The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has a noble obligation to contribute to national development through teaching, research, innovation and public service. Guided by its grandVision 2061, the University seeks to become a leading centre of intellectual wealth, spearheading the quest for sustainable and inclusive development. This Vision is coupled with an aspiration for becoming a world-class university that is competitive, relevant, and responsive to national, regional and international imperatives of the 21st century. To achieve all these, the University sets out to conduct inter-disciplinary and multi-/transdisciplinary research, and generate innovations by allocating research funds to her staff.