Council is the supreme governing body of the university. Its main function is to provide a general policy direction in the running of the institution. It has the ultimate responsibility to ensure that the University's mission and objectives are realized. The standing committees of Council are:

  • Executive Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Projects Committee for Campus Development
  • Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee
  • Academic Staff Promotions Committee
  • Non-Academic Staff Promotions Committee

Council membership consists of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellors, the President of the Student Union, who are ex-official members: and sixteen people appointed by the Minister of Higher Education and Technology, nine people appointed by the senate, one representative of each of the following groups: Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, Teacher Organizations, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers, Youth, Women, Churches, Farmers Unions, Chamber of Mines, Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), Administrative Staff, Non-Senate Members of the Academic Staff, Workers Committee. The Chairman of Council is elected amongst the council members.

Senior Officers of the University:

The ceremonial head of the University is the Chancellor. The Chief Academic and Executive Officer is the Vice-Chancellor, who is assisted by one or more Pro-Vice-Chancellors. 



His Excellency, The President of Zimbabwe, Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa 


Chairperson of Council

Professor Lindiwe Majele Sibanda - Ph.D. in Agriculture Sciences – Animal Nutrition (University of Reading, UK), MSc in Agriculture Grassland Science (University of Reading, UK), BSc in Animal Production (University of Alexandria, Egypt).



Professor Mqhele E. Dlodlo - PhD. (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); MSEE (Kansas State University, USA); BSEE, BS – Mathematics and Engineering Management (Geneva College, USA).

Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Research and Academic Affairs

Professor Yogeshkumar Naik - PhD in Biochemistry (UZ), MSc in Biochemistry (Bombay), BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Bombay).


Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Innovation & Business Development

Dr William Msekiwa Goriwondo -  PhD, FZ’weIE, Pr.Eng., MIoDZ


Mr Biggy Ngwenya - MBA (NUST), MSc in HRM (GZU), BSc Sociology (Hons) (UZ), Diploma in Training Management (IPMZ), Certificate in Education (HTC), IPMZ Higher Certificate in Motivation, IPMZ Higher Certificate in Research Methods


Mr Stanford Ndlovu - Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Accountancy (University of Zimbabwe)

Acting Librarian

Ms Ethel Pedzisai Kawome - Msc in Library and Information Science (NUST), BSc in Library and Information Science (NUST), National Diploma in Library and Information Science (Harare Polytechnic)


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences

Prof Philimon Nyamugure - PhD in Statistics (University of Limpopo, SA), MSc in Operations Research and Statistics (NUST), BSc in Applied Mathematics (NUST), Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (NUST)


Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Science

Dr Annah Mabidi - PhD in Zoology (Nelson Mandela University), MSc in Tropical Resources Ecology (UZ), Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (NUST), BSc Honours degree in Biological Sciences (UZ).


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Dr Busiso Mtunzi - PhD in Physics – Renewable Energy (University of Fort Hare, SA), MSc in Renewable Energy (UZ), BTech (Hons) Applied Physics (UZ), Diploma in Vocational and Technical Education.


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Prof Elopy Sibanda - PhD in Medicine (University of Birmingham), MSc Clinical Immunology (University of Birmingham), MBChB (Medical Academy Gdansk (Poland)


Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment

Dr Benviolent Chigara


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology Education

Prof Lwazi Sibanda - PhD in Education (University of Fort Hare), Master of Education in Educational Management (MSU), Bachelor of Education in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Studies (UZ), Diploma in Education (UZ).


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Science

Dr Samuel Chabikwa - PhD in Library and Information Science (University of Botswana), MSc in Library and Information Science (NUST), Post Grad Dip. Media & Comm Studies (UZ), Bachelor of Arts General (UZ).


Executive Dean of the Faculty of Commerce

Dr Peter Nkala - PhD in Economics & Social Sciences (BOKU, Vienna, Austria); MSc Economics (UZ), BSc Hons Economics (UZ), Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (NUST), Diploma in Human Resources (IPMZ).




