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Vice Chancellor's Welcome

I have the singular pleasure of welcoming you to the premier and oldest University in Zimbabwe. The University Of Zimbabwe (UZ) had its beginning in 1952, making it the oldest tertiary education institution in Zimbabwe. Knowledge, Diligence and Integrity is the motto for the University of Zimbabwe and, throughout the history of the University; a strong belief in this motto has always been in evidence.

Our purpose is to provide a quality tertiary education experience that inspires our students to succeed. We are also committed to serving our regions and communities; we are proudly international in our outlook and impact.

The University has also established partnership arrangements with several International Universities and Government organisations to enable international students, in particular, to take advantage of what the University of Zimbabwe has to offer. In conjunction with our long standing partners, we are therefore delighted to expand our offerings to students wishing to study with us, making it possible for more students to obtain wider range of qualifications from the University of Zimbabwe.

The University has gained a national reputation for its commitment to high quality learning, teaching and training, for its applied research and for its engagement with industry, business and its regional communities. Importantly, the University of Zimbabwe is a people-focused institution and it has much pride in its staff, students, alumni, and the communities it serves.

In an increasing global environment your international experience and qualifications will enhance your career and personal life as well as the lives of your family, friends and those in the broader community.


I wish you every success in your chosen program at UZ.


Professor Paul Mapfumo
University of Zimbabwe



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