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St. Augustine University of Tanzania is an independent higher-learning institution governed by the University Council under the Catholic bishops of Tanzania (Tanzania Episcopal Conference or TEC) and is operated with close attention to the requirements of governmental and relevant professional bodies

OVERVIEW The new University is aptly named after one of the great scholars of Africa and the West, St. Augustine of Hippo in northern Africa (354-430 AD).  Like Augustine himself, this University is dedicated to research and quality teaching, to questing for new knowledge, and applying it to improve the quality of human life within a spirit of faith and ethical values. 
WELCOME Welcome to St. Augustine University of Tanzania!  Thank you for your visit.  We hope you’ll feel right at home.  Use this guide to take a tour of the University.  Just stop and ask if you start to lose you way
GENERAL INFORMATION St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT), established in 1998, offers the challenge of strong academic degree programmes in a scholarly atmosphere, preserving at the same time the sense of community and personal concern that characterized the former Nyegezi Social Training Institute (1960-98).  While retaining the Advanced Diploma and Certificate courses, SAUT inaugurated its degree programmes with the B.A. in Mass Communication, moving on to the Bachelor of Business Administration in 1999, with further Bachelor's and Master's programmes planned in subsequent years.  The University attracts students from Tanzania and elsewhere, particularly the countries of East and Central Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Malawi and Burundi.  SAUT admits students of all religious backgrounds.
DONOR SUPPORT TANZANIA IS BETTER OFF than other countries in some of these respects but, along with other nearby countries, it has two critical needs: (1) better education for the people as a whole, and (2) competent training of skilled and principled leaders.  Without good leaders and skilled managers, development efforts will be haphazard and ineffective; and lacking a well-educated citizenry, the country will never be in a position to demand good government
FUTURE PLAN Intellectual and educational leaders in Tanzania have long felt the need for a richer mix of academic offerings in this country.  In the 29 years since the University of Dar es Salaam (1970) was established, fewer than 20,000 degrees have been awarded.  Sokoine, an agricultural university, was started in 1984, but this has produced only about two thousand more graduates.  In 1995, Tanzania enacted legislation allowing private universities to be established under rigid conditions that would assure the integrity of their degrees.