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15 February 2017

AAU Automates its Research Management System

The Office of Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer of the Addis Ababa University announced the automation of its research management system in a launching ceremony. Read more

AAU Launches New 5-Year Project in Journalism and Communication with Norway

‘‘Those who persist would enjoy the fruit of their persevere’’- The above quote would perhaps be the best description to demonstrate the strong bond between NLA (Norway) and institutions in Ethiopia even during times of uncertainty. Read more

AAU Hosts Training on Solar Energy

Addis Ababa University is hosting a training on solar energy for people drawn from different regions of the country. Read more

Commencement Ceremony Held For 63 Students Graduated in Architecture

A commencement ceremony was held for 63 students, of whom 27 are female, graduated in Architecture at Martyr’s Memorial Monument Center. Read more

Finland Scholars Share their Experience on Education @ the AAU

On the day marking the centenary of Finnish independence, Addis Ababa University hosted a seminar entitled ‘lessons from educational change and innovation’. Read more

ICHEI Seeks to Cooperate with the AAU on ICT Development

A delegation from the International Center for Higher Education Innovation of China (ICHEI) expressed its desire to collaborate with the AAU on Information Communication Technology development. Read more

MU Holds Annual Research Review Day

Mekelle University’s annual research review day was held from 24 Feb. to 25 Feb., 2017 this time along with a knowledge-product sharing exhibition at Prof. Mitiku Haile Cultural Hall. Read more


31 January 2017

AAU Organizes National Conference on Threats to Lake Zeway

Office of the Grants Coordination of the Addis Ababa University organized a national conference on the watershed development of Lake Zeway. Read more

Addis Ababa University, Bahir Dar University Ink Deal

The Addis Ababa University and Bahir Dar University signed a collaborative agreement on Nile research project. The agreement facilitates strengthening mutual cooperation concerning the thematic research project entitled “The Nile/Abay Quest in the Ethiopian Popular Imagination and Ecclesiastical Scholarship and Art.” Read more

Education, Research, Community Service to Get Key Focus This Year

This fiscal year, with ETB 1.4 Billion in its kitty, Arba Minch University is determined to lead in research and community service to establish a life-changing environment for its community. It further aims to build the tradition to search avenues benefiting society at large thus fostering a culture in which innovation plays a pivotal role. Read more

MBA Students Help Ethiopia Tackle the Impact of Urbanisation

Tobaccowala, who is studying for a dual MBA/MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degree at New York University, had spent the previous three months working with four classmates on a strategic plan to protect a swath of land in Hawassa, 175 miles south of Addis Ababa, the capital. Read more

Partnership Offers a Lifeline to Students with Disabilities

In Ethiopia it is difficult for young people living with disabilities to succeed at university. Even if they gain access to institutions they face enormous challenges once there. A new inclusive higher education initiative is aiming to change that. Read more

The University of Gondar and Queen’s University Join the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

The University of Gondar and Queen’s University join The MasterCard Foundation to provide about 450 scholarships to promising young African leaders and develop Ethiopia’s first occupational therapy program. Read more


15 November 2016

AAU Awards 4th Round Thematic Research Grant

Addis Ababa University has awarded 36 thematic research teams through the fourth round thematic research grant scheme. Read more

AAU Holds Discussion on Quality of Education

The Office for the Academic Standard and Quality Enhancement of the Addis Ababa University organized a consultative discussion session Themed “Education Quality in Addis Ababa University,” the aim of the discussion was to explicitly identify constraints for quality education and ways forward in order to enhance education quality. Read more

College of Education and Behavioral Studies Receives Donated Books

The Addis Ababa University College of Education and Behavioral Studies organized a book donation ceremony by Bruke Teklehaimanot, son of the late Teklehaimanot Haileselassie (Ph.D.) Read more

Ethiopia Set to Achieve Vision 2020’s Education Sector Targets

Ethiopia is on the right track to realize its vision 2020 of producing competent citizens, said Director of Planning and Resource at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. Read more

Gircha Research Centre, Has Miles to Go: Dr Kebede Jobir

Gircha Highland Fruits and Vegetables Research Centre nestled 2732-meter up the sea-level in Chencha embarked on a noble mission to analyze high-altitude local and improved varieties will find out best alternative for local peasants to boost yield, enhance quality and stimulate income. Read more

JU Graduates Medical Doctors Colorfully

 Jimma University graduated 173 Medical Doctors and other professionals in different fields of study in first and second degrees colorfully in the newly built big gymnasium situated in the main campus of the university. Read more


31 October 2016

AAU, CAAS Collaboration

A delegation from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) visited Addis Ababa University and held discussions on strengthening the collaborative platform between the two institutions. Read more

AAU Hosts International Workshop on Enset

Addis Ababa University in collaboration with the Kew Royal Botanic gardens of the UK, the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research organized the International Workshop on “Enset for Sustainable Development: Current Research Trends, Gaps and Future Directions for Coordinated Multidisciplinary Approach.” Read more

AMU to Launch ‘Water Technology Institute’ Soon

Arba Minch University, one of the first generation universities in the country, poised to script a history, has taken a landmark decision to create fully autonomous ‘Water Technology Institute’ bifurcating the present Institute of Technology tentatively by January, 2017. Read more

Center Undertakes Ph.D. Curriculum Review Workshop

The Center for African and Oriental Studies of the Addis Ababa University held a half day curriculum review workshop for a Ph.D. program to be launched in African Studies. Read more

Hohenheim University Delegates Visited Hawassa University

A team of eleven scholars from University of Hohenheim, Institute of Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics (Hans-Ruthenberg Institute), visited Hawassa University in a working visit declared to be successful. Read more

Mekelle University Develops Durum Wheat Candidate Varieties

Mekelle University Department of Dry Land Crop and Horticultural Sciences developed durum wheat candidate varieties as field visit and evaluation has been made by panel of experts from national variety release committee to identified farm lands in the region. Read more

