The history of Sokoine University of Agriculture dates back to 1965 when it started as an Agricultural College offering diploma training in the discipline of agriculture.
After the dissolution of the University of East Africa and the consequent establishment of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in July 1970, the College was transformed into a Faculty of Agriculture of University of Dar Es Salaam (UDSM) and thereby started offering Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.
In 1974, the Division of Forestry was established and hence the faculty was named Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The introduction of Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1976 and the establishment of the Division of Veterinary Science, the Faculty was re-named “Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Sciences”.
The Faculty was on the 1st of July 1984 transformed, through Parliamentary Act No. 6 of 1984, into a full-fledged University and became known as Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).
Colleges, School, Directorate and Centres
After implementation of Restructuring of the management system and Organisational Structure in 2015, Sokoine University of Agriculture is currently made up of five Colleges and one School namely;
1.College of Agriculture (CoA),
2.College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH),
3.College of Forestry wildlife and Tourism (CFWT),
4.College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences (CVMS),
5.Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education,and
6.School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies (SAEBS)
Other academic units include;
1.Directorate of Research and Postgraduate Studies (DRPGS),
2.Directorate of Undergraduate Studies (DUS),
3.Directorate of Intellectual Property Management and Linkages (DIPML),
4.Directorate of Consultancy and Services (DCS),
5.Institute of Continuing Education (ICE),
6.Centre for Information and Communication Technology (CICT),
7.SUA Pest Management Centre (SPMC), and the
8.Sokoine National Agriculture Library (SNAL).
Sokoine University of Agriculture also hosts The African Seed Health Centre and Virtual Centre known as Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS).
University Campuses and Location
Sokoine university is located in Morogoro Municipality. It has 3,350 hectares of land for training, research and production in Morogoro municipality; 840 hectares of forest land in Arusha; 320 hectares of virgin forest for research in Usambara Mountains in Tanga and 500 hectares of miombo woodlands in Kitulanghalo in Morogoro region.
The university has four campuses namely, the Main Campus in Morogoro municipality,Solomon Mashlangu Campus (SMC) in Morogoro municipality; SUA Training Forest (SUATF) Olmotonyi in Arusha region and Mazumbai Forestry Reserve in Tanga
University Vision and Mission
Sokoine University of Agriculture's academic business is guided by the university’s vision and missions as well as the Corporate Strategic plan (2016-2021), the latter that spells out plans in keeping with university’s core missions and functions as well as the need to remain competitive.
The Vision of the university is “To be a leading University in the provision of quality knowledge and skills in agriculture and allied sciences”.
The vision is guided through the mission, which is “To Promote development in agriculture, natural resources and allied sectors through training, research and delivery of services”.
To date, Sokoine University of Agriculture is one of the top university in Tanzania that offers training programmes in the broad field of agriculture.
The University offers 52 PhD and Masters programmes in various field and profession, 28 Undergraduate degree programmes, 4 post - graduate diploma Programmes, 5 Ordinary Diploma programmes and 1 certificate programme in Information Technology.
Number of Students
The University has a total of 8837 student population of which 185 are PhD, 348 Masters, 8 postgraduate diploma, 7,775 Undergraduates degree, 443 Diploma and 78 certificate programme.
University has a total of 1428 employees of which 918 are Administrative staff and 510 Academic staff. (This report is as of March 2017)
Research, Outreach and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture's main research objective is to provide leadership in basic and applied research in order to generate science evidence knowledge and innovations that respond to contemporary and emerging needs. SUA thus emphasizes that research becomes linked to development and societal issues.
Research capacity at SUA is further enhanced through collaborative research projects, which are supported by more than 50 memoranda of understanding and currently there are about 159 ongoing research projects.
For more information please contact:
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000 CHUO KIKUU,
Tel. +255 23 2640021,
Fax +255 23 2604573
Useful Links to Collaborators
Best unit and overal winner of Website Ranking in the Sokoine University of Agriculture
University wide Website Committee (UWC) in its 11th meeting held on 7th March 2017 approved the results of ranking of university website for the College/School/Faculty/Department/Institute/Directorate and Centres website for the first quarter(January - March) year 2017.
Congratulations to the following units for winning and being the best College/School/Faculty/Department/Institute/Directorate and Centres website for the first quarter year 2017.