The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is pursuing Community based research activities and projects under the following interfaculty and trans/multi/interdisciplinary research groups for the production of goods and services and for enhancing communities. The research group output is meant to facilitate teaching and learning through community outreach in order to fulfill the philosophy of kuziva/ukwazi, kugona/ukwenelisa, kuita/ukwenza in line with the University of Zimbabwe Strategic Plan 2019-2025.
1. Human Security and Disaster Management
Cyclone Idai, Edinburgh Catalyst Food Security Project, Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Civil-Military Relations.
2. Intangible and Tangible Cultural Heritage
Intangible Cultural Heritage, African Heritage and Technology, Creativity, Art and Design Communication.
3. Human Rights Communications and Publicity
Human Rights, Public Access and Involvement, Linguistic Plurality and Intercultural/ Transcultural Communication, Media, Gender Activism and Advocacy.
4. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Wellness
Heritage based Medicine and Faith Healing in Zimbabwe, Mental Health and communication, Prison Restorations and Therapy.
5. Applied Ethics, Religion and Human Development
Practical Applied Ethics, Critical Thinking and National Development in Post-Colonial Zimbabwe, Human Development at Spiritual and Other Levels, Religion and Society, Religion Development and Leadership.
6. Language, Business and Technological Applications
Foreign Languages, Tourism and Branding, Didactical Innovation in Foreign Language Learning/Teaching, Languages and Sustainable Human Development, Forensics Linguistics and Jurisprudence.