School of Journalism and Communication Agrees to Train EBC Staff

The School of Journalism and Communication of the Addis Ababa University (SJC/AAU) signed a cooperative project agreement with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC). Read more

Solar Energy System Installation Project Changing Lives

Solar energy system installation project has barely completed a year electrifying health centres, is already changing lives of community around. It’s not only proving to be a better alternative for power, but has altogether transformed the prevailing healthcare scenario at centre-level. Read more

UoN to Partner with Debre Markos University

The University of Nairobi will collaborate with Ethiopia’s Debre Markos University in the areas of teaching, research, staff and student exchange programs. Read more


30 September 2016

AAU Consultative Meeting Underway

Addis Ababa University is running a five days university wide consultative panel discussion with its academic and administrative staff on current national issues including: education quality and the challenges and achievements of the last 25 years. Read more

AAU Signs a Collaborative Agreement with Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise

Addis Ababa University and Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise signed an agreement.  Read more

AMU to Collaborate With University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Arba Minch University’s three-member delegation led by President, Dr Damtew Darza, has held a preliminary talks with visiting academicians from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Prof. Robert Oglepsy and Prof. Clinton Rowe to collaborate in the areas of meteorology and hydrology at Abaya Campus. Read more

Govt. Training for Academic, Administrative Staff Begins

Ministry of Education in association with Arba Minch University has started weeklong training on strategic issues, for the academic and administrative staff. Read more


15 September 2016

Ethiopian Universities Seek Partnership with U.S. Universities to Ensure Food Security and Broader Engagement

The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa organized a workshop on Higher Education Linkages between U.S. and Ethiopian universities. Read more

JU-KOFIH Project Launched

The launching ceremony of Jimma University (JU) – Korean Foundation for International Health Care (KOFIH) Integrated Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Project was at the big Senate hall of the main campus. Read more

Workshop on Climate Change and Environmental Protection at JU

An International workshop which focused on climate change and environmental protection in East Africa is held at Jimma University. Read more


31 August 2016

AAU to Collaborate with Chongqing University

A delegation of three from the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications of China made a working visit to the Addis Ababa University. Read more

AAU Welcomes a Delegation of Chinese University Students

A student delegation of 30 from different Chinese universities visited Addis Ababa University on the opening of the 11 days China-Africa Youth Exchange program. Read more

Agency Frames Regulatory Stick on Private Higher Education Institutions at Fault

The Higher Education Relevance & Quality Agency (HERQA) is about to introduce penalties on higher education institutions that engage in activities that do not adhere to the principles stipulated in the country’s higher education proclamation. Read more

CDS Undertakes Research Dissemination Workshop

The College of Development Studies (CDS) of the Addis Ababa University carried out a research dissemination workshop on rural land scarcity, fragmentation and landlessness. Read more

EiABC to Host the 16th African Real Estate Society Conference

The Ethiopian Institute of Architecture Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) of the Addis Ababa University is to host the 16th African Real Estate Society (AFRES) Conference to be held here in Addis Ababa at the African Hall of the Economic Commission for Africa. Read more

IES Automates Foreign Language Library

The Institute of Ethiopian Studies Library of the Addis Ababa University launched a new online public access catalogue. Read more

JU-KOFIH Project Launched

The launching ceremony of Jimma University (JU) – Korean Foundation for international Health Care (KOFIH) Integrated Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Project was held at the big Senate hall of the main campus. Read more

On-Her-Own Project to Celebrate Its First Year

It is to be recalled that we reported about a year ago the official launching of On-Her-Own project at Hawassa University. Read more

School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences Held External Curriculum Review Workshop

School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences, Hawassa University, conducted external curriculum review workshop to start three post graduate programs. Read more


31 July 2016

Access to Social Networks Blocked to Avert Exam Fraud

Ethiopia’s government has blocked access to social networks throughout the country, an unprecedented measure it has justified by the need to prevent fraud during the period of university exams. Read more

Department Awards Its Partners

The Department of Management of the College of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University has awarded certificate of recognition to business organizations that contributed to the Department’s effort to transform its teaching-learning and research environment. Read more

IDPR Administers Research Dissemination Workshop

The Institute of Development and Policy Research (IDPR) of the Addis Ababa University ran a research dissemination workshop on the dynamics of land transaction in selected regions of Ethiopia. Read more

Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Planning Seminar Held At JU

A Three day joint knowledge sharing and collaborative planning seminar on Primary Health Care (PHC) was organized by Jimma University in Collaboration with KOHI (Korean Human Resource Development Institute for Health and Welfare. Read more

New Cooperation Agreement between Hungary’s NUPS and Two Ethiopian Universities

Mekelle University and the Ethiopian Civil Service University have signed new cooperation agreements with the National University of Public Services (NUPS) of Hungary. Read more

Veterinary Medicine & Agriculture Holds Commencement

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture of Addis Ababa University graduated a total of 99 students. Read more


15 July 2016

AAU Graduates 8,860 Students

This is a milestone and every successive step in life demands us to exert and work hard. That is why we win. Read more

AAU Launches Photo Exhibition

The Addis Ababa University, as part of this year’s graduation, launched the first University wide photo exhibition. Read more

AMU Signs Two Construction Agreements for Sawla Campus

To carry out second phase of infrastructural development at Sawla Campus, AMU has inked agreement with two Addis Ababa-based firms – Bright Construction and United Construction. Read more

Arba Minch University (AMU) Held Its 29th Commencement Ceremony

The 29th Convocation of Arba Minch University (AMU) was held at Abaya Campus which saw 3,848 students graduating including 88 postgraduates and 47 law graduates. Read more

Gender Office Awards Best Performance

Gender Office of the Addis Ababa University (AAU) awarded female students, researchers, instructors and administrative staff for best performance during this academic year. Read more

Hawassa Industry Park – An Upcoming Key Partner to HU

This is highly encouraging to HU and the nation at large that the already existing culture of human resource soliciting by leading companies of the nation like Ethiopian Air Lines, Banks and others is joined by world class companies operating in Ethiopia. Read more