Academic Authority of the University is vested in the Senate. It has the responsibility of formulating and executing the university' academic policy. This covers admissions, teaching, examinations, programmes of study, conferment of awards and honours, Research and provides advice to Council the abolition and holding in obeyance of professorial chairs and other academic offices.

The Senate consists of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Deans of faculties, full Professors, Chairmen of Departments, the Librarian (ex-officio), one member of the permanent teaching staff from each faculty, and six students elected by the Students Union.

The Vice-Chancellor is chairman of Senate. Senate has several committees of which the Academic Board is the principal one.







Department of Applied Biology and Biochemistry 

Acting Dr. N. Basopo

Department of Applied Chemistry

Dr. Bongani Ndhlovu Yalala

Department of Applied Mathematics

Dr. Sarudzai Portia Showa

Department of Applied Physics

Acting Prof.  Golden  G. Nyambuya

Department of Radiography

Mrs. Sindiso Nleya

Department of Computer Science

Mr. Sibangiso Ngwenya

Department of Informatics & Analytics

Acting Mr. Khulekani Sibanda

Department of Statistics and Operations Research

Mr. Hausitoe Nare

Department of Sports Science and Coaching 

Acting Dr. Daga Makaza



Department of Environmental Science

Acting Dr. Norman Manyeruke

Department of Environmental Health

Acting Prof. Dr. Wilfred  Nunu

Department of Forest Resources & Wildlife Management 

Dr. Angela Chichinye

Department of Geospatial Sciences

Acting Prof. Hilton G.T. Ndagurwa 



Department of Chemical Engineering

Miss Nonhlanhla Mguni

Department of  Civil and Water Engineering  

Eng.  Kudzai Mushunje

Department of Electronic Engineering

Mr. Buthanani Dlodlo

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing 

Eng. Takawira R. Chikowore

Department of Fibre and Polymer Materials Engineering

Dr. Peeps Gonde





Department of Anatomy & Physiology

Acting Prof. J. C. V. Feliu

Department of Pharmacology and Biochemistry

Dr. Daniel Sibanda

Department of Pathology

Dr. Mayibongwe Mzingwane

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences

Mrs. Yvonnie Chauraya

Department of Community Medicine

Dr. Hilary Gunguwo

Department of Surgery & Anaesthetics

Acting Prof. Enyioma O. Enwerem     

Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Prof. Jephat Moyo     

Department of Paediatrics

Dr. Thabani P. Thatha

Department of Medicine

Dr. Mbongeni  Ndlovu

Department of Psychiatry, Social Behavioural Sciences

Dr. Nemache Mawere



Department of Architecture

Mr. Chiedza Manyepa

Department of Construction Economics and Management

Mr. Rangarirai Muvungani

Department of Property Studies and Urban Design

Mr. Pardon Ndhlovu



Department of Applied Art, Design and Technology Education

Dr. Elphina Mhlanga 

Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education

Dr. Louis Sibanda

Department of Technical and Engineering Education and Training

Mr. Sipo Ndlovu



Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Dr. Bhekinkosi  Jakobe Ncube   

Department of Library and Information Science

Dr. Notice Pasipamire

Department of Publishing Studies 

Mrs. Effort C. Chiware

Department of Records and Archives Management

Prof Peterson Dewah



Department of Accounting

Mrs. Siboniso Warima

Department of Banking 

Ms. Nothando Tshuma

Department of Finance 

Acting Dr. Zibusiso Moyo

Department of Business Management

Mr. Mlisa Jasper Ndlovu

Department of Marketing

Dr. Daisy I. Odunze

Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science

Dr. Noble Jahalamajaha Malunguza

Graduate School of Business

Director, Prof Gwendoline V Nani

Institute of Development Studies 

Director, Dr. Clifford Mabhena


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