University in Focus: University of Dar es Salaam

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University in Focus: University of Dar es Salaam

Member University in Focus:  University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania, East Africa

 Did you know that….

  • The University of Dar es Salaam is the oldest and biggest public university in Tanzania?
  • It was established on 1st July 1970, through an act of parliament. Prior to 1970, the university college, Dar es Salaam had started on 1st July 1961 as an affiliate college of the University of London. It had only one faculty- the faculty of Law, with 13 students.
  • In 1963 it became a constituent college of the university of East Africa together with Makerere University College in Uganda and Nairobi University College in Kenya. Since 1961, the University of Dar es Salaam has grown in terms of student intake, academic units and academic programmes.

Background Information

Address: P.O. Box 35091, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Email:

UDSM Vice Chancellor: Prof. Rwekaza S. Mukandala

UDSM Vision: To become a reputable world-class university that is responsive to national, regional and global development needs through engagement in dynamic knowledge creation and application.
UDSM Mission: The unrelenting pursuit of scholarly and strategic research, education, training and public service directed at attainment of equitable and sustainable socio-economic development of Tanzania and the rest of Africa.”

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