This project is funded by the European Union
under  GA number EDF/2014/3552.
The views expressed in these pages do not
necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission


Project Duration: 1 March 2015 - 29 February 2016
Target Country(ies) or Region(s): Tanzania & UK



The vision of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is “to become a reputable world-class University that is responsive to national, regional and global development needs through engagement in dynamic knowledge creation and application”. Realising the significance of the oil and gas sector in the Tanzanian economy and the forthcoming needs from the industry development, the University has made a commitment to increase its capacity to offer higher learning, research and knowledge exchange services to the nation. The University of Aberdeen, together with UDSM, thus propose this action for sustainable and multidisciplinary work, encompassing all relevant units and disciplines, including engineering and technology, geosciences, business, sustainable development and law.


Objectives of the Action

Overall objective: To contribute to capacity building in oil and gas and energy promotion in Tanzania and specifically at the University of Dar es Salaam to respond to forthcoming needs of industry and consumers for sustainable energy for all.

Specific objectives:

  • To  build human  resource  capacity  through  education  and  staff  exchange  with  the Tanzanian partner
  • To develop curricula for sustainable oil and gas education in engineering, geosciences, social sciences, business and law
    • Conduct research and exchange knowledge in sustainable development of oil and gas
    • To upgrade existing facilities and acquire equipment for sustainable oil and gas service provision activities
    • To establish and maintain sustainable links, collaborations and business partnerships with the oil and gas industry in Tanzania


Target Group(s)

  • Staff members and students of the University of Dar es Salaam and the University of Aberdeen
  • Government institutions and agencies, local authorities, oil and gas companies


Final Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries:

  • University of Dar es Salaam and University of Aberdeen
  • Oil and gas industry

Indirect beneficiaries:

  • Tanzanian citizens who are able to access affordable sustainable energy in line with the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All programme
  • Tanzanian local and national authorities


Main Activities

  • Educate UDSM staff members to Master and PhD levels in sustainable development of
  • oil and gas related disciplines and facilitate staff members of UDSM to attend short term training locally and abroad
  • Facilitate staff exchange between partner universities in Tanzania and Europe
  • Strengthen and establish business partnerships between the oil and gas industry in Tanzania and UDSM and Europe through internships, practical training, curriculum development, etc.
  • Establish field training and research centre and support research in oil and gas
  • Develop and review curricula relevant to oil and gas industry, sustainable development and national needs
  • Acquire research and training laboratory equipment and materials
  • Facilitate outreach education and dissemination activities related to oil and gas