Ministry Says TVET Workshops Crucial to SMEs Dev’t

These days, the challenges facing TEVT is to provide demand driven training in innovative and flexible approaches. Read more

Salary Increment Should Be Seen As Part of Education Quality Package

The government has been mulling over to making salary increment to teachers. The increment is targeted to motivate teachers, boost education quality and produce educated generation capable of building the country and getting rid of poverty through achieving sustainable development. Read more

Universities Graduate Over 21,850 Students

Four state universities yesterday graduated over 21,850 students with first, second and third degrees. The graduates were enrolled in regular, extension, continuous and distance education programmes. Read more


30 June 2016

AAU Peace Club Holds Discussion

The Addis Ababa University Peace Club held a discussion session themed “unity and diversity”. Read more

Be Responsible In Your Dealings, Dr Damtew to Graduates

Arba Minch University’s 29th Convocation held at Abaya Campus Auditorium saw 3,848 students graduating includes 3,760 UG, 88 PG and 47 Law graduates. Read more

CHE to Provide 100 Million Shekels for Ethiopian Higher Education

A professional working group established by CHE has in recent days been formulating a comprehensive program to highlight the obstacles faced by potential Ethiopian students. Read more

ESRI Provides Licensed ArcGIS Server products to MU

GeoInformation and communications technologies (GICT) are changing the way companies do business, transforming public service delivery and democratizing innovation. Read more

External Review for ‘MA in Curriculum and Instruction’ Held

College of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Pedagogical Sciences Department recently has conducted an external review of MA program in Curriculum and Instruction at Main Campus. Read more

Hawassa University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ECA

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Hawassa University (HU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework of cooperation between the two institutions. Read more

National Conference on Ge’ez Language at JU

The 3rd National Conference on Ge’ez Language took place at Jimma University at the Conference Hall of College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine. Read more

One Health Students’ Club of JU Holds Debate on Anthrax

Jimma University, one of the member countries of One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) and where the country project office for Ethiopia is based, conducted debate on infectious disease prevention, detection and response. Read more

Outstanding Rahel Wants to Work on Mother-Child Health Issues

Her hearts pound inside when she sees elders and children who are often deserted by their kith and kin to fend for themselves. Read more

Book on Engineered Sustainable Development Launched

An Amharic book entitled “engineered sustainable development” was launched at Mekonnen Hall of the AAU Main Campus. Read more

The Missing Link between the Media and the Graduate Education in Ethiopia

The missing link between the media and the graduate education in Ethiopia, compounded by lack of publication and dissemination culture, drowns number of outstanding knowledge products of young and experienced researchers. Read more

The University Teachers Who Failed Their Own Majors

The current state of higher education quality is seriously challenged and this continuous supply of low quality input, both as teachers and students, poses dire threats for the future of the country. Read more

Which Policies Should Have Priority?

When we say what should come first, we also need to say what should not come first. Read more

World Bank Launches Book At the CBE

The World Bank launched a book entitled “The Unexplored Potentials of Trade in Services in Africa” at Eshetu Chole Hall of the College of Business and Economics of the AAU. Read more


15 June 2016

AAU, AA City Administration Plan to Clean Rivers

Addis Ababa University organized a full day workshop on Addis Ababa Rivers and Riversides Development Project. Read more

AAU-Chulalongkorn University Explore Areas of Collaboration

The Addis Ababa University (AAU) Vice President for Institutional Development, held talks with delegates from Chulalongkorn University of Thailand and the Thai diplomatic community at her office. Read more

AAU hosts 9th International Conference on African Development

The 9th International Conference on African Development was held at Eshetu Chole Hall of AAU’s College of Business and Economics. Read more

AAU, KETI Sign Agreement

Addis Ababa University and Korea Electronic Technology Institute (KETI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Read more

A Delegation from Hawassa University Travelled to USA for Experience Sharing and Networking

The basis of this visit lies on the already established ties between Hawassa University, CMHS, Department of Gyn/Obs and its counterpart at University of Wisconsin. Read more

Colby College Students, Professors Collaborate on Ethiopia Church Forests Paper

The Colby College student researchers were funded by a combination of sources for their research on the Ethiopian Orthodox church forests. Read more

Ethiopian Catholic University Set to Grow

The Ethiopian Catholic University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (ECUSTA) is constructing a university campus on a 600,000 sq.m land in Addis Ababa. Read more

Hampstead Charity Sends Medics to Ethiopia to Tackle Serious Facial Disfigurements

A Hampstead charity is sending 25 medics to perform life-changing facial surgery in Ethiopia, with mission titled Project Harar’s Complex Mission 2016. Read more

Hawassa University STEM Center Starting Science Shared Campus Program

Hawassa University Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center organized a panel discussion on starting Science Shared Campus program which empowers the young generation in science and technology areas and innovation. Read more

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Leads Effort to Train Heart Surgeons in Ethiopia

Ethiopia lacks trained surgeons to combat rheumatic valvular heart disease in kids. An effort by Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is changing that. Read more

Reaching and Teaching Ethiopia’s Girls through TV

Whiz Kids Workshop has captured the imagination of Ethiopia’s young people with its innovative TV and radio shows. Read more

Researches Supporting Agricultural Development

The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) said that agricultural researches being conducted at national and regional level are contributing to the agricultural demands of the country in crop, livestock, soil, water, agricultural mechanization, bio-technology and agricultural conservation prospect of the nation to increase productivity. Read more

Student Environmental Protection Initiative Held

Themed “Better Environment for a Better World,” the forum highlighted the opportunities that thrive in green economy to ensure long term prosperity. Read more

University Urged to Create Environment Conducive for Knowledge Acquisition

The Asossa University presented its nine-month performance report to the Higher Education Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples Representatives and the Committee has urged the University to work further on creating and improving conducive working environment. Read more

Yale Global Health Leadership Institute in Ethiopia Working on Strengthening the Primary Health Care System

