31 August 2023

AAU College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture Graduates Students

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture (CVMA) graduated 109 students in different fields of study in various levels at its campus found in Bishoftu … Read more

AAU Outreaches Community Service Program to High School Students

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer (VPRTT) is providing a one month long tutorial support program to the next year grade 12 students through its Community Engagement Service Directort to help them prepare for the university entrance exam at Menelik Second High School … Read more

AAU Makes Press Release on Its Authorization Approval Final Steps

Addis Ababa University (AAU) forwarded a press release regarding its authorization final measures through Professor Tassew Weldehanna, President of the University, at the Senate Hall found in the main campus of AAU on the 22nd of August 2023. Read more

AAU Inaugurates an Aljazeera Media Institute-Established Media Lab

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Journalism and Communication inaugurated a Media Lab established by Aljazeera Media Institute at the University’s main campus (Sidist Kilo) on the 2nd of August 2023. Read more

Addis Ababa University Receives Grant Support from Its Late Scholar

Addis Ababa University (AAU) received 12 million Birr grant support from late Dr. Kebede Taddese, former AAU scholar and minister for the Ministry of Health of the FDRE through his spouse Mrs. Emebet Dejenie on the 22nd of August 2023. Read more

A Delegate from Togdheer University of Somaliland Visits Haramaya University…

A delegate led by the president of Togdheer University of Somaliland Dr. Sheik Abdulbasid Abdinour Sh. Saeed and consisting of Mr. Ali Ashuur Hassan and Mr. Mustafe Kase Take as members of the delegates visited Haramaya University (HU) on August 18, 2023 to establish partnership in the areas of Academics, Research, and Community Engagement. Read more

Adigrat, Aksum Universities to Resume Education After Two-Year Hiatus

Adigrat and Aksum universities in Tigray region have recently announced the resumption of education for their regular students after a two-year interruption. Read more

Aviation University Graduates More Than 1,550 Professionals

Ethiopian Aviation University, the largest aviation university in Africa, graduated today 1,551 professionals, about 100 from other African countries. The university graduated 160 pilots, 458 aircraft maintenance technicians, 702 cabin crews, 69 hotel operation professionals and customer service agents. Read more

Council of Ministers Approves Autonomous Establishment Draft Regulation of AAU

The Council of Ministers for the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) approved an autonomous establishment draft regulation of Addis Ababa University (AAU) during its 23rd regular meeting … Read more

Ethiopian Physics Society in North America (EPSNA) Has Conducted a Virtual Summer School in Collaboration with Universities in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Physics Society in North America (EPSNA) recently organized a virtual summer school in collaboration with universities in Ethiopia. The primary objective of the summer school was to provide students in Ethiopian higher education institutions with exposure to cutting-edge research in their respective fields of study. Read more

Ethiopian Public University Officials Attend a Capacity-Building Workshop …

Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, gave opening remarks at the launch event for the second cohort of the Embassy’s Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Program. Read more

Ethiopia’s University Liberated from Government Interference 

Addis Ababa University (AAU), the first state university in Ethiopia, has got its academic and administrative autonomy from the interference of the government and politicians. Read more

Huawei Launches its Annual ICT Competition in Ethiopia

Huawei Technologies launched the 2023/24 edition of its ICT Competition in Ethiopia on Monday, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. University students compete in the annual event that aims to drive the development of high-quality ICT talent. Read more

Honorary Doctorates Should Not Be in Service of Ethnicity

It has been six centuries since the practice of handing out an honorary degree started in Europe. An honorary doctorate is higher education’s most significant accolade. It is the recognition bestowed on a recipient who did not complete the typical requirements for such a degree. Read more

Jimma University Leads Massive Free Medical and Humanitarian Initiative

This summer, Jimma University is taking a commendable step by offering free medical services and humanitarian aid to an estimated 140,000 individuals. Read more

Medical Equipment Donation Worth Over 28 Million Birr

Jimma University, through its collaborative project with the WHO known as Essential Health Services (EHS), has donated medical equipment valued at 28 million birr. These pieces of equipment, generously provided by Global Affairs Canada, marks a substantial investment in enhancing healthcare services. Read more

NHIA Partners with KOFIH to Train Staff, and Others at UGBS 

National Health Insurance Authority staff are set to receive training from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). The training program which is the fruition of a partnership between the NHIA and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) will see staff of the authority and its Ethiopian counterpart study at the UGBS. Read more

Scheme Helps Women Scientists to Juggle Work and Family

Phoebe Kalelwa Murunga, a masters student in environmental studies at Kenyatta University in Kenya, had to interrupt her postgraduate studies for about a year after she fell pregnant and had her baby. Read more

Shanghai AI Delegates Visit Addis Ababa University (AAU)

The Delegates of the Shanghai Administrative Institute (AI) paid an educational visit to Addis Ababa University and held a discussion with the University’s higher officials at the president’s office on the 17th of August 2023. Read more

St Mary’s University Held the 17th Annual National Student Research Forum and …

St Mary’s University held the 17th National Student Research Forum on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. The National Student Research Forum is one of the research events the University holds each year. Read more

Tap Potential of Professional Associations

The Ethiopian Education and Training Authority (ETA) is revising its accreditation frameworks based on the multifarious responsibilities it has been given. Read more

Training for Undergraduate Students Club Leaders

A half-day training was conducted on August 12, 2023, for undergraduate student club leaders at St. Mary’s University. The training, titled “Annual Plan Preparation and Plan Implementation,” was geared towards enhancing the skills and knowledge of club leaders in effectively planning and executing their club activities. Read more

Why a Centralised Admissions Test for Postgraduate Students?

Students who want to enrol in postgraduate programmes when the new academic year starts in September 2023 have to sit for a university admission test administered by Addis Ababa University (AAU) – Ethiopia’s premier university – before they will be allowed to register, the Ethiopian Ministry of Education has informed higher education institutions. Read more


31 July 2023

AAU Conducts Tree Planting Activity Near the Momentous Park of the Capital

Senior officials, administrative and academic staff experts of Addis Ababa University (AAU), as part of green initiative of the country, planted indigenous trees in the historic ‘Hamle-19 Park’ area of Addis Ababa city on the 17th of July 2023. Read more

AAU Graduates About Ten Thousand Students in Its 73rd Commencement

Addis Ababa University (AAU) graduated more than 8,000 students in graduate, undergraduate (UG), speciality and sub-speciality programs of the 2022/23 academic year with the presence of the University’s and government higher officials at the Millennium Hall of the capital on the 20th of July 2023. Read more

AAU Lifetime Professor Launches a New Book with Great Fanfare

Professor Bahru Zewde, Lifetime Professor and the board member of Addis Ababa University (AAU), has launched his new autobiographical book entitled, ‘Hibir Hiwote’, in collaboration with the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Office of External Relations, Partnerships and Communications, Society of Friends of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies and History Department of AAU at the historic Ras Mekonnen Hall on July 6, 2023. Read more

AMU Rolls Out 1,457 Graduates in Its 36th Graduation

Arba Minch University rolled out total of 1,457 graduates in its 36th convocation held at Main Campus Auditorium, on July 19, 2023; 859 are undergraduates, 586 are Masters and 12 are PhDs. Read more

ASU Collaboration with CMHS, HU

Appalachian State University, USA, has launched an institutional collaboration with College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Hawassa University, to provide trainings on “High Fidelity Simulation”, a healthcare education methodology that involves the use of sophisticated life-like manikins in realistic patient environment. Read more

CSSH, British Council Ethiopia, SEELPA Organize International Conference

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, HU, in collaboration with Southern Ethiopian English Language Professionals’ Association (SEELPA) and British Council Ethiopia has organized the first Annual International Conference on English Language Education entitled “Managing Education in the 21st Century” held at the main campus AU Hall, on July 8 & 9, 2023. Read more

E-Learning Directorate of Jimma University Recently Organized Awareness Raising Promotion Campaign … 

The E-Learning directorate of Jimma University recently organized a promotion campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Mastercard Foundation, Arizona State University and Shayashone. The campaign aimed to raise awareness among academic staff and students about the e-learning initiative across all campuses of Jimma University. Read more

Ethiopian Police University Graduation Ceremony 

The graduation ceremony of the Ethiopian Police University is held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 15, 2023. Over 600 cadets in various fields of studies graduated from the Ethiopian Police University on Saturday. Read more

Huawei Ethiopia to Provide Employment, Internship Opportunities

Huawei participated in the job fair hosted by Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), in order to provide fresh graduates employment and internship opportunities. Read more

International Workshop on Climate Change and Technology Innovation in Hydro-Environmental Engineering

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Africa Centre of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) in collaboration with partners, held an international workshop with a theme of “Climate Change and Technology Innovation in Hydro-Environmental Engineering at Capital Hotel and Spa on the 3rd of July 2023. Read more

Jimma University Celebrates Graduation of 2,124 Students

Jimma University proudly celebrated the graduation of 2,124 students in a joyous ceremony held today July 20,2023 at the Jimma University Hacchalu Hundessa Hall. Among the graduates, 1,835 completed their study at Bachelor degree level, 282 at master level and 7 at PhD level. Read more

Jimma University Planted 10,535 Apple Seedlings in The Five Highland Areas Of Jimma Zone.

As part of Southwestern Oromia Agricultural transformation initiatives and green legacy week, Jimma University planted 10,535 apple seedlings in the five highland areas of Jimma zone. The five districts, namely, Dedo, mancho, Omonada, Setema and Sigmo Woreda were benefited in these initiatives. Read more

Job Fair for the Prospective Graduates

Career and Internship Unit of St Mary’s University organized a Job Fair on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at Undergraduate Campus to connect prospective graduates with potential employers from various sectors. The event, which was officially opened by Ato Tedla Haile, Executive Vice President of the University, attracted more than 500 students and 30 companies. Read more

Ministry Says of 150,184 Students Who Sat for University Exit Exam, 40.65 Percent Passed

State Minister of Education Samuel Kifle (Dr.) said while giving a statement last Saturday that the university exit exam of 2015 Ethiopian Academic Year (EAY) given for six consecutive days starting from 07 through 14 July 2023 was finalised successfully. Read more

Office of VPRTT, HU, Organizes a Consultative Workshop

Office of Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Hawassa Universit, has organized a consultative workshop to share the findings of a research project entitled “Determinants of Digital Inclusion in Higher Education… Read more

Only 46.6% of Prospective Graduates Pass University Exit Exam 

Public higher institutions fare better than private ones as Ethiopian education authorities revealed the university exit exams’ results for this year’s graduates. The Ministry of Education introduced the exit exams in all undergraduate university programs this academic year. Read more

QEC’s Consultative Meeting

The Center for Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance (CEIQA) of St. Mary’s University (SMU) held a consultative meeting with Quality Enhancement Committees (QECs) On Saturday, July 15, 2023, in the Syndicate Room. The meeting involved (QEC) members, representatives from various offices and departments and senior leaders of the University. Read more

Students, Departments of Accounting and Finance Express Grievances Over Unusual Failure Rate in University Exit Examinations 

Several accounting and finance departments at universities nationwide have appealed for a comprehensive review of the exit exam. These departments argue that the current format of the examination is not conducive to the students’ requirements, a concern that arose after an unusually large number of students failed… Read more 

USAID Donates Medical Equipment Worth $100,000 (5.4 million Birr) to Jimma University Specialized Hospital 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Ethiopia through its Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE) activity, donated an oxygen compressor worth $100,000 (5.4 million Birr) to Jimma University Specialized Hospital. Read more

With More Work, Exit Exam May Become Quality Building Block

In the Ethiopian Ministry of Education’s 2022-23 university exit exam, only 40.65% of all students who took the exam passed with a score of 50% and above. Yet, the introduction of the exam has created a variety of opportunities for self-reflection and improved performance at national, institutional, and individual levels. Read more


30 April 2023

AAU Holds a Meeting on Exchange of Life Experiences of Female Scholars

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Academic Vice President’s Office held an educational meeting focused on the exchange of life experiences and research knowledge of female professors as well as teachers… Read more

AAU Law School Jessup Moot Court Team in Washington DC

A team of undergraduate female students of the School of Law of AAU is participating in the 2023 Philp C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition to be held from April 8-15, in Washington, D.C. Read more

AAU Resumes Consultative Meeting on Autonomous Issues

The discussion was focused on the reform task forces of Research, Technology Transfer and Community Engagement, Technology Transfer, Innovation and Incubation, Expansion of Infrastructure, Renewal and Maintenance, and Academic Affairs. Read more

