St. Augustine University of Tanzania

Co-Founder of the East African Research Center for a Community with Shared Future in Tanzania

St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) was established in 1998. It is the successor of the Nyegezi Social Training Institute (NSTI) founded in 1960 by the Catholic White Fathers (currently known as the Missionaries of Africa). This was under the initiative of Bishop Joseph Blomjous of the Mwanza Diocese.


To remain a university that fosters holistic development of a person and respect for human dignity.


St. Augustine University of Tanzania strives at:

Committed to being a centre of excellence in the provision of high quality education, research, and public service.

Promoting the pursuit and defense of truth with transparency and honesty, and service with competence and dedication.

Developing a sense of caring for personal and community property.

A holistic development of the person by providing sound knowledge, higher analytical ability and commitment to generous service and respect to humankind.


St. Augustine University of Tanzania, a secular and private institution of higher learning owned and managed by the Catholic Church, is dedicated to St. Augustine of Hippo (345-430 A.D), with the Motto “Building the City of God”.

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