Tangaza University Institutes

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The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) was founded in 1994 by Fr. Francesco Pierli, a Comboni missionary. The institute is domiciled in Tangaza University College as one of the institutes that make up the college.
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The Institute of Social Communication (ISC) originated in the School of Theology in the 1990s, where an academic program in communication was established to equip theology students with media training to communicate the Gospel effectively.
The Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) was founded in 2019 based on a partnership between the Missionaries of Africa (Mafr.), Tangaza University College (TUC) and AGIAMONDO – Civil Peace Service.
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ISRF was inaugurated in August 1996. It is entrusted to the Discalced Carmelite Order to help ensure the quality and continuity of its programmes. In 2011, ISRF in collaboration with Saint Anthony of Padua Institute of Africa (SAPIA), developed a one-year certificate and a two-year diploma in Spirituality with Specialization in Franciscan Studies.
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Institute of Youth Studies (IYS) is one of the Institutes within Tangaza University College. It aims at the integral education and formation of the student so that the competence and the professional qualification achieved may be placed at the service of the young and society at large. In 2013, the Institute of Youth Ministry (IYM) changed its name to the Institute of Youth Studies (IYS).
Institute of Philosophy offers undergraduate and graduate programs in philosophy, peace and security and related fields, with a focus on the integration of faith and reason in the pursuit of truth. The Institute is committed to the development of critical thinking skills, moral reasoning, and social responsibility, with the aim of forming well-rounded individuals.
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Center for Leadership and Management is a leading institution in East Africa that offers courses in procurement, leadership and management, and organizational leadership. The center is committed to providing students with practical skills and knowledge to become effective leaders and managers in their respective fields. With a focus on the latest industry trends and best practices, the courses at the center are designed to equip students with the tools they need to excel in their careers and make a positive impact in their organizations.
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The Safeguarding Initiatives office targets: training for Church personnel, Catholic institutions, religious communities, formation houses across the Catholic dioceses of Kenya and beyond.

Safeguarding is a duty that is rooted in the Mission of The Church (Matt. 19:14)
“Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults must be embedded into church life across the globe” (Pope Francis – February 2019. Rome).
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Tangaza University Academic Programmes

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PDCL aims to ‘fan to flame’ the potential of leaders of women’s religious congregations to inspire and enable women-for-mission in today’s world.
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UNISERVITATE is the programme for the promotion of service-learning (SL) in Catholic Higher Education. Its objective is to generate a systemic change in Catholic Higher Education Institutions.
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TLG is a leadership development programme under Center for Leadership and Management. It is founded with support from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation & DePaul University, School for New Learning,Chicago,USA.
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Church History Program is a specialized program that offers students a comprehensive understanding of the history of the Catholic Church and its impact on society.
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