TTU opened her gates in 2007 as Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) Taita Taveta Campus and later in 2011 was upgraded to a Constituent until 7th October 2016 when it was given a charter to be a fully fledged university.
Due to her very attractive courses, the population in the University has risen to 2000 students undertaking Masters’, Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate programs. The University has a constant presence of international scholars through its established international linkages with reputable Universities across the world.
Taita Taveta University (TTU) programs are guided by its Mission and Vision, and is proud as a mining and mineral processing engineer’s hub. TTU has five schools namely:- The School of Mines and Engineering, The School of Business Economics and Social Sciences, The School of Science and Informatics, The School of Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences and The School of Education.
Offering quality education, training, research, and outreach programs to empower communities for the improvement of their social well-being while assuring environmental sustainability.
The mission of the University is to be a University for research, education, teaching, and community services in management of mineral and natural resources.
The vision is to be an educated and transformed society in the sustainability of natural resources.
The strategy house presents the strategic focus for TTU showing the key pillars (Key result Areas) which the strategy is built on. At the apex is the Vision and Mission supported by three main pillars of Research, Academics, and Outreach. An institutional capacity, Resource mobilization and corporate governance forms the foundational pillars for the strategic plan.
Taita Taveta University (TTU) is a fast-growing Institution located in Taita Taveta County on Voi-Mwatate road, about 8 kilometers from the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. It lies in a serene environment bordering Tsavo East National Park on the east and Tsavo West National Park on the North West, the home of the Red elephants.