His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology, Cde R.G. Mugabe has approved the appointment of Dr Maxwell Chanakira as the Pro Vice Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology. The appointment is effective 1 January 2017.
The Harare Institute of Technology has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding on the exchange of faculty, scholars, students, academic information and materials with Gachon University of South Korea, effective from 12 December 2016.
The Harare Institute of Technology was recently awarded the "COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD" at the inaugural Harare Metropolitan Province Business Forum’s Social Responsibility Excellence Awards held in the capital in recognition of organisations and individuals that have contributed to the socio-economic development of the Province.
Over 20 staff development fellows from HIT recently left Zimbabwe to pursue doctoral studies at various universities in India.
The staff development exercise is part of HIT's strategy to strengthen its human intellectual base as it gears towards the introduction of postgraduate programmes in the not so distant future.
The Technology Centre has commissioned a 14 tonne Gear Hobber for the production and processing of spur gears or cylindrical straight gears, synchronous pulleys, spline gear shafts, helical gears, worm gears and sprocket wheels in batch or single production for use in the mining, petroleum, plastics, steel, food processing, agricultural, automotive industries and power plants.
Clive Nyapokoto's Vermi-Acquaponics project which won the Energy Global Award in South Africa and also scooped the first prize at the Zimbabwe ICT Innovation Fund showcase organised by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is now at the commercialisation stage.
The Institute's Students' Health Club, under the auspices of the Students Affairs Division recently held a Health and Wellness Expo from 13 to 14 October under the theme: “Delivering Health to the People, Bringing Life to Everyone Around Us”.
His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology, Cde R.G. Mugabe conferred Bachelor of Technology Honours degrees to 347 graduands at the University’s Seventh Graduation Ceremony held on Thursday 20 October.
The Harare Institute of Technology and Vice Chancellor Eng. Q.C Kanhukamwe continue to gain international acclamation as the Vice Chancellor was recently awarded the International Socrates Award for "THE MANAGER OF THE YEAR" in the education sphere while the Institute was awarded "THE BEST ENTERPRISE AWARD."
The Zimbabwe SANBio Student Ambassadorial team, led by Joyce Fati Masvaya recently visited the Malawi Fish Node at Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources (LUANAR) to familiarise with ongoing projects that could also be undertaken by youth in Zimbabwe; as an initiative to involve the youth in food security and food production.
The Harare Institute of Technology Vice Chancellor Eng. Q.C Kanhukamwe has been honoured with the "Award for Leadership Excellence in Technology Innovation" while the University was also recognised with the "Award for Institutional Building."
Government, through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development has urged young academics to take the lead in Zimbabwe’s technological revolution through strategic alliances and futuristic initiatives; as the country heads towards industrialisation.
The Harare Institute of Technology successfully held its second edition of the Technovation Day on Friday 22 July 2016 at the university’s campus in Belvedere ...
The Harare Institute of Technology Vice Chancellor Eng. Q.C Kanhukamwe was awarded the ZIMBABWE’S VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE YEAR 2015 runners-up prize at the 2015 Megafest Premium National Business Excellence Awards with Great Zimbabwe University Vice Chancellor Professor R. Zvobgo scooping the ultimate prize.
Clive Nyapokoto, a final year Software Engineering Student is this year’s winner of the Energy Globe National Award after his Vermicompost - Vermi-Aquaponics (VA) System project was honoured by Advantage Austria the official Trade Promotion Organisation (TPO) which recognises success in green technologies and organisers of the Energy Globe Awards.
The Harare Institute of Technology has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Centre for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and International Development (CELID), effective from 16 May 2016.
Kudzai Aggrey Chasinda a second year HIT student of the Software Engineering Department was in San Francisco, United States of America attending the Google I/O 2016 Conference hosted at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.
All is set for the End of Second Semester Examinations 2016 -2017 Academic Year scheduled from Monday 23 May to 8 June 2016.
Trevor Mandeya, a final year Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering student won the first prize in the HIT 2016 Pre-National Engineering Students Awards Competitions (NESAC) oral presentations while Webster Rukweza from the same department also came first in the poster presentations. readmore
The Technology Centre, a strategic unit of the Harare Institute of Technology has strengthened its focus and operational activities on technology research and development, production and training, in line with the Institute’s mandate, which is to develop, incubate, transfer and commercialise technology.
