Academic Affairs

School of Graduate Studies

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Library Services

The university of Botswana library is amongst the best resourced libraries in Africa offering a pool of reputable and authoritative resources for learning and research. The main library is located in Gaborone, and it has two branches; Centre for Continuing Education (North) in Francistown and Okavango Research Institute in Maun. It also has several centres around the country; Princess Marina Referral, Mahalapye Primary, Sbrana Psychiatric and Letsholathebe hospitals, to support Faculty of Medicine.

Centre for Continuing Education

The Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) is a multi-disciplinary and inter-faculty outreach arm of the University of Botswana. The CCE offers credit and non-credit programmes, within the framework of lifelong learning. It does this through part-time evening classes, distance education programmes, professional development and training programmes, public education/outreach and other extension activities.

Office of Research and Development

The Office of Research and Development (ORD) supports the vision of the University by coordinating research throughout the University via Departmental and Faculty Research Committees, and as Secretariat of the University Research Committee. ORD undertakes its mandate by developing policies, strategies, guidelines and processes to enable the delivery of the University Research Strategy.

Centre for Academic Development

The mandate of the Centre is to promote and facilitate the overall development of academic staff and students in the University, and offer appropriate advice and support to the University’s Affiliated and Associated Institutions, thereby improving the academic quality, effectiveness and efficiency, and establishing an outreach for the institution.

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs (DVC AA) provides leadership and advises the Vice Chancellor in the academic area where s/he is responsible for academic policy, plans and formulation and implementation of teaching, research and service programmes and the overall direction of academic support services. The DVC AA is therefore responsible for the development and implementation of effective strategies for teaching and learning across the University and ensures that University becomes aware of best practices and developments in these areas.

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