University History

Our History

In 1995 Tumaini University, Iringa University College was founded, originating as Iringa Lutheran College and Seminary. In 1997 it began offering University Certificate, Diploma, and Degree programmes. It operated as University College for eighteen years and was distinguished as being the first private university in Tanzania. Graduates from this University have become prominent throughout the country in Lutheran ministry, law, and business. In addition, Tumaini is well represented in the national Ministries of Education, the Arts, and others. Tumaini graduates figure with importance throughout Tanzanian industry. Many have continued on to post-graduate degrees in Europe, America, and other African nations and are distiguishing themselves internationally.

On 25th October 2013 Iringa University College became the full-fledged University of Iringa (UoI). The University has six departments/faculties and offers multiple courses of study in each, certificates, diplomas, bachelors', and post-graduate degrees. It is under the aegis of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. The University boasts a highly trained and experienced academic staff from Tanzania and countries across the globe. It enjoys close ties and support from the USA, Finland, Germany, and various other foreign countries.

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University of Iringa, P.O Box 200, Iringa, Tanzania

  Tel: +255 (0) 26 2720900

  Fax: +255 (0) 26 2720904