St. Augustine University values collaboration with industry leaders. The University collaborates with an International Consortium of Partner Universities in their respective specialties all over the world to ensure that its programs and curricula are of international stature and are internationally recognized.
Areas of Collaboration
The following are areas that the university seeks collaboration in with various institutions around the world:
1. Study Abroad programs primarily for students to study abroad for a semester or a shorter period of time in order to expose them to new experiences
2. Global Alliance programs, to provide Postgraduate programs through a collaboration with SAUT. To enable our students to earn their degrees on a budget, this can be done through a 2+1 or 3+0 arrangement.
3. Joint academic Supervision, this will provide a platform for joint supervision between our academics and other external instructors, notably in postgraduate courses.
4. Funding/Scholarships This would enable faculty and students to access the numerous study funding available to them for furthering their studies both domestically and abroad.
5. Staff Exchange Program: the university, through its departments, supports a staff exchange program whereby a department will invite a lecturer with a specialty that is not available in Tanzania to teach for a semester while simultaneously fostering the growth of a research network, and vice versa.
6. Industry exchange programs. a venue for all staff members to participate in events that would expose them to diverse business professionals and academic staff both domestically and abroad through interactions
The University Has Partnerships With Universities In The Following Nations Thus Far:
Duale Hochschule Baden Wurttemberg
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (known in Germany as the DHBW) is the first higher education institution in Germany to integrate academic studies with workplace training. Founded in March, 2009, DHBW traces its roots back to the Berufsakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg which was founded in 1974. It took only a few years for the institution to grow in size, complexity and importance. At present there are 10 campuses spread out over the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg with roughly 35,000 students and about 9,000 co-operating companies. https://www.heidenheim.dhbw.de/en/home
The University of Freiburg was among the winners of the nationwide “Excellent Teaching” competition in 2009. Organized by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs and the Stifterver band for German Science and Research, the competition recognizes innovative instructional concepts. The State Teaching Award, conferred yearly for already implemented instructional concepts at higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg, has also gone regularly to lecturers at the University of Freiburg since it was first organized in 1993. https://uni-freiburg.de/university/university-at-a-glance/history/
University of Vechta
The University of Vechta looks back on a long and eventful history that started in 1830. It has been shaped by political changes, willingness for reform, and various other dynamics. Cosmopolitan, personal, and familial – the university represents its philosophy “Responsibility is Key” and wants to be a source of inspiration for the future. Its self-image is characterised by a close connection to the region, with a focus on internationality, interdisciplinary and intercultural competence. The close connection of research, academic teaching, and transfer of knowledge in combination with specific key profiles in the fields of teacher training, social and human services, agriculture and food, and cultural studies at the University of Vechta aims to prepare future generations to cope with complex challenges in a globalised world. The University of Vechta especially focuses on transformation processes in rural areas. Digitalisation, internationalisation, sustainability as well as gender and diversity are among its cross-cutting issues. https://www.uni-vechta.de
University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
The University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) - one of the youngest and largest universities in Germany - is located in the middle of the Ruhr Metropolitan Region. Its broad spectrum of subjects ranges from humanities, social sciences and education to economics, engineering, natural sciences and medicine. Since its foundation in 2003, the UDE has developed into a globally recognized research university. https://www.uni-due.de/en/university/index.php
It is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognized fields of study are represented at our university. We bring together research and education in technology, health and society. Our collaboration with our partners is built on our strengths, unique combinations of scientific disciplines and applied expertise. Tampere University is a community of 21,000 students and over 4,000 staff members. The University was created in 2019 through a merger between the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. Our university has seven faculties. https://www.tuni.fi/en/about-us/tampere-university
The International University of Logistics and Transport in Wrocław
The main reason of establishing The University was the lack of higher academic institutions educating prospective professionals in logistics sector in Poland, whereas the increasing demand for such specialists is noticeable on the labour market. The vital intention of university’s founders was to educate managers who would possess not only the necessary expertise enabling them to manage modern logistic processes, but also who would be ready to work efficiently in integrated Europe. In order to fulfil its mission, The University puts emphasis on the choice of suitable study programs, employment of appropriately qualified faculty, as well as broadly understood cooperation with other entities. https://www.mwslit.com/about-the-university/the-history-of-the-university
ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL)
The Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon was founded in 1972 as one of Portugal’s first modern universities, with the central aim of studying labour and social dynamics in a rapidly changing world. Since its establishment, the university has expanded its disciplinary reach into four schools: Iscte Business School, the School of Sociology and Public Policy, the School of Technology and Architecture and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. https://www.iscte-iul.pt/conteudos/iscte/about-us/541/about-iscte
University College of Northern Denmark
University College of Northern Denmark – UCN – is a large, Danish institution of higher education and knowledge in the fields of health care, education, business and technology. UCN is proud to deliver real-life education, because in real life, theory and practice are closely intertwined. Being practice related is at the core of our DNA as well as our unique learning approach. https://www.ucn.dk/english/about-ucn