AAU and SIDA Sign Cooperative Agreement for Support of Human Rights

 On the occasion of the visit of Dr. K. J. Cissé, Director of Research at Sida Headquarters, Stockholm, Sweden, to AAU Prof. Tassew first gave a brief history of the University by saying that AAU is the oldest university in Ethiopia, but relatively young when compared to the universities of other African countries established by the colonialists. Read more

Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in Sub-Saharan Africa…

This report looks at efforts in the region to develop and implement agricultural, technical, and vocational education and training (ATVET). It does this by reviewing TVET and ATVET policies, the institutional landscape and experience in the region and selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa… Read more

Awareness Creation on Quality Assurance Systems and Practices

St. Mary’s University’s Center for Educational Improvement and Quality Assurance (CEIQA), in collaboration with Quality Enhancement Committees (QECs) under the president’s office, and the Business and Administrative Division, held an awareness creation session for Business Administration Office staff and QEC members… Read more

Career Development and Internship Orientation Conducted

The Career and Internship Unit of St. Mary’s University conducted orientation on the theme: Career Development and Internship   from March 20 to 31/2023, scheduled on both morning and afternoon sessions. Read more

CEPU Holds an International Conference on Different National Issues

The Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities (CEPU) conducted an international conference on Triangular Partnership for Quality Medical Education, GERD’s Lifespan Matters, and Rehabilitation of Victims of War /Violence in Ethiopia, … Read more

Data Project Helps ARUA Universities Evaluate Research Efforts

Despite challenges encountered in their quest to transform into research and postgraduate training institutions, the African Research Universities Alliance, or ARUA, has reported that, in terms of research citation impact, some members have achieved the global average, in some cases exceeding the world score. Read more

Haramaya University Has Signed a Bilateral Agreement with The British Council …

Haramaya University has signed a bilateral agreement with the British Council in Ethiopia to launch an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) testing centre on Haramaya University’s main campus. Read more

Honorary Doctorate for First African to Head the WHO

South Africa’s University of Pretoria (UP) has conferred an honorary doctorate on the first person from Africa to head the World Health Organization (WHO) as director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in recognition of his work as a global health expert and scholar. Read more

Honoring the Service of a Selfless Physician, Dr. Mei Gengnian

During a recent visit to Jimma University, a Chinese medical team led by Dr. Zhang, President of the Chinese Medical Mission to Ethiopia met with Dr. Jemal Abafita, the president of Jimma University. Read more

Huawei Wins Acclaim for Accelerating Digital Education in Ethiopia 

Chinese tech giant Huawei has won acclaim for its role in accelerating digital education in Ethiopia. This came at an education-themed summit that was organized by Huawei Ethiopia on Friday in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, under the theme “Accelerate the Digital Education Journey for Ethiopia. Read more

Jimma University (JU) in Collaboration with Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN-Ethiopia) Launched the Center for One Health Research, Training, and …

Jimma University and AFROHUN Ethiopia supported by USAID fund, have been working together for the last 13 years to implement and advocate the One Health approach; an integrated, unifying approach that aims to balance and optimize the health of people, animals, and ecosystems. Read more

Learning Management System at St Mary’s University

A half-day training was given to St. Mary’s University staff of the Testing Centre about the Learning Management System (LMS) at the Main Campus on March 28, 2023, by Solomon Hunegnaw,Director of ICT Development and Support Unit (ICTDSU) and Mohammed Ali. Read more

“Let Ethiopia Read: Let’s Read and Bloom”

… instead of blaming the young generation for not being motivated to read, it is essential to remove the existing challenges, expand reading areas, minimize printing and related problems, and write the histories in everywhere without getting lost. Universities should contribute lots of works in different aspects in order to accomplish this goal,Read more

Research Contribution on Cardiovascular Disease Remains Low

Cardiovascular research output from African researchers over the past 50 years remains low, despite marked progress. The annual number of journal articles increased from four publications in 1971 to 3,867 in 2020, according to a study that scanned Web of Science and other sources and retrieved data of publications related to African authorship. Read more

Universities Prepare for the Worst as Government Grants Autonomy

Public universities in the country prepare for the worst as the government decides to gradually remove the budget allotted for the institutions. Members of Parliament (MPs) lamented universities’ political affiliation, which overshadows institutional autonomy and academic freedom. Read more


31 March 2023

AAU Holds Consultative Meeting on Management Issues during its Autonomy Guaranteeing

Addis Ababa University (AAU) held an inter-staff consultative discussion on the draft regulations of Human Resource and Financial Managements as well as Procurement and Property Administration matters intended to be authenticated …Read more

AAU, IYF Hold Public Mind-Set Lecture

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and International Youth Fellowship (IYF) collaboratively organised Public Mind-Set Lecture meeting at the historic Mekonnen hall on March 22, 2023. The meeting aims to initiate the Mind-Set Education Program to enhance and empower the life of Ethiopians. Read more

AAU Scholars Win the Prestigious IREX Research Fellowship Award

Scholars from Addis Ababa University (AAU) won the highly competitive and prestigious International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Research Fellowship Award held in the United States of America recently. Read more

AAU Signs Cooperative Agreement with Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) College of Law and Governance Studies entered into cooperative agreement with Genevieve McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation to create an endowment fund for female law students with the presence of staff and students of the College at the Main Campus on the 3rd of March 2023. Read more

AAU Women’s Research Working Group Celebrates March-8

The Addis Ababa University (AAU’s) Women’s Research Working Group celebrated the International Women’s Day (March-8) for the 7th time with the theme of “Conflict and Its Impact on Women and Health” at Skylight Hotel on the 7th of March 2023. Read more

Addis Ababa University Approved Professorship of 8 Faculty

The Addis Ababa University Governing Board, on its meeting held on 07 March 2023, approved the promotion of 8 faculty to the rank of full Professor; of which three are female faculty. Read more

Agri-Aqua Project meeting held at Haramaya University

A project team member from Haramaya University, Ethiopia; Gulu University, Uganda and Egerton University, Kenya, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria held a project meeting on Agri-Aqua, which is integration of Agriculture and Aquaculture from March 7-11, 2023 at Haramaya University. Read more

AMU Hosts 9th National Symposium on Science for Sustainable Development

AMU President, Dr. Damtew Darza, in his opening address said, public universities are working intensively to upgrade the professional quality of academicians and researchers and establishing infrastructure to enhance research works and thereby improve the sustainable development and the livelihood of the society. Read more 

“Black Lion for the Country” in Its 50 Years of Journey in the Health Sector

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Black Lion Specialized Hospital commemorated its 50 years journey and contribution for Ethiopia in the health sector with a theme of Black Lion for the Country on a ceremony held in its compound on the 9th of March 2023. Read more

Building Entrepreneurial Capacity Among Graduates and Local Youth Groups in Agri-business Incubators

The ‘Strengthening Entrepreneurial Capacity through Agricultural and Rural Innovation Incubation Hub at Haramaya University’ (ARIHUB) was a two-year project supported under the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture RUFORUM and… Read more

CMHS, Lund University & KNCV offered Collaborative Training on Pediatric Healthcare

Arba Minch University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences in collaboration with Lund University and KNCV – Tuberculosis Foundation, Netherlands offered 5-day training on complex interventions of pediatric healthcare with a due focus on children and adolescents with long-term illness in Ethiopia,… Read more 

Digitalisation: A Panacea for Exam Cheating, or Not Yet?

Whereas Ethiopia once performed better than most in Africa, corruption appears to be widespread and is manifesting itself in various sectors of society, including in the education sector. Read more

Focus on Improving Care for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Jimma University, in collaboration with Aslan Project, a non-governmental organization, has discussed on enhancing the quality of care provided to pediatric cancer patients. Read more

Haramaya University Administrative Board Confers the Rank of Full Professor … 

Professor Nega Assefa (PhD), a high-ranking faculty member and researcher in the College of Health and Medical Sciences, was born 14th of November 1974 in Assela Town, where he grew up and pursued his primary education and secondary education at Limat Behibret Primary School and Chilalao Terara Secondary School respectively. Read more

Haramaya University Conducts Field Day on Irrigated Wheat Seeds…

According to Mr. Kemal Kassim, facilitator of the event, the field day was conducted to evaluate the performance and sustainability of Haramaya University- supported summer irrigated wheat seeds multiplication on 400 hectares by agro-pastoralists organized into clusters. Read more

Haramaya University to Fight Ignorance and Poverty

Haramaya University Academic Assessment and Quality Assurance Directorate in Collaboration with the office of Vice President for Academic Affairs organized a Capacity Building Training for middle-level educational leaders … Read more

Jimma University and O-Yes Global Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Jimma University and the O-Yes Global Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote partnerships that will contribute to youth empowerment and development. Read more

Jimma University Collaborative Projects Annual Forum

Jimma University is currently hosting an annual forum for collaborative project management, bringing together professionals and academics from various fields to discuss and share ideas on the systematization of collaborative projects towards maximizing project impacts and partnerships. Read more

Jimma University Medical Center Conducts Free Eye-Care Services and Cataract Surgery…

Albassar International Foundation, a nongovernmental organization from Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Jimma University to provide free five-day eye examinations and cataract surgery to the public. Read more

Neapolitan Meetings of Eritrean and Ethiopian Studies 1

Alessandro Bausi and Denis Nosnitsin take part in the First Conference in the Cycle “Neapolitan Meetings of Eritrean and Ethiopian Studies” entitled From Aksum to Lalibäla: The myth of the “dark age” of Eritrean and Ethiopian history (7th-13th cent.). Read more

Ph.D. Experience – Sharing Session Held

A half-day Ph.D. candidates’ experience-sharing session was held on March 8, 2023, at St. Mary’s University Main Campus. Two Ph.D. candidates, Asmamaw Getie (Assist. Prof.) and Simon Tareke (Assist.Prof.) shared their experiences on Research Paradigms  and Systematic Literature Review with their fellow faculties, respectively. Read more

Prospective Graduates Fret Over Time Constraints as Ministry of Education Set to Launch Exit Exam…

The announcement to provide an exit exam to all private and public university, first-degree graduating students has been topical since last year. Different engagements were held with university personnel to create awareness and prepare their students for the exit exam which will be administered for the first time in the country… Read more

“Scholarship Award Signifies the China-Ethiopia Everlasting Friendship”

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of Academic Vice President organized China-Ethiopia Friendship Scholarship Award ceremony at Ras Mekonnen Hall that signifies the everlasting friendship between the two countries on the 7th of March 2023. Read more

Scriptwriting Training Conducted

St. Mary’s University conducted a two-day training on Script Writing for 14 staff from selected offices on March 11 and 12 at the Main Campus. The training which primarily targeted enhancing the skill of script preparation was given by Robel Tegene, Cinematographer and Film Editor. Read more

Short Biography of Professor Gelana Amente Raba

Professor Gelana Amente (PhD), a senior staff member and researcher in the College of Natural and Computational Sciences, was born in 1956 in a place called Tinfa, Western Wollega Zone of Oromia Regional State. He went to Gute Elementary School, where he pursued his primary education up to grade 6. Read more

St. Mary’s University 21th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa St. Mary’s University in collaboration with the Association of African Universities, International Network for Higher Education in Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Ethiopian Ministry of Education and African Union Commission will hold the 21 International Conference on Private Higheucation in Africa … Read more

St. Mary’s University Hosts Exhibition

St. Mary’s University (SMU) hosted a half-day exhibition on February 27, 2023, at the Undergraduate Campus Multipurpose Hall organized by Reach for Change, in collaboration with, the Office of the Vice President for Research and International Relations of SMU and IKEA Foundation. Read more

The Arduous Journey to Establish a Successful Journal

The International Journal of African Higher Education (IJAHE) published its first issue in 2014. A few years later, in 2018, the journal published by the International Network for Higher Education in Africa, based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, received recognition from the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), and was then registered by African Journals OnLine in 2022. In March, 2023, it received recognition from Scopus – one of the most authoritative scholarly databases in the world. Read more

Training on Employability Provided

St. Mary’s University in collaboration with the Organization for Women in Self-Employment (WISE) gave a four-day training to its 4th-year year prospective graduates. The training was coordinated by the Carrier and Internship Unit of the University as part of the various  training  the Unit arranges to improve the employability of its graduates. Read more

UNESCO-AU Report Places Equity at the Centre of Policy

Africa continues to suffer from wealth and gender disparities when it comes to tertiary education. This is evident from the “highly variable quality” of private tertiary education institutions along with low levels of investment. Read more


