The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, Tanzania, is a Higher Learning, research-based Institution. It’s one in a network of Pan-African Institutions of Science and Technology located across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), which are the proud brainchild of the late Nelson Mandela. These institutions envision training and developing the next generation of African Scientists and engineers to impact profoundly on the continent’s development through the application of Science, Engineering Technology and Innovation (SETI).
The Vision of NM-AIST is to become a world-class institution of higher learning dedicated to the pursuit and promotion of excellence in SETI, and their applications for economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

The Mission is to deliver and promote high quality and internationally competitive teaching and learning, research and innovation, and public service in SETI leveraging on entrepreneurship for enhanced value addition to people and natural resources, to stimulate, catalyze and promote economic growth and sustainable development in Tanzania and SSA. The institute’s Motto is: “Academia for Society and Industry”.

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