The Research and Innovation Directorate’s Strategic Plan is focused on enabling the University to have local, national and global impacts. Therefore, it is informed by the University of Zimbabwe Strategic Plan, the National Priority Programmes; the National Development Strategy 1; Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the global Sustainable Development Goals. Each of the Departmental Objectives has an impact on these collective targeted goals.
The broad function of the Research and Innovation Directorate is to spearhead the implementation of the University’s research and innovation strategy and policies by Faculties, Institutes and Directorates of the University towards the achievement of the institution’s strategic objectives ensuring direct contribution to the NDS1 and National Vision 2030.
Executive Director - Research, Innovation and Industrialisation
Professor Florence Mtambanengwe