28 February 2023

AAU Gives Orientation to the New Entry Students of this Year

Addis Ababa University (AAU) gave guidance to students recently registered at its different campuses regarding their stay at the university on February 24, 2023, focusing on services to be rendered to them and various disciplinary measures and guidelines that they should follow throughout their stay in the University. Read more

AAU Hosts Forwarded Public Lecture by Professor Hakim Adi

African Leadership Excellence Academy (AFLEX) held a public lecture on “African Diaspora and Africa’s Development” in coordination with Addis Ababa University (AAU), at Ras Mekonnen Hall on the 22nd of February 2023. Read more

AAU Organizes a Workshop on Organizational Student-Staff Satisfaction

Addis Ababa University (AAU) organized a workshop that focused on Student-Staff satisfaction and program performance evaluation at the University’s Eshetu Chole Hall … Read more

AAU Reviews the Second Quarter Plan Implementation Report

Addis Ababa University (AAU) conducted a review on the 2022/23 Fiscal Year, second quarter plan implementation report on a meeting held at Eshetu Cholle Hall of the University on the 3rd of February 2023. Read more

Addis Ababa University Finished Preparation to Welcome all Interested Applicants…

Addis Ababa University is pleased to announce its Bachelor’s Degree programs for eligible applicants as per the NEAEA 12th grade result cutoff points. All applicants will get the necessary dormitory and cafeteria services among others. AAU is proud of the high employability rates of its graduates at all levels and has opened its doors to applicants who aspire to the path of high competency. Read more

Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management Organizes a Workshop

Addis Ababa University (AAU) the Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) organized a one-day workshop at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Gurd Shola, on the 26th of January 2023. Read more

Consultative Workshop on Promoting Interdisciplinary SSR on Sustainable Development

The College of Social Sciences (CSS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) held a consultative discussion with its academic staff on Promoting Interdisciplinary Social Science Research (SSR) on Sustainable Development”… Read more

Delegates from Hungary Discuss Potential Collaboration with HU

Delegates from Hungary visit Hawassa University on February 1, 2023 to discuss potentials for strategic partnership and collaboration to promote excellence in research, education and training with Hungarian universities. Read more

Education Disaster Revealed in University Entrance Exam 

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education unveiled this week a reality about the state of the quality of education in the country. While it was something expected, the degree of intensity of the problem shook the nation to the core. Read more

Ethiopian Universities have Become Institutions of Parochialism 

There have been remarks that institutions of higher learning have become places of radical ethnic politics. At one-point, ethnic based violence and politically motivated killing became common. Read more

Jimma University Experts Conduct Evidence Implementation Training Program in Adama, Ethiopia

Evidence Implementation training program (EITP), a training devised by Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI), Adelaide University, South Australia was conducted by five experts from Ethiopian … Read more

HE to Feel Impact of Shocking School-Leaving Exam Results

Shock waves have reverberated across all sectors of Ethiopian society following the release on 27 January of the 2021-22 results of the country’s school-leaving examinations by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education. Read more

IIT-Indore Signs MoU with Ethiopia

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia to promote bilateral cooperation with Ethiopian Universities. Read more

Israeli Medical Mission to Ethiopia Educates on New Forms of Surgery

A delegation of six doctors and nurses from Assuta Ashdod University Hospital went to Ethiopia this week for a humanitarian mission to teach the local teams minimally invasive surgeries (laparoscopy) and open and complex cancer surgeries. Read more

Seminar on Climate Change and Development

College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hawassa University, has organized a research seminar entitled “Climate Change and Development: Implications for Ethiopia’s Path to Prosperity” given by Dr. Tafesse Matewos, Associate Professor of Environment and Development Studies. Read more

St. Mary’s University Graduates its Access Students

St. Mary’s University graduated FY 2018 English Access Microscholarship Program Students on February 11, 2023, at SMU, Undergraduate Campus Multi-purpose Hall, in the presence of the US Embassy officials, families and the University administrators and teachers. Read more

The Society of Friends Donates Various Items to the IES

The Society of Friends of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (SOFIES) offered historical materials including documents, photographs, certificates, paintings and books collected from different sources to the Addis Ababa University (AAU) Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES)… Read more

“Women in Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods” Project Inception and Promotion Workshop Hosted

Arba Minch University in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the main German Development Agency, hosted Inception and Promotion Workshop on “Women in Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods” … Read  more


31 January 2023

AAU Hands over Renovated Houses for the City’s Residents

Addis Ababa University (AAU’s), Institute of Technology (AAiT) has completed the renewal of two houses in Arada Sub-city, District Six, which were destroyed in fire caused accident some months ago in 2022, and handed them over to the owners on January 17, 2023. Read more

AAU Holds National Forum: “The Role of Intellectuals in Nation Building”

Addis Ababa University (AAU) has organized a four-day discussion forum with a theme of “The Role of Scholars in Nation Building” which is underway in various colleges of the University from January 3-6, 2023.

AAU Launches Training on Management in the Higher Education

Addis Ababa University (AAU’s) Institute of Educational Research (IER), Centre for Higher Education Research and Training (CHERT), has launched a month long training from January 25 to February 25, 2023 focused on Leadership and Management in Higher Education (LMHE) at African Leadership Excellence Academy, Sululta. Read more

AAU Students’ Peace Club Holds a Discussion on Its Activities

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Students’ Peace Club conducted a half day dialogue focused on its previous and future activities where AAU Students’ dean Shibru Temesgen (PhD), invited guests and members of the Club found at College of Business and Economics. Read more

Addis Ababa University Library has organized Three Training Sessions

Addis Ababa University Library in collaboration with the research and Graduate program office has conducted three consecutive trainings in open access publishing, Identification of reputable journals and online Journal management for Addis Ababa University staffs and postgraduate students. Read more

Ambassador Jacobson Visits Jimma to Highlight U.S. Engagement in Oromia Region

Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, visited Jimma City in the Oromia region to reopen the American hub for culture and education, the “Jimma American Corner,” and to meet with local leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities. Read more

Amid a Fragile Peace, Universities Recall Conflict’s Cost

Academics and students are counting the cost of damage to Ethiopia’s higher education after the two-year civil war, which started in November 2020, ended with a peace deal between the government and rebel Tigray forces, which appears to be holding. Read more

CDT AFRICA Hosts a Workshop on COVID-19 Two Years On

Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-AFRICA) hosted a workshop on COVID-19 Two Years On: Consequences and Lessons Learned… Read more

Does Ethiopia’s Education Roadmap Need Adjustments?

Ethiopia’s initiatives to increase educational access to children and the youth has been praised widely, but there have also been critics who have described the foundations of these efforts as shoddy and on the brink of collapse. Read more

Haramaya University and Other Universities in Awash and Wabi-Shebele Basins to Solve Lasting Problems of the Society.

The 2nd Annual National Workshop of Universities’ Awash and Wabi-Shebele Basins Forum, in which Haramaya University plays a role, was conducted… Read more

Haramaya University Being Voice for the Voiceless

Haramaya University’s College of Law, in collaboration with the Community Engagement and Enterprise Development Vice President’s Office, is providing free legal aid services to economically and physically vulnerable groups of the community… Read more

Haramaya University Exerting Its Efforts to Solve Health Problems…

Haramaya University, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Dire Dawa, Harari, and Somali Regional Health Bureaus, the Data Use Partnership, and Digital Health Activity, conducted a Capacity Building and Mentorship Program (CBMP) Regional Review Meeting and Research Dissemination Implementation Workshop… Read more

Managing Student Ethnic Diversity is a Daunting Task

Ethiopia has more than 80 ethnic groups and many of them have their own cultural practices, creating a society in which diversity has been considered to be one of its most attractive features. Read more

MoU Signed Between Placid Solutions and Consulting and St. Mary’s University

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed, between St. Mary’s University (SMU) and the sister companies Florida University Southeast (FUSE) and Placid Solutions and Consulting (PSC) on January 17, 2023 at St. Mary’s University. Read more

Open Access Publishing Deal for Low-, Middle-Income Countries

Academics based in 70 low- and middle-income countries, including those in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, will be able to have their primary research published Gold Open Access by Nature – at no cost – thus enabling their scientific work to be permanently and freely available online for anyone to read. Read more

PM Holding Discussion with University Scholars 

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is conducting discussions with university scholars with the view to fostering the role of Ethiopian intellectuals in nation building endeavors. The discussion forum is being held under the theme “the role of scholars in nation-state building. Read more

Public Lecture on “Language Issues in Multilingual Africa”

A veteran professor from Addis Ababa University, Prof. Zelealem Leyew, gives public lecture to staff and postgraduate students of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities of Hawassa University entitled, “Little Attention to Important Matters: Language Issues in Multilingual Africa”. Read more

RUFORUM Annual General Meetings Agreed upon and 14 New Member Universities Admitted

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) brings together leaders of RUFORUM Member Universities, Governance organs, and other actors, especially Agriculture and Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation sectors from within and outside Africa. Read more

St. Mary’s University Attended Higher Education Exit Exam Meeting

The meeting which was intended to discuss practical issues toward preparing for successful administration of the first Online Higher Education Exit Exam was opened by HE Dr Samuel Kifle, State Minister, Ministry of Education. Read more

The Ambassador’s Visit

Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia, had a fruitful discussion with Jimma university’s top management on various issues related to academic, research, staff capacity building and other bilateral and collaborative areas. Read more

Training Conducted on Fish Production

Haramaya University’s Integrated Haramaya Lake Watershed Development Project Office (IHLWDP) conducted training on fish farming and integrated agriculture to 40 model farmers and youth living in the watershed… Read more


31 December 2022

42% Public university graduates unemployed

A new report by the Ministry of Education reveals only 58 percent of university graduates get jobs in Ethiopia.As many as 42 percent of university grads are unemployed after graduating, the same source said.

AAU Holds a Roundtable Discussion with MPs on “Policy Coherence for Achieving SDGs…

Dr. Yeshitla Wendmeneh, SustGOV project leader at AAU, stated that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss and exchange views with legislators on the importance of improving policy coherence for sustained development in Ethiopia. Read more

AAU Hosts RISE Ethiopia (2017-2022) Dissemination Workshop

Professor Tassew Weldehanna, President of AAU, said on his welcoming address that RISE Program believes that transformational enhancement on education is attainable if a certain system is built to sustain political and societal commitment to universal mastery of foundational skills. Read more

AAU Launches a Book, “The New Age of Empire: …” by Prof. K. Andrews

Addis Ababa University (AAU) launched a book entitled “The New Age of Empire: How Colonialism and Racism Still Rule the World”, written by Kehinde Andrews who is a Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City Universit,y… Read more

AAU Reviews the First Quarter Plan Implementation Report

The performance report reviewed the main activities implemented on teaching-learning, research and community services of the University that followed by strong discussions on the questions raised from the participants. Read more

Academia Set to Benefit from Two New Digital Initiatives

Two new initiatives are expected to enable the African academic community to access the internet using their own languages and scripts while also facilitating knowledge exchanges between a range of African and European digital actors, including academia. Read more

“A New Paradigm is Needed to Transform Agriculture and Food Systems.”…

 …Haramaya University’s School of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with the office of the vice president for academic affairs, organized an internal curriculum review workshop on December 13, 2022, to review a new MSc program in agro-ecology at the university’s resource center. Read more

Australian Ambassador, Julia Niblett, made an official visit to Jimma Zone and also came to Jimma University.

The purpose of the Ambassador’s visit was to see the ophthalmology services firsthand being carried out by the Department of Ophthalmology at Jimma University in partnership with the Australian Government and the Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF). Read more

Beneficiaries Appreciate University’s Free Legal Aid Service

Beneficiaries of the Free Legal Aid Service offered by Haramaya University College of Law stated that the service respects their rights. Read more

Chinese Ambassador, Zhao Zhinyuan, Visited Jimma University.

During the discussion, Ambassador Zhao Zhinyuan commented on strengthening Dr. Mei Gengnian Medical Students Scholarship scheme that benefits Jimma University students by helping them attain medical education in China. He also discussed establishing new collaborations with prestigious Chinese Universities in the future. Read more

Common Mental Disorders an ‘Enormous’ Burden on Students

To what extent are common mental disorders among university students in Sub-Saharan Africa contributing to academic failure, effectively leading to skills shortages and mismatches in human resources and capacity with the labour market needs in the region? Read more

Haramaya University Conducts Induction Training on Pedagogical Skill

Haramaya University College of Education and Behavioral Sciences and Higher Diploma Program Coordinating Office in collaboration with the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs conducted induction training on pedagogical skill for 85 newly employed and reinstated staff members for 13 days … Read more

Haramaya University Conducts International Conference on Mental Health Conducted.

