The Botswana International University of Science and Technology is a Government of Botswana supported institution established through the BIUST Act (CAP 57:05) as a research intensive University that specialises in Engineering, Science and Technology at both undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and Doctoral) levels. It is located on an expansive and ecologically diverse 2,500 hectare site of gently sloping land in the Tswapong Hills, south east of Palapye. The University is a national strategic initiative that is intended to serve as one of the key platforms for transforming Botswana’s economy from being resource based to knowledge based through skills capacity building in Engineering, Science and Technology. Because of its research emphasis, BIUST works with the private sector to meet emerging skills needs of the industry, as well as identifies challenges that can be solved through applied research. The University’s curriculum takes into account the needs of the private sector and is driven by the mission of BIUST to contribute to the development of the economy towards a knowledge based economy through research. BIUST provides the best teaching and learning environment for students, professors and researchers. The University hopes to develop a Science, Engineering and Technology Research Park that would attract local, regional and international researchers to its campus. At full capacity, BIUST will enrol approximately 6,000 (six thousand) full time equivalent (FTE) students, including Undergraduate, MSc and PhD students
- To provide higher education and training;
- To undertake, promote and facilitate research and scholarly investigations;
- To advance and disseminate knowledge and skills through teaching, learning and practical skills training;
- To contribute to national and international scientific and technological development;
- To support and contribute to the realisation of national economic and social development; contribute to the cultural and social life of the community; and
- To advance the intellectual and human resources capacity of the international community.