THE Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet visited the Harare Institute of Technology and launched the Government's Graduate Entrepreneurial and Employment Promotion Programme (GEEPP) to provide jobs and create equal economic opportunities using local resources and institutions.readmore
The Acting Vice Chancellor has once again challenged the Technology Centre staff to come out of their cocoons and assume national responsibilities by ramping up production activities within the centre to create wealth and employment.
He said it is the responsibility of the TC to create employment by translating student Capstone Design Projects into tangible technologies that can be commercialised thus helping in improving the livelihoods of Zimbabweans. readmore
A delegation of the Guiling University of Technology from the People's Republic of China recently visited HIT and signed a Memorandum of understanding that promotes and furthers scholarly exchanges through: staff, students, academic materials exchanges, joint research and holding of symposiums. readmore
The Institute has established an Environmental Consultancy (HIT ENVIRO), a division of the Harare Institute of Technology's Chemical and Process Systems Engineering Department, specialising in environmental impact assessments, environmental rehabilitation, developmental projects, environmental auditing, independent external reviewing and verification of environmental reports, development and assessment of Environmental policies, procedures and objectives, environmental planning, sustainable waste management technologies, environmental conservation and processes planning. readmore
The Institute`s senior management and Chairpersons of all Academic Departments recently converged in Nyanga for a three day workshop at Troutbeck Inn Resort to review the Strategic Plan: Vision 2015 – Designing the Future.
The main objective of this review workshop was to look at the alignment process relating to the Institutes`s mandate, destiny, cause, calling and core values , making additions, adjustments and changes to the Strategic Plan where necessary, looking at what has worked and what did not and how the plan can be improved. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology continues to gain international acclamation as its Acting Vice Chancellor Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe was recently awarded the International Socrates Award "THE NAME IN SCIENCE AWARD" in the Science sphere for personal contribution to intellectual development of today's society by the Europe Business Assembly.
The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) Board Chairman Dr G. Mandishona, the entire Institute Board, Management, Staff and Students congratulate Acting Vice Chancellor Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe on being conferred the Zimbabwe Institute of Management Manager of the Year Awards Public Services.
The following students were recently elected into the new Harare Institute of Technology Student Representative Council
Other Members of staff also planted a variety of indigenous trees around the Institute Campus. readmore
The Harare Institute has recently won international recognition for outstanding leadership and contribution to education, science and technology. The Acting Vice Chancellor Eng. Quinton Kanhukamwe revealed this during his address to HIT staff at the 2012 End of Year Vice Chancellor’s Luncheon.
Vice Chancellor Kanhukamwe received the Outstanding Leadership and Contribution to Eduacation Award on behalf of the University in Mauritius in December 2012 in recognition of his leadership of HIT. readmore
President Robert Mugabe conferred 164 graduates with degrees at the Harare Institute of Technology’s Third graduation ceremony.
President Mugabe, who is also Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology, capped 77 graduands from the School of Information Science and Technology, nine from the School of Business and Management Science, 63 from the School of Engineering and Technology, while 15 others were presented with degrees in Industrial Sciences and Technology. readmore
The Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr. Jeitendra Tripathi has reaffirmed his country’s support for Harare Institute of Technology’s commitment to deepen co-operation in areas of technology transfer and staff exchange with Indian institutions.
The ambassador expressed his unwavering support during a visit to the embassy by a HIT delegation. The delegation had gone to brief him on the Institute's progress on forging relations with Indian technology institutions. readmore
The inaugural Chancellor of Zimbabwe State Universities Staff Games kicked off at the National University of Science and Technology from 27 to 31 August 2012 under the theme - Promoting Unity and Diversity through Sports. The games were officially opened by Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Dr Mudenge the Chancellor, President R.G Mugabe said institutions of higher learning should take the lead in promoting sport in the communities they serve.I urge every university to set aside a sporting afternoon where everyone should be encouraged to participate. readmore
The South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande recently paid a courtesy visit to the Harare Institute of Technology whilst he was on an official visit to Zimbabwe.
Dr Nzimande was accompanied by officials from the South African Embassy in Zimbabwe and those from the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology has entered into a sponsored research agreement with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to collaborate and jointly fund research into the development, manufacturing and testing of high voltage transformers and related components.
Following the successful pilot testing of such transformers the two institutions also agreed to commercial production and marketing of the same. They also agreed to jointly conduct research and financing capital expenditure on tools and equipment that will be required in this project.This agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years with effect from 1 January 2012. readmore
The Centre for Innovation & Technology Cooperation of the Presidency of Islamic Republic of Iran (CITC) has entered into an agreement of technology transfer and collaborative research with the Harare Institute of Technology.
The Memorandum of Agreement was signed at the Harare Institute of Technology by CITC Technology Attaché, MrMortezaRastegaran,HIT Acting Vice Chancellor Engineer Kanhukamwe and witnessed by the His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Zimbabwe, Dr Mohammad Pournajaf and some senior members of HIT management staff. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology is in discussions with the People’s Republic of China Hunan Province’s College of Science and Technology to discuss the establishment of Leather and Plastic Technology centres at HIT campus.
The primary areas of focus are the training components of the leather and plastics centres.
A high-powered Chinese delegation recently visited Zimbabwe to assess the local leather and plastic industry as well hold further discussions with HIT. readmore
The Institute`s senior management and heads of various departments recently convened for branding workshop which was addressed by the Acting Vice Chancellor Engineer Q.C Kanhukamwe .
The Vice Chancellor explained the importance of the HIT brand in relation to the Institute`s national mandate of rapid national industrialization through transfer of technology and its commercialization. He said that the HIT brand is like a relay baton that everyone should kept being passed on to everyone in all the Institute`s departments and even more to all those new people who come to join the Institute so that they appreciate and understand the brand. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology has signed yet another milestone agreement of collaboration with the Institute of Technology Sepuluh, Nopember (Indonesia) with the objective of facilitating mutual friendship, academic research and educational cooperation between the two institutions.
The agreement also covers collaboration in promoting both academic research and enhancing educational opportunities for students. readmore
In line with its strategic plan – Vision 2015, the Harare Institute of Technology has upgraded its telecommunications hardware and network system by installing a state of the art TDE600 IP-BX telephone system.
The new system is able to service up to 1200 line extensions, and it is one of the latest communications systems in the world. The IP-BX telephone system is less expensive to operate and does not need electricity as it uses some rechargeable batteries. readmore
The workshop covered topics such as the introduction to automated machines, building Robots with LEGO Mindstorms education, programming for LEGO Mindstorms using the LEGO NXT Software and enforcing the concepts by practically competing in various challenges. readmore
The MoU was signed during a recent visit to India by a HIT delegation led by the Vice Chancellor, Engineer Kanhukamwe. The delegation also visited the Dehli Technological University. readmore
A team of Research Africa consultants recently conducted a training and induction workshop at the Institute to acquaint both academic and non academic staff as well as researchers on how to effectively use their research platform. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology Financial Engineering students recently visited the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange for an orientation on the local bourse.
The students were first briefed by an official from the ZSE on its role, mandate, ownership, trading, counters, stock and capital flows as well as index calculations, before observing the actual trading which lasted for about an hour with most counters trading on the local bourse. readmore