The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) partners with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to strengthen leadership and quality of care across Ethiopian hospitals and the primary health care system. Read more


15 May 2016

AAU Establishes the First International Business School in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University announced the establishment of the first international business school in Ethiopia along with an international business innovation center. Read more

AAU Holds Panel Discussion on Urban Development

Addis Ababa University has undertaken a full day panel discussion on Urban Development in a Federal Setting. Read more

China-Built University Connectivity Platform Launched

A US$50 million, Chinese-built connectivity platform for the Ethiopian Education and Research Network – EthERNet – has been inaugurated in the country’s capital Addis Ababa, connecting universities to high-speed internet and to each other. Read more

Education as Diplomacy

I had a conversation about higher education and careers with law students recently and was reminded of the difficulties one faces in getting higher degrees in Ethiopia. Read more

Ethio-Sudan Day Celebrated

The 2nd edition of Ethio-Sudan Day has been celebrated at Bahir Dar University. BDU decided to celebrate the Ethio- Sudan Day to express the harmonious relationships among Ethiopia and the Sudan. Read more

Haramaya University Conducted Training for Academic Staff Members

Academic Assessment and Quality Assurance Directorate in collaboration with Postgraduate Program Directorate conducted one-day training program for academic staff members who are involving in supervision of postgraduate research in Haramaya University. Read more

HBV Model Training Offered for ASTU Staff Members

SoCEA of ASTU conducted training on HBV hydrologic model. The overall objective of the training is to capacitate the staff members of water resources engineering program with better management tools and models. Read more

Learning from German Precision

The partnership between Ethiopia and German has a history of over 40 years. Currently, the German government is supporting the country in education and sustainable rural development, which are priority areas and part of the development program of the Ethiopian government.  Read more

MU – ASTU Joint Venture Consultancy Service Successfully Completed

The Joint Venture (JV) between Mekelle University (MU) and Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU) to provide Consultancy Services to the ADAMA II WIND FARM Project was successfully held. Read more

One Book for My University Library

One book for my university library exemplary initiative by UOG staff pursuing their postgraduate studies in India. Read more


30 April 2016

AAU Pays Tribute to Gambella Attack Victims

Addis Ababa University paid tribute to the people killed by South Sudan gunmen. Read more

AAU Students Participate in Third Afro-MUN

The Third African Model United Nations (Afro-MUN) Conference, an annual student run initiative where students role play delegates to the United Nations, was held at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

Artist Bob Geldof Receives Honorable Doctorate from Mekelle University

The re-known humanitarian, artist and friend of Ethiopia Sir Bob Geldof received Honorary Degree from Mekelle University in Ethiopia. Read more

Ethiopian Education and Research Network Inaugurated

The Ethiopian Education and Research Network (EthERNet), built by the Chinese telecom service provider, ZTE, was inaugurated. Read more

Medicinal Plants, Moringa Important for Drug Innovation: Dr Damtew

AMU in collaboration with Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute (EEFRI) organized a two-day national symposium on ‘Ethiopian medicinal plants and Moringa. Read more

More Automated Weather Stations to Be Installed At Gamo Highlands

College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Meteorology and Hydrology has recently conducted a workshop on ‘Advancing weather-crop forecasting science in Gamo Highlands’ in association with Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands. Read more

National Education, Research Network to Improve Quality of Education

Our nation saw the inauguration of its first kind National Education and Research Network project. Read more

Realizing the Right to Know Principle

At this new era, information is taken as a commodity. It flows like a river unrestricted by territorial boundaries. Read more

Scientists Get First Look at Ethiopia’s Uncharted, Deadly Hot Spring

The temperature during the day hovers around 107 degrees Fahrenheit, even in early spring. It’s dry, and sulfur and chlorine cloud the air, burning the lungs of people unfortunate enough to be close to the boiling hot springs. Read more

SPANA Certifies 47 Trainees

The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA) certified 47 trainees on Humane Education in a ceremony held at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture of Addis Ababa University. Read more


15 April 2016

AAU and Chinese University Discuss Areas of Cooperation

A delegation from South-West Jiaotong University of China, visited the AAU and held discussion on potential areas of cooperation with university officials. Read more

AAU to establish Environmental and Climate Services Research Institute

Addis Ababa University signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to establish an Environmental and Climate Services Research Institute (ECSRI). Read more

JU organizes a Conference on Aquaculture and Food Security

Jimma university in collaboration with the University of Ghent and VLIROUS, Belgium organized an international conference entitled “Aquaculture and Food Security: Defining Potential Opportunities for the Development of Aquaculture in Ethiopia. Read more

JU Scales Up Its Agreement With University of Oslo

It’s recalled that Jimma University and the University of Oslo signed a collaborative agreement in October 2012 Motivated by the fruit of the previous relationship, the Universities renewed their agreement on April 6, 2016. Read more

Quality Is the Issue

There is always a gap when it comes to education. Read more

Resource Center for Students with Disabilities Inaugurated

The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office of the Addis Ababa University inaugurated a Resource Center for Students with Disabilities. Read more


1 April 2016

Addis Ababa University to Launch Telecommunications Engineering at Masters level

Addis Ababa University and Ethio Telecom signed an agreement to launch Telecommunications Engineering program at Masters level. Read more

AMU launches Entrepreneurship Development Centre

Arba Minch University has recently launched Entrepreneurship Development Centre to inculcate entrepreneurial mindset in the graduates and make them self-reliant. Read more

Engineering for Developing Community

The International Summer Program “Engineering for Developing Communities”. The course is led by the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology for the past few years, and will be taught this year in Mekelle, Ethiopia from mid-July to mid-August in collaboration with Mekelle University. Read more

Faculty and Students Trained on eLearning

Mekelle University with support of One Health Workforce Project through One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) has conducted e-learning training for 26 faculty and 28 students from the 8 colleges and 1 Institute. Read more