Kaunsas University of Technology
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is located in Lithuania, a North European country as a part of the European Union. Although it is a technological university, it covers all study fields with an exception of medicine and law. Almost half of the study programs are taught in English. www.ktu.edu/en
Novia University of Applied Science
The Novia UAS area of activity is located along the Swedish-speaking coast and the university operates in Vaasa, Turku, Raasepori, and Pietarsaari. With 4500 students, and a workforce consisting of about 320 people, the college is the largest Swedish-speaking UAS in Finland. Novia UAS has a close working relationship with the business community and an active alumni network. https://www.novia.fi/en
The has a long history and rich tradition in education, and the university's origins can be traced back to the Hangaku Zoshikan School, which was established in 1773 and was run by the feudal domain. After the merger of several higher education institutions including the Seventh Higher School established during the Meiji period (1868-1912), Kagoshima University inherited this educational tradition and was newly established in 1949 as a national university. The university has developed into one of the leading comprehensive universities comprising nine faculties, ten graduate schools and fourteen education and research institutes with approximately 9,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students including 300 international students.https://www.gic.kagoshima-u.ac.jp
Yeungnam University has two campuses. Gyeongsan is the main campus and other is Daegu campus. Located in the city of Gyeongsan in the south-eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, the city is adjacent to the Daegu metropolis, the third largest city in South Korea.
Yeungnam University has 22,000 undergraduate students, 3,500 graduate students, and 1,000 faculty members and staff with fine facilities and academic organizations. There are also 11 auxiliary organizations, including the Center for International Programs, the Foreign Language Institute, and 38 academic research institutes. https://www.yu.ac.kr/english/index.do
Third Degree Malaysia
The Third Degree is a research and higher education consultancy. We provide a support ecosystem for research students & professional development, as well as strategic solutions for Universities seeking to extend current capabilities. We support postgraduate research students with access to experts and resources, giving students and emerging researchers enhanced avenues for personal and professional development. We support Universities and industry learning providers with ensuring their programmes and delivery remain current and relevant. This includes programme audit services, programme design and delivery, and professional development training for educators. https://www.thethirddegree.asia
Padjadjaran University Indonesia
Padjadjaran University or known by the abbreviation Unpad is one of the state universities in Indonesia. Unpad was founded on September 11, 1957, with a campus location in Bandung. When established, the university had four departments: Law, Economics, Medicine, and Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Now it has developed into 16 faculties and several postgraduate programs, 44 undergraduate programs (Strata 1/S1), two specialist programs, nine doctorate programs (Strata 3/S3), 19 master's degree programs (Strata 2/S2), five profession programs, one four-year diploma program (D4), and 32 three-year diploma programs (D3). http://www.unpad.ac.id/
University of Venda
The University of Venda, situated in Thohoyandou in the scenic Vhembe district of the Limpopo Province of South Africa was established in 1982. The university has ever experienced tremendous growth and change. From its early years, staff members were drawn from various backgrounds in South Africa but by 1994 staff members were increasingly recruited from other African countries and overseas. https://www.univen.ac.za
Cavendish University Uganda
Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) is a leading Private University in Uganda established in 2008 and is licensed and accredited by the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE). CUU offers market-relevant and accredited academic Programmes hosted in four Faculties of Law, Science & Technology, Business & Management, and Socio-economic Sciences. In addition, we also have a School of Postgraduate Studies & Research. https://www.cavendish.ac.ug/about-cavendish-university-uganda/
State University of Zanzibar
State University of Zanzibar is a public university located on Unguja Island in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Currently, SUZA consists of seven campuses that are found at equally beautiful but different locations within the islands. Six campuses are located in Unguja and one campus in Pemba Island. Tunguu is the main SUZA campus located about 12 km away from Zanzibar town. https://www.suza.ac.tz
University of Dar es Salaam
The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is the oldest and premier public university in Tanzania. It is situated 13 kilometers on the western side of the city of Dar es Salaam, occupying 1,625 acres on the observation hill, famously known as Mlimani in Kiswahili. he academic programmes offered lead to the award of certificates, diplomas, and undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. A total of 370 programmes including 17 taught PhD; 99 PhD by thesis; 142 Masters; 10 Postgraduate; 92 undergraduate; 5 certificate, and 6 diploma are offered in various academic units. https://www.udsm.ac.tz/web/index.php/background
I. Memorandum of Understanding:
SAUT is currently working with various universities in and out of the country through various partnership. So far here are the names of the universities;
1. Freiburg University- Germany
2. University of Duisburg Essen- Germany
3. Kogshima University-Japan
4. University Institute of -Lisbon
5. University College of Northern Denmark
6. Kaunsas University of Technology- Lithuania
7. Novia University of Applied Science in Finland
8. Yungnam University- Korea
9. The International University of Logistics and Transport in Wroclaw- Poland
10. Third Degree Program Malaysia
11. Universitas Padjadjara- Indonesia
12. University of Venda South Africa
13. Cavendish University Uganda
14. State University of Zanzibar
II. Research and Development projects:
The following are international projects that saut is engaged;
1. Female International Research Network (FIRE)Two female lecturers (Prof Lekule and Dr Judith are part of FIRE network which is a network that combines German and African professors a project that has helped to train female postgraduate students to be able to do research). Through this project SAUT has managed to have six of their female postgraduate students to take part in the program and two of them have successfully graduated with Masters in Business Administration and Masters of Laws.
