UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
MINERAL RESOURCES INSTITUTE (MRI)

Welcome Note

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Mineral Resources Institute (MRI) which is a unique academic centre in the sub-Saharan region for its strong training programmes for middle cadre professionals in the extractive industry. The Institute is registered and accredited by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) to offer Competence Based Education and Training in varied fields of Earth Sciences. In addition MRI conducts various geoscience research projects and consultancy services. Our vision is to become centre of excellence and provide manpower that serves in mining and petroleum (oil and gas) industries across stages from upstream to the downstream.

The Institute has qualified and highly experienced personnel who offer training, research and consultancy works in geosciences. Our Institute has been in operation for more than three decades from its founding date in 1982. Currently, it operates under the auspices of the University of Dar es salaam. The institute offers certificate and diploma (NTA Level 4, 5 & 6) programmes in Geology and Mineral Exploration, Petroleum Geosciences and Exploration, Mining Engineering, Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Management, and Land and Mine Surveying.

When thinking about the future and technical education in Earth Sciences, you should think of MRI. “We believe that success comes out of skilled hand; and the innovative and creative mind.” Once again, I warmly welcome you to the Mineral Resources Institute and look forward to work with you towards the achieving your academic ambitions.


Elvanus Kapira.
Ag. Director