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Directorate of Research and Publications (DRP) is a cog in fostering University of Dar es Salaam’s research activities.

UDSM Vision 2061

Becoming a leading centre of intellectual wealth spearheading the quest for sustainable and inclusive development

UDSM Mission

To advance the economic, social and technological development of Tanzania and beyond through excellent teaching, research and public services using talented and motivated faculty, staff and students

DRP’s Mission

To support the actualization of the UDSM vision 2061 through promotion of quality research

Functions of the Directorate

  1. Overall coordination and monitoring of performance and quality of research at UDSM

  2. Promotion of UDSM visibility in the international academic arena

  3. Provision of institutional oversight and coordination of research programmes/projects

  4. Coordination and documentation of research database including the archiving of data in a retrievable form

  5. Establishing and maintaining networks with research communities within the country, the region and internationally

  6. Marketing of the institution’s research capacity to wider research community

  7. Overseeing formulation of relevant research policies, procedures and guidelines

  8. Overseeing dissemination of UDSM’s official publications

  9. Searching for funding sources and dissemination of information to the University community

  10. Facilitating dissemination of research outputs through conferences, workshops and seminars



  • Processing research permits for students and researchers of UDSM

  • Processing applications for research associateship from international scholars

  • Support to staff preparation and deliverance of professorial inaugural lectures

  • Organisation of Research Week

  • Facilitate research grant applications for PhDs studying abroad

  • Support for competitive research proposal and publication grants

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For more information contact us at;

Directorate of Research and Publications

P.O Box 35091 Dar es Salaam


Tel: 0222420727

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