Haramaya University College of Health and Medical Science, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and institutions working on mental health (IOHPA and AMECA), conducted an international conference on mental health… Read more 

Haramaya University’s Effort to Enhance the Capacity of Government Employees…

Haramaya University’s Community Engagement and Enterprise Development Vice President’s Office, in collaboration with the College of Computation and Informatics, provided capacity-building training to East Harerge Revenue Office employees … Read more

Haramaya University Striving to Enable PhD Students to Conduct Problem-Solving Research.

Haramaya University’s College of Social Science and Humanities (CSSH) conducted training on research methodology for PhD students at its resource center… Read more 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Celebrated at Jimma University

Jimma University in collaboration with the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at the main campus… Read more

Ministry of Education had a working visit to St. Mary’s University

The three-person team spent a day and half at the University to collect data pertaining to the diverse operational units and to get a clear picture of the needs of the University that should have been met by the Government.  Read more 

Report Shows Better Research Profiles and Ongoing Challenges

Despite making notable progress in their quest to become research-oriented institutions over the past seven years, universities allied to the African Research Universities Alliance, or ARUA, largely remain undergraduate universities, in what could be a reflection of the general state of institutions across the continent. Read more

Scholars Hold Discussion Considering the Celebration of Annual Nations and Nationalities Day

Professor Tassew Weldehanna, President of AAU, in his opening address said that the Day has passed 17 years since the festival started to be celebrated on the scheduled day every year with various beautiful events and instructive themes as well as slogans. Read more

SMU Participation in Learning Visit in Ghana

sed of representatives from St. Mary’s University, Reach for Change, Addis College, Ethiopian TVET Institute, and Addis Ababa Science and Technology University made a learning-visit to selected innovation hubs in Ghana… Read more

Specialist Training of Health Workers is Urgent

Some universities in Eastern and Southern African countries have programmes for health workers offering advanced degrees that are not accredited by professional bodies, a situation that is misleading to potential candidates who would want to be recognised as specialists in their fields. Read more

Students Celebrated Culture Day

St. Mary’s University students celebrated Culture Day Under the theme “Let’s wear Ethiopia” on December 15, 2022, at the Undergraduate Campus. The annual event, which was deliberated to showcase Ethiopia’s rich cultures, was organized by the Student Support Services Office, in collaboration with the Student Wellness Unit. Read more

Students’ Low Condom Use Continues to Drive HIV Infections

Are sexual relationships with older partners, who are more likely to insist on having sex without the use of condoms, one of the high-risk drivers that promote and encourage the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, among university students across Sub-Saharan Africa? Read more

The AAU Community Conducts a Program to Take Care of Seedlings

Abebe Assefa (PhD), Director at Office of Community Engagement Services, said in an interview that the main purpose of the program was to observe and take care of the current conditions of the trees planted by the University community last summer which was deliberated to recover the area with native seedlings. Read more

Third Round Hult Prize on Campus Kicks Off at Addis Abeba University

Addis Abeba University (AAU) kicked off the latest edition of the HULT prize on-campus program with them “Challenging students to Redesign Fashion, launching an innovative social venture in the clothing and fashion industry to make it more sustainable”. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa. Read more


30 November 2022

2023 YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program Cohorts 49, 50 & 51 for Young Leaders in East & Central Africa …

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by former President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African Leaders. Read more

AAU College of Humanities Conducts Language Translation Training

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Humanities, Language Studies and Journalism & Communication in collaboration with French Embassy to Ethiopian and special support of the Department of Linguistics launched a five-day Translation Training… Read more

AAU Launches a Research Centre for Forced Displacement and Migration Studies

Addis Ababa University (AAU), College of Education and Behavioural Studies launched a new research center entitled “Research Chair on Forced Displacement and Migration Studies” … Read more

AAU Press Launches Recently Published Books

Addis Ababa University Press (AAUP) inaugurated two recently published books, (‘The Nile in Geez Publications’ and ‘Damage Risk Insurance’), where different scholars and a number of invited guests… Read more

AAU Runs a Workshop on Exit Exam Preparation for Undergraduate Students

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Office of the Academic Vice President, organized a workshop to discussion on the preparation of Exit Exams for undergraduate students where AAU higher officials, college deans, directors and teachers attended… Read more

Academic Freedom Remains Under Threat in Africa

Attacks on scholars, students, academic freedom and tertiary education institutions remain pervasive in Africa, with a high frequency of incidents undermining higher education in countries such as Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, according to Scholars at Risk (SAR), a network that provides sanctuary to threatened academics around the world and campaigns for freedom to think. Read more

Addis Ababa University Grants Academic Recognition

Addis Ababa University (AAU) recognized the merit of researchers, students and publishers who have registered impactful results in recent years in the University…Read more

Advances in the Health Sciences Noted

A total of 96 universities in 17 African countries have been ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by Subject that lists achievements in academic fields across 11 selected major subject areas. Read more

A Standing Committee from the House Converses with Part of AAU Community

A Standing Committee on Human Resource Development, Employment and Technology Affairs of the House of People’s Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE), held a discussion with a number of Addis Ababa University (AAU) teachers and researchers … Read more

Awareness Creation Session on Health and Wellbeing Undertaken

Undergraduate Student Support Service Office (SSSO) of St. Mary’s University, in collaboration with Vice President for Research and International Relations Office (VPRIR), organized a half-day training session on health and well-being …Read more

Cancer Researchers Must Broaden the Focus of Their Work

Cancer research in Africa has increased over the past decade, but those gains were unevenly distributed as just 13 out of 54 countries on the continent produced 90% of the research, with Egypt and South Africa contributing two-thirds of the peer-reviewed contributions about cancer, … Read more

Chinese Embassy Holds Reception for Ethiopian Graduates of Chinese Universities

The Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia on Wednesday held a reception for Ethiopian graduates of Chinese universities as bilateral cooperation in education and cultural exchanges gained more momentum in recent years. Read more

Climate Change and SDG Education to Target Million Youths

An estimated million African university students are set to benefit from a digital education programme on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2023-24. Read more

Community Service Project and Training

A handover of a community service project entitled “Aquaponics- an urban aqua-farm” coupled with a capacity building training was held by Jimma University College of Natural Sciences. Read more

HU JICA Ethiopia Hold discussion on Potential Collaboration

Hawassa University (HU) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ethiopia held a fruitful discussion on potentials for future bilateral cooperation at HU’s…Read more

Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) Receives Historic Artefacts

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Institute of Ethiopian Studies received various historical assets gathered under the coordination of the Friends Association to the Institute… Read more

Memorandum of Understanding signed between St. Mary University (SMU) and Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX)

The goal of the MOU is to facilitate cooperation between the two organizations to create a mutually beneficial collaboration. Read more

New Observatory an Asset for Mitigating Climate Change

The Regional Research Observatory on the Environment and Climate (RROEC) has been inaugurated in Djibouti in a bid to produce data and climate models to inform political decisions on climate adaptation and resilience for the country and across the East African region. Read more

Pedagogical Training Underway

An induction and training program prepared for newly recruited instructors is being run from October 29 – December 31, 2022 at the Green Campus. The training program which was launched on Saturday, October 29, 2022 is organized by the Head of the President’s Office. Read more

Planetary Health is a Roadmap to Transdisciplinary Action

Higher education institutions and their researchers can advance Planetary Health as a transdisciplinary solutions-oriented approach to tackle global challenges such as the consequences of climate change and health crises. Read more

School Exit Exam Needs Universities’ Active Involvement

In October 2022 the ministry of education introduced a new strategy for the administration of the Ethiopian School-Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE). The higher education system was instrumental in the delivery of the exam and the process enabled academics to observe first-hand the challenge of poor-quality education. Read more

Special Needs Training Conducted

Hope for Special Education, in partnership with Florida University South East (FUSE) conducted training at SMU, Green Campus from October 3– November10, 2022. Hope is founded with the mission of promoting awareness and action in support of Special Education. Read more

The Closing of BEAR II Marks the Opening of a New Green TVET Area for UNESCO in the Region

The stakeholders got the opportunity to share their success stories and reflect on how they will capitalize on their achievements. Initiated by UNESCO in 2017, with financial support from the Republic of Korea, BEAR II aims at improving the relevance, quality and perception of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems in the Eastern African countries involved. Read more

The U.S Embassy Partners with Ministry of Education to Enhance the Leadership Capacity in Universities Across Ethiopia

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, has funded a grant for a Leadership, Management, and Governance program (LMG) for a consortium of three U.S. universities… Read more

Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

University Teachers Threaten Indefinite Strike Over Pending Demands 

Teachers and their technical assistants working in all Ethiopian universities have written a letter to the Ministry of Education and the House of People’s Representatives announcing that they will go on strike for an indefinite period of time starting 04 December 2022. Read more

UNZA Ranked 6th Best University in Africa

The University of Zambia (UNZA) has been ranked 6th best university in Africa from 156 universities in 20 countries by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Meanwhile, at the global level, UNZA has been ranked in the 501-600 position out of 1,799 participating universities. Read more


31 October 2022

AAU Organizes a Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals

Addis Ababa University (AAU) in collaboration with Ministry of Planning and Development organized a seminar on Sustainable Development Goals… Read more

Fake Narratives of Tigray Genocide and Universities’ Demise

It has been a daunting exercise to keep track of and neutralise the well-oiled and well-funded propaganda machinery of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – which, until 2018, ruled Ethiopia with brute force and systematic torture, maiming, killing and displacing an untold number of Ethiopians, and looted and siphoned off an estimated US$30 billion over its 27 years of dictatorial rule. Read more

Greater Autonomy in Public Sector Will Affect Private HE

The Ethiopian higher education sector is currently undergoing promising reforms towards substantial autonomy for public institutions. Read more

Health Professionals Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI) Project has purchased three Medi-buses to CHS-AAU, Dilla and Wolaita Sodo Universities.

Addis Ababa University along with international partners: Emory University and John Hopkins University and local partners: Wolaita Sodo and Dilla University has received a grant of more than $3.2 million USD from National Institute of Health (NIH) for HEPI project in 2018 to enhance the capacity of Health Professionals Education in Ethiopia. Read more

How to Disincentivise Private Higher Education Providers

Ethiopia’s long history of education includes private providers who have, for centuries, offered religious education through the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Quranic schools. Read more

Jimma University (JU) Ranked Number 1 for Citation in the World by Times Higher Jimma University is ranked number 1 in the world for Citation (Field Weighted Citation Index, FWCI) along with other renowned institutions by the Time Higher Education (THE), which is a globally recognized university ranking institution, …Read more

Jobless Graduates’ Frustrations a Call to Overhaul HE

African higher education planners have been urged to go back to the drawing board and design systems that would transform universities and polytechnics into attractive institutions that would educate the youth to become part of Africa’s industrial value chains and not for elitist non-existent jobs. Read more

JU Hosts Public Lecture Deliberating on Pathways to a Sustained Post-Conflict Peace in Ethiopia

Jimma University has organized a public lecture on “Securing Ethiopia’s Future: Pathways to a sustained post-conflict peace “. The renowned professor of International Security, and widely published scholar on conflict, national security and security governance, Prof. Ann Fitz-Gerald, delivered the public lecture. Read more

Megacities and the Challenge of Inclusive Higher Education

Ever since the first humans migrated out of Africa many years ago, humanity has been on the move and humans have been migrating on a global scale ever since. Read more

MoA, Several Universities Sign Agreement to Train Students in Ladministration

Addis Ababa, October 7, 2022 (FBC) – The Ministry of Agriculture has signed an agreement with six universities to train students in short-term, first degree and masters programs in land administration stream. Read more

Number of Ranked Universities in Africa Increases to 97

African universities have made dramatic progress in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 as, for the first time, 97 universities from 17 countries, up from 71 last year, have been rated to be part of the best universities globally, with 10 of them in the top 500. Read more

PM Abiy Praises Injibara University for Creating Embellished Physical Environment

Addis Ababa, October 7, 2022 (FBC) – FDRE Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed praised Injibara University for creating conducive and embellished physical environment that suits the teaching-learning process. Read more

Some Students Attempted to Disrupt Grade 12 Examination 

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday announced that the first round of the grade 12 high school leaving certificate examination concluded “peacefully.” However, it said that there were unexpected incidents. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

VLIR-UOS Network (IQ-GEAR) to Implement Improved Research Practices and Quality Post-Graduate Education

