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Call Papers & Themes

The University of Zimbabwe invites Researchers, Academics, Alumni, Industrialists, National, Regional and International Partners, Students and Innovators to participate in its 2022-edition of the Research Innovation and Industrialisation Week.

Dates: 25 - 30 July 2022

Venue: University of Zimbabwe Main Campus

Main Theme for UZ Research Innovation and Industrialization Week 2022

"University of Zimbabwe: Actualization of a Research-Innovation-Industrialization Ecosystem Model for Zimbabwe’s Economic Development"

Main Categories for the 2022 Call 

Abstracts can focus in any one or more of the following sub-themes: 

  1. Innovative Engineering, Data Management and Machine Learning in the 21st Century
  2. Harnessing the Potential of Bio- and Geospatial Technologies and Innovations for Socio-economic Development
  3. Inclusive Pedagogies and Transformative Leadership for Human Capital Development.
  4. Building on Our Heritage Towards Creativity and Innovation for Economic and Community Advancement
  5. One-Health, Emerging/Remerging Diseases, Global Pandemics and Climate Change
  6. Breakthroughs in Environmental and Waste Management in The 4th Industrial Revolution
  7. Disease Intelligence, and Sustainable Crop and Livestock Production Technologies
  8. Legal and Policy Frameworks for Scientific and Industrial Development.

 Participants can participate in any one or more of the following:

a) Oral Presentations
b) Poster Presentations
c) Exhibitions
d) High Level Dialogues


Important deadlines for submission of exhibits

a) Deadline for submission of Abstracts: Friday, 22 April 2022
Each submission should clearly state:
1. Title of Abstract
2. Author/s (The corresponding author in bold)
3. Email and mobile number of corresponding author
4. Department and Institution
5. The targeted sub-thematic area
6. Main author category (e.g. Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Postdoc Fellow, Emerging Researcher, Senior Researcher and Professor; Other- please specify)
7. Abstract: Maximum length is 300 words, Arial font 12.
b) Notification of acceptance by Monday, 16 May 2022

Contact Details for Submissions

For more information and submission of abstracts, please contact the Research and Innovation Directorate on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Telephone: +263 242 303211 Ext 11135/11242; + 263 242 333676


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