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A Welcome Note from the HoD

Dr. Michael P. J. Mahenge

Acting Head of Department


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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Dr. Alcardo Alex Barakabitze Wins the Distinguished International Associate Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), UK

Project Title: Mitigating Climate Change Through Quality-driven Management of Future Telecommunications using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Tanzania PI: Dr. Alcardo Alex Barakabitze Collaborator: Prof. Trung Q. Duong, Queen’s University Belfast, UK Dr Alcardo Alex Barakabitze from the Department of Informatics and Information Technology, CoNAS has been awarded the Distinguished International Associate (DIA) Award by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng),...
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What transpired in the Panel Discussion on “Explore the Future of Learning”

STORY BY: Calvin Edward Gwabara, Edited by Dr.  Joseph Telemala – Morogoro. Education Stakeholders from various university in Tanzania suggest the Government in collaboration with Universities to see the importance of formulating policies and guidelines that will coordinate the use of artificial intelligence in education and enable the country to benefit from this vital technology that has great benefits in...
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Towards Innovative IT Education: Two Book Chapters Published by DIIT staff

The IGI Publisher has recently published two chapters authored by DIIT staff. These chapters are part of the project titled “Morogoro Youth Empowerment through Establishment of Social Innovation (YEESI) Lab for Problem-Centered Training in Machine Vision.” The book, titled “Empowering Students and Elevating Universities with Innovation Centers,” has several book chapters that encompass insightful discussions on innovative approaches to education....
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Panel Discussion — “Explore the Future of Learning” on Thursday 9th May 2024 from 10:00 – 13:00 hrs

Be informed that on Thursday 9th May 2024 from 10:00 – 13:00 hrs, there will be a panel discussion on “Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education” which will be held at Sokoine National Agricultural Library (SNAL) boardroom and the Vice Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture, Prof. Raphael Chibunda will be the Guest of Honor. This panel...
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Panel Discussion — Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Tanzanian Libraries and Information centers: Boon or Boom?

Join our enlightening discussion at the event “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Library and Information Center Services” where we will uncover the potential, challenges, and future prospects for libraries in the AI era. Whether you are a student, educator, librarian, archivist, or museum professional, this event offers invaluable insights and practical guidance on harnessing AI’s capabilities nationwide. Discover firsthand how AI...
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PhD Research Results and Concept Note Presentation on 8th May 2024

The Department of Informatics and Information Technology (DIIT) is inviting you to a PhD Research Results and Concept Note presentation that will be held on Wednesday, 8th May, 2024 at the Computer Video Conference Lab (SGLB2) from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. You can also attend and follow presentations online at: https://meet.google.com/nkd-ytqw-uui You may visit the attached document for more details....
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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.


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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.