Gwanda State University is the brainchild of the government of Zimbabwe, created to fulfill the government policy to have a state university in each province. In 2006 the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development appointed a Foundation committee for the Establishment of a State University in Matabeleland South Province. The University is located at a disused mine in Filabusi. However the main campus would be developed on a 87hectare piece of land in Gwanda Town. The university will initial focus on Mining and Agriculture. However other programs shall follow.
A world class centre of excellence for learning, research and innovation in sustainable exploitation of resources by 2030.
To develop enlightened human resource through world class teaching, research and innovation that is able to exploit factor endowment of their environment
Integrity - honesty and holding high principles for proper conduct.
Equity - equal opportunities. Fairness
Innovativeness - creative thinking
Accountability - answerability/ responsibility
Excellence - quality of being outstanding
Esprit De Corps - feeling of pride and mutual loyalty shared by members of Gwanda State University.