First year students arrive at Mzumbe University

Linghan Group Company visit Mzumbe University

Linghan Group Company visit Mzumbe University
The Linghan Group Company chaired by Professor Daniel Chiech’s, visited the main campus for a public lecture, on the 9th day of September 2014. The theme was titled “The Changing Economic Landscape of the World by China Contribution.” Whereby Professor Chiech focused on where China had come from, and where China was going in the future. History substantiates that China began as a farm nation; and later transitioned into the Hang dynasty, a period where paper money was introduced; this period paved way for the Ming dynasty, in which the first Chinese sailed to Dar es Salaam-Mombasa-Nairobi for the purpose of trade. Since then China has metamorphosed into a developed country, becoming one of the world’s biggest economy entity in purchasing power parity.

The reason for the immense success in development in China according to Professor Chiech was due to the people of China opening their minds and eyes, to many aspects that brought about development. One of the several aspects which have contributed in China’s development is the countries high speed train network, and new silk roads and highways. The high speed trains and highways in China have contributed to the world economy in business investments and trade interactions, with neighboring countries and countries far from China. Furthermore it is substantiated that long distance destinations take a shorter period of time to arrive unlike in the past. That being said, business can be conducted expediently within China and outside China.

Over the years China has been engaging in business transactions in Africa and investing in the continent. Country wise China’s relationship with Tanzania has spanned for many years. With the end result of profitable investments that have resulted in developments within the country. The ongoing relationship between the two countries has opened doors for Tanzanians to travel to China for different causes such as business and education. In addition Chinese have also been able travel to Tanzania for the same causes.

The changing economic landscape of the world by China’s contribution is also contributed by her education. The importance of education is recognized in China hence it is valued a great deal. Education in China is currently at a high rate of 92.8% yielding the country the forerunner of the world in the education sector. This is because many universities and colleges are being established. The relationship that China has with Tanzania has made it practicable for Tanzanian’s to travel abroad and receive education in China. That being said Mzumbe University in collaboration with Linghan group company is set to initiate an exchange study programme that will provide Mzumbe Unversity students the opportunity to visit China; for the purpose of learning the language; culture of China, and enhancing learning techniques used by the country to transform its economy. In addition the Linhang group intends to establish a trust foundation at KCB bank, which will provide opportunities to students perform in Swahili and other vernaculars (since we come from a wide range of tribes) and showcase local cultures of Tanzania, while in China. During the Public lecture it was provided by the Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Kuzilwa that “the new plan will be of great help, given that China is an emerging global economic giant with a lot to offer Tanzania.” Moreover he stated that “cooperation between the university and the company will have a positive impact to Mzumbe University and the Nation as a whole, given that China is a powerful country economically.”

This collaboration will certainly not only advance the Chinese language and culture but also Swahili language and Tanzanian culture as well. Additionally being enhanced development techniques will improve our country significantly and individually better families. As quoted from Confucius “The world is for all.” We must all open our minds and eyes; to achieve greatness; to share knowledge; to help others and to be successful. Though Tanzania is a developing country, should we open our minds knowledge and all that brings development, it is suffice to say that in the future we shall be prosperously developed country like China. 

POLICOFA International Conference at White Sands, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

presdent kikwete with MUSO government

President Kikwete with MUSO government

BNU Joins ACE Programme

The Africa China and Europe (ACE) intensive Summer Programme

The Africa, China and Europe (ACE) Intensive Summer Programme in Development Studies is among several successful collaboration projects that Mzumbe University has established with other higher education institutions within the country and abroad. The joint program initially began last year, and covered a broad range of issues that included; rural, local and regional economic development; environmental and natural resource management; governance for equitable development, and population migration, urbanization; and reproductive health.

This year the programme welcomed 11 students from the University of Groningen, five students from Chinese Agricultural University and 23 students from our own Mzumbe University. Also this year another Chinese university has joined the programme, namely Beijing Normal University (BNU), which had 2 student participants. The Programme this year had included new topics such as deforestation, women empowerment and entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the students were able to work together in the field and practice their research skills.

Although ACE began only last year, it suffices to say that the collaboration has been a success. It enabled building a strategic network for MU, and connected different universities interested in interdisciplinary development research and training students. In other words, ACE has contributed effectively to the implementation of the internalization agenda of Mzumbe University, RUG, CAU and BNU.

Since ACE Programme establishment in 2013, Mzumbe University through the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) which is a host of the Programme, has been able to receive three Scholarships for PhD research for its academic staff. The three staff are in their early stages of their PhD studies at the University of Groningen and Chinese Agricultural University (CAU).

Needless to say, the ACE program offers students from different countries an extraordinary opportunity to get firsthand experience on development issues. Above all, the ACE program enabled students from different cultures and countries to exchange their intellectual viewpoints. Hopefully the program will be a success next year, and that it will continue to collaborate with universities from different countries.

Professor Kuzilwa Interfaculty Games

Mzumbe University Main Campus Inter-faculty game Opening 2014

Mzumbe University has employed carrying out Interfaculty Games within the academic year. This year’s interfaculty games were named after Mzumbe University Vice Chancellor Professor Joseph Kuzilwa; following his effortless, tremendous support and contribution over the years in this specific field. Professor Kuzilwa Interfaculty Games 2014 consisted of competitive matches in football; netball; volleyball; basketball; pool table and track and field.

