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.
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.
The mission of the University is to produce leaders and professionals in engineering, science and entrepreneurship through knowledge creation, dissemination and application of socio-economic development.
The vision is to be a premier University in education, training, research, innovation and community outreach for sustainable development.
Taita Taveta University programs are guided by its Mission and Vision, and is proud as a mining and mineral processing engineer’s hub. Currently TTU has four schools namely School of Mines and Engineering, School of Business Economics and Social Sciences, School of Science and Informatics and School of Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
By focusing on technology, entrepreneurship and commerce, TTU aligns its programs with Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Millennium Development Goals.
Parents and students will find the University’s tranquil studying environment ideal for learning. Extensive research and practical exposure guided by experienced lecturers ensures that students are able to understand and internalize what they learn.
Students are motivated through continuous workshops, seminar, and tutorials from guest speakers, educational tours, and organized counselling sessions.
The University recognizes co-curricular activities as supplements in classroom education thus the sporting facilities which include soccer stadium, rugby, basketball, hockey, and indoor games with well-trained coaches make our students excel in University games to develop their talents and personality.
TTU has also embraced partnerships with the Counties in the Coast Region and is working to assist in the transformation of the counties in the Coast Region.
The University’s high quality training is affirmed by the graduates as they hit the job market with their professionalism, innovativeness and ethical conduct making them stand out from the rest. The hospitable and friendly community around Taita Taveta welcomes students from all walks of life to study at the Home of Ideas.