AU Campus News Roundup

CBZ executives pay courtesy call on Acting Vice Chancellor and bolster university- corporate ties

The Executive teams of both CBZ Harare and Mutare paid a courtesy call on the Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Mageto where avenues for partnership in academia, farm mechanization and experiential learning through internships for students in the banking were discussed. Africa University continues to prioritise and streamline structures through which the corporate world can partner the institution and bring a difference to the lives young African across the continent. A number of organizations currently provide full scholarships to a number of students completing their studies with Africa University thereby increasing access to education.


i5Hub engages in recruitment drive to bring more students into its innovation ecosystem

The i5Hub held a meet and greet with students currently resident on the main campus in a drive to raise awareness of the opportunities that the Hub provides to up and coming innovators and signing new recruits into its innovators programme that has seen teams participate in global competitions such as the Hult Prize and take top honours in regional hackathons.


2nd phase of the Acacia Tree Planting project commemorated by College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education (CSSTHE)

Led by the College Dean, Professor Girma Menelik, the seconf phase of the Acacia Tree Planting project was marked by students and staff from the CSSTHE who turned out in their numbers to take part in the cause. Initiated by the university leadership, the project is part of commemorations of the institutions’ 30th Anniversary and seeks to restore the Acacia forest grounds on the main campus.



 US Embassy in Zimbabwe Cultural Affairs division connects students and staff to pathways for professional and academic development

Staying true to its commitment to connecting students and staff to pathways that lead to professional and academic development, the US Embassy in Zimbabwe’s Cultural Affairs Officer Mr. John Hishmeh visited the main campus to speak more to ongoing Fulbright research and African scholar development programmes. He was joined by American- Zimbabweans Dr. Stephen Machado, a professor of Crop Physiology/ Agronomy at Oregon State University and Dr. Peter Jerenyama, Associate Professor of Plant Biology/ Physiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst USA, who spoke to the Culture of Research and University Exchange Programme (CRUX) which is sponsored by the US Embassy in Zimbabwe and focuses on strengthening cultures of research at Zimbabwean universities, establishing research methods that adhere to international standards, building and expanding research capacity and connecting Zimbabwean researchers with their U.S. based counterparts thereby catalysing partnerships among universities in both countries.