VLIR-UOS Network Ethiopia phase II project (2022-2027) workshop has been held at Bishoftu town so as to discuss the completion of the first phase and the implementation of the second phase of the new project. It is organized and coordinated by Jimma (Mr. Kora Tushne) and Ghent (Prof. Burno Levecke) Universities. Read more

Workshop on Improving Wastewater Management and Urban WASH

Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) organized a workshop on Improving Wastewater Management and Urban WASH in Ethiopia in collaboration with Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE), UNICEF and USAID… Read more

Youths from Tanzania, Chad, and Ethiopia won the 10th Tana Forum Essay Competition

The Tana High-Level Forum Secretariat is thrilled to announce the three winners of the 2022 Tana Forum Annual University Essay Competition. This year’s competition was available to Africans enrolled in African higher education institutions as well as Africans living in the diaspora. Read more


30 September 2022

AAU Holds the 21st International Conference of Ethiopian Studies

Addis Ababa University (AAU) held the 21st International Conference of Ethiopian Studies with the theme of “Persistence and Resilience in Ethiopian Studies: Global Context and Domestic Developments” at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, …Read more

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology Provides Capacity Building Training

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) ) rendered a five days Capacity Building Training to Burayu Polytechnic College members… Read more

Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) to Reward Quality, Applied Research and Innovation

SIRA recognizes and promotes excellent research and innovation which responds to Africa’s developmental challenges. Read more

An Assessment Meeting on the Horn of Africa Environmental Sustainability and Resilience Activities

Addis Ababa University (AAU) in collaboration with Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) organized an annual review meeting on the Environmental Sustainability and Resilience project activities led by the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network (HoA-REC & N), at Gullele Botanic Garden … Read more

ARUA Secretary-General Visits Addis Ababa University (AAU)

Professor Tassew Woldehanna, President of Addis Ababa University, welcomed Professor Ernest Aryeetey, the Secretary General (SG) of African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) who paid a work visit to the University… Read more

ARUA to Add Seven Centres of Excellence in the Next Year

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) will increase the number of Centres of Excellence it runs from 13 to 20 in the next 12 months in response to the need for increased university-led knowledge output in priority scientific areas. Read more

Declining Education Quality in Ethiopia and Ministry of Education to Curve the Problem

“Destroying any nation does not require the use of atomic bombs or the use of long range missiles. It only requires lowering the quality of education and allowing cheating in the examinations by the students.” Nelson Mandela Read more

Development Projects of Prospective Graduates Inaugurated

Various development projects, developed by Haramaya University College of Health and Medical Sciences graduate students of 2014, were inaugurated in Harari Regional State in collaboration with the community and institutions. Read more

Findings of Two Research Projects were Disseminated

Research findings dissemination workshop organized by Jimma University has been conducted at Jimma Central Hotel. On the workshop, findings of two research projects were disseminated to a variety of stakeholders. Read more

“Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man to Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime.”

On September 13, 2022, Haramaya University, re-graduated more than 50 graduates it, in collaboration with the Master Card Foundation, was giving entrepreneurial training for nine weeks. Read more

HU Hosts the 30th ESAP Annual Conference

Hawassa University, in collaboration with the Ethiopian Society of Animal Production (ESAP), hosts the 30th annual conference of ESAP with a theme “Contribution of Livestock to the Food Systems Transformation in Ethiopia”…Read more

Incubator Startup Graduation and Exhibition event for Students and Local Youth Groups…

Haramaya University (HU) held its first-ever incubator start-up graduation ceremony and facilitated showcase spaces for university graduates and members of local youth groups from September 13-14, 2022 at the Agricultural and Rural Incubation (ARIHUB) facility. Read more

Israeli Ambassador to Ethiopia Visits HU

The Ambassador of Israel to Ethiopia, Honorable Alleling Admasu, visited Hawassa University and held consultations with the senior leaders of the university on bilateral relations and cooperation… 2022. Read more

Mining and Minerals have had Limited Educational Benefits

The story of mineral discoveries and mining in Africa being a social curse for the continent is likely to persist after researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently found no conclusive evidence of intergenerational mobility into higher education in most African countries and districts where extractions of mineral resources occur. Read more

School of Journalism and Communication Commemorates Silver Jubilee

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Journalism and Communication celebrated its 25th anniversary (Silver Jubilee) at Eliana Hotel where a number of senior scholars and researchers of the school, as well as journalists and invited guests of honour participated… Read more

Space Science Training Kicked off

A Special Space Science Summer Training for talented high school students kicked off at Jimma University, College of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Hall today. The objective is to train and nurture Jimma zone’s different secondary and high school selected students in Space Technology, Astronomy, and Aerospace Engineering fields. Read more

St. Mary’s University holds the 16th National Student Research Forum

St Mary’s University held the 16th National Student Research Forum. The Forum was exclusively organized for undergraduate students to help recent graduates share their research findings and insights with fellow students and researchers.  Read more

Testament to African Scientists’ Genomics Surveillance

The rapid expansion of genomics surveillance through a wide-ranging scientific collaborative network has enabled African scientists and public health institutions to illustrate how the SARS-CoV-2 variants reached and spread across the African continent in real time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the journal Science. Read more

The Status of Agri-Food Systems in Africa

Both hunger and malnutrition have been worsening over the last few years. The prevalence of hunger has been on the rise in the Africa region since 2017. Read more

Welcome to Prof. Aaron Michael Butts

The Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies is happy to welcome Professor Aaron Michael Butts. Read more

What is Haramaya University Doing to Create a Drought-Resilient Community…?

Drip irrigation is one of the strategies draught-resilient societies apply to resist draught. Taking this into account, Haramaya University supported model farmers with drip irrigation technologies in four rural kebeles. Read more


31 August 2022

AAU Extends its Green Legacy Campaing-2022 at Butajra

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of Community Services under the VP’s Office of Research and Technology Transfer organized the Green Legacy Campaign-2022 at the University’s Health Science College Public Health Research Satellite Campus found in Butajra town on the 16th of August 2022. Read more

AAU Holds Discussion on the Current Fiscal Year Plan

Addis Ababa University (AAU) held an intellectual discussion regarding the 2015 E.C. Fiscal Year plan at Eshetu Chole Meeting Hall on Monday, 15 August 2022. Read more

AAU Renders Humanitarian Activity at Adama Hospital Medical College

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Community Service Directorate in cooperation with Live for Generation Organization delivered humanitarian assistance through its volunteer youth members of Psych in Action Club (Different Department Students of the University) at Adama Hospital Medical College (AHMC) on the 7th of August 2022. Read more

AAU’s the 2022-House Renovating Program Starts in the Capital

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) Institute of Technology (AAiT) started the activity of renovating deteriorated houses for needy families located in Arada Sub-city district six of the capital, Addis Ababa, on the 8th of August 2022. Read more

African Seed Fund for Research and Education Launched by Imperial

Imperial has launched a wide-ranging new seed fund for research and education projects with partners in Africa.The College will provide funding for collaborations with partners at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and members of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA). Read more

Ambassador Hirut Zemene Confers with the Board of Flemish Inter-University Umbrella Organization for Development Cooperation

H.E. Ambassador Hirut Zemene had a discussion with the Board of Flemish Inter-University Umbrella Organization for Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS) through a brief cultural and friendly consultation held at the Embassy of Ethiopia on the 18th of August 2022. Read more

Biomedical Engineering for Jimma Project Kick-off

Biomedical Engineering for Jimma (BEJIM), a joint project between Anhalt University, Germany and Jimma University, Ethiopia, kicked-off today Jimma University. Read more

Cameroon to host the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting of 2023

The 2023 AGM will be hosted by the Government of Cameroon and the five RUFORUM Member Universities in Cameroon. Subsequently, the 2024 Triennial Conference will be held in Namibia while the 2025 and 2026 Annual General Meetings will be held in Zambia and Ethiopia respectively. Read more

Haramaya University Timely Response to the Public Request

Haramaya University bought more than 400 quintals of rice it bought for 2,000,000 Birr and donated it to the residents of Melka Bello district, who have been affected by drought.  Read more

Higher Technical Education Project Formulation Completed in 6 African Countries

Six validation workshops were organized from 1-15 July 2021 in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Senegal,  United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda, to validate the country-specific formulation report of the China Funds-in-Trust Project Phase IIIRead more

How to Optimise the Private Sector’s Engagement in TVET

The role of the private sector is crucial in the creation of a demand-driven Technical and Vocational Education and Training, or TVET, system that contributes towards the achievement of national goals. Read more

Increase Salary or Face Strike, University Lecturers

Lecturers at various universities in Ethiopia have formally requested the government to increase wages and make adjustment on their work grades in unison, or face consequences that may result in strikes. Read more

Japanese Universities Agree to Expand 13 Technologies on Sustainable Land Mgmt in Amhara Region

Two Japanese Universities have reached agreement to expand 13 technologies that have been proven to be effective on sustainable land management in Amhara Regional State. Read more

Jigjiga University Offers Free Scholarship to 30 South West Somalia Students

The President of the Southwest State of Somalia Abdiasis Laftagareen met with President of Jigjiga University, Dr. Bashiir Abdulahi on how to strengthen cooperation in human tesource development. Read more

Learning Chinese is a Class Act for Students in Ethiopia

Ayele Tadesse, a teacher at the Nedjo special boarding school in Oromia regional state of Ethiopia, speaks highly of exposing students to Chinese language studies at an early age. Read more

Loyola College Inks Pact with Ethiopia

Loyola College has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia, for research and partnership. Under the agreement, the research wing of Dambi Dollo University in Ethiopia will learn from the College to sustain research and innovation to enhance livelihood of commoners in that country… Read more

New MSc. Speech and Language Therapy Program Launched in AAU

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Department of Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Department of Neurology and Department of Surgery collaboratively designed and introduced a new curriculum to launch the first MSc. Program in Speech and Language Therapy at Mandella Hall on the 27th of July 2022. Read more

Office of Administration and Student Services Hears Performance Report

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of the Vice President for Administration and Student Services heard annual performance review report from its various administrative offices of the previous budget year at Eshetu Chole Meeting Hall on August 4, 2022. Read more

Pan African University Guns for More Positive Results

The Pan African University Council is showing new commitment to beef up the institutions achievements while expanding its strategic prospects. That much was made clear on Friday 29 July 2022, at the African Union Commission Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the 7th ordinary session of the Pan African University Council. Read more

RUFORUM Board Appoints a New Executive Secretary

Professor Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, RUFORUM Board Chair and Vice Chancellor University of Bamenda in Cameroon today announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Okori as the next RUFORUM Executive Secretary effective 01 January 2023. Read more

School Leadership Event in Sierra Leone Draws Experts Across Africa

Education Development Trust (EDT) co-hosted a knowledge exchange event last month, bringing together key stakeholders and policymakers from Sierra Leone’s education sector. Read more

SMU Hosts the 10th National Open and Distance Learning Seminar

St Mary’s University held the 10th National Open & Distance Learning Seminar on 20th August 2022 at Multipurpose Hall, Undergraduate Campus, SMU. Read more

TVET for Refugees: Sustaining Qualifications and Employment

Governments, international organisations and donors in many countries are increasingly seeking to address barriers to the training and employment needs of refugees through the use of technical and vocational education and training, or TVET. Read more

University Teachers Threaten Action if ‘Administrative Abuse’ Continues

University teachers have stressed that unless their demands for salary raises, promotions, housing, life insurance, credit mechanisms, and transfer rights for teaching staff are met, the Ministry of Education shall be held responsible for any subsequent measures that will be taken, Read more

US Delegate’s Visit to SMU

The Regional English Language Office (RELO) team met approximately 70 English Access Microscholarship students to discuss ‘Summertime in the United States.’ Read more


31 July 2022

AAU Holds a Discussion Forum on Its Autonomous Charter Proclamation

Addis Ababa University (AAU) held a meeting to discuss on the first draft of AAU’s Charter of Proclamation with members of the council, Deans, Directors, Associate Deans and Department Heads of the University …Read more

AAU Signs Cooperative Agreement with Nelson Mandela University of South Africa

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Nelson Mandela University of South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work in collaboration within the areas of academic and research activities at AAU President’s …Read more

AAU’s Students Career Development Centre (SCDC) Hosts Career Expo

SCDC of Addis Ababa University (AAU) and collaboratively have organized a one-day Career Expo in partnership with the Ministry of Labour and Skills and Young Africa Works… Read more

AAU’s the 4th National Green Legacy Campaign Underway

Addis Ababa University (AAU) held the 4th National Green Legacy Campaign at “Entoto Park” with the attendance of staff from all colleges of the University and planted more than one thousand seedlings… Read more