Microsoft, Ethiopian Got to Transform Education Through Technology

Students, teachers and learning institutions in Ethiopia will soon be transforming the way they learn and teach through ICT as the technology giant, Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia have signed an Education Transformation Agreement. Read more

Premier Urges Academic Elite to Play a Role in National Consensus

Prime Minister has urged intellectuals to do their parts in the efforts underway to create national consensus in Ethiopia. Read more

PRIME Project Administers Community Advisory Board Meeting

The PRIME project running under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences of Addis Ababa University has hosted Community Advisory Board Meeting. Read more

Research Picking up Pace in Arba Minch University

Research Directorate with its twin mandate of serving academia and community has come of age. If pace, quantity and quality of researches being conducted from inception to date are any indications, then its bang on target and hundreds of multi-disciplinary projects benefitting community would make our claim credible. Read more

School Honors Prof. Daniel

The School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) honored Prof. Daniel Kitaw, Chairman of the School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Read more

Solar Minigrid At Woldia University Is First Of Its Kind

An international public private partnership (PPP) has begun work to establish a Solar PV mini-grid plant of up to 100 megawatts at Woldia University in Ethiopia’s North Wollo region. Read more

Universities Need to Prioritize Research

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn called up on universities to prioritize their effort and resource toward research and development activities along with their academic role. Read more

Workshop on the Role of International Staff Proceeds

A workshop on the Role of International Staff in Realizing Vision 2025 was held with a major objective of creating a platform to bring international staff at Mekelle University to enable them contribute towards the aspiration of the University. Read more


15 March 2016

AAU Holds Draft Strategic Plan Stakeholder Meeting

Addis Ababa University held a discussion session with stakeholders over its draft five years strategic plan, 2015/16-2019/20, on February 25, 2016 at the Eshetu Chole hall of the College of Business and Economics. Read more

Contribute in nation building, Dr Damtew tells graduates

Arba Minch University has hosted a graduation ceremony for 104 graduates from two important streams. Read more

CRTC-NTD Bags Two More New Clinical Assignments

Arba Minch University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences is now a name to reckon with as its Collaborative Research and Training Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease (CRTC-NTD) continues to bag national-level clinical assignments from Ministry of Health and partners. Read more

CDT-Africa, a project led by Addis Ababa University, has been conditionally selected as an Africa Center of Excellence. Read more

Symposium on Climate Change Underway

A two days symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa organized by the Center for Environment and Development Studies of the Addis Ababa University opened on the morning of February 22, 2016. Read more

Where We Can Find Quality Researches ?

It was in 1950 with 33 students as a pioneer higher education institute in Ethiopia, the University College of Addis Ababa launched its programmes. Read more

Workshop Highlights Higher Education Challenges, Prospects

A National Conference on Practices, Challenges and Prospects of Quality Education in Ethiopia organized by Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities was held. Read more


29 February 2016

AAU to Become Member of Association of French Speaking Universities

Addis Ababa University is to become an associate member of the association of French Speaking Universities. Read more

AAU to Slash Undergrad Programs

Addis Ababa University (AAU) – the oldest university in the country – revealed that it is set to focus more on graduate programs at the end of its five-year strategic plan (2016- 2020). Read more

Anything Good In Store Fanchoror the Youth?

In present-day Ethiopia it is a matter of urgent priority to put the youth front and center in national development endeavors. Read more

Curriculum Review on PhD Program

Hawassa University, School of Education and Training held external curriculum review on Feb13, 2016 for the PhD program to be launched next academic year in Educational Measurement and Evaluation (Learning Assessment). Read more

MU Handover Motorized Wheel Chairs for Disabled Veterans

Mekelle University   handover 26 motorized wheel chair to disabled veterans in Collaboration with its partner Tigray Disable Veterans Association (TDVA). Read more


15 February 2016

Oklahoma State University Guests Visit Hawassa University

Oklahoma State University Vice president for Agricultural programs, Dean and Director College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources and Professor and extension specialist at Oklahoma State University visited and shared experiences. Read more

One-to-One Child Sponsorship Project Launched in Jimma University

An alternative child care project namely, One-to-one Child Sponsorship Project, is launched in Jimma University. Read more

Urgent Need for New Curricula, Academics and Innovation

There has been extraordinary expansion of higher education in Ethiopia, with the number of public universities increasing from two in 2000 to 35 today. Read more


January 2016

AAU Acknowledges 2014 Publications

The office of Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer of the Addis Ababa University has acknowledged the 2014 research publications. Read more

Arab Minch University Bags VLIR-IUC Fund for Six Projects

Arba Minch University’s one of the big-ticket programs, a cluster of six projects – ‘Forty springs, Forty nations, finding common ground for sustainable development in the South-Ethiopian Rift Valley,’ has recently bagged fund from Vlaamse Inter-universitaire Raad-Institutional University Cooperation (VLIR-IUC), Belgium. Read more

Campus France Eyes AAU partnership

A delegation of five from Campus France, the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility, paid a working visit to the Addis Ababa University. Read more

Expatriates Evening: AMU Felicitates Six Exemplary Contributors

At AMU a new phenomenon occurred. On the day, official demureness & administrative snarl went missing as bonhomie and heart-to-heart talk pervaded the atmosphere promising the foundation of mutual trust between university and international staff. Read more

JU Colorfully Celebrated New Year Eve with Expat Staff Members

Jimma University has a long stayed culture of celebrating European New Year’s Eve with its Expatriate staff members. Read more

Languages and Cultures Academy Celebrates Research Day

The AAU Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures hosted a research day at the College of Business and Economics, Eshetu Chole Hall. Themed “Languages and Cultures Research for Comprehensive National Development,” the ceremony featured the inauguration of newly published books by the academy. Read more

Managing African Universities in Turbulent Times

Several studies document the intricate association between economic growth and the production of new knowledge in a country. Read more

MU Hosts Public Lecture

Mekelle University Department of Journalism and Communication organized a public lecture on the Theme “Society Communication and Culture. Read more

