About Us


Quality education for everyone, everywhere


Our Mission

Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere
Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
Advance teaching and learning through research

Our Story

Founded by Nikas Msemwa in 2018, Academic Square is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the Tanzania’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere around the world.

With more than 90 global partners, we are proud to count Tanzania’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. Academic Square university members top the QS Africa University Rankings® with our founders receiving the top honors, and Academic partner institutions ranking highly on the full list.

You, Our Global Learning Community

Our students come from every region in Tanzania, Africa and the World at large! Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing, we have the course for you! Enroll today and learn something new.

Our Difference

We were founded by and continue to be governed by colleges and universities. We are the only leading LMS provider that is both nonprofit and open source.

Academic Square is the open-source platform that powers academic courses and is readily available. With Open Academic Square, educators and technologists can build learning tools and contribute new features to the platform, creating innovative solutions to benefit students everywhere around the World.


Last modified: Monday, 27 August 2018, 3:55 PM