A Welcome Note from the HoD

Welcome to the official website of the Department of Informatics and Information Technology (DIIT) at the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CONAS) of the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA). The Department has highly qualified staff in areas of ICT and knowledge management. It is committed to providing high-quality teaching, research, consultancy and community service in the areas of informatics, knowledge management, information technology, and information sciences.

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DIIT Website Continues to Rank Second in the Third Quarter of SUA’s Website Ranking

In the third quarter of 2023, the website of the Department of Informatics and Information Technology (DIIT) in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS) at SUA has consistently held the second position in the category of “Best Academic Department Website Ranking”. The department website was ranked seventh in the SUA’s “Overall Website Ranking” out of 67 competing units,...
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DIIT SUA Celebration: Wrapping Up the 2022/23 Academic Year with a Memorable Celebration

The Department of Informatics and Information Technology (DIIT) at SUA celebrated the end of the 2022/2023 academic year with a delightful evening of dancing, feasting, and friendship at the SUASA Club grounds on the lovely Edward Moringe Campus. This event marked yet another significant milestone in the department’s efforts to foster unity and solidarity. It was a celebration of numerous...
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Exciting News: TWO Research Groups led by members from the Department of Informatics and Information Technology Secure Dual COSTECH Grants

The Department of Informatics and Information Technology is pleased to announce a double victory, as they have successfully secured not one, but TWO grants. These grants, generously funded by COSTECH, IDRC and NORAD, represent a significant accomplishment for the department and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CoNAS) at Sokoine University of Agriculture. The first team, under the guidance...
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Three SUA staff, Mangare, Mbwana and Mwawado, are participating in the Women in Tech and AI summer school in Rabat, Morocco

Three staff from SUA, Ms. Catherine Mangare, Dr. Hadijah Mbwana and Ms. Rehema Mwawado, are attending the Innovative Summer School in Rabat, Morocco, which is aimed at empowering African women in the fields of technology and artificial intelligence (AI). The three staff are from the Department of Informatics and Information Technology, Department of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, and Mizengo...
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PhD Research Results and Concept Note Presentations on Friday, 18th August 2023

Dear All, We would like to inform you that there will be seminar presentations where Ms. ANNA, Mohamed Namala will present her results from her PhD research titled “First Time Mothers Health Information Needs and Accessibility During the Digital Age” and Ms. Bertha Kachota will present her PhD Concept Note titled “Ethical Practices on Service Delivery by Information Professionals in...
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Ms. Theofrida Maginga wins a prestigious Global Grand Challenge Funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Ms. Theofrida Maginga, who is a member of staff in our Department (DIIT) at Sokoine University of Agriculture has successfully secured prestigious funding through the Global Grand Challenge initiative. Ms. Maginga’s research project titled “Integrated AI, Internet of Things (IoT), and a Swahili Chatbot: Agricultural Technology Solution for Early Detection of Maize Diseases”, will be supported by the Bill and...
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Programmes in the Department of Informatics and Information Technology


The department offers (4) non-degree programmes in Information Technology (IT), Library Science (LS) and Records Management (RM)

Bachelor Degrees

The department offers two (2) bachelor degree programmes in information technology (IT), and information and records management.

Postgraduate Degrees

Currently, the department only offers thesis-based doctoral programmes in librarianship, information science, records management, and information technology.


Learn about us, who we are, our Vision, Mission, what we do, and many more

Staff Profiles

Currently, the department has 42 academic and 2 administrative staff. Our staff are involved in teaching, research projects, consultancy, and outreach services.

Current Projects

The department’s staff is more active and involved in many research projects than any other department in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. There are currently six (6) ongoing projects funded by the University through its SUARIS initiative, as well as three (3) projects funded by donors.