About Us


Given the Midlands State University’s commitment to gender equality and equity, the Gender Institute was constituted on the 14th of December 2018 to become a centre of excellence and a milestone in combating gender issues experienced by males and females in society.


To be an outstanding interdisciplinary development oriented institute of excellence in gender research, teaching, advocacy and gender empowerment


To be a unique centre of excellence in interdisciplinary gender research, community engagement, teaching and training for gender justice.



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The Midlands State University Gender Institute (MSUGI) is inviting prospective students who wish to pursue post graduate studies in MPhil and DPhil programmes. The thrust of the programmes is multi-disciplinary and accept applicants from a wide variety of academic, business and policy backgrounds among others to specialise in gender focused research or any other discipline with a gender dimension. For further information on the above programmes, please visit the links below. NB Note that the application process is on-going.

 Refer to the template below for guidance in developing MPhil & DPhil concept notes.

For online application please access the page on the following link:


Advanced Research Programmes Application procedure and regulations

Please access the page on the following link:

Prof Efiritha Chauraya

Executive Director