To reach its current status, the Kampala International University Dar es Salaam [KIUD] has gone through a rather rapid institutional evolution. It began as a sattelite study center of Kampala International University in Dar es Salaam in 2008. Upon establishment of its own infrustructure on an expansive campus measuring over 100 acres at Gongo LA Mbotto in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) elevated it to the status of an autonomous Constituent College of Kampala International University in 2010. In November 2013, TCU accepted the request to change the institution’s name and status into a fully-fledged Kampala International University Dar es Salaam [KIUD].

KIUD was conceived upon realization that science and management are the key drivers of 21st century civilization. Nations that lag behind in these two areas will remain on the periphery of the global economy. Nevertheless, in many African countries, the supply for world class educational services in both disciplines greatly fall short of satisfying the growing demand. Therefore, by focusing on science and management, KIUD seeks to make a unique and much needed contribution to higher education in Tanzania and beyond.