The missions of the university anchor on training, research, outreach services and production. Our training, research, outreach services and production initiatives are configured to support industrial, sectoral and community development through promoting optimal use of STI.
We therefore work in the broad field of science and technology but notably agriculture with the view to generate graduate farmers, technicians and agro-processors in support of the national desire to create a business farming community and knowledge-based SMEs as well as attaining the middle income country status. This institutional aspiration also complements industrial development strategy of Tanzania.
The University academic focus hinges initially in the disciplines of agriculture; natural resources management; fisheries and aquaculture; human and animal health; and engineering and technology as well as science education. Future plans will bring aboard mineral, gas and petroleum engineering and technology. The university also brings aboard social science programmes in its quest to promote use of STI in development.