Joyce Fati Masvaya, a third year student at the Harare Institute of Technology, studying for a Bachelor of Technology Honours Degree in Biotechnology has been crowned the SANBio Student Ambassador for Zimbabwe, at a colourful ceremony held at the HIT Campus on Thursday 21 April.
The Harare Institute of Technology has been applauded as a shining national beacon in the pursuance of excellence in science and technology for sustainable economic development driven by young people.
The Zimbabwe Pharmaceutical Students' Association, (ZPSA) will jointly host the 62nd International Pharmacy Students Federation (IPSF) World Congress in Zimbabwe at the University of Zimbabwe and the Harare Institute of Technology.
Speaking during a study visit at HIT by the Zimbabwe Staff College Joint Command and Staff Course Number 29, Wing Commander E. Khupe (Chief Instructor Air Power) said the Institute is making tremendous strides in technology development, which is very vital for national security. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology students stole the limelight at the recently held e-Tech Africa Conference 2016, where they showcased their e-tech applications and solutions; receiving special endorsement from the Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Honourable Supa Mandiwanzira.
It was all joy and celebrations for women at Loti and Rukovo business centres in Mutoko district as they received and witnessed the first installation of Solar Driers from the Harare Institute of Technology’s Technology Centre for their horticultural projects.
Harare Institute of Technology students emerged champions at the inaugural World Bank Water and Sanitation Services Hackathon after coming up with the best viable business solution in the form of a user-friendly application that can be used by residents to interface with City Councils for solving water and sanitation problems.
The World Bank Zimbabwe Office hosted its first Water and Sanitation Hackathon to address challenges in water and sanitation services (WSS) delivery in the country at the Harare Institute of Technology. The Hackathon brought together practitioners, community members, and programmers in a 48-hour marathon to develop technical solutions that could improve water and sanitation services for Zimbabwe’s consumers.
The Second Semester of the 2015/16 academic year commenced in earnest on Monday, 22 February 2016. It was a hive of activity at the University campus as students went about the formalities of completing registration and settling into their various halls of residence.
From December 2015 to date, the Institute has entered into various Memoranda of Understanding with like-minded institutions both locally and abroad. In line with its policy of internationalization, these Memoranda of Understanding will broaden the scope and sphere of influence of the HIT.
The Harare Institute of Technology was priviledged to host the first ever Global Entrepreneurship Summit from 25 to 30 January 2016. The Summit was hosted in partnership with the Handong Global University with support from the Korean Government and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO).
Government has commended the Harare Institute of Technology for playing a transformative role in society by embracing opportunities that are availed by the United Nations' UNESCO-UNITWIN programme to address issues of poverty eradication, empowerment and the dignity of people.
Megafest hosted the awards ceremony at a colourful ceremony attended by Government and corporate leaders, at the Rainbow Towers Hotel, Harare on Friday 18 December 2015. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology was honoured with the 'International Award For Excellence in Sustainability Innovation' for its research, which delivers tangibles in the form of Patents, Utility Models, and Copyrights that are sustainable and industrially applicable.
The Director of the Environmental Management and Climate Change Research Centre, Dr Anthony Phiri has been appointed to the capacity building negotiations as part of the ongoing deliberations on how to build the capacity for African nations and other parts of the developing world in dealing with Climate Change.
Professor Gundidza, Chairperson of the Harare Institute of Technology’s Department of Pharmaceutical Technology was among the panel of presenters on scientific research at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) held in Harare from 29 November to 4 December2015.
On a speech read on his behalf, the Vice Chancellor expressed his heartfelt appreciation to all staff members for working tirelessly throughout out the year to make HIT the most preferred university brand, especially when the Institute celebrated its 10th Anniversary.
These remarks were made by Microsoft Corporation Services’ Chief Technology Officer for Middle East and Africa, Mr Emil De Villiers at the Prize Giving Ceremony for the 2015 best Graduating Students from the School of Information Science and Technology’s four departments. readmore
The new programme is in line with national interest and agenda of pursuing an Anti-Corruption thrust.
