Welcome Note

We are pleased with your decision to undertake tertiary studies at the University of Dodoma (UDOM). You are warmly welcome to our Centre of Excellence which offers value added teaching, research and public service. This website describes the range of academic programmes, which UDOM offers, and various activities undertaken as part of the University Mission and Vision.

In the past eleven years, UDOM has demonstrated a remarkable expansion despite many challenges. However, since challenges are the stimulus to success, UDOM has attempted to face them with unparalleled determination. Losing to challenges has never been part of UDOM vocabulary.

The University of Dodoma was established in 2007 as a collegiate university with three colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Informatics and Virtual Education, and College of Education. Subsequently, the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Health Sciences, Earth Sciences, and recently, the College of Business Studies and Law were established. The formation of the seven colleges has been consistent with the University of Dodoma Charter and Rules, 2007, which envisioned the University structure to operate under campus-colleges mode. In order to ensure smooth operations of the University, there has been the decentralization of University administration to the campus colleges. Except for some crosscutting issues, the colleges are semi-autonomous as stipulated in the University Charter of Dodoma Charter and Rules, 2007.

From its humble beginnings with 1,200 students in 2007/2008, the student population has grown swiftly to 25,000 pursuing various degree and non-degree programmes. While we find this is a great achievement, considerable care is being taken to ensure that the fast growth does not compromise the quality of our graduates. UDOM is designed to host 40,000 students at full capacity; this number will probably be reached after 2020.

The University of Dodoma provides a unique environment for teaching, learning, research, and public services to ensure a memorable and lifetime experience. Additionally, since the quality of student experience is as well a function of other factors in addition to academic pursuits, UDOM encourages students to engage in various activities of the student union by capitalising on the available sports and recreational facilities in the colleges. While at the university, students should cherish the motto “We shall solve our problems through dialogue”, and UDOM expects the motto to continue inspiring the university community in the future.

While the University has attempted to ensure that information on this website on academic programmes, structure, teaching facilities, and staffing is precise and current, the “demand” for some programmes and availability of academic staff and other resources may constrain the offering of certain courses appearing on this website. However, concerted efforts have been made by the University Management to ensure that such challenges are minimised.

With these remarks, I sincerely hope you will find the website helpful and motivating. However, in the event that you do not find what you are looking for, kindly let us know how we can help you.

For those already here, the UDOM community welcomes you warmly; and if you have not yet decided to join us, we expect this information will be useful to you in making your decision to join our University. For those already here, the UDOM community welcomes you warmly; and if you have not yet decided to join us, we expect to hear from you.

You are all welcome.