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Tuesday, 14. August 2018

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Lecture Free Time
20.07.2018 - 07.10.2018


Master Programmes in Germany on Urban-, Regional-, and  Infrastructure Planning



Ardhi University - Tanzania

Ardhi University
School of Spatial Planning and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 35176, Dar es Salaam

Tel. +255 22 27 75448
Fax +255 22 27 75391
E-mail: spring(at)

Founding year

The Ardhi University (ARU) was established after transforming the former University College of Lands and Architectural Studies (UCLAS) which was then a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam from 1st July 1996. The History of Ardhi University, however, dates back to 1956 when the Surveying Training School offering land surveying technician certificate courses before it evolved into Ardhi Institute , then constituent college of the  University of Dar es Salaam and finally a fully-fledged university.

University location

The University is situated on Observation Hill close to University of Dar es Salaam. It is close to the beach (5 km) and sharing border with Mlimani City, one of the biggest shopping mall in East Africa.

Number of students

2806 registered students, including 2666 Undergraduates and 140 Postgraduates.

Number of international student

There total 35 foreign students undertaking various undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Number of staff

479 staff members, including 237 Academic Staff and 240 Administrative & Technical Staff.

Number of schools

The University has 18 academic Units, 6 Schools and 3 Centers.

SPRING Programme 2nd year

The School maintains a close academic link with the University of Dortmund through a joint Master Programme (M.Sc. URPM) and joint researches, including PhD researches.  

Profile of the second year – focus point

The second year at ARU prepares a planner  to deal with typical urban development challenges  in the context of developing countries. The basic teaching concept is to use spatial planning tools in real life cases, whereby students interact with a community   to appraise development issues and device workable strategies and bankable projects. 

Short overview of the courses

Modules in the second year include urban planning and management theories and workshop; infrastructure and housing, and research methods, which include spatial information systems.