The College of Science is one of the academic Colleges of BlUST and comprises of: Basic Science Education; Earth and Environmental Sciences including Geology; and Applied Sciences including Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Physics. AlI the programmes in these subject areas will emphasise applications to the real world and with industry, commerce and research and thus promote the employability of our graduates.
Graduate programmes are being developed in specialist applied areas within the College of Sciences and may be Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or Doctoral programmes. Both coursework and research Masters will be offered. A particular emphasis of BlUST will be interdisciplinary graduate courses where both Colleges will contribute and together provide exciting modern courses which are needed for
the future-focused economy of Botswana.
The College will be housed on new purpose- designed buildings with well equipped teaching and research laboratories and faculties. The College of Science’s staff are committed to student learning and will emphasise student-centred and problem-based learning on small
Original research is a prime objective of the College and a number of Centres of Excellence are being developed based around Research lnstitutes. ln this way our research will support cutting-edge teaching and provide all students with the opportunity to be involved with relevant applied projects.
We welcome and invite you to be part of the exciting development of the College of Science in a new science and technology university.
Welcome to the College of Sciences a diverse and growing community dedicated to discovery, to making knowledge matter, and to developing all of its students and staff to their utmost potential. We value the importance of science in the world of tomorrow, where it impact on improving living standards and resolving some of the world's most complex challenges, such as sustainable development and climate change:
Our mission is:
To provide globally competitive and high quality academic programmes in Science; to produce employable graduates through excellence in teaching and research;to undertake national and international research in priority fields including through collaborative partnerships and industry linkages; and to promote the application of science for the benefit of society.
We aspire to produce tomorrow’s generation of African scientific and technological leaders and thinkers.
A degree in Science is a first step towards an exciting career, one that stimulates, challenges, and rewards you. Science graduates have a unique blend of generic and discipline-related skills that give them the capacity to tackle problems with initiative and resourcefulness, to plan and execute projects and to work as part of a team. Studying Science gives you the innovative skills for an ever-changing workforce environment and makes you a valuable and sought-after resource for employers.
We also lay the foundations that make our students global citizens, as well as scientists, and are developing courses in social science and humanities to help produce scientists who can bridge science and its technological applications with the benefits to communities and society. Science is a very important part of human cultural development.
Please explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do and I welcome and invite you to be part of the exciting development of the College of Sciences in a new Science and Technology University.
Professor John Cooke
Dean - College of Sciences