A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development

BOTSWANA - University of Botswana

Members: 12 members
Coordinator: Zibanani Kahaka
Member type: Core University Members
Member since: 06/08/2013


University of Botswana
4775 Notwane Rd.

Phone: (+267) 355 0000
Fax: (+267) 395-6591

Website: http://www.ub.bw/

 About the university: The University of Botswana was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana. The university has four campuses: two in the capital city, Gaborone, one in Francistown, and another in Maun. The university is divided into seven faculties: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Science, Social Sciences and the School of Graduate Studies. Its 2,658 academic staff members teach a student body of 15,484.

 Areas of expertise:

  • Poverty, unemployment, and women empowerment
  • Agriculture, environment and economic development
  • Globalization, privatization and trade
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Industrial economics
  • Resource and environmental economics
  • Money, banking and finance
  • Econometrics and CGE modelling
  • International trade
  • Globalization and economic development

Courses offered:
The Department of Economics offers a BA in Economics and an MA in Economics conducted in the framework of the Collaborative MA Programme of the African Economic Research Consortium, as well as an MA in Applied Economics. The department also runs MPhil and PhD programmes in economics.