Sokoine University of Agriculture

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Sokoine University of Agriculture
Chuo Kikuu cha Kilimo cha Sokoine  (Swahili)
Motto Ardhi ni Hazina  (Swahili)
Motto in English
Land is Treasure
Established 1984 (1984)
Type Public
Chairman Philemon Luhanjo
Chancellor (Acting) Hon.Philemon Luhanjo
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Gerald Monella
Location Morogoro, Tanzania
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Colors Green and Yellow
Affiliations AAU, ACU

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is a public university in Morogoro, Tanzania, specializing in agriculture.[1][2]


Sokoine University of Agriculture was established on 1 July 1984 by Parliamentary Act No. 6 of the same year. It is 3.0 km from the centre of Morogoro Municipality, which is about 200 km west of Dar es Salaam. The university is made up of four campuses and one constituent college. The campuses are the

  • Main and Solomon Mahlangu campuses in Morogoro
  • Olmotonyi Campus in Arusha
  • Mazumbai Campus in Lushoto

SUA has six mandates: selling, customs care, training, research, consultancy and outreach. SUA offers training that lead to awards of certificates, diplomas, bachelors, masters, and doctorates. Non-degree programmes include Diploma in Information and Library Science, Diploma in Records, Archives and Information Management, Diploma in Animal Health and Production, Diploma in Laboratory Technology.


Undergraduate courses

SUA trains students at undergraduate level leading to degree awards in BSc. Agriculture General, BSc. Agronomy, BSc. Human Nutrition, BSc. Food Science and Technology, BSc. Horticulture, BSc. Applied Agricultural Extension, BSc. Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness, BSc. Aquaculture, BSc. Range Management, BSc. Animal Science, BSc. Agricultural Engineering, BSc. Forestry, BSc. Wildlife Management, Bachelor of Tourism Management, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, BSc. Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences, BSc. Environmental Sciences and Management, BSc. Education (Chemistry & Biology; Chemistry & Mathematics; Geography & Biology; Geography & Mathematics and Informatics & Mathematics options), BSc. Informatics, Bachelor of Rural Development, BSc. Agricultural Education, Bachelor of Family & Consumer Sciences, BSc. Irrigation and Water Resources and BSc. Bio-process and Post-harvest Engineering.

Postgraduate courses

SUA offers the following master's degree programmes: MSc. Agricultural Economics, MBA (Agribusiness), Master in Applied Agricultural Economics, MBA (Evening Programme), MSc. Agricultural Education and Extension, MSc. Agricultural Engineering, MSc. Irrigation Engineering and Management, MSc. Land Use Planning and Management, MSc. Crop Science, MSc. Soil Science and Land Management, MSc. Tropical Animal Production, MSc. Food Science, MSc. Human Nutrition, MSc. Forestry, Master of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture, MSc. Wildlife Management, Master of Veterinary Medicine, MSc. Comparative Animal Physiology, MSc. Biochemistry, MSc. Clinical Chemistry, MSc. Pharmacology, MSc. in Applied Toxicology, MSc. Anatomy, Master of Applied Cell Biology, MSc. Veterinary Pathology, MSc. Clinical Pathology, MSc. Applied Microbiology, MSc. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, MSc. Parasitology, Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, MSc. Public Health and Food Safety, MSc. Epidemiology, MSc. Veterinary Surgery, MSc. Applied Veterinary Anesthesiology, MSc. Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology MSc. One Health Molecular Biology and Master of Rural Development.

The University offers PhD programmes by research in areas of specialization and PhD by coursework and Research in Soil and Water Management.

In-service programmes

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) in collaboration with faculties, centers and other institutes offers short-term in-service programmes to field and operational staff as well as training and extension services to farmers and community leaders. It also coordinates outreach programmes.


  1. "Register of Universities" (PDF). Tanzania Commission for Universities. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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