Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology
Taasisi ya Sayansi na Teknolojia ya Nelson Mandela  (Swahili)
Motto Academia for Society and Industry
Type Public
Established 2010 (2010)
Chairman Prof. David Mwakyusa
Chancellor Dr. Mohamed Gharib Bilal
Vice-Chancellor Prof.Emmanuel J. Luoga
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 135
Postgraduates 89
Location Arusha, Tanzania
Coordinates: 3°23′58″S 36°47′48″E / 3.39944°S 36.79667°E / -3.39944; 36.79667
Campus Urban
Website University website

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) is a public university in northern Tanzania based in Arusha City.[1] The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha (NM AIST-Arusha) is one in a network of Pan-African Institutes of Science and Technology located across the continent. The NM AIST-Arusha, which is accredited by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) is being developed into a research intensive institution for postgraduate and post-docs studies and research in SET. The training in SET, however, incorporates appreciable doses of relevant humanities and business studies ingredients. Life sciences and bio-engineering is being developed to become one of the niche areas of the NM AIST-Arusha, taking advantage of the immense bio-diversity in the region. The institution thus, seeks to stimulate, catalyze and promote intensification of agricultural production, and value addition to the various natural products (agricultural, mineral, etc.) produced in Tanzania and the Eastern African region. Other main thematic areas to be covered by NM AIST-Arusha include Energy, ICT, Mining, Environment and Water.

See also


  1. "Register of Universities" (PDF). Tanzania Commission for Universities. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2013.

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