Dr. Abu A. K. Mvungi was appointed as Rector of the Institute of Social Work on the 2nd January 2012. Dr Mvungi BA (Hons), M.Sc (1986), Dr. Soc got his undergraduate degree from the Unversity of Dar es Salaam After pursuing his Masters degree from the University of Surrey, he received his PhD from The Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Germany.

Dr. Mvungi had previously served in various capacities at the University of Dar es Salaam as Senior Lecturer and Head of department in his appointment in 1982. In addition to this, he has served as visiting lecturer at the University of Glasgow in 1989, the University of Hull in 1993 and University of Kyoto in 2010. He has also served as external examiner in several Higher learning institutions in Tanzania.

Dr Mvungi is an accomplished writer, researcher and academic with numerous publications, consultancies, research papers and reports on varied subjects like Sociology, Development and HIV




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