Open University of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone: +255 (0) 22-2668992/22-2668835
Fax: + 255 (0) 22-2668759
About the university: The Open University of Tanzania (OUT) is a public University established in 1992. Its mission is to provide open and distance education, research, and public services for sustainable and equitable socioeconomic development of Tanzania in particular, and the rest of Africa. Currently, OUT operates through a network of 27 regional centres, 70 national study centres and seven coordination centres located in Kenya, Rwanda, Namibia and soon in Uganda. In addition, OUT is planning Tanzania’s first e-learning center to be set up in Dar es Salaam. This centre will focus on building the capacity of its 374 staff members and 28,700 students -- as well as that of students from other universities.
Areas of expertise: OUT does research and provides consultancy services in several trade and development-related areas at national and international levels, on topics such as trade and economic policies, agricultural policies, foreign direct investment, monetary and fiscal policies, renewable and non-renewable resource utilization, SME competitiveness, investment policy, natural resources management, and international cooperation and development.
Courses offered: The university offers degree and non-degree programmes in diverse fields of study. The Faculties of Business Management and Arts and Social Sciences offer undergraduate programmes in economics, international relations and business, natural resources management. Also on offer are graduate programmes (MA and MSc in economics, MA in international cooperation and development, Master in tourism management, MBA in finance and in transport and logistics), PhDs, non-degree programmes and short courses.