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UDSM Alumni relations office has the pleasure to invite you to the UDSM Half Marathon which will be held on 7th December 2019. The aim of the marat

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Training for Hosts Buddy 2019

What: Training for Hosts Buddy 2019

Venue: Confucius Institute UDSM

Time: 08

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Enterpreneurship Training at UDSM

Enterpreneurship Training at UDSM

Venue: Nkurumah Hall- UDSM msin Campus

Time: 08:30 am

Guest of Honor:Hon. Jenista M

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SADC Public Lecture

Theme: "Deepening Intergration in SADC: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities"

KeyNote Speaker: H.E. Benjamin William Mkap

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East China Normal University Visit

In course of maintain a good relationship with our partner the University of Dar es Salaam is looking forward to host a four days visit from East C

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Application Deadline

Deadline application into 2019 Buddy Program

Please applicants we are here to inform you that the deadline for applying to became a host

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Verdiana Grace Masanja (née Kashaga)
Professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

Verdiana Grace Masanja (née Kashaga) is UDSM’s ‘Alumna of the Month’ for February 2021. Presently, she is a professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania. She has been there since February 2018.

She was born in Bukoba Urban on October 12, 1952, going to Ihungo Primary school in Bukoba urban (1959-1962), Nyakabungo extended Primary School in Mwanza town (1963-1966), Chopra Secondary School in Mwanza town for almost one year of ‘Ordinary’-level secondary education (1967) and Rosary College (1967-1970) for the remaining years of Ordinary-level secondary education. 

Davis George Mwamfupe
Current Mayor of the City of Dodoma

The current Mayor of the City of Dodoma, who is also an immediately past professor of Geography at the University of Dodoma and a previous senior lecturer in geography at
the University of Dar es es Salaam, is an alumnus of the University of Dar es Salaam. He is a UDSM graduate of the 1983 graduating class. Davis George Mwamfupe was born on 27 September 1956 in Rungwe district in Mbeya and attended the early phases of education in his home district. He proceeded with ordinary and high school for a total of six years before joining the University of Dar es Salaam at the-then Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 1980.