UN Climate Change Negotiator at the AAU

Professor Maria Ivanovo, a renowned UN Climate Change Negotiator and faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Boston delivered a speech on the coordination of environmental programs and issues of sustainability to the Addis Ababa University community. Read more

The Former Prime Minister of Sweden Visits MU

The visit was meant for exploring potential areas of collaboration and partnership for mutual benefit. The event has featured experience sharing on issues of the relationship /partnership of Ethiopia. Read more

Three Faculty Members Promoted To Full Professor

Jimma University Board approved the promotion of Drs. Fikre Lemessa, Markos Tesfaye and  Yeshigeta Gelaw to full professorship.  Before the approval a review process and decision has been made by the respective departments and colleges of the applicants and by the University Senate. Read more


December 2015

AAU Trains Its Staff on Customer Handling

The office of the Vice President for Administration and Student Services of the Addis Ababa University has administered a customer handling training for its administrative staff. Read more

Are Institutions of Higher Learning Fulfilling Their Mission?

The state of education in institutions of higher learning, the majority of which are owned by the state, in Ethiopia begs the question why they are fulfilling their hallowed mission of enabling youth to be an educated people. Read more

Ethiopia Hosts 5th Global Knowledge Exchange Conference

Ethiopia, the political capital of Africa, has hosted the 5th International Multidisciplinary Knowledge Exchange conference for the first time in the soil of Africa. Read more

Jimma University-ESSSWA 2015 Symposium

Jimma University, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Sociology and Social Work in collaboration with the Ethiopian Society of Sociologists, Social Workers and Anthropologists (ESSSWA) has conducted a two-day symposium in Jimma University Senate Hall on ”FDRE Social Protection Policy: Alternative Child Care Services in Ethiopia. Read more

MOU Signed between JU and ESM

Jimma University signed MoU with Ethiopian Society for Microbiology. The main objective of the current agreement was to jointly facilitate better participation of microbiology professionals in research, teaching, training and consultancy services. Read more

Network Expansion Project Underway

For betterment in provision of teaching-learning, research and community services, higher learning institutions now rely on computer and network for all aspects of their activities. Read more

PM Advisor Points out Future Challenges in Country’s Industralisation Drive

A renown veteran economist and advisor to the Prime Minister anticipated the lack of high skill employees both at technical sense and on areas of management will be big challenges that could plague the country ambition towards Industralisation. Read more

Public Lecture by PENHA personnel

The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center of the School of Law has hosted public lecture by personnel of Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa. Read more

Regional Soil Campaign Jimma University

It is a known fact that, soils are the sources that provided human with more than 90% of the food we eat. Soil represents a dynamic ecosystem, making it appropriate to think about them in terms of health, vitality and biodiversity. Read more

Teaching and assessing Professionalism and Ethics in Health Professionals Education

Jimma University (JU) in collaboration with Center for International Health-Ludwig-Maximillian University (CIHLMU) and Jhpiego has conducted an academic teachers training program in Hawassa, Ethiopia, with the theme of “Teaching and assessing Professionalism and Ethics in Health Professionals Education”.  Read more

Wageningen University Board President lectures @ AAU

President of Wageningen University and Research Center of the Netherlands, delivered an open lecture on future challenges for agriculture and food in Africa at College of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University. Read more

Walk the Talk

Owing to globalisation, irrespective of erudite modus operandi state apply in curbing migration, brain drain is banging at every doorstep resounding extra impediment from using greatest minds of citizens. Read more


November 2015

AAU Commences University Wide Expo Addis Ababa University, as part of its effort towards linking the university community with various industries and service providing institutions, has been creating various platforms for students to meet and work with these industries and service providing institutions. Read more

AAU Expo to Be Held Every Year The significance of organizing job fair in higher learning institutions is it provides a platform and opportunity for prospective graduates to interact with various industries and service providing institutions and engage themselves in the opportunities available. Read more

AAU Receives Over $3 Million for Junior Faculty Training Addis Ababa University along with Emory University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Alabama at Birmingham has received a grant of $3.205 million for junior faculty training and research career development. Read more

AMU Launches ‘MSc in Irrigation Engineering and Management’ The globally coordinated master program tailor-made for the Ethiopian context, to facilitate the sustainable expansion of irrigation, ‘MSc in Irrigation Engineering and Management’, has been launched by Arba Minch University. Read more

Chinese Tianjin University Delegates Visit to Hawassa The Chinese Tianjin University of Technology and Education Vice president his team visited Hawassa University. A half day visit program started with a warm welcome, followed by visit to Confucius classrooms of both first and second year Chinese language students. Read more

Country of Contrasts Significant discoveries coming out of the scientific world is always accorded an excessive coverage on the international media. Read more

Focus More on Differentiation than Expansion of Higher Education Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) Ethiopia is set to build eleven new universities. This is often explained by factors related to economic benefits and national human resources planning, as well as the more latent, and less discussed, reasons of regional distribution of universities and the political advantage of expanding access. Read more

Hawassa University is ranked the best University of the year 2014/15 (2007 E.C.) Hawassa University is ranked the best University of the year 2014/15 (2007 E.C.) among the senior Universities in Ethiopia. A recent competition result disclosed on the annual University Presidents’ meeting at Mekele. Read more

International Scientific Conference Held at Hawassa University Hawassa University Institute of Technology in collaboration with Czech republic held international scientific conference on natural resource management and food security. Read more

Norway Have Chosen Ethiopia as Its Focus Country, Says Envoy In collaboration with Ethiopian universities Norway is engaged with universities such as Mekelle, Hawassa, Jimma, Addis Ababa, Arba Minch and others. Read more

Pedagogical Skills Training for JU Academic Staff A workshop on pedagogical skills for teaching staff of Jimma University was organized by the department of Information Science of Natural Science College in collaboration with International Network for Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP) as per the MoU. Read more

PM Advisor Points out Future Challenge in Country’s Industrialization Drive This is cognizant of the government’s efforts in alleviating lack of highly skilled labor force by erecting 35 universities across the country and setting higher education enrollment to be 70 percent in favor of natural science and engineering. Read more


