Tuesday, September 1, 2015


(UDSM – SIDA PROGRAMME 2015 – 2020: PROJECT NO. 2235)
Starting date: October 2015
Duration of Study: 48 months
Degree Provider: KTH – Stockholm (Sandwich mode)
Collaboration Institutions: University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and KTH – Stockholm Sweden.
This Sida – funded Ph.D. Scholarship is open for members of academic staff intending to pursue research on Development of Affordable Adsorbents systems for Arsenic and Fluoride removal in drinking water sources in Tanzania. The Ph.D. students must complete their program within (4) four years. The program will run as a sandwich model between the University of Dar es Salaam and KTH Stockholm in Sweden. The students will be registered at KTH while staying six months each year at the KTH for joint supervision, attending research seminars and doing literature review. At the end of the program, the beneficiary must produce a thesis leading to a PhD degree and a minimum of four (4) articles in international referred journals.
The scholarship is intended for Tanzanian academic staff members from the UDSM including DUCE and MUCE and/ or any other public University in Tanzania who will meet the following criteria:


School of Business and Economics
Atlantic International University

The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA, PhD) program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced managers and professionals in the business arena by extending their management knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process management skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.

  • MBM708 International Business: Challenge of Global Competition
  • MBM710 Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases
  • MBM712 Managerial Economics and Business Strategy

  • MBM700 Organizational Behavior
  • MBM702 Business and Society: Corporate Strategy, Public Policy, Ethics
  • MBM704 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
  • MBM706 Research Techniques and Methods

  • Track 1- International Management
    • MBM811 International Management: Culture & Strategy
    • Experiential Learning
  • Track 2 - Information Technology Management
    • MBM815 Managing IT in the E-Business Enterprise
    • MBM817 Internet Business Models and Strategies
  • Track 3- Human Resources
    • MBM819 Leadership in Organizations
    • MBM821 Human Relations and Performance
  • Track 4 - Commerce and Economics
    • MBM823 Managerial Economics and Organization Architecture
    • MBM825 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

  • Track 5- Marketing
    • MBM827 Strategic Logistics in Marketing
    • MBM829 Marketing Research
  • Track 6 - Accounting and Finance
    • MBM831 Cost Management Strategies
    • MBM833 Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy
  • Track 7- Knowledge Management
    • MBM835 Enabling Knowledge Management
    • MBM837 Knowledge Management Strategies

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

UC Reboot - University Corner in 2014

I spent an extended time away and had a great time. Of course, I missed all of you too. Moving away from the social pulse is strange.
It felt a bit like Eole Midad, BlackOps, where he takes a month (or two) off from social networks and email. Last week I did a lot of catching up and participated in Martin Couzins’great new course on how to be an effective digital curator. The course is a great way to get lots of people together who are interested in collecting and shaping content, so it was a good way to get back in the swing of things online.


Now we’re very much in 2014, I wanted to make a few changes. For a start, I’ve updated the site. What do you think about the new look? If you read via email or a feed, come and take a peek. I plan to increase the post numbers again, with a selection of shorter pieces alongside the lengthy posts.
But I need your input for the most relevant stuff. Do you need more exam tips? Want to sort out your work/life balance (or don’t even think it exists)? Interested in higher education in the news? Have something on your mind that you wish was covered here? Get in touch and let me know which aspects of uni life you want the lowdown on.


I’m also about to start a newsletter, which wil contain daily information about Universities, whats happening and what's going on, for the moment we wil start with the high ranked universities and as time goes we will reach everyone every where,
The first edition of the Thump will be out soon.


Your answer will depend on where you are in life right now. A first year, a final year, a recent graduate, halfway to retirement? How you view your degree changes over time.
Another influencing factor is why you chose to study in the first place. Was it to further a chosen career, in hope that you could earn more with a degree, or was it simply a subject you had a deep interest in?

It’s no surprise that many students have at least a passing interest in better career prospects from a degree. This angle comes under question all the time.
Frank Field MP has obtained data from the Office for National Statistics, finding that more than a quarter of graduates were paid less than the hourly gross wage of £11.10 paid to non-graduates with an apprenticeship.
From one perspective, it suggests that a degree isn’t the only route to the best pay. You may even think it represents bad value.
But that’s not the full picture. Money is not the only goal people strive toward. If money was all you cared about, university may have felt a waste of time in the first place. Several years without moving explicitly toward cash? It’s a long game that you may have run out of patience over.
(photo by ashley rose) (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
(photo by ashley rose) (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
The huge focus on tuition fees leads to much discussion on value for money and subsequent returns on investment. It’s understandable.
For some, a degree is a necessary hoop to jump through before moving on to something else. However:
“The value of paper degrees lies in a common agreement to accept them as a proxy for competence and status, and that agreement is less rock solid that the higher education establishment would like to believe.” – Harvard Business Review,The Degree Is Doomed
That is the view of Michael Staton, a partner at education-focused venture capital firm, Learn Capital. Staton argues that employers will find “more efficient and holistic ways for applicants to demonstrate aptitude and skill”, which will subsequently lead to devaluation of the degree.
I don’t think this will happen across the board, but I expect some firms to find new methods of selection. Many graduate programmes already invest in their own selection processes, so their reliance on a good degree is potentially more a filter than anything else. If selection processes can be made more cheaply and without the need to filter by degree results, it will no doubt be considered as a viable option.
The world changes and things move on, but the degree is not dead. It’s not doomed any time soon. Higher education will need to change with the times, but I can’t see a game-changing revolution putting a sudden stop to HE as we know it.
So despite claims over earnings and employers, I still champion university life. I have long said that your experience shouldn’t be solely about gaining that piece of paper.
A basic attitude misses too much. It’s crucial to focus on the bigger picture to make an impact. The degree is no longer standalone; it’s one part of what shapes you. The resources and connections available at university can help you achieve so much, even when it has nothing to do with the academic side of uni life.
I’m happy people have alternative choices to university, barring some specialist and technical careers. The degree is not doomed just because aspirations can be realised in other ways.
What does your degree mean to you? When I asked at the start of this post, I said that your answer can change. Perhaps it’s changed between then and now. In a matter of moments your view can move as a result of reading a blog post, or having a conversation, or being selected for something unexpected.
University provides many moments that can open your eyes. That’s why I’m not about to throw my hands up in defeat.
And, as Tom Hay says here:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Tume ya Vyuo Vikuu Tanzania (TCU) inatoa nafasi nyingine kwa watu wenye sifa za kujiunga na vyuo vikuu  kutuma maombi  yao kwa msimu wa masomo wa 2013/2014. 

Mwisho wa kutuma maombi hayo ni tarehe 07.09.2013.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What do you want from education?

Recently I was chatting to a group of intelligent, well-educated and well-meaning people, all of whom have one or more children in secondary schools in Dublin. What, I asked them, are you hoping that these schools will deliver for your children. The optimist in me was hoping for answers around pedagogy, civilised values, knowledge development, life skills, the thrill of science and the arts, that kind of thing. I didn’t get any of it. What did I get? They were hoping for the highest possible CAO points*. That was it.

Higher education trending: what do students want to study and why?

Last month the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA) published an analysis of the last five years of student applications to the country’s universities and institutes of technology. This revealed some interesting trends. Unsurprisingly, student interest in construction-related courses (including architecture, surveying, civil engineering and planning) has, in the wake of the near-collapse of the Irish construction industry, waned significantly. Over the five-year period to 2013 first preference applications declined by 55.3 per cent. Given that some of the academic departments affected had, only six or so years ago, been dashing for growth during the boom, this has created major problems in some institutions that had seriously over-invested in this field.