Collaborations and Linkages

Collaborations and Linkages foster a global perspective and embody commitments to build bridges and networks with high quality institutions around the world. It is along this line that ATC collaborates with other national and international educational and development institutions and industries in the course of effectively and efficiently implementing its programmes. The major aim is for improving the quality of skilled technical graduates from ATC to meet labour market needs as well as enhancing quality and professionalism through outstanding academic programs.

Over the last seven (7) years, ATC has established linkages and collaboration with different partners aiming to bridge capacity and technological gaps. Collaboration and networking in academia assist partners in terms of sharing knowledge and resources in innovation, research and development activities. ATC’s primary areas of collaboration are sharing of resources, exchange of information, transfer of technology, and dissemination of knowledge.

Summary of Linkages and Collaborations To date




Areas of Cooperation

a) Tanzania Technical Education and Labour Market Support Programme (Italian Gvt) – TTELMS

1. Laboratory equipments for Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering programs.

2. Sensitization of female students to study science and technical subjects.

3. Establishment and supporting Industrial Liaison Office

b) Japanese International Cooperation Agency -JICA (Japan)

1. Academicians capacity building

2. Construction of irrigation infrastructure for the Civil and Irrigation Engineering programme

c) Education for Employment (EFE) – The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC)

1. Capacity building of academicians in teaching different programmes in minerals engineering in collaboration Canadian technical Colleges.

2. Establishing Lapidary and Jewellery Technology and Heavy Duty Equipment Technology programme at Technician Level (Ordinary Diploma)

d)Metsol AB’ – Sweden (establishing skills in metallurgy through MoU with the ministry)

1.Providing experts with skills and knowledge in metallurgy profession so as to participate in exploring and adding values to the iron-related products.

2. Curricula preparations, procuring equipments and machines to facilitate which will enable training provision and skills in training provision. 

e) PUM – Netherlands (toward a practical oriented education program for technicians)

1. Building relations with industries.

2. Capacity building for training practical technician programmes

f) Tanzania Atomic Energy Commission (TAEC)

1. The use of nuclear technology for human activities as well as power generation.

2. Research and Staff exchange

g) Tanga Cement Company Ltd

1. Research

2. Providing cement support for practical training and laboratory equipments for  materials testing

h) Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA)

1. Cooperation in training for artisans

2. Cooperation in irrigation engineering training

i) Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST), National Institute of Transport (NIT),Karume Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NMIST), Clemson University, USA

1. Research

2. Staff, students, and  curriculum exchange

j) Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) 1. Cooperating in practical training for irrigation Engineering programme
k) Higher Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) Financing Post-graduate Studies for Academicians 
l) Association of Citizen Contractors of Tanzania (ACCT) Rehabilitation and transformation of the Masonry building into  a Professional Training Centre
m) Sault College (Canada), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Camosun College (Canada), Tamale Polytechnic (Ghana), Sunyani

Polytechnic (Ghana), Oikos East Africa (Italy) and Clemson University (USA)

1. Research and establishment of new academic programmes.

2. Staff and students exchange

n) Kafue Gorge Regional Training Center (Zambia) Conduct training in rehabilitation of infrastructure and hydropower generation
o) Commonwealth Association of Technical Univesities and Polytechnics (CAPA)

1. Cooperation with technical institutions in Africa which are under Commowealth.

2. Staff and students exchange.

3. Research

The ATC Rector -Dr R. J. Masika is a CAPA Board  member

p) World Federation for Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP)

1. Cooperation with technical institutions in in the world.

2. Staff and students exchange.

3. Research

The ATC Rector -Dr R. J. Masika is the Deputy Chairperson of the WFCP Board

q) Biomedical Engineering Technology Aid International (BETA, USA)

1. Joint Oriented Practical for Biomedical Engineering delivery programme.

2. Teaching and learning equipment for Electrical and Biomedical Engineering programme.

3. Scholarship for short term training for academicians

r) UNESCO-UNEVOC (Germany) ATC has been identified as a UNEVOC centre of excellence in the Country.The main aim of UNESCO-UNEVOC network is to improve Technical and Vocational Education and training through exchanging ideas and knowledge.
s) Toyota Tanzania Ltd.

1. Capacity building to staff and students  in automotive services, maintenance and repairs.

2. Training in state-of-the-art auto-technologies

t) TanzaniaEducation Authority (TEA) Construction of a Females’ Hostel with an accommodation capacity of 250 female students
u) Industry Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) Advice and training in provision of practical training. 
v) The Government of Austria(Kuhn) Design, supply and installation of equipment; and provision of capacity building services