FACULTY OF RESEARCH AND GRADUATE STUDIES
Welcome to the Faculty of Research and Graduate Studies at BUAN. This Faculty works with staff and students across the whole University to promote vibrancy in innovative research and knowledge transfer.
BUAN is a new University which has operated as a faculty of the University of Botswana for about 15 years. It has five academic faculties that offer a wide range of academic and a few professional programmes. Although the number of graduate students is low, it is continually growing. One of BUAN’s strategic goal is to build a strong research capability and in order to realize its vision of becoming a vibrant world-class university, it must achieve that strategic goal by undertaking high quality research. The research vision of the University is “To achieve national and international distinction in research excellence and innovation in agriculture and natural resources for societal impact”. The University has identified the following themes:- Food and Nutrition Security and Safety Climate change and environment Natural resources management Indigenous knowledge systems and innovation Higher education in agriculture and extension.
Currently the University offers the following programmes:-
- MSc Crop Science with specialisations in Soil Science, Horticulture, Agronomy and Crop Protection; MPhil/PhD in Crop Science with specialisations in Soil Science, Horticulture, Agronomy, Crop Protection and Agroforestry. These programmes are offered from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) in the Faculty of Agriculture (FOA).
- MSc Agricultural Engineering with specialisations in Agricultural Mechanisation, Land Use Planning and Soil and Water Engineering. These are offered by the Department of Agricultural Bio-Systems Engineering (ABE) in the Faculty of Agriculture (FOA)
- MSc in Animal Science with specialisations in Animal Nutrition, and Animal Breeding and Reproduction and Animal Management Systems; MPhil/PhD in Animal. Science with specialisations in Animal Nutrition, Animal Health, Animal Breeding and Reproduction and Animal Management Systems. These programmes are offered in the Department of Animal Science and Production in the Faculty of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (FAVS).
- MSc in Agricultural Education is offered by the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension in the Faculty of Agribusiness, Education and Extension.