To undertake joint research between African and Chinese scholars in the areas of economics, history, political science, sociology and anthropology.
To promote exchange programmes between Chinese and Tanzanian students and scholars.
To encourage joint publications in Journals both in Chinese and English language between African and Chinese researchers.
To translate selected publications from Chinese into English language with view to widening readership in Africa.
To promote study tours of Tanzanian scholars, policy makers and politicians to China.
To organize, periodically, thematic seminars, workshop and conferences on Sino-African cooperation.
To forge strong networks, worldwide, with other institutions which are active on the subject of Chinese studies in a wide spectrum of disciplines.
To collaborate closely with existing visiting Sino-Africa institutions and for, such as Forum on China - Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), China - Africa Think Tank Forum (CAFFT), Institutes of African Studies, Confucius Institutes, just to mention a few.
To organize public lectures that will be delivered by prominent, both internal and external, speakers from the academia, politics and policy makers.
To provide some back-stopping services, in terms of consultancies, to African countries in crafting a strategy for engagement with China.
To promote Chinese advisory services to Tanzania's key Ministries as a way of influencing development policies and strategies.
To establish a documentation unit, including a Website, where Africa - China related publications will be deposited and posted.