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Ardhi University Tanzania

Ardhi University Campus is located in Dar es Salaam along University Road adjacent to the University of Dar es Salaam approx. 12.00 Kilometres from the Dar es Salaam City Centre.

The University is within the proximity several other academic Institutions, viz; Rwegarulila Water Resources Institute, The National Institute of Transport, The Institute of Social Welfare and the National Tax Institute.

Ardhi University is the only University in Tanzania and Africa which offers integrated training in the entire spectrum of land based disciplines namely Real Estate, Land Administration, Land Surveying Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, Building Economics, Environmental Science and Housing under one roof complemented by Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Community Development Programmes.

Ardhi University has its humble beginning as a Survey Training School between 1956 – 1971 training Survey Technicians at Certificate Level. The Surveying Training School was renamed Ardhi Institute in 1972 and started offering 2 years Diploma Programmes in Land Surveying and Estate Management and Valuation.

In 1975, the two year programmes were upgraded into three year Advanced Diploma Programmes in Land Management and Valuation, Land Surveying, Town and Urban Planning, Architecture and Quantity Surveying.

In 1996, Ardhi Institute became a Constituent College of the University of Dar es Salaam in the name of University College of Lands and Architectural Studies and started offering four year Degree Programmes.

In 2007, the University College of Lands and Architectural Studies became a fully pledged University and Ardhi University was born.

The various academic programmes are taught in 12 Departments comprised in 4 Schools and one Institute Ardhi University has 3 main core activities namely; Teaching, Research and Consultancy. The awards offered at Ardhi University range from Post Graduate Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degrees, Masters Degrees up to PhD’s.

Our vision is to be a leading centre of excellence in knowledge generation and dissemination responsive to the dynamics of the national, regional and global conditions WHILE mission is to provide innovative and integrated learning, research and public services that advance sustainable development at national level and beyond.

Through theoretical and practical training, Ardhi University prepares its students to take up Middle, Senior and Professional level positions in the Local Governments, Central Government, Parastatal Organizations and in the Private Sector, including self employment.

Ardhi University has a stringent quality assurance policy in place aimed at producing graduates who meet world class standards and who can compete in the International Labor Market.

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