Book Donation

Staffs from Department of Biostatistics and Oslo Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology of University of Oslo have donated more than 110 books to Jimma University Library. Professor Arnoldo Frigessi and Professor René Holst have coordinated the support and handed over the books to Jimma University Library. Read more

Brexit, COVID, Ukraine War Drive Student Mobility to France

African countries have become key drivers of student mobility to France, according to datasets published by Campus France, the national agency that promotes French higher education internationally and welcomes foreign students and researchers in the country. Read more

College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) Conducts National Curriculum Review Workshop

College of Social Sciences and Humanities held National Curriculum Review to review and augment the curricula of three doctoral and two Master’s programs… Read more

Ethiopia, Uganda, and Rwanda Universities Join Forces to Strengthen Teaching, Research

The University of Gondar (Ethiopia), Makerere University Business School (Uganda) and the University of Kigali (Rwanda) are joining forces to strengthen teaching, learning and research capabilities. Read more

Haramaya University Donets 17 Million Birr Worth of Improved Seeds

Haramaya University (HrU) Office of Research Affairs donated 3416 quintals of improved (quality) seeds which is worth 17 million birr to 21 drought-affected woredas in East Hararge Zone and Harari Regional State… Read more

Health Innovations Visit and Consultative Workshop

Over 60 % of the innovation projects supported by the CGE since its first launching in 2017 have been won by JU young researchers and innovators. This has motivated the CGE to pay a closer attention to JU, and subsequently caused AHRI to conduct its annual review meeting at our university…Read more

Inspiring Story from Addis Ababa University Convocation

Many Universities across Ethiopia had convocation ceremonies on Saturday. It is not uncommon to see social media posts with pictures from the convocation and attributing academic success to parents. Read more

Orientation Program Conducted

The Faculty of International Programs (FIPs), SMU, conducted an orientation program for the January 2022 cohort of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) students on June 4, 2022, at SMU Main Campus, SGS Chamber. Read more

‘Resolving the Grand Public Administration Challenges for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia’

Addis Ababa University (AAU) hosted a three-day Ethiopian National Public Administration Conference in collaboration with Ambo University, KU LEUVEN Public Governance Institute and Ethiopian Public Administration Association (EPAA) in partnership with vlir-uous Sharing Minds, Changing Lives and Belgian partner… Read more

School of Commerce Organizes Biannual Conference on the Financial Sector

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Commerce (SoC) Accounting and Finance Program Unit with the collaboration of Accounting Society of Ethiopia organized a biannual conference focused on opening the Ethiopian financial sector to different actors; its opportunities and challenges at School of Commerce … Read more

School of Information Science Hosts Curriculum Validation Workshop

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Information Science in collaboration with Columbia University (America) and University of Nairobi (Kenya) hosted a workshop on Curriculum Validation for Master of Science Degree in Public Health Data Science… Read more

School of Law Conducts a National Clinical Legal Education Conference

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Law (SoL) organized the 5th National Clinical Legal Education Conference with a theme: Administration of Clinical Education in LL.B Curriculum and Chart Way Forward at Ethiopia… Read more

“Someone is Sitting in the Shade Today Because Someone Planted a Tree a Long Time Ago.” Warren Buffett

In a campaign Haramaya University conducted on July 21st, 2022, the University and local community planted approximately 20,000 seedlings of various species in the campus and Ganda Sharo Mountain, Damota kebele. Read more

Swimming Against the Tide of an Ethnicised HE System

Ethiopia is a country with more than 80 ethnic groups. The formation of its ethnically based federation system post-1991 has led to the restructuring of the country into 10 regional state and two city administrations. Read more 

Training Conducted on Entrepreneurship & Career Development

The Presidential Mentorship Program in collaboration with the Haramaya University Women, Children and Youth Affairs Directorate offered a three days training on Mentees Entrepreneurship, Career Development & Mentorship Program for 2022 female graduate students … Read more

Transforming Jimma University’s Engineering Programs Through Accreditation

The objective of the presentation is to publicize the ongoing activities between Jimma University and Texas Technology University aiming to train high-caliber national and International professionals with USA identical standard curriculum. Read more


30 June 2022

7th ACE Impact Regional Workshop Officially Opened…

Professor Mrs. Eléonore Yayi Ladekan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Benin officially opened the seventh regional workshop of the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence Project (ACE Impact) at Palais des Congre in Cotonou Benin on the 14th June 2022. Read more

AAU College of Humanities Inaugurates ICT Infrastructure Development

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism and Communication organized an inaugural program to its newly built ICT infrastructure at OCR Building of the University… Read more 

AAU Inaugurates Rural Schools Solar Charging Station at Butajira

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Directorate of Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer inaugurated a solar charging station for rural schools at Butajira Misrak Meskan Sereran Elementary School with the attendance of AAU higher officials and scholars including the vice presidents… Read more

AAU Organizes Workshop on University-Industry Linkage

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of the Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer held a validation workshop on Industry-University assessment report as well as to consult on the establishment of AAU-Industry Forum… Read more 

AAU School of Law Commemorates World Refugee Day-2022

The School of Law of Addis Ababa University celebrated World Refugee Day jointly with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR- Ethiopia) and the governmental Refugees and Returnees Service (RRS)…Read more

AAU Signs Cooperative Agreement with Nelson Mandela University of South Africa

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Nelson Mandela University of South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work in collaboration within the areas of academic and research activities at AAU President’s Office

AU School of Public Health Organizes Research Launching Workshop

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Public Health organized research launching workshop for the project entitled “Engaging Adolescents in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in Ethiopia” … Read more 

African Centres of Excellence Want to Secure Their Longevity

The World Bank-funded Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE II) have raised millions of dollars to guarantee their sustainability. Read more

Flagship TVET Project: A Few Sparks Can Light a Prairie Fire

Countries in East Africa, led by Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania, have taken a big step towards regional cooperation in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Read more

Gambling: An Emerging Challenge for Ethiopian Universities

Gambling is not new to Ethiopia, but it has generally been frowned upon by most. However, the legalisation of sports betting seems to have changed this attitude and has attracted youth groups to gamble in public, something which was not the case before. Read more

Graduate Employability is About Skills and the Economy

Over the past three years, the Ethiopian Ministry of Education has tasked itself to put a new plan into action to create jobs for 80% or more of graduates who complete their studies annually, thereby improving the employability rate. Read more

Haramaya University Conducts Training, Discussion on the Role of Religious Leaders in Combating Information Disorder

According to Natae Ebba, a Lecturer at Haramaya University College of Law and one of the trainers, Individuals have fought and killed one another due to political differences, ethnic rivalries, and religious extremism, as well as a variety of disputes over land, borders, and other resources, he added. Read more

Haramaya University Held Regional Joint Planning and Validation Workshop…

In his workshop opening remarks, Dr. Tesfaye Lema, vice president for research affairs, stated that, in order to change the community’s life, Haramaya University works with various projects, foreign and domestic governmental and non-governmental organizations. Read more

Haramaya University Organizes Annual University Job Expo for the 3rd Time

Haramaya University in collaboration with Info Mind Solution PLC (Dareja Dot Com Business Unit) organized Annual University Job Expo for 2022 graduating class students… Read more 

Haramaya University Pulling to Weeds with one Yanks-Unemployment and Soil and Water Damage

Haramaya University’s “Lake Haramaya Water Shade Conservation Project” organized a two-day training. While the training was organized for farmers and unemployed youths in Haramaya water shade area, its focus was on how to benefit from bee products using activities for soil development and water protection as a good opportunity. Read more

Haramaya University to Build Synergy in Managements at Various Levels

Haramaya University College of Social Sciences and Humanities organized training under the theme “Effective Leadership and Followership: the Importance of Team Synergy” for leaders at various levels of the college … Read more

Jimma University Students assemble fuel manufacturing machine in times of national, global shortage

Jimma Institute of Technology announced that graduating students of the 2022 Mechanical Engineering class produced a machine that utilized inputs of plastic to output fuel. Read more

Kefeta Project: Lessons in Integrated Youth Empowerment

Young people are key drivers for change and have an important and active role in shaping and addressing global issues. Therefore, the involvement of the youth in global, continental and national economic, political and social issues is inevitable. Read more

Launch of an Educational Programme for Freedom of Expression in Eastern Africa

Cartooning for Peace and Buni Media in Kenya launched a programme for civic education using press cartoons in partnership with UNESCO, the French Embassy in Kenya, the EU National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) Kenya Network, the European Union in Kenya and select universities… Read more

Marshalling the Diaspora: Ethiopia’s ‘Unsung Model’

Ethiopia has a unique ‘model’ of deploying its intellectual diaspora – academics, researchers and high-level professionals – by integrating their competence, experience, knowledge and networks to help resolve societal questions in their home countries and advance knowledge-generation. Read more

Police, Military Central in State Assaults on Students

Of 28 profiled countries in Education Under Attack 2022, half are in Africa. The highest number of incidents on the continent were recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali. The study reports more than 5,000 attacks on education facilities, students and educators, or military incidents, globally in the past two years. Read more

Public University Autonomy and Quality Education: Opportunities and Challenges

Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities (CEPU) in collaboration with GIZ-Ethiopia, STEP, conducted a national conference of public university autonomy and quality education focused on opportunities and challenges… Read more

Spain Plans to Recruit More Students from Sub-Saharan Africa

Spain has embarked on an ambitious plan to attract international students and highly skilled workers from Africa as part of its new strategy, Focus Africa 2023, which aims to establish stronger academic, economic and diplomatic ties with African countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

Students’ Dean Office Certifies Students on Anti-Corruption Training

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Students’ Dean Office in collaboration with Transparency International Ethiopia and the Civil Society Fund of the European Union certified students on anti-corruption training held for five rounds at the main campus of the University… Read more 

Terror Groups Often Behind Attacks on Education Sector

Most governments in Africa have been unable to shield schools, universities, students, teachers and academics within their borders from attacks by terrorist organisations and other non-state armed groups, according to findings from the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Read more

The TVET Sector Needs More Financing and Less Rhetoric

The increasing importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at national, regional and global levels is not being debated. Read more

UNESCO Supports Ethiopia in Enhancing the Production, Harmonization and Use of Education in Emergency (EiE) Data

UNESCO Office in Addis Ababa, the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia (MoE), the Education Cluster and partners have joined hands to adapt and harmonize education information systems – from the actual tools to the processes and mechanisms for data  sharing and use… Read more

University Students Protest Against Ethiopians Massacre in Oromia

The students of Gondar University in Amhara region of Ethiopia today protested against the latest massacre of civilians in Oromia region Wellga area where similar massacres occurred. Read more


31 May 2022

AAU and Sida Go Through 42 Years Together for Development

AAU and Sida’s cooperation was started since 1979 focused on research and capacity building at graduate level; MSc/MA, PhD programs as well as facilitating and strengthening ICT, library, financial, procurement and laboratory facilities through the so called block grant and then in thematic programs. Read more

AAU Annual Research Week-Closing Remarks

In his closing remarks, the President stated that this year’s celebration of the research, job and book fairs week conducted under theme of “Centres of Excellence as Drivers of Change” got a successful conclusion. It reflected the direction to bring excellence in the University and the progress that AAU demonstrated its ambition, he added. Read more

AAU’s Research, Job and Book Fairs Week Underway

Addis Ababa University (AAU) has organized its annual Research, Job and Book Fairs Week spanned for four days (9th -12th of May 2022) where honorable ministers, senior government officials, the University Board of Trustees and other concerned bodies attended at the University’s Main Campus, Nelson Mandela Memorial Hall. Read more

AAU- School of Law Wins National Refugee Law Moot Court Competition

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Law has won the 2022 National Refugee Law Moot Court Competition hosted by Hawassa University. Read more

Addis Ababa University Opens Permanent Pan-African Exhibition

A permanent Pan-African Exhibition wing opened in the museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) at Addis Ababa University. Read more

Call for Transformation Runs Through UNESCO World Higher Education Conference

Gathering 2,000 participants from 139 countries, the Third World Higher Education Conference  (WHEC20222) kicked off  a movement to create more open, inclusive, equitable and collaborative higher learning systems geared to the complexity and challenges of our times. Read more

Can University Exit Exams Fix Some Systemic Problems?

