Lupane State University

Introduction

Building Communities Through Knowledge.


Lupane State University The university was established through an act of the Zimbabwe parliament in 2004 and opened its doors to 14 pioneer students in the faculty of Agricultural Sciences in August 2005. The expansion of university education in Zimbabwe is part of government policy adopted at the onset of independence.

In 1980 the government of Zimbabwe embarked on a major program to extend educational access to the hitherto underserved at both primary and secondary school levels. This exercise was primarily meant to address historical imbalances in the human resource base born out of the discriminatory educational system prevalent before independence.

By 1988 the enrolment in primary schools had risen from 819 000 in 1979 to 2.2 million, with enrolment in secondary schools rising from 66 000 to 653 353 over the same period. With such an expansion it became imperative that the ministry of higher and tertiary education had to provide more access to tertiary institutions so as to absorb more secondary school graduates in view of the influx of students at the sole University of Zimbabwe at that time.

It is thus not surprising that within a period of about fifteen years the government of Zimbabwe has facilitated the establishment of seven state universities and three more are earmarked to complete the cycle of provincial universities.


Our Vision

To be an international premier university in research-based knowledge, te, ching, and learning.


Our Mission

To contribute research-based knowledge and learning for the development of humanity by working closely with communities and attracting the best researchers and students from Zimbabwe and beyond.

The University will be a one-stop shop for knowledge-based solutions for challenges faced by community groups and the private sector nationally and internationally.


LSU Mandate Areas

  • Semi-Arid Agriculture
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Language Development and Performing Arts
  • Wildlife Management
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Technology
  • Energy Resources
  • Wood Technology
  • Forestry
  • Rural Community Development


LSU Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Innovativeness
  • Diversity
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility


Envisioned Future

To be an international benchmark of research-based knowledge and learning by 2025. Vivid Description We shall be an internationally acknowledged center of research-based knowledge and learning. The best researchers in the fields of our endeavor will seek to be associated with us. We will also attract the best students in Africa and beyond and will play a leading role in making the people of Zimbabwe, the region and indeed mankind, in general, enjoy a better quality life.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master of Social Science in Monitoring and Evaluation

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2019 Zimbabwe Bulawayo

The program is designed to impart advanced theoretical and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation in order to improve the design, implementation, and outcomes of social programs. [+]

The program is designed to impart advanced theoretical and practical skills in monitoring and evaluation in order to improve the design, implementation, and outcomes of social programs.

The main objective of the program is to produce highly qualified evaluation personnel to spearhead the evaluation of development programs and public policies.

Entry Requirements To be admitted to this program prospective students should normally hold an upper second class honors degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or an equivalent from this or another recognized institution, OR Any first degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from a recognized university. Duration of Study ... [-]

Master of Social Science in Public Policy and Development Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2019 Zimbabwe Bulawayo

The program aims to straddle the disciplines of sociology, economics, political economy, program evaluation, policy analysis, public management, political science, among others, in order to explore and unpack the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the dynamic, complex and contested politics of public policymaking. [+]

The program aims to straddle the disciplines of sociology, economics, political economy, program evaluation, policy analysis, public management, political science, among others, in order to explore and unpack the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the dynamic, complex and contested politics of public policymaking.

The objectives of the program are:

To acquire interdisciplinary investigative skills and political economy analytical skills in order to be able to collect and analyze data, present scientifically objective results and propose effective solutions to real-world social problems. To produce adaptable graduates ready to be effective policy makers, policy researchers and analysts in this fast evolving and transforming globalizing world. Entry Requirements To be admitted to this program a prospective student should normally have an upper second class honors degree in social sciences, or related disciplines, from this or another recognized university, OR Any first degree plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy, Development Studies, Sociology or, related field, from this or another recognized university. Duration of Study ... [-]