Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique


The Higher Institution of Science and Technology of Mozambique 

Award-winning quality and strategic management institute 

The best place to learn – we strive to offer excellence in academic quality, unmatched education service offerings, a dynamic campus life, and numerous sport activities and market connections. Our priorities include ensuring a good level of student retention, effective teacher/students ratio, first-rate graduate performance and ample availability of financial aid.

The best place to work – shared trust, pride and enjoyment among managers, employees, workers, contractors, suppliers, and faculty and students.

The best place to be – healthy campus ecology in facilities, amenities, landscaping, social spaces, space per student, working spaces, classroom design and high-quality labs and IT systems.

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Officially founded in November 1996, the Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique (Instituto Superior de Ciência e Tecnologia de Moçambique (ISCTEM)) relies upon a partnership approach for its teaching/training administration and applicable research delivery. A good example of such an approach is ISCTEM’s dentistry and pharmacy programmes which contribute significantly to the national health system.

ISCTEM’s current education enterprise strategy is based around partnerships with private and public sectors (public–private partnerships), as well as international education entities. Internationally, ISCTEM is attracting partners in the private sector throughout Brazil, Portugal, Argentina, England, Sweden and Angola to invest in new profitable education and research areas, including lower cost energy generation projects, oil and gas management and infrastructure, and natural disaster management mitigation platforms. This is where the ISCTEM Research Centre – which is currently tracking the evaluation of MDGs in Mozambique in partnership with the UNDP – is taking a leading role.

Undergraduate study

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Our Health School offers courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy; Business School – Accountancy, Auditing, Management, Finance, Insurance and HR; and Engineering School – Computer Engineering, Geology and Mining. We also have a School of Architecture and a School of Law to provide courses in these areas.

Postgraduate study

Master’s degrees are available in the fields of Public Health, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Management, Oil and Gas. We also offer a Doctorate in Law.

ISCTEM’s new scientific and socio-cultural annual publication, Vida & Ciência, reviews scientific articles, books and cultural features produced by scholars and students.

International recognition


  • PMR Africa Silver Arrow 2010
  • PMR Africa Golden Arrow 2011, 2012
  • PMR Africa Diamond Arrow 2013
  • Socrates Award 2012
  • Bizz Winner 2013
  • Golden Award for Quality and Business Prestige 2013


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