Tatenda Madzokere, a lecturer in the department of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering at the Harare Institute of Technology has been awarded a first class degree in the M.Tech in Nanotechnology from the SRM University in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
The week –long celebrations were led by the HIT Library and were held as part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations.
The MoU was entered into on 1 October 2015 at the Harare Institute of Technology campus.
Harare Institute of Technology's Vice Chancellor, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe has urged the Institute's first year students to take their studies seriously as they are the tools to develop Zimbabwe into a first world country.
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and HIT Chancellor, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe capped 320 graduates at the University’s Sixth Graduation Ceremony that coincided with the institution’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations.
Harare Institute of Technology’s graduand, Auxilliah Chiwanga from the Department of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering has won the First Prize at the 2015 National Engineering Students Competition Awards held at the Harare Institute of Technology.
Representatives from the Schools of Engineering and Technology and Information and Communication Technology, with the Communications and International Relations Department attended the exhibition.
The Environmental Management, Renewable Energy and Climate Change Research Centre (EMRECC) recently held a consultative workshop on the establishment of a four-year Bachelor of Technology Honours degree in Envirotechnology and Waste Management Engineering at the Harare Institute of Technology.
Professor Eric Masinde Aseka, Vice Chancellor of the International Leadership University, Kenya, recently held a talk on "Transformational Leadership and Technology in the 21st Century," on 25 September 2015 at the request of the Dean in the the School of Business and Management Sciences, Mr W. Gwarimbo.
Over 30 participants and staff members from the Zimbabwe National Defence College Course 4 of 2015 visited the Harare Institute of Technology to familiarize with the Institute's mandate and activities and its contribution in enhancing national security.
Government officials, foreign envoys, captains of industry and commerce, representatives from fellow universities and tertiary institutions and the students and staff of the Harare Institute of Technology attended the event.
Harare Institute of Technology's 10th Anniversary Celebrations were marked by several public workshops from 24 to 26 August 2015. The workshops were centred on various technologies and were hosted by the Schools of Engineering and Technology, Industrial Sciences and Technology and Information Science and Technology Business and Management Sciences.
Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Honourable Professor Jonathan Moyo made his inaugural visit to the Harare Institute of Technology on 25 August where he met senior management and toured the Institute' campus.
Steward Bank Zimbabwe, an innovative financial services provider is set to partner the Harare Institute of Technology in graduate training programmes, sponsoring an innovation and entrepreneurial academy through competitions and providing scholarships for students at internationally acclaimed universities.
Mr Perkins Muredzi, the Institute's Dean in the School of Industrial Sciences & Technology was awarded the "Education Leadership" global award by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at the World Education Congress that took place in Mumbai, India.
The Harare Institute of Technology once again scooped the best exhibitor’s trophy, ahead of Zimbabwe’s 14 state and private universities at the Research and Intellectual Outputs, Science, Engineering and Technology, (RIO-SET) Expo held from 3-5 September 2015 at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo.
Harare Institute of Technology's 10th Anniversary Celebrations continued with several public workshops from the 24th through to the 26th of August 2015 on various technologies by the Schools of Information Science and Technology, Industrial Science and Technology, Business & Management Sciences and Engineering & Technology.
HIT Vice Chancellor Eng. Q.C Kanhukamwe and EMRECC Director, Dr Antony Phiri receiving the Platinum Technology Award for Quality and Best Trade Name from Association Otherways Management and Consulting on 27 July 2015
The games were held under the theme – Supporting ZIMASSET Through Sport at the Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT)
HIT Vice Chancellor Eng Q.C Kanhukamwe has commended the collaborative effort by the Zimbabwe Farmers Union (ZFU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on working on the latest approaches to improving productivity by young farmers.
Vice Chancellor of HIT, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe inspired young entrepreneurs at the Innovation Baraza held on 10 July at the Baraza Pavilion in Tynwald, Harare.
The event was coordinated by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy in Harare.
A joint international conference between the Harare Institute of Technology and the Planet Scientific Research Centre (PSRC) was held on 15 July 2015 at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) under the theme – Collaborative Research For Socio -Economic Development.
