AU Ranked Second Best University in Zimbabwe
20 March 2017
Africa University continues to grow significantly to achieve its world class status as it has recently been ranked second best university in Zimbabwe.
As a flagship project of the United Methodist Church, the University was founded in 1992 in the heart of Mutare, Zimbabwe, with picturesque views of mountain ranges and natural vegetation. It is the first and only Pan-African institute in Zimbabwe. The main campus contains teaching and sporting facilities, the main library, chapel and most of the halls of residence which accommodate up to three quarters of its student population. The university has three satellite campuses in Mutare City, Harare and Maputo, Mozambique.
The Academic departments at Africa University are strategically grouped into three colleges: College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences, the College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education, and the College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance, to explore untapped synergies in related fields of study.
The University is home to over 30 different African Nationalities and is a destination for international students to undertake exchange programmes due to its uniqueness and density in diversity. The female to male student ratio is 51 : 49. Around 40 per cent of the student population is international.
Africa University is committed to shaping Africa through training leaders who are highly employable and who are taking on some of Africa’s biggest challenges and proffering sustainable and smart solutions. This weekend, 24 – 26 March 2017, the entire Africa University community, together with its global partners, friends and alumni celebrate the institution’s 25th Anniversary which chronicles its efforts of nurturing global leaders since 1992.
By AU Correspondent