University of Dar es Salaam

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The University of Dar es Salaam is recognised as an important virtual initiative in HE in Tanzania.

  • Equipment: Facilities for videoconferencing and 300 computers for staff and Students
  • VSAT Connection
  • 128 Kbps bandwidth (1 Mbps to be established)

Per the university web site:

The University of Dar es salaam is the oldest and biggest public university in Tanzania....It was established on 1st July 1970, through parliament act no. 12 of 1970 and all the enabling legal instruments of the constituent colleges. Prior to 1970, the university college, Dar es Salaam had started on 1st July 1961 as an affiliate college of the University of London. It had only one faculty- the faculty of Law, with 14 students.
In 1963 it became a constituent college of the university of East Africa together with Makerere University College in Uganda and Nairobi University College in Kenya. Since 1961, the University of Dar es Salaam has grown in terms of student intake, academic units and academic programmes.

The University of Dar es Salaam web site is at

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