The Mineral Resources Institute (MRI) is a unique academic centre in the sub-Saharan region for its strong training middle cadre professional in mineral extraction and petroleum geosciences industries. In addition, to training, the institute participates fully in various geoscience researches and consultancy services. The vision is to become centre of excellence and provide manpower as middle cadre professional that serve in mining and petroleum (oil and gas) industries at all stages from upstream to downstream.

The institute has experienced personnel in training, research and consultancy provision in geosciences works for more than three decades from its foundation date in 1982 operating under the auspice of government of Tanzania through the ministry of Energy and Minerals. To date the institute offer various tailor made short course and National Technical Award (NTA) Level 4, 5, and 6 that is equivalent to Diploma in various course such as Geology and Mineral Exploration, Mining Engineering, Mineral Processing Engineering, Petroleum Geoscience and Environmental Engineering and Management in Mines. The institute aims at offering similar course at level 7 and 8 which is equivalent to BSc. Degree level in near future.

The Institute has opportunities of being located at favorable geological environment in mining and petroleum industries. The institute gets supportive power from stakeholders including the government and other international Institute including the college of the Rocks Canada, Saint (southern Alberta) Canada, Dedan Kimath Technical College of Kenya and others to mention few of them.  Your advice about the development and changes you would like to see at MRI are invited through principal@mri.ac.tz

Oforo  A. Ngowi

Principal