The workshop was facilitated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Technovation Day was held to showcase research and development outputs, products and services to a wide ranging audience including University academics, high school pupils and practitioners in the field.
The School of Business Management Sciences has launched a new professional diploma and career-enhancing programme in Microfinance.
The programme gives an in-depth understanding of best practices, current technological developments, managerial acumenship and strategic techniques that effectively drive economic growth through competent microfinance enterprise development.
InstiChem, a chemical engineering business unit of the Harare Institute of Technology's Department of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering has launched a range of chemical products that include detergents such as toilet cleaner, dish wash and car wash.
The event was coordinated by ZIMTRADE
The event was coordinated by ZIMTRADE.
The Librarian Mr J. L Maenzanise and Mr M. Nhakura, a Senior Library Assistant recently attended the Third African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) conference held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Conference Centre, University of Ghana, Accra from the 30 May to 2 of June 2015.
The Vice Chancellor, Engineer Q.C. Kanhukamwe joins the entire HIT community in mourning the passing on of Margareth Chiumbe, (39), a staff member in the Library and Information Services Department who succumbed to cancer on Friday 26 June 2015 at Parirenyatwa Hospital.
The second edition of the Women in Engineering Open Day Workshop was held at the Harare Institute of Technology on June 11, 2015 running under the theme: Inspiring and Building Women's Engineering Capacity For National Empowerment.
The meeting was held on campus and was attended by the Institute Board and the Senior Management team.
Participants were drawn from the Institute's stakeholders, Board and senior management. The tournament format was the Four Ball-Better Ball Alliance.
HIT Vice Chancellor Eng. Q.C Kanhukamwe has called for the nation to invest more funds and resources towards research and development activities so as to provide technological solutions and create employment.
The premier international exhibition was held under the theme: "Stimulating Trade, Seizing Opportunities to Accelerate Growth."
The visit was part of HIT Rotaract Club's community service outreach programmes.
Speaking at the launch, the HIT Librarian, Mr Jasper Lee Maenzanise highlighted that the Institutional Repository was an integral aspect of the research processes at HIT and would aid in the advancement and creation of new knowledge, aligned to the institutional mandate.
Microsoft has established a base at HIT through its Virtual Academy which is running a series of courses which began with the cloud-computing platform (Azure), to promote skills development and access to affordable technologies in local contextualized innovations.
As the country is embracing technologies for capital development, students and young people must research and develop the technologies required for the rapid development of the capital market. readmore
The Health Expo, held from 25-27 March kick started the HIT 10th Anniversary celebrations. Held under the theme: "Celebrating 10th Anniversary through a healthy lifestyle," the Health Expo was hosted by the HIT Health Club under the Student Affairs Division.
In a recent visit to the Institute, Colonel J. Muzvidziwa, the Chief Instructor of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Staff College students for the Joint Command and Staff Course Number 55 said their visit had seriousness of purpose and was a follow up to the much publicized technological innovations taking place at HIT. readmore
The appointment is effective 1 March with tenure of 2 years. During his term of office, Dr Phiri is expected to contribute towards research and the development of a climate change and sustainable development curriculum for regional universities. readmore
Ten techies from the Harare Institute of Technology have completed a three-month business incubation process aimed at transforming their technical prototypes into commercially and socially viable ventures.
The Vice Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe has called on all HIT technicians to embrace unity of purpose in the discharge of their duties at the Institute and to give greater impetus to the realization of the HIT mandate.
The MoU will run for five years.
The Harare Institute of Technology will host its 10th Anniversary celebrations this year, (2015); commemorating the establishment of the Institute in 2005 by the Government of Zimbabwe through the HIT Act, Chapter [25:26].
Engineer Kanhukamwe was speaking at the End of Year Luncheon held on Thursday 11 December at the Institute campus.
On 10 December 2014, the Institute's Vice Chancellor, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe was presented with the Africa Leadership Award (Education) for Outstanding Contribution to Education in the Field of Science. readmore
Two Harare Institute of Technology staff members, Mr Dinga Njini Moyo and Mr Charles Kanyunga recently put the institution on the national map, when they won awards at commemorations to mark World Standards Day held at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare on 14 October.
