Lupane State University

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011
This was posted in Universities in Zimbabwe

Lupane State 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 programme to extend educational access to the hitherto under served 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.

Lupane State University

Lupane State University strives to be ranked among premier universities in the world in research based knowledge, teaching and learning by 2025.

To be and be recognized as a premier university of academic excellence and research based knowledge and learning. The university will contribute to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry and the development of new knowledge through attracting the best academics, researchers and students in the region and in the wider world

Lupane State University

Courses Offered

  • Graduate Programs


  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences houses the:
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


  • Department of Development Studies
  • Department of Languages
  • Department of Animal Science and Rangeland Management
  • Department of Crops and Soil Sciences

Contact Details
Lupane State University
PO Box AC255 Ascot
Matabelelacnd North
Tel: +263 (9) 883830
Fax: +263 (9) 280380
Lupane State University Official Website:

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