2. Development of Bachelor degree program in Community and public health a project between Yungnam University in Korea and SAUT through Sociology department.
3. Development of Social work curriculum a project between Novia University of Applied Sciences, SAUT and NGos in Mwanza.
4. Development of research project in agriculture to seek for funding through JICA this is a partnership between Kogshima University and SAUT.
5. Medical and community health projects to help bring awareness to the society through Mkapa and Nyerere foundation
The university has been graced by various key visitors both in and out of the country which has not only made us gain publicity but continue building strong partnerships. We have received the following visitors;
1. Professor Gerhrd Jager, President of Duale HochShule Baden-Wurttemberg Germany
2. Professor Mohammed Makame Haji Vice Chancelor Suza
3. Professor Kamugisha Vice President Cavendish University
4. Professor Ichitan Kogshima University Japan
5. Dr Ralph Schertlen engineer at Bosch Germany (spent two weeks in SAUT to teach engineering students)
IV. Student Exchange:
SAUT has continued to receive and sent students to various partners; Current statistics is as follows;
1. One undergraduate student is currently in Japan for six-month exchange
2. Two Phd students (SAUT staff) are in Finland for three months’ exchange
3. Five undergraduate students will be going to Germany in March for six months Exchange
4. Two Phd students (SAUT staff) will be going to Germany in July for three-month exchange
5. One Phd student (SAUT staff) currently in Indonesia for PhD program
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Message From The Director
Welcome to the St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT), a top-ranked private international university in Tanzania. The institution has developed relationships with other universities across the world that allow its students to access global academic knowledge through a variety of exchange programs. Students from all over the world, including Germany, Finland, China, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Malawi, to name a few, have earned their degrees here over the years and are now influential figures in a variety of global businesses.
All nationalities are invited to enroll as international students at the institution because the degree they earn it will be completely recognized worldwide. Explore the world by broadening your horizons through the different exchange programs that SAUT facilitates. Being a global competitive citizen will help you discover new cultures, make friends from all over the world, and improve your competitiveness. We are aware that students all over the world require assistance as they adjust to university life. As students adjust to a new culture and learn from friends and instructors, this change can frequently seem so daunting. We are aware of these difficulties, and our department is prepared to assist any student in adjusting and integrating into the new setting.
When it comes to the relocation of academic expatriates to Tanzania, the department also serves as a support unit for the human resources department. As they contribute experience and knowledge from different regions of the world, the institution now has about more than 30 expatriates as lecturers in a variety of fields. The organization recognizes the importance of having an international staff, and as a result, it welcomes academicians from all over the world to work either full or visiting at the university.
Why Study or work in Tanzania
Universities in Tanzania are home to a thriving international student community. As a result, universities in Tanzania have the greatest diversity of any place in the nation. Over 120 different tribes have an effect on Tanzanian culture, which is evident in the music, art, and traditions of the country. Foreigners are given preference and the fees are typically less expensive. Most institutions provide cafeteria services to the student body at discounted prices for more economical meals. Tanzania is a religiously diverse nation that supports the right to practice any religion one chooses, and this is clear in its universities.
1. The department of international relations is available to assist students with every step of the application process, including admission, airport pickup, visa, accommodation, and other necessary procedures. As the department will be present for them during their stay, students may be confident that they won't encounter any issues when they arrive in the nation.
2. The student will receive a one-week orientation session once they arrive to help them get to know the department, other students, professors, and university administration. Your experience in SAUT will begin with a fun-filled week of events featuring presentations and exposure to outdoor tourism.
3. The student's academic progress will be supervised through a monitoring method to make sure they can understand what is being taught in class and to see how they get along with their classmates.
The department will also facilitate the process for foreign nationals and visiting academics who have been offered jobs at the institution to apply for work and residency permits.
Dr Judith Flora Wanda PhD
Director of International Relations