The agreement was entered into on 13 November 2014.
Harare Institute of Technology Vice Chancellor, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe has pledged his commitment to lead the Harare Institute of Technology and propel it to greater heights in the quest to live and achieve the Institutional mandate as articulated by Government.
President Mugabe capped 277 graduates at the fifth graduation ceremony of the Harare Institute of Technology that coincided with the installation of Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe as the first Vice Chancellor.
This is a marked increase compared to last year's figure of 182. Among these were 5 first class degree passes, all from female students. readmore
Harare Institute of Technology's graduate, Tatenda Nengiwa from the Department of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering has won the First Prize at the National Engineering Students Competition Awards held at the University of Zimbabwe.
Tatenda beat four other contestants from the University of Zimbabwe, National University of Science and Technology and Chinhoyi University of Technology. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology Vice Chancellor, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe has challenged the Institute's first year students to embrace the HIT brand and unleash their potential so that they become the technocrats that will bring the envisioned first world Zimbabwe into reality.
Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation and President for Africa and the Middle East, Ali Faramawy has paid tribute to the innovative and creative power of the youth, who represent the future of global technological transformation, and in particular, HIT students. The Harare Institute of Technology has the largest faculty of Information Sciences in sub-saharan Africa, according to disciplines.
The Public Lecture was held under the topic – "The Microsoft Strategy" and was attended by the HIT community.
The Harare Institute of Technology won the first prize as the Best Exhibitor 2014 amongst all local universities at the recently held Research and Intellectual Expo-Science, Engineering and Technology (RIE –SET WEEK 2014) Exhibition held at the University of Zimbabwe Grounds from the 3rd – 6th September 2014.
His Excellency and Chancellor, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde R. G Mugabe, has appointed Eng. Quinton Kanhukamwe as the inaugural Vice Chancellor of the Harare Institute of Technology with effect from 1 July 2014.readmore
Two engineering projects by final year students from the Department of Chemical Processes and Systems Engineering have made it into the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers National Final Year Engineering Students Awards to be held in early September 2014.readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology has successfully filed its first patent for the Preparation of Adansonia digitata flavoured Soy milk based yorghut, with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO).
Two Harare Institute of Technology student leaders recently went on a study tour of the USA institutions of higher learning funded by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Participants were drawn from more than 50 000 people participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology's School of Business and Management Sciences in collaboration with the British Council successfully held a Public Lecture addressed by Professor Peter Ndege from Moi University of Kenya.
The Harare Institute of Technology has been applauded for playing a critical role in national security by focusing on technology development, transfer and commercialisation thus fostering a culture of innovation and technopreneurship that creates a solid national defence system against technological threats from outside.
In recognition of its growing reputation as a hands-on and practical oriented degree awarding institution, the Harare Institute of Technology has received yet another Award for Excellence for the year 2013 at a Megafest National Business Awards ceremony held at Rainbow Towers in Harare. The award is an acknowledgement of the commendable research work being done by the University that will benefit the Zimbabwean industry and society.
Following the recent enrolment of HIT staff development fellows at the VIT University of Vellore, the Indian institution has upped the tempo and is seeking to strengthen partnership and collaboration with HIT.readmore
The 2014 Edition of the Boost Fellowship Entrepreneurs Suite Challenge was recently launched at the Harare Institute of Technology amid calls to provide young people with opportunities for mentoring, team creation, education and networking through various activities aimed at equipping them with the skills to generate business ideas, writing business plans and eventually start their own businesses.
The workshop, which was facilitated by Zimbabwe Leadership Forum's leading advocate of corporate governance Mr Canaan Dube and Tsitsi Mutasa was also attended by HIT senior management staff.
Vhaina Mazvita Mukamba, the President of the ENACTUS HIT raised the flag of the Institute high after being awarded the BOOST Fellow of the year 2013 at the recently held BOOST Fellows Graduation Ceremony.
