Who we are

Arrupe Jesuit University (AJU) (formerly Arrupe College) is a fully accredited private international and multicultural university. The Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE), under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science, Technology and Development, granted provisional accreditation on December 7, 2017. On February 24, 2018, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), Fr. A. E Orobator, SJ, inaugurated the new university. On December 3, 2018, ZIMCHE granted full accreditation. Arrupe Jesuit University was formerly called Arrupe College Jesuit School of Philosophy and Humanities, founded in 1994. It is owned in trust by the Jesuits of Zimbabwe and Mozambique for (JCAM).

AJU is named for Father Pedro Arrupe, the 28th Superior General of the Jesuits, who was known for social and economic justice. AJU is a member of the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) which comprises about 300 universities worldwide. The School of Philosophy and Humanities shares associate status with the University of Zimbabwe, and the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Today, Arrupe is open to all students from all walks of life.

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