Africa University came to being as a consequence of the growth of United Methodism in Africa. In 1988, The General Conference of United Methodist Church approved the founding of Africa University and made a commitment to provide financial support for (US$2.5 million annually).
On 21 January 1992, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe, issued the Africa University Charter by official proclamation, making the institution the first recognised private university in Zimbabwe. We are a Pan Africa University with a diverse student and staff population representing between 30 – 35 African countries each year.
As a young university we have become disruptive through leveraging on use of technology to deliver quality education, improve our administrative systems, support innovation and research output. The university is the first university to be approved to offer online degrees in Zimbabwe and to have a university sponsored innovation hub.
We support cutting edge research and currently lead Malaria Research in Zimbabwe, host the Institute of Peace Leadership and Governance, Institute of Theology and Religious Studies and the Centre for Excellence in Intellectual Property training in collaboration with WIPO and ARIPO .
The university promotes multi-disciplinary research and faculty collaboration as it seeks to develop well grounded leaders for Africa who are ethical and professional. The university is student centric and offers facilities and opportunities to expose students to real world issues in leadership, community integration, problem solving and a well-balanced campus life. As a University, We Learn, Live and Lead in Africa.
It is my pleasure to invite you to Africa University, a diverse and Pan African University where Africa happens every day. We pride ourselves in developing transformational, morally and ethically grounded leaders for Africa. We offer small classes that provide outstanding opportunities for high impact learning, mentoring, research and innovation.
Professor Munashe Furusa, Vice Chancellor Africa University