The Confucius Institute at UDSM (CI-UDSM) was established in 2013 under the Agreement between UDSM and the Confucius Institute Headquarters at Hanban and Zhejiang Normal University.
Under the Agreement between the two institutions, UDSM is mandated to run Chinese studies on Campus and elsewhere in the country. Subsequently, CI-UDSM has been running various degree and non-degree programs in Dar es Salaam and extending the service to other cities and institutions in the country.
The main objectives of CI-UDSM are to meet the Tanzania’s growing need of understanding Chinese language, culture, technology and skills and to increase mutual understanding among the peoples of China and Tanzania.
CI-UDSM also acts as a platform for socio-political and economic exchanges and collaborations between China and Tanzania.
In addition, CI will stimulate research on various aspects of Sino-Tanzania relations; including history, education, science and technology.
Besides, CI-UDSM is linking the University students and companies in Tanzania.