The award, sponsored by Unilever, is given for exceptional leadership skills, good communication skills, commitment, community service and being an exemplary figure. readmore
The Harare Institute of Technology Board Chairman, Dr Gibson Mandishona has challenged fellow board members and the senior management team to deliver to national expectation. He posed the challenge during the 16TH Institute Board meeting on the 28th January 2014, which coincidentally was the first meeting for this year.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Deputy Minister Munacho Mutezo said his ministry intends to promote the extensive use of solar geysers in all new housing schemes and offices, which is expected to cut power consumption by 40 percent. readmore
In its broader policy of internationalisation, HIT staff members have joined the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). These associations provide some of the benchmarks HIT uses in developing curriculum which have earned HIT international recognition and awards.
The Harare Institute of Technology through its Acting Vice Chancellor, Engineer Quinton Kanhukamwe was on 18 December 2013 admitted into the Oxford Club of Rectors (CRE), a prestigious grouping of university presidents and vice chancellors based in the UK.
HIT Acting Vice Chancellor Eng. Q. kanhukamwe was amongst several dignitaries in the business and academic sector honoured with a career and leadership award from the Laying Solid Foundation Institute, (Lasof) at a dinner held in Harare in recognition for their sterling work towards positive contribution in building positive legacies in society.
Visiting Iranian delegation from the Centre of Innovation and Technology Co-operation (CITC) has agreed to partner the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) in setting up facilities to produce life-prolonging drugs. This deal could help the country save millions of dollars on drug imports and offer hope to HIV-positive people in the face of critical shortages of anti-retrovirals.
ONE-HUNDRED and eighty-two students graduated at the Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) yesterday amid calls by the institution to be allocated more land for expansion.
Graduands were capped by President Robert Mugabe, who is chancellor for all State universities in Zimbabwe.
A delegation from the Zimbabwe Higher Education Council (ZIMCHE) led by the its chief executive Officer, Professor Emmanuel Ngara recently visited HIT for an annual assessment of quality and standards exercise.
Over 50 students from the Electronic Commerce Department were awarded with certificates after successful completing World Intellectual Property Organization's Distance Learning Courses which will enable them to apply intellectual property knowledge in the ever-growing global electronic commerce business in Zimbabwe and the Southern African region.
A Leadership and Corporate Governance Seminar was recently held by the Technopreneurship Development Centre in collaboration with the HIT BOOST ENACTUS Team in preparation for the Ethics and Transparency competition for all national universities to be held before the end of this year.
The Harare Institute of Technology has established yet another international partnership programme with the VIT University of Vellore in India establishing academic linkages and contacts through a formalized MoU between the two universities.
The award, given in Rome on June 24, was bestowed on HIT by the Association Otherways Management and Consulting based in Paris, France.readmore
A Zambian Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Education, science and technology recently paid a courtesy call at the Harare Institute of Technology on a fact-finding mission.
Honourable Dr. Christopher Kalila, the chairperson of the Zambian Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Education, Science and Technology who was leading the delegation said that their visit was a study tour to find out how Zimbabwe is dealing with the issues of education, science and technology. The committee is responsible for giving oversight on higher education, science and technology to the Zambian government. readmore
This book by Dean Muredzi is most vital in availing information on new techniques in food processing that is sought after by students studying in various food science and technology programmes in institutions of higher learning and can also be used as reference literature for industrialists and scholars.
The Harare Institute of Technology's School of Business and Management Sciences in collaboration with the British Council and the African Centre For Real and Land Economics (ACRELE) hosted a Research Writing Seminar under the theme - Advancing Cutting Edge Research For World Class Professionals.
The two-day Seminar, which was held on Campus and at the Meikles Hotel, was attended by local researchers from tertiary institutions, government and non-governmental organisations. The British Council sponsored the Management Express Seminar held at the Meikles Hotel. readmore
In view of the Harare Institute of Technology's destiny, which is to be the stimulant of scholarship in innovation, the HIT Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering officially launched the Women in Engineering Open Day on Thursday 20th June 2013.
The new Iranian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency, Mr Mohamad Aminejad has pledged to strengthen cooperation between the Centre for Innovation and Technology Cooperation (CITC), Tehran, and the Harare Institute of Technology.readmore
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.
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