October 2015

AAU and Partner Receive $3 Million for Research and Training Addis Ababa University and the University of Southern California (USA) have received a grant of USD 3 million through joint US and Canada funding to launch GEO Health Hub for Research and Training in Eastern Africa. Read more

Are Institutions of Higher Learning Fulfilling Their Mission? The state of education in institutions of higher learning, the majority of which are owned by the state, in Ethiopia begs the question whether they are fulfilling their hallowed mission of enabling the youth to be an educated people. Read more

Center Hosts 4th African Food and Nutrition Forum It has been witnessed that the end of the Millennium Development Goals marked the move towards Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Coding for Africa Many concerned of the dying language have maintained their arguments that saving the language should involve technology, perhaps the last thing the nation is good at. Read more

Confucius Classroom Open Day Celebrated At HwU Confucius Classroom (teaching Chinese Language) open day ceremony celebrated at student’s service directorate building in the presence of Hawassa University President, different higher officials and invited guests. Read more

CPDR’s New Publication The Center for Policy and Development Research-CPDR , Hawassa University published its first research-based book in cooperation with the Bureau of Women and Children’s Affairs Office of the SNNPRG. Read more

Department Holds Workshop on Policy Instruments To cope with the ever changing and dynamic nature of technology and global market, the quality and quantity of employees and policy instruments strongly matter. Read more

Haramaya University Conducts Field Days Haramaya University conducted annual farmers’, researchers’, and development stakeholders’ field days from 15 to 17 October 2015. Read more

Human Ways Project Donates Ebooks Jimma University received more than 16, 000 new additions to its digital collection on October 20, 2015 from Human Ways Project. The project, established by a group of Ethiopians living in US, held its first distribution of e-books in the 2015-16 academic year – giving books to the higher institutions in Ethiopia. Read more

IQE Holds Training for New Teachers Institutional Quality Enhancement  (IQE) Directorate has conducted a five-day Higher Diploma Program (HDP) training for the newly appointed Arba Minch University teachers. Read more

JU Staff Won the African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) Jimma University’s staff, Dr. Taddese Getahun and Ato Habtamu Abafoge won African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) on the ceremony held in Marrakesh, Morroco. Read more

MU President Dr. Kindeya Appointed Board Member of Wuqro Museum The Wuqro city community celebrated the opening of the new Wuqro Museum in presence of personalities and office holders from Ethiopia and Germany with great participation by Mekelle University staff members. Read more

Rising Enrolment, More Girl Students, Low Attrition Bring Cheer to AMU Arba Minch University since its inception has shown upward trends in all spheres of activities. Read more

University Continues Staging a Series of Panel Discussions Students are the first and foremost valuable assets of any university. This means, universities are nothing without students. Read more


September 2015

Conference on ”Green Innovation for African Renaissance” Kicked Off The 12th edition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Africon 2015 Conference under the theme ”Green Innovation for African Renaissance” kicked off in Addis. Read more

Enforcing Quality and Relevance in Higher Education Higher education in Ethiopia was dissected under the microscope of the first five years Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) performance and lessons to be taken to the next phase of the plan. Read more

Ethiopia and Eritrea: Separation vs. Integration Globalization in the industrialized societies means bringing down borders and forming currency unions. Read more

Putting Education Within Reach for Ethiopian Children Many Ethiopian kids, including 15-year-old Frehiwot, grow up with the dream of receiving an education and one day attending a university. Read more

Study Underlines Importance of Avoiding Dual Accreditation An independent study revealed the importance of avoiding dichotomy between public and private higher education institutions regarding accreditation. Read more

The Irony of Higher Education When Tenaye Seyoum, was dismissed from her job at one of the government universities back in 2012, her future seemed bleak. Read more

The Driving Factors for Ethiopia’s Multi-Dimensional Development The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), released a report on Ethiopia: “One foot on the ground: one foot in the air.” Read more

Managing Laboratory Waste for Environmental Safety The more the society is nearer to scientific innovation, the more its living will be predictable in addition to the chance to be developed is very high. Read more


August 2015

Colleges Say Committed to National Dev’t The role of private colleges is vital in producing responsible and ethical students. Read more

GTP II in Attaining Educational Goals of Added Quality It goes without saying, quality education is the key instrument a nation keeps on bringing into play to fast track development. Read more

Private Higher Education Institutions Place Emphasis on Quality Addressing the topical issues affecting knowledge and skill gaps among graduates and institutional concerns that seek solutions from national governments are of paramount importance. Read more


July 2015

AAU Graduates Over 10,000 Students The Addis Ababa University graduated the 64th batch of 10,218 students who completed undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Read more

Cementing University-Industry Linkage is Key Higher learning institutions are widely recognized as essential contributors to economic development through their role in producing the knowledge, skills, and innovations needed to drive their respective national economies. Read more

DBU Graduates 2,376 Students Established in 2007, DBU has been producing qualified human power in different fields of study for about eight years. Read more

GTP II Gives More Focus to Higher Education: Ministry The Ministry of Education disclosed yesterday that the coming GTP II will give more emphasis to higher education in a bid to meet the nation’s demands of well qualified human power. Read more

Exploiting Research Outputs for Development The Ethiopian government has managed to increase the number of higher institutions from two or three universities to thirty three universities across the country within a decade. Read more

Haramaya University Gives President Guelleh of Djibouti an Honorary Degree Haramaya University has conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree upon Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the Ethio-Djibouti all-round relations. Read more

University Addis Campus Graduates 97 Students The Jimma University in cooperation with Alliance for Better Health (ABH) Thursday graduated its first ever Addis Ababa students with Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Masters of Public Health (MPH) programmes. Read more

University Prioritizes Community Service The Arba Minch University said that it is effecting its social responsibility of serving the community in various ways. Read more

Victory Amid Ups and Downs The university graduated 1,270 students in engineering and science fields at postgraduate level. Read more

