural Products; Microbiology; Plant Physiology and Ecology; Wildlife and Rangelands Management and Molecular Biology; Fish Health and  Parasitology.

Statistics

Estimation Theory;       Actuarial Statistics;      Quality Control, Biometrics, Time Series, Multi Variate Statistics.

FACULTY OF SOCIAL STUDIES

DEPARTMENT

RESEARCH AREAS

 

CASS Policy Studies; Environmental and Natural Resources Management and Governance.

 

Centre for Population Studies

Reproductive Health; Population and Development Mitigation;   Health Intervention Programmes; Gender and Population Policies;   Migration; Mortality; Fertility; HIV and AIDS Intervention and Evaluation; Population and Environment; Population and Contemporary Problems; Child Malnutrition and Family Planning; Population Projections.

 

Economics

Monetary and Financial Economics;   Debt;  Regional Integration;  Labour Economics;  Industrial Economics;   International Economics;  Applied Econometrics;  Agricultural Marketing;  Agricultural Policy; Agricultural Development and Policy;  Applied Microeconomics;  Development Economics,  Small Enterprise Development and Local Economic Development;   Corruption Economics;   International Trade.

 

Political and Administrative Studies

International Relations;  Politics and Governance in Africa;  Gender; International Trade;  International Relations and Foreign Policy;  Public Finance;  Budgeting;  Institutional Governance;  Public Policy Analysis;  Public Sector Reforms;  Political Philosophy;  National Governments;  International Strategic Studies;  Politics and Governance;  Civil Society;  Climate Change;  Sino-Africa Relations;  Chinese Studies;  Foreign Policy;  Public Administration;  Public Policy;   Public Policy Development;    Political Science;  Asian Studies.
Sociology Urban Poverty; Forced Immigration; Rural Development; Policy; Urban Livelihood.
Psychology Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology.

 

 

FACULTY OF VETERINARY SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT

 RESEARCH AREAS

Clinical Veterinary Studies

Veterinary Epidemiology;  Veterinary Public Health;  Herd Health in Particular Mastitis and Fertility; Ruminant Medicine.

Paraclinical Veterinary Studies

Veterinary Parasitology;  Veterinary Bacteriology/Mycology.

 

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