The Ethiopian Ministry of Education has unveiled a plan to introduce exit exams in all undergraduate university programmes from the next academic year, starting October 2022. Read more

ECA’s Conference of Ministers Kicks Off in Senegal

The 54th session of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (CoM2022), taking place from 11 to 17 May 2022, has kicked off in Dakar, Senegal. Read more

Egypt Leads Research Field for the Second Year Running

For the second year running, researchers and academics in Egypt have published more peer-reviewed journal articles than their peers in other countries in Africa, according to 2021’s datasets from SCImago Journal & Country Rank, an online platform with some of the world’s most comprehensive citation and abstract databases of global journal research output. Read more

Elite Schools Planned to Feed HE with Star Students

The Ethiopian government is planning to create a system of up to 50 elite boarding schools that will initially supply existing universities with well-educated students aged 18 and above but may later offer higher education courses. Read more

Haramaya University (HU) and Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) Vow to Save Sanctuary.

Haramaya University (HU) and Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) expressed their commitment to closely work in order to save Babile Elephant Sanctuary. Read more

Haramaya University to Fight Against Unemployment

In the competition, 11 competitors presented their business ideas. Of these, three competitors were selected as winners and received financial and certificates awards. Read more

Haramaya University to Improve Quality Education

Haramaya University College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Special Needs and Inclusive Education conducted national curriculum review workshop… Read more

Haramaya University Contributes Its Share for Foreign Relations of Ethiopia. Haramaya University Established Public Diplomacy Center.

Two papers on public diplomacy and higher education institutions roles were presented and discussion was made in the occasion. Several scholars of HU, higher officials of East Hararghe Zone and Harari Rigional State, religious leaders were attended the event. Read more

Haramaya University hosted the 10th Conference of the Council of Medical Schools in Ethiopia (COME)

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference, Sahrela Abdulahi, the State Minister (ministre d’état) said efforts are underway to improve the quality of pre-graduate medical institutions to provide quality medical services to the public. Read more

HEFAALA Takes Stock of Academic Collaboration Post-COVID

A database that could capture the work that has been done at institutional, national and regional level to track academic collaborative modalities, including student mobility patterns, and plug the information gap on aspects such as internationalisation, was proposed at the end of the Third Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA III) Symposium… Read more

ICT Exhibition Held

The Computer Science Department of St. Mary’s University organized an ICT Exhibition which showcased students’ creative ICT products from May 10-12, 2022, at the Undergraduate Campus, St. Mary’s University. Read more

Ignorance About Addis Convention Hampers Its Ratification

African education leaders are calling for more action to create increased awareness of the Addis Convention about the recognition of qualifications in higher education, noting that many countries were yet to ratify it nearly three years after it came into force. Read more

Man Joins Medical School at 69 

An Ethiopian father of 11, Tadesse Ghichile, has enrolled at a university at the age of 69. Tadesse Ghichile, reportedly lost his parents when he’s young, and could not further with his formal education until much later in life. Read more

Masterclasses Address Knowledge Gaps in Doctoral Training

Some of the most pertinent challenges young academics may face as they begin to build careers as teachers and scientists were tackled during three masterclasses offered by seasoned academics to 25 handpicked participants from across Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during 25-29 April. Read more

Office of the Students’ Dean Conducts Training to New Entry UG Students

The Addis Ababa University (AAU) Students’ Dean Office conducted training for new entry undergraduate students conveying how they should lead life with regard to their rights and responsibilities during their stay in the University at the Main Campus and Eshetu Chole Hall. Read more

Salesmanship in Action Exhibition Kicks off

The Department of Marketing Management, SMU, organized a Salesmanship in Action Exhibition and Bazaar with a Motto, “We rise by lifting others”… Read more

SMU Hosts the 20th International Conference, the 3rd HEFAALA Symposium and Masterclass Workshops

St. Mary’s University, partnering with the Association of African Universities, the International Network for Higher Education in Africa (INHEA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, PROPHE, Carnegie and MasterCard Foundation, held the 20th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa… Read more

The Well-Being of African Cities is Tied to Universities

African cities have been urged to collaborate more closely with universities and other tertiary research institutions within their jurisdiction, not only because they contribute to human resource needs but because higher education institutions are increasingly becoming key drivers for local economic development. Read more

UN Agencies Launch Policy Paper to Enhance Refugee Access to HE

The UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have developed 15 evidence-based recommendations for facilitating refugee access to host countries’ higher education institutions. Read more

UNESCO in Collaboration with Diplomatic Community and Ministry of Tourism Coordinate a Visit to Lalibela

The diplomatic community residing in Addis Ababa visited the Rock-Hewn churches of Lalibela, which is among the first twelve World Heritage sites inscribed by UNESCO in 1978. Read more

UNESCO Calls Upon Stakeholders to Expand Programme Developing Roadmaps to Harness Science to the Sustainable Development Goals

The head of UNESCO’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Section, Ezra Clark, has encouraged all stakeholders to join the “Partnership in Action” initiative to expand the STI for the SDGs Roadmap Programme. Read more

UWC Provides Continental Support for Covid-19 Surveillance 

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), through its Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI), has supported African countries during the past two years in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


30 April 2022

AAU Organizes Appraisal and Recognition Ceremony

Addis Ababa University (AAU) organized a ceremony that appraised scholars who have recently granted the rank of full professorship, and recognized the staff members of the University that currently retired…Read more

AAU Signs Mutual Agreement with Other National Universities

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Jimma University (JU), Arsi University (AU) and Institute of Oromo Studies (IOS) signed a Mutual Agreement on a research project entitled “Description and Documentation of Gadda Cultural Terms with Special Focus on Terms in Irreecha”… Read more

AAU Staff Pay a Visit to Bole Lemi Industrial Park

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Deans, Directors and Staff visited Bole Lemi Industrial Park, located in the Southern end part of the capital …Read more

Academics Want to Build Capacity for One Health Strategy

African countries have been urged to adopt the One Health framework, a collaborative public health approach, amid concerns of pandemic outbreaks and for the emerging and re-emerging of highly infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and Ebola that adversely affect human health. Read more

A Special Event at JU

Jimma University hosts a special event on its journey towards a research University.
The objective of this special event is to bring about mind-set shift in making Jimma University a leading Research University. Read more

Awareness Creation Training Conducted

Haramaya University Women, Children and Youth Affairs Directorate provided a two days training titled “Leadership & Communication from the Aspect of Law and Harmful Traditional Practices” for Bate 03 kebele leaders and members who are working in different positions…Read more 

Beyond Connectivity: Making African Scholarship Visible

In February, Malawi-based UbuntuNet Alliance, an Eastern and Southern African research and educational networking organisation, appointed Kenyan national, Professor Madara Ogot, as its new chief executive. Read more

Capacity Building Training Conducted to the Higher and Middle Level Educational Leaders

Haramaya University Academic Assessment and Quality Assurance Directorate conducted training for the higher and middle level educational leaders under the theme “Determinants of Quality Education”… Read more

College Conducts National Curriculum Review

Haramaya University College of Veterinary Medicine conducted national curriculum review workshop to launch five postgraduate programs on March 30, 2022 at the University’s Senate Hall. Read more

Law School Holds Annual Thematic Conference of International Law Series

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Law, in collaboration with GIZ Ethiopia, organized the 5th Annual Thematic Conference of the School for the International Law Series… Read more

Medical Education Partnership Initiative-Junior Faculty (MEPI-JF) End of Project Workshop

In celebration of the successful completion of the MEPI-JF project, a half day workshop was held at Capital Hotel, Addis Ababa …Read more

Ministry to Temporarily Administer Planned Exit Exams for Higher Education Graduates

Exit exams for higher education graduates will be temporarily administered by the Ministry of Education until institutions of higher education are fully developed and their academic and institutional independence is fully guaranteed, according to the Ministry of Education. Read more

School of Law Holds the Fifth Annual Thematic Conference

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Law and FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG collaboratively organized the 5th Annual Thematic Conference for the Human Rights Law Series with the theme “Enforcement of Human Rights in Ethiopia: Old and New Challenges”… Read more

School of Social Work Observes World Social Work Day

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Social Work conducted a half day symposium to celebrate World Social Work Day with the Global Theme: Co-Building a new Eco-social World: Leaving No one Behind…Read more

“Start by Doing What’s Necessary; Then Do What’s Possible; and Suddenly You are Doing the Impossible.” St. Francis of Assisi.

Haramaya University, in collaboration with Bahir Dar University, Laurentein University of the Netherlands, Burao Somaliland University, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has given Rangeland Management and Fodder Production ToT training…Read more

Students’ and Local Youth Groups’ Incubation Challenge Grant Award and Pre-Incubation Launching Workshop Held at Haramaya University

Over ETB 1,200,000 is distributed to grantees as an experimental loan through the ARIHUB project. Within the coming days, the selected incubators will enter into an agreement with the ARIHUB project and commence the training activity. Read more

Students Graduating from Ethiopian Higher Learning Institutions Expected to Take Exit Exams

Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities (CEPU) in collaboration with Addis Ababa University (AAU) held a national conference focused on the importance, implementation and challenges of higher education exit exam at AAU College of Business and Economics campus…Read more

Subject Rankings: More Departments in Africa on Top-100 List

African higher education institutions are steadily scaling the academic ladder as 23 university departments in three countries were among the world’s 100 best places to study subjects they offer, according to the 12th edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. Read more

The 20th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa

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The Linnean Society of London Awards Professor Sebsebe Demissew (AAU)

The Linnean Society of London awarded Professor Sebsebe Demissew from Addis Ababa University (AAU, Ethiopia) as one of those honored for recognizing the contributions of amateur naturalists to the wider biological sciences at its annual medal and award winners’deliberation event held in London… Read more

The University of Gondar Launches Public Diplomacy Centre

The University of Gondar on Wednesday announced that it has opened a Public Diplomacy centre. The centre aims to support Ethiopia’s diplomatic activities in the form of mobilising the academic community, as reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. Read more

“Working with Haramaya University is not only a Necessity but also an Obligation for the Ministry,”…

A delegation led by the Ministry of Irrigation and Lowland Areas of Ethiopia and the Embassy of Israel in Ethiopia held discussion with Haramaya University President office…Read more

“You Don’t Build a Business, You Build People, and Then People Build the Business.”

Haramaya University following such a trend Haramaya University University-Industry Linkage and Entrepreneurship Development Directorate conducted the 2022 Business Idea Competition…Read more


31 March 2022

AAU College of Health Sciences Celebrates International Women’s Day

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Health Sciences (CHS) with the coordination of its Women, Children and Youth Office celebrated International Women’s Day, Mach 8, in collaboration with Women’s Health Research Working Group (WHRWG)… Read more 

AAU’s Rehabilitation Assistance to Wollo University

Addis Ababa University (AAU) made freight to address rehabilitation assistance to Wollo University (WU) which was deliberately damaged by the TPLF fighters during their invasion to some parts of the Amhara region last year. Read more

Academic Collaboration in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the Post-COVID World

The Third Higher Education Forum for Africa, Asia and Latin America (HEFAALA III) Symposium under a theme “Academic Collaboration in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the Post-COVID World” will take place with the 20th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa…Read more

Addis Ababa University Team Advances to Regional Finals in Global Hult Prize Challenge

The 2022 edition of the Hult Prize Addis Abeba university on campus sponsored by Kazana Group and 251 Communications & Marketing PLC concludes with a team of 4th-year students from Addis AbAba Science and Technology University advancing to the regional finals. Read more

African Association of Insect Scientists Holds its 24thScientific Conference

African Association of Insects (AAIS) together with Addis Ababa University (AAU) has organized a five-day scientific conference at the College of Natural and Computational Sciences… Read more

After a Golden Age of Higher Education Growth, What Next?

