ARU receives financial support from Belgium  

06Dec 2021
Joseph Mwendapole
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
ARU receives financial support from Belgium  

ARDHI University (ARU) has received financial support from the Belgium government to facilitate it conduct researchers that will find solutions to various challenges facing Dar es Salaam Region.

The solutions will facilitate the city to become ‘smart” by addressing challenges resulting from poor planning.

This was declared over the weekend by the ARU Vice Chancellor Professor Evaristo Liwa, when speaking during the 15th graduation ceremony held at the university premises in Dar es Salaam.

He said the project which is under organizations named VLIR Flemish Inter-University Council will also facilitate 46 lectures from the university to undergo PhD studies and 54 of them do masters degrees for the duration of ten years.

In the graduation, 982 graduates were conferred with different degrees where 929 of them were awarded first degree, 45 master degree, 4 PhD and four diplomas.

He said ARU has participated in the more than 103 researchers which intend to find solutions in different social issues including environment, land, settlement and infrastructure development.

He said the sponsored project will have small researchers and through it they will introduce the Centre for Sustainable Cities Studies and he mentioned another project as young people’s climate change engagement in Tanzania (Y-ENGAGE).”

“This project intends to increase knowledge and youth participation in issues of climate change and is sponsored by the Danish government through its organization DANIDA, another project is industrial automation laboratories,” he said.

He further said under the sponsorship of the European Union (EU), the university has introduced a laboratory which will be used to teach students dif

“Because the laboratory is fully equipped with modern facilities the graduates in computer systems will graduate with enough knowledge to enable them to work directly without the need to have additional training.  This will help them to get employment easily because they have a market,” he said.

Chairperson of the university council, Ambassador Salome Sijaona, commended the management of the university under Professor Liwa for the proper planning and the good implementation of university development activities, the move that has helped the university to have excellent performances.

“It is my sincere hope that you will maintain the speed you have and it is the government's expectations that you shall continue to implement the purposes which made the establishment of this university properly,” she said.

“The university has continued to perform well despite the COVID-19 challenges. You maintained all government directives in the fight against this pandemic and continue with teaching, doing researchers and providing consultancy to our nation. I sincerely commend the leadership for the job well done,” she said.