Well come to the Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies at Chinhoyi University of Technology.

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for the creation of an enabling environment to support and promote need driven applied and innovative research and graduate studies in the University. The Directorate promotes a close working relationship between students and their supervisors. It is our hope that this close interaction creates a conducive environment for advanced study and need-driven technology-based research to solve national issues on food and nutrition security, value addition and raw material beneficiation, industrialization, information and technology advancement and wealth creation through innovation and entrepreneurship. Our founding remit is to serve as the epicenter for graduate education at Chinhoyi University of Technology. We support Schools/Institutes in the design, delivery and administration of both coursework and research-based graduate programmes. With this view, we are cognizant of the fact that Departments/Centres under their Schools/Institutes will be content experts in their areas of jurisdiction. Our primary role is to complement and support academic units to instill research responsibility and effective supervision. We therefore, support graduate studies in ways that foster a culturally and intellectually challenging environment that will result in students producing high quality dissertations/theses, patentable and commercialisable research outputs.

Vision and Mission


Our vision is to be a centre of excellence in the administration and coordination of graduate studies and nurture high academic and research standards and be recognized as such.


Our mission is to offer administration, technical and coordination support and guidance to graduate studies in all Schools/Institutes so as to produce well-trained graduates with desirable research, academic knowledge, professional, innovative and personal attributes beneficial to the economy. We are confident that every student shall find the graduate study experience fulfilling and rewarding at this university. We also support staff development through coordination of research grants offered by the university through (i) the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship of Excellency and (ii) Registrar’s Office under the Human Resources and Academic Registry Departments.


  • The primary objective is to enable the university produce functional Masters and Doctorate degree holders who can make meaningful and tangible contribution to the Gross Domestic Product through innovation, technology, incubation and commercialization.
  • Equally so the directorate aims to create supportive policies for staff to do programmatic research based on research themes pertinent to the economy of Zimbabwe, the region and beyond.