University of Dodoma

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The University of Dodoma
Chuo Kikuu cha Dodoma  (Swahili)
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Central Administration building
Motto Embracing Knowledge
Established 2007 (2007)
Type Public
Chairman Juma Mwapachu
Chancellor Benjamin Mkapa
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Idris Kikula
Location Dodoma, Tanzania
Coordinates: 6°12′53″S 35°49′29″E / 6.21472°S 35.82472°E / -6.21472; 35.82472
Campus Chimwaga (Rural)

The University of Dodoma (UDOM) is a public university in central Tanzania located in Dodoma, the country's capital.[1] Building is taking place on a 6,000 hectare site in the Chimwaga area about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of downtown Dodoma.[2]

The University of Dodoma was formally established in March 2007 following the signing of the Charter by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The first academic programmes commenced in September 2007.[3]

In line with Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025,[4] the University of Dodoma, when fully operational, will be able to enroll 50,000 students.[2] This is more than double the size of the University of Dar es Salaam when UDOM opened.[3]


  1. ^ "Register of Universities" (PDF). Tanzania Commission for Universities. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sengiyumva, Gasirigwa (29 July 2010). "University of Dodoma:Embracing knowledge for country’s development". Daily News (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). 
  3. ^ a b "University of Dodoma". Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA). 2008. 
  4. ^ 'Be a nation with high quality of education at all levels' "The Tanzania Development Vision 2025". 2000. 

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