University of Botswana

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University of Botswana

About the University of Botswana

The University of Botswana is a tertiary education institute, situated in Gaborone, Botswana. It has the core mandates of teaching, research and engagement initiatives. The university was founded in 1982, and has grown to have additional campuses in Francistown, and Maun. It has research centres across various themes, with 8 faculties and a school of graduate studies. This modern institute boasts several strategic partnerships, professional engagements, university-industry enterprises and continues to make impact on various national and international priorities.

About RDA and University of Botswana

Even though the University of Botswana has not had formal institutional links with RDA, it has had, however representatives in the RDA structures. Dr Kay Raseroka, the former university librarian and Director of Library Services served, and was followed by Dr Joyce G. Maphanyane, a senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences. The university hosted the 2018 International Data Week, which had CODATA and RDA as key partners in advancing key mandates in research and data. This is an area/collaboration which continues to grow.



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