Sokoine University of Agriculture
Chuo Kikuu cha Sokoine cha Kilimo (Swahili)
|Motto||Ardhi ni Hazina (Swahili)|
Motto in English
|Land is Treasure|
|Chairman||Hon.Mohamed Chande Othman|
|Chancellor||Hon. Joseph Sinde Warioba|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Raphael Tihelwa Chibunda|
|Colors||Green and Yellow|
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is a public university in Morogoro, Tanzania, specializing in agriculture. The university is named after the country's second prime minister Edward Sokoine.
Sokoine University of Agriculture was established on 1 July 1984 by Parliamentary Act No. 6 of the same year. It is 3.0 km from the centre of Morogoro Municipality, which is about 200 km west of Dar es Salaam. The university is made up of four campuses and one constituent college. The campuses are the
- Main and Solomon Mahlangu campuses in Morogoro
- Olmotonyi Campus in Arusha
- Mazumbai Campus in Lushoto
SUA has six mandates: selling, customs care, training, research, consultancy and outreach. SUA offers training that lead to awards of certificates, diplomas, bachelors, masters, and doctorates. Non-degree programmes include Diploma in Information and Library Science, Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management, Diploma in Animal Health and Production, Diploma in Laboratory Technology.
The Sokoine National Agricultural Library is SUA's Library and the Tanzania National Agricultural Library. The library provides services to the university community and other stakeholders in the agricultural and related sectors, it also offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Information Sciences.
The university traces its roots back to 1965 in Morogoro, where it initially began as an agriculture college offering diploma training in agricultural practices. After the dissolution of the East African Community in 1970, the University of East Africa, which was the only university in East Africa offering agriculture degrees in the region, was also dissolved. This led the Government of Tanzania to create a domestic institution, which led to the establishment of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Dar es Salaam. Sokoine Agriculture College fell under this umbrella and under the mandate of the University of Dar es Salaam, started to offer Bachelors of Science in Agriculture.
Further progress continued to develop in the Faculty of Agriculture; in 1974 the Division of Forestry was established and in 1976 the division of veterinary science was established. This led to the faculty's renaming to the "Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences". With growing enrollment numbers, the parliament decided to separate the faculty and create a fully fledged university to help boost agriculture growth in the country. Through Parliamentary Act No. 6 of 1984, the faculty was then transformed into a university and today is known as Sokoine University of Agriculture.
The university trains students at undergraduate levels leading to undergraduate degree awards in the following 24 academic disciplines;
- BSc. Agriculture General
- BSc. Agronomy
- BSc. Human Nutrition
- BSc. Food Science and Technology
- BSc. Horticulture
- BSc. Applied Agricultural Extension
- BSc. Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness
- BSc. Aquaculture
- BSc. Range Management
- BSc. Animal Science
- BSc. Agricultural Engineering
- BSc. Forestry
- BSc. Wildlife Management
- Bachelor of Tourism Management
- Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
- BSc. Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences
- BSc. Environmental Sciences and Management
- BSc. Education (Chemistry & Biology; Chemistry & Mathematics; Geography & Biology; Geography & Mathematics and Information Technology & Mathematics options)
- BSc. Information Technology
- Bachelor of Rural Development
- BSc. Agricultural Education
- Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences
- BSc. Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering
- BSc. Bio-process and Post-harvest Engineering
The university offers the following master's degree programmes leading to a master's award in the following 38 academic disciplines;
- MSc. Agricultural Economics
- MBA (Agribusiness)
- Master in Applied Agricultural Economics
- MBA (Evening Programme)
- MSc. Agricultural Education and Extension
- MSc. Agricultural Engineering
- MSc. Irrigation Engineering and Management
- MSc. Land Use Planning and Management
- MSc. Crop Science
- MSc. Soil Science and Land Management
- MSc. Tropical Animal Production
- MSc. Food Science
- MSc. Human Nutrition
- MSc. Forestry
- MSc. Ecosystems science and Management
- Master of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture
- MSc. Wildlife Management
- Master of Veterinary Medicine
- MSc. Comparative Animal Physiology
- MSc. Biochemistry
- MSc. Clinical Chemistry
- MSc. Pharmacology
- MSc. Applied Toxicology
- MSc. Anatomy
- Master of Applied Cell Biology
- MSc. Veterinary Pathology
- MSc. Clinical Pathology
- MSc. Applied Microbiology
- MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- MSc. Parasitology
- Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine
- MSc. Public Health and Food Safety
- MSc. Epidemiology
- MSc. Veterinary Surgery
- MSc. Applied Veterinary Anesthesiology
- MSc. Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology
- MSc. One Health Molecular Biology
- Master of Rural Development
- Master of Project Management and Evaluation
Doctor of Philosophy
The University offers PhD programmes by research in areas of specialization and PhD by coursework and Research in Soil and Water Management.
The Institute of Continues Education (ICE) in collaboration with faculties, centers and other institutes offers short-term in-service programmes to field and operational staff as well as training and extension services to farmers and community leaders. It also coordinates outreach programmes.
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