The highlights of the event comprised of School of Business (SOB) winning the football match after dominating its games, which were played with other faculties. The finale saw SOB winning against Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) who became second runner up. Netball finale was between Master students versus FST, in which the Master team were winners. SOB once again dominated in volleyball defeating the Master team, who gracefully accepted second place. As for pool table and basketball FST dominated and came on top as winners, while SOB took second place.

Men long distance was dominated by Salehe Hamisi from Faculty and Social Science (FSS), followed by second runner up Carol John from School of Public Administration and Management (SOPAM). As for the women long distance was won by Magreth Komba FST who dominated the field, second runner up was awarded to Neema Kimath of SOPAM. In the other category of men sprinting was led by Erick Shigella from SOB, followed by second runner up Salehe Hamisi FSS. Women   sprinting distance running) was won by Jamilah Mkomwa of FSS followed by second runner up Neema Kimath of SOPAM.

After entertaining events, filled with memorable moments the Interfaculty Games came to an end, whereby sportsmanship gathered at the Lumumba Complex garden to receive their awards and celebrate their greatness.

Next year the University looks forward to another year of healthy competition. Allowing sportsmanship, comradeship and thinking ability among athletes. Suffice to say sport and games are mostly beneficial to our health.

President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete receiving gift from Mzumbe Univerity Council Chairman, Professor Daniel Mkude

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President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete in a group photo with former Dean of Faculty of Law who was appointed Judge of High Court

Former Dean Faculty of Law Dr. Modesta Opiyo appointed Judge of High Court

Welcome to Mzumbe University Main Campus

A tour of Chancellor Hon. Barnabas Samatta to Mbeya Campus College

Visit Mbeya Campus College

Welcome to Dar es Salaam Campus College

Visit Dar es Salaam Campus College

Mzumbe University Environmental Day

Mzumbe University Environmental Day

In line with the international calendar, Mzumbe University (MU) also commemorated environmental awareness day, in which a few candidates pursuing Master of Science in Environment Management (MSc EM) addressed the issues that were of environmental concern within the campus in front of management, staff and students.

 

MU has taken a holistic view in terms of managing our environment, thereby not merely focusing on a clean environment but also widening the scope to include noise, energy, solid and liquid waste disposal. Furthermore MU has thus far taken the initiative in placing several waste bins in different parts of the campus so as to dispose solid waste in an efficient manner. One of the strategies that MU management intends to implement is categorization of solid waste. Suffice to say this system will allow us to dispose, manage and monitor waste materials.

Apart from keeping the campus environment clean, as stakeholders we must make an effort to efficiently use and save energy. MU has adapted to fluorescent lighting, which has in the long run saved sufficient energy. We hence have to ask ourselves whether we can use our energy efficiently and how much energy are we able to consume. We must try to increase our awareness with regards to campus sustainability, with a specific emphasis on energy access and efficiency, for the next generation. As a long term goal, introducing solar energy panels will also save energy.

Like solid wastes, noise pollution can also have an impact on our health. Fortunately, MU is not located at the heart of Morogoro town and is far from irritating noise; then again as a community we tend to form own form of noise pollution. This can be substantiated by blaring loud volume of sound we use to listen to in the dormitories. This may have a side effect and may result in hearing loss, disturbance, and a general degradation of lifestyle, not only towards the person doing so, but also those around him, hence we should try and be considerate towards others around us, especially if we’re living in close proximity.

In addition, the Vice Chancellor pledged an environmental award, which will be presented (in the future) in recognition of an individual or group that will have depicted exemplary performance in managing the environment. In addition to these new developments, environmental forums were also encouraged to be instigated as well.

 

It can be drawn to a conclusion that as global citizens we must attempt to be environmentally conscious. Let us all take the initiative in keeping and protecting our environment and make sure that we take better care of the environment and make it a better place to live on, even for the next generation. Let us all try and emulate from Mbeya Campus College in their efforts of keeping their campus environment green and clean, and let us too be a shining example even towards others who are living in the neighboring villages.

Mu Participates In The 9th Higher Education Exhibitions

Mzumbe University participated in the 9th Higher Education, Science and Technology exhibitions which will be held at Diamond Jubilee Hall starting from May 21st-23rd 2014 in Dar es Salaam. The theme for this year exhibitions was “Leveraging National Development through Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation”

The exhibition was organized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT) and Higher Education Institutions, Regulatory, Professional and Research Bodies.

The objectives of the exhibitions was to create and promote equity, collaborations, partnerships, networks and linkages between higher education institutions, industry, research and development institutions for attainment of National development goals as well as for the regional and global socio economic development.

The guest of honor was the Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa. Mzumbe University managed to get four booths and was represented by 15 staff from the Directorate of Communications, Admission Office and representatives from School, Faculty and Campus Colleges.

Mu Participates In The 9th Higher Education Exhibitions

Mzumbe University participated in the 9th Higher Education, Science and Technology exhibitions which will be held at Diamond Jubilee Hall starting from May 21st-23rd 2014 in Dar es Salaam. The theme for this year exhibitions was “Leveraging National Development through Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation”

The exhibition was organized by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MOEVT) and Higher Education Institutions, Regulatory, Professional and Research Bodies.

The objectives of the exhibitions was to create and promote equity, collaborations, partnerships, networks and linkages between higher education institutions, industry, research and development institutions for attainment of National development goals as well as for the regional and global socio economic development.

The guest of honor was the Minister of Science and Technology, Hon. Prof. Makame Mbarawa. Mzumbe University managed to get four booths and was represented by 15 staff from the Directorate of Communications, Admission Office and representatives from School, Faculty and Campus Colleges.

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