The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), being the oldest higher learning institution in Tanzania, was established in 1961 with the aim of, among others, improving people’s living standards by stimulating growth and increased productivity in critical productive sectors of the economy through research and supply of qualified human workforce. The Government and other support institutions, including development partners, have, over the years, invested at the University precisely in the desire to enable it not only to create and propagate the highest possible levels of knowledge but also to inculcate the knowledge and skills so created into the learners under their charge. The use of knowledge and skills created industrialisation agenda by the University could dramatically contribute to the current national industrialization agenda, which is aimed at creating new economic activities such as increasing farm productivity, identifying new markets for farm products, creating new enterprises based on traditional craft industries and diversification of rural economies.

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