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
Type Public
Established 2007 (2007)
Chairman Gaudencia Kabaka
Chancellor Benjamin William 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 triple the size of the University of Dar es Salaam when UDOM opened.[3]

The university of Dodoma currently has seven colleges: College of Earth Sciences,College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, College of Informatics and Virtue Education, College of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Health and Applied Sciences and College of Business studies and Law



  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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