CUT’s accomplished scholar shares his remarkable academic journey

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CUT’s accomplished scholar shares his remarkable academic journey

Prof. Crispen Chipunza is an accomplished scholar with a remarkable record in human resource management. He obtained a Doctorate in Human Resource Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He also holds two postgraduate diplomas from Stellenbosch University, one in HIV/AIDS Management in the Workplace (cum laude) and another in Monitoring & Evaluation. He also holds several degrees from the University of Fort Hare, including Honours and two Masters: Industrial Psychology and in Public Administration. 

With qualifications from several prestigious universities, Prof. Chipunza has over 25 years of experience in the higher education sector, where he has inspired and mentored dozens of Masters and PhD students. His research has explored deviant behaviours within small and large businesses, and his contributions to academic journals and book chapters have been widely recognised.  

Prof. Chipunza's remarkable work in solving human resource management and organisational behaviour issues has been a source of inspiration for his students in class and many organisations and individuals in the small business sector. His expertise has proven instrumental in helping countless businesses to achieve their goals and grow sustainably. 

He has diverse work experience that includes industry, working for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and holding Head of Department and Research Manager positions in the higher education sector. He is currently an Assistant Dean of Research, Innovation, and Engagement. For more than 14 years, Prof Chipunza have been a Faculty Advisor for a student organisation called Entrepreneurial Action for Others, Creates a Better World Us All (ENACTUS) and has played an instrumental role in the success of the Enactus CUT team over the years. 

He has made remarkable contributions to the academic community, playing a significant role in establishing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Central University of Technology (CUT) and the Great Zimbabwe University. In addition, he was an essential member of the CUT team that successfully obtained funding for a project aimed at promoting sustainable natural resource utilisation and enhancing biodiversity conservation through research capacity building, along with two other universities.

He is an experienced and respected reviewer of NRF applications and papers for numerous journals. His professional memberships and registration as an industrial psychologist further demonstrate his expertise and dedication to his field. 

Uploaded: 20 March 2024
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