The phenomenal growth of universities in the Global South began to shudder to a halt in 2013, new research into world higher education has revealed. Declining spending in China and a collapse in oil prices were primary reasons. Higher education’s halcyon days were over. Read more

A Law Book Focused on Filling Gaps on the Legal Protection of Minorities

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Law and Governance Studies, in collaboration with Hans Seidel Foundation, launched the 11th volume of the Ethiopian Public and Constitutional Law Series entitled Alternative Approaches to Ethno-Cultural Diversity Management at Sub-Level:  Ethiopia in Comparative Perspectives”… Read more 

Amhara State Education Bureau Requests University Entrance Deadline Extension… 

Amhara regional state education bureau announced that it has sent a team to the National Educational Assessment And Examination Agency (NEAEA) for discussions on exam result irregularities that the region said has affected thousands of students who sat for this year’s school leaving exam. Read more

Capacity Building Partnership Agreement is Signed

A capacity-building work plan partnership has been signed between Jimma University Institute of Technology (JIT) and Germany-based higher institution, University of Applied Forest Science (HFR). Representatives of the two institutions, Professor Dr. Engineer Isayas Alemayehu (JIT) and Professor Dr. Engineer Matthias Friedle (HFR) have signed the agreement… Read more 

Celebrating Women in the University

Professor Stella Muchemwa shares her inspirational story from humble beginnings in rural Gutu, she persevered until she became one of Midlands State University’s female professors. Read more

Collaborative Effort for Essential Health Services [EHS]

A workshop that aimed at improving basic health services has been held at Honey Land Hotel. Jimma University, Institute of Health has organized the event in coordinating diverse projects. Read more

“Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”

Addis Ababa University (AAU) office of Gender and HIV/AIDS Directorate held an official meeting under a topic marked as Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” … Read more

‘Geospatial Technology Can Change the World’ – Prizewinner

Zimbabwe’s Midlands State University (MSU) surveying and geomatics student Kumbirai Matingo created a national COVID-19 Hub that provides location-based data and analytical resources to help locals, decision-makers and people in technical fields to fight the virus. Read more

Haramaya University Develops and Updates Curricula

Haramaya University College of computing and informatics held internal curriculum review workshop on March 10, 2022 at resource center on existing and new three postgraduate programs; Master of Science in Computer Science (existing), Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence and PhD in Biostatistics (both newly developed). Read more

Haramaya University to Assure Quality Education

Haramaya University Academic Assessment and Quality Assurance Directorate conducted a national validation workshop on March 9, 2022 on two documents; Learning- Teaching Policy and Guide Line for Teaching Material Preparation, Evaluation and Approval. Read more

Haramay University to Kill Many Birds with One Stone-Poultry Farming

Haramaya University Haramaya Lake Basin Development Project Office gave three days fodder preparation and poultry farming training (February 3-5, 2022) to farmers, non-farmer youths, and agricultural professionals. Read more

Health Campaign Consultative Workshop Held

Health campaign integration effectiveness study stakeholders’ consultative workshop has been conducted at Jimma Central Hotel. Read more

Humanitarian Studies Programmes in Short Supply in Africa

African universities are lagging behind in their offerings of a general masters in humanitarian studies qualification, which impedes the development of a professionalised workforce to deal with events on the continent requiring humanitarian interventions. Read more

Inter-Bach Moot Court Competition in Haramaya University

Haramaya University College of Law, which is known for representing our University in renowned international and regional moot court competitions, in collaboration with the office of vice president for academic affairs… Read more

Launching of English Access Micro Scholarship Program

Jimma University, in collaboration with the US Embassy, launched the second round English Access Micro Scholarship program today. This scholarship program is invaluable for high school students in improving their English language skills. Read more

Mamdani Talks About his Research Legacy and Work at Makerere

Professor Mahmood Mamdani was the executive director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Uganda, from 2010 to the end of February 2022. During this time, he has revamped the institution’s mission and established a robust PhD programme. Read more

MSU Student Honoured at African Youth SDGs Summit in Ethiopia

Midlands State University (MSU) Surveying and Geomatics 4th year student Kumbirai Matingo clinched a Private Sector Youth Inclusive award in the Outstanding Services and Achievements category at the 4th African Youth Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Summit held from  9 to 11 March 2022 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Read more

Preprint Servers Gain Prominence Despite Peer Review Concerns

While they have been around for the past five decades, preprint servers, repositories that allow access to original manuscripts to the public before they have undergone peer review, have gained more prominence over the past two years, owing to the sheer volume of research on COVID-19 that needed to be communicated. Read more

Prospect or Burden? Managing Africa’s Linear Partnerships

In recent years, partnerships with Africa have grown by leaps and bounds as the continent has recorded sustained growth that changed its global outlook. Read more

Quality Assurance Mandate: What About Other Alternatives?

Ethiopia’s two decade-old Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency (HERQA) has recently changed its name to the Education and Training Authority (ETA) with new mandates and responsibilities. Read more

School of Information Science Launches a Collaborative Public Health Data Science Project

School of Information Science of Addis Ababa University (AAU) in collaboration with Columbia University in the USA and University of Nairobi organized a public health Data Science research project workshop… Read more

‘‘Scientific Research? Only when not at the cost of Ethics and…” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Haramaya University (HU) stresses on research ethics more than before. Haramaya University Office of Research Affairs Conducted a Validation Workshop concerning Institutional Research Ethics Review Guideline… Read more 

Space Science Capabilities Depend on Quality Education

In December 2019, Ethiopia became the 11th African country to have launched a 72kg remote sensing microsatellite (ETRSS-1) into space, joining the ranks of Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. In East Africa, Ethiopia was third after Kenya and Rwanda. Read more

“The Day Without Women is Dark.”…

Haramaya University Women, Children and Youth Affairs Directorate, in collaboration with the Student Service Directorate, the University Female Teachers’ Leadership Network, and Gender and Development Studies Department, celebrated International Women’s Day… Read more

UNESCO Champions Better TVET for Kenya’s Rise

Under the BEAR II project, UNESCO has been supporting the efforts of Member States to enhance the quality and relevance of their technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and to equip all youth and adults with the skills required for employment, decent work, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning. Read more

Where to Now for Students Who Fled the War in Ukraine?

Scores of Nigerian students have fled or been evacuated from Ukraine over the past week, either back to their home country or to other countries in the European Union. Efforts are under way to evacuate several who are still trapped. For many students, this has been a harrowing experience, and most now face an uncertain future where their education is concerned. Read more


28 February 2022

AAU Hands over Renovated Houses for the City’s Residents

Addis Ababa University (AAU) in its Community Engagements endeavor, under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, handed over renovated houses that have been under rebuilding for last seven months: owned by needy, elderly and economically inactive residents …Read more

AAU Holds Performance Evaluation on the First-Half of the Budget Year

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Office of the Vice President for Administration and Student Services, organized a two days discussion on the first six-month performance report of the 2014 E.C budget year… Read more

AAU Quality Assurance Office Runs Workshop on Program Quality Audit

Addis Ababa University (AAU), the Office for Quality Assurance, conducted a full-day Training Workshop for program auditors on program audit and classroom supervision… Read more

AAU’s College Conducts Career Counselling Training

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Education and Behavioural Studies School of Psychology launched training on “Practical Critical Steps of Career Counselling for Career Expertise and Career Focal Person”… Read more

AAU Signs MoU with University of Dar es Salaam

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and University of Dar es Salaam of Tanzania signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch Kiswahili language education program in Addis Ababa University… Read more

Addis Ababa University Approved Professorship of 11 Faculty

The Addis Ababa University Governing Board, on its meeting held on 25 February 2022, approved the promotion of 11 faculty to the rank of full professor. The promotion cases have been thoroughly evaluated by internal and external evaluators, endorsed by academic commissions of respective colleges and by the AAU Senate, before presented to the Board. Read more

A Workshop Holds on the Evaluation of Post-2018 Legal Reform in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Law in collaboration with the Federal Institute of Justice and Law organized a workshop on the successes and weaknesses of various Ethiopian legal and institutional reforms focused on the steps taken over the past three years… Read more

Cancer Treatment Centre have been Inaugurated

The second cancer treatment centre in Ethiopia has been inaugurated at Jimma University, Jimma Medical Centre (JMC). Read more

Halting HE Expansion in the Public Sector: The Alternatives?

In a recent cabinet meeting, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed his government’s intention to halt the establishment of new public higher education institutions that has been the most salient feature of the Ethiopian higher education system over the past two decades. Read more

Haramaya University Exerts its Effort to Close Historical Gender Gap in Education

Haramaya University Women, Children and Youth affairs Directorate said on February 17, 2022 that it gives tutorials to female students in collaboration with Haramaya Technology Institute. Read more

Haramaya University Strives to Narrow Gender Gap in Leadership

Haramaya University women, children and youth affairs Directorate has provided training from February 18 to 19, 2022 to Haramaya University female students as a part of its efforts to increase women’s participation, and leadership skills. Read more

Haramaya University to Make its Curriculums Fit the Time

Haramaya University College of Agriculture conducted external curriculum review workshop for PhD program in the department of Agricultural Economics on February 12, 2022 at the University’s resource center. Read more

HIV/AIDS Still Spreads More, but Thanks to Haramaya University

Haramaya University students’ union in collaboration with the University’s women, children and youth affairs Directorate provided Haramaya High School students and Bate community at Bate Primary school on February 3-5, 2022 with awareness raising program about the prevention methods of HIV/AIDS and Early marriage. Read more

Honorary Degrees: A matter of Image, Money and Publicity?

Awarding honorary degrees has been a tradition of the global higher education sector since the Middle Ages. Read more

Hult Prize Addis Ababa University Kicks off 

The 2022 Hult Prize Addis Ababa University On-campus programs that encourages students to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education officially kick off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more

Institute Hosts a Symposium to Launch MSC Programme

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) Institute of Geophysics Space Science and Astronomy (IGSSA) hosted a Symposium to launch an MSc Program in Earth System Physics Launching… Read more

“Leading a Generation to Change the World!”

Hult Pize Foundation conducted training to a number of students learning in Addis Ababa University (AAU) focused on creating business ideas which lead them to compete on campus, regional and global levels… Read more

Nursing Education and Employment at Jimma University

The Virtual discussion has been held on Nursing students’ employment and the on-going new nursing education curriculum status at Jimma University. Read morw

Project to Translate Research Articles into African Languages

A platform that publishes African research immediately and free of charge, with the aim of providing increased regional and international visibility for scientific work, has partnered with like-minded open access African portals to translate 180 research articles from English to six African languages. Read more

Reflection on JUCAN’s Evolution and Future Direction…

A flashback has been presented on Clinical and Nutrition Research Centre (JUCAN)’s evolution and future direction (2008 to 2022) at Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine… Read more

Science Output Rising, but Some Countries’ Yields Still Low

Despite numerous challenges, Africa has made notable progress in the production of scientific knowledge in the past two decades, with a total share of 7.6% of contributions to the world of science and one-third of all international publications in tropical medicine. Read more

Student Mobility: Convention Enables Sharing of Talent

African countries have agreed on a roadmap to strengthen higher education on the continent by implementing the Addis Recognition Convention, which has established a legal framework for assessing higher education qualifications in Africa. Read more

Student Placement Policy: Towards an Improved System

In many education systems, especially in the developing world, the government often decides on behalf of students what programmes they should enroll for and where they should study. Read more

Swahili Language to be Offered at Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa University is set to offer teaching Swahili languages. EBC, the state media, on Wednesday cited the University President, Tasew Woldehana, president, as saying that the preparation has been finalised. Read more

Top 10 Best Universities in Africa

Africa is home to many universities that rank amongst the top universities in the world. Scattered across the continent, they stand tall in educational excellence. Read more

Tsegereda Girmay, Arba Minch University Student, Stabbed to Death  

Tsegereda Girmay, a second-year hotel and tourism management student, was reportedly stabbed to death earlier this week at Arba Minch University in South West Ethiopia. Read more

University Systems in 45 Countries have Barely Been Studied

Higher education in Africa has become a frequently researched topic from 2000 onwards, but the systems in 45 out of 54 countries on the continent have barely been studied and 20 countries lack internal higher education expertise. This is a matter of concern, states a new study. Read more

World Bank Support Sees Enrolment Soar at TVET Institutions

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in East Africa supported by the World Bank-funded East African Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) have recorded a fourfold increase in student enrolment over the past two-and-a-half years. Read more


31 January 2022

AAiT Signs MoU with Burayu Technical and Vocational College

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) of AAU signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Burayu Technical and Vocational College (BTVC) to work together, in attendance of the Mayor of Burayu town as well as officials of the two institutions… Read more

AAU Gets Global Recognition for Performance in Water Excellence Center

Addis Ababa University (AAU) has received international recognition for its educational and research activities carried out by the Center for Water Excellence; … Read more

AAU Observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) celebrated the 29th nationally and the 30th worldwide annual commemoration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at College of Natural and Computational Science…Read more

AAU Signs MoU with Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC)

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together for the common good at the Head Office of IDPC…Read more

AAU Society of Friends of The Institute of Ethiopian Studies Honours its Ex-President

Society of Friends of The Institute of Ethiopian Studies (SOFIES) honored its Ex-President Aklilu Habte  who was the former Second President of Haile Selassie I University at the historic Ras Mekonnen Senate Hall …Read more

Africa Centre of Excellence for Water Management Holds Experience Sharing Meeting

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) Africa Centre of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM) held a Technical and High-Level Advisory Meeting with the a goal of “Building Excellence in Teaching, Researching, Networking and Knowledge Management… Read more

Burgeoning Higher Education in Ethiopia Beