University of Zimbabwe

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
SSA University Rankings 2023
POB MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe

About University of Zimbabwe

A public university, the University of Zimbabwe is located in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. It was first established in 1952 when it was known as the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and was initially affiliated with the University of London. It was later called University of Rhodesia, before becoming the University of Zimbabwe following Zimbabwe's independence in 1980.

The university has 11 faculties including agriculture, arts, commerce, education, engineering, law, science, social studies, veterinary sciences and the college of health sciences. Each offers a range of different degree programmes along with various specialist research institutes.

The main campus is found in the Mount Pleasant suburb in northern Harare. The campus comprises 740 acres, though a third of it is seasonal wetland which remains undeveloped. This area of the city is reserved for education and nearby is the Ministry of Education Audio-Visual Centre, Mount Pleasant School, and the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council headquarters.

There are 171 buildings on the main campus, including academic halls, student accommodation and staff housing. There are also plenty of sporting facilities including the college green which is also used for social events. Students can choose from athletics, basketball, cricket, football, field hockey, rugby, and tennis and teams from the university frequently wins the Zimbabwe Universities Sports Association Games.

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Key statistics

  • 22.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 25,108
    Number of FTE Students
  • 17%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 42 : 58
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 0%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Zimbabwe

  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Archaeology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Architecture
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Law

    • Law