Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College (TUDARCo)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
University description (as per official university website)
Tumaini University, founded by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (ELCT), currently Tumaini University consists of six constituent Colleges: Iringa University College, Makumira University College, Kilimanjaro Christian medical College, Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College, Stefano Moshi Memorial University College and the Sebastian Kolowa University College
TUDARCo, a new acquisition of Tumaini University, it is currently situated adjacent to Kinondoni Lutheran Church. It also occupies some of the buildings of the African Evangelistic Enterprises (AEE), which are only a stone throw away from the church. It also has a campus at the Kurasini Lutheran Congregation in Dar es Salaam.
The origins of TUDARCo are embedded in the then Waldorf College Tanzania (WCT) established in 1997 as a branch and later a mission college of Waldorf College, Forest City in Iowa, USA. WCT was a liberal arts college offering, by way of modules, two years of study in Dar es Salaam and another two years in a USA college to complete the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Management Information System colleges. Students had to transfer to USA with between 54 and 60 credits.
However, sometime in 2001, the authorities of WCT thought a partnership with Tumaini University would be to its advantage. Consequently, discussions opened between the relevant authorities through their various organs, and eventually in April 2003, TUDARCo was born as an associate college of Tumaini University, joining its three sisters.
TUDARCo offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes on full-time as well as part time basis during the day and evening. All TUDARCO academic programmes run on a semester basis.
Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College shall be a centre of excellence for knowledge transfer from one generation to another, train skilled human resources and job creators, and for the promotion of national unity through teaching, research, training, consultancy and community service to the nation, the region and the international community at large.
The Broad objective of TUDARCO is to be the Centre of excellence in providing good quality education through training in short and long courses and tailor made programmes, certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and sustainable research and consultancy activities.
Some of the specific objectives of TUDARCO include:
The provision of courses leading to Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates and other awards of the Tumaini University, and as directed by relevant University organs.
The production of College graduates who are sensitive and responsive to community needs and who are able to plan, organize, Co-ordinate and evaluate programmes aimed at meeting those needs.
The global serving at the Church and extension of educational programmes of the College to a diverse community of God's people.
The acceleration of the peace of human resources development in Socio economic, academic and research fields.
The development of resources from which spiritual breezes will spring and spread out far and wide for the renewal of the Church and Society as a whole, as a realization of hopes and expectations of ELCT-ECD and the ELCT in general.