TERNET is a network of Tanzania higher education and research institutions aiming at providing network infrastructure and associated services for enabling sharing of education and research resources inside and outside the country. TERNET was formally registered as a Trust on 11th April 2008 and on 18th April 2008 it became member of UbuntuNet Alliance, a registered non-profit association of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Eastern and Southern Africa. TERNET membership is open to higher education and research institutions in Tanzania.
TERNET structure consists of five organs: Board of Trustees comprised of maximum of 10 key education and research stakeholders, Executive Committee comprised of maximum of 10 deputies of heads of member institutions, and the Secretariat headed by the Executive Secretary. At the top of all TERNET operations there is an Annual General Meeting (AGM) comprising of all heads of member institutions. Currently, TERNET Secretariat is hosted at the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).ternet.or.tz