Student capacity is 600. THIS SMALL rural university opened its doors to 81 undergraduate students in 2005. The inaugural enrolments have all been into the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Long-term plans include the establishment of academic programmes in the environmental sciences, wildlife management, forestry, and engineering.
Of the nine academic staff at Lupane State University, one has a doctoral qualification, and six have masters degrees. The university has recently introduced a Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development that will ?foster and facilitate sustained agriculture and development through the training of rural communities?.
Lupane is a small town just off the main highway between Bulawayo and the Victoria Falls, and not far from Hwange (formerly Wankie) National Park.