Virtual Lab in Higher Education Physical distances and the lack of resources make us unable to perform experiments, especially when they involve sophisticated instruments. Read more

Why Has Our Diaspora Failed to Transcend The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that a nationwide Diaspora Day from August 12-16, 2015 is scheduled to be celebrated. Read more


June 2015

AAU Awards its Meritorious Employees The Addis Ababa University has started conferring various awards to its meritorious employees with track records of outstanding performance in 2012/13. Read more

GERD Visit by Scholars from Addis Ababa University and University of Khartoum A high level delegates and scholars from the University of Khartoum (UoK) and Addis Addis Ababa University (AAU) visited Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in the 12th of June 2015. Read more

Haramaya University Hosts the 4th Veterinary Education Forum and the 3rd International Veterinary Education Conference Haramaya University hosted the 4th Veterinary Education Forum and the 3rd International Veterinary Education Conference under the theme “Enhancing Livestock Productivity, Role of Quality Veterinary Education, Research and Rationalization in Promoting Export Market to Ensure Sustainable Food Security and Economic Growth” from June 17th – 19th, 2015 at the Main Campus. Read more

Institute Eyes Curbing Shortage of Ground Water Technicians to Assist Mega Projects The newly established Ethiopian Water Technology Institute (EWTI) announced that it is planning to expand its role to assist wider scope of institutions, which are engaged in water technology education and investment as well as policy formulation that will be an input to the upcoming Growth Transformation Plan (GTP II). Read more

JU Graduated Students: First Round Jimma University conducted the 1st round graduation ceremony of 2014/15 academic year on June 27/2015 in the newly built mini-stadium situated in the main campus of the University. Read more

JU Held Consultative Meeting with Industries JU has been exerting its utmost effort to establish contact and work together with industries as part of forming strong industry university linkages. Read more

Mekelle University has launched Six Masters Program The College of Dry land Agriculture and Natural Resource of Mekelle University has launched six masters Programs by Convening a National Workshop on Curriculum Review June 27, 2015 at Mekelle, Ethiopia. Read more

Thai Delegation Visits AAU The Thai delegation from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University have visited Addis Ababa University from 8-12 June 2015. Read more


MAY 2015

Addis to Have First Ever Medical City Centre Health Minister Dr. Kesete-Berhan Admasu said that a number of medical projects including a modern medical city centre in Addis would be undertaken in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) period. Read more


April 2015

The Secret of Singapore’s Success But one aspect of his success has been little mentioned: the investments that he, and his successors, made in education. His strategy, he would often remark, was “to develop Singapore’s only available natural resource, its people.” Read more


March 2015

Gemechu Dubiso Retains Auditor General Post The House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday approved the appointment of Gemechu Dubiso as head of the Federal Office of the Auditor General, while little known academician, Gedam Manderfro, was sworn in as his deputy. Read more

The De-intellectualization of Addis Ababa University and Beyond The Addis Ababa University is the first institution of higher learning in the country. It has been the flagship institution where Ethiopia’s intellectual capital has been nurtured and produced. Most of the high-caliber human power in many fields of study was educated at this institution. It provided a first-rate quality education to all those who went through its campuses. Read more

The Ethiopian Student Movement (ESM): My Experiences in ESUNA, 1964-1971 In the mid-1960s, the total number of Ethiopian students in North America was not more than six hundred and they were widely dispersed. Read more

Scholarship Initiative Helps Ethiopian Students Dream Big In partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), MasterCard has begun giving out scholarships to promising students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Read more



Prof. Constantinos Berhe Has Two Fake Degrees A lengthy Addis Voice investigation indicates that Dr. Constantinos Berhe, a professor of public policy at the Addis Ababa University (AAU) and a key operative of the ruling TPLF-led regime, obtained two fake degrees from a bogus university. Read more

Speaker Abadula Gemeda Has Fake Degrees Addis Voice indicates that the 4th term speaker of the House of People’s Representatives has bought and used two fake degrees from a bogus university selling non-accredited diplomas online. Read more

African Union Postgraduate Scholarships for The Disabled The African Union is granting postgraduate scholarships to people with disabilities from across the continent – the first time that the continental body has tailored grants specifically for disadvantaged learners. Read more



Our Research Approach Must be Problem Solving Ethiopia has a leading livestock resource potential on the African continent, but it has not benefited to the level it deserved so far. Read more

Exposed: ‘Professor’ has two fake degrees A lengthy investigation reveals that a prominent university professor of public policy obtained two fake degrees from a bogus university. Read more



Enabling Research Centres to Play Their Roles in Nation Building The role of scholars and experts are being reiterated as contributing to democracy, peace and development. Read more

Higher Learning Institutions in Human Capacity Development in Ethiopia The success of any nation purely depends on human capital stock. Read more

Research and Extension is Transforming Ethiopia’s Agriculture Ethiopia’s agricultural extension agents are responsible for disseminating knowledge, training and support to Ethiopian farmers, making them a critical component in the effort to increase production and transform the sector. Read more

Jimma University, KOFIH Sign MOU Jimma University and Korean Foundation for International Health Care have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen partnership in health areas focusing on maternal and child health. Read more

Focus on Factors that Ensure Industry’s Competitiveness Globally the tourism sector has been growing fast. That makes the global competition even tougher. Read more

Towards Motivating Ethiopian Scientists and Technology Science and technology provide people with knowledge and tools to understand and address many of the challenges in life. Read more

The Fight is Far from Finished As is true to many developing countries, women in Ethiopia were sweltering under the yoke of double oppression. Read more

Align Education and Development: Lesson from South East Developmental States The realisation of the value and benefits of education stretches back to ancient times. Read more

Too Crowded to Train: The Dire State of Medical Schools in Ethiopia The training of a physician is completely different as compared to any other college-level discipline like engineering or natural science. Read more

Ethiopia’s Growth: Real or Deceptive? The growth of inequality in a country where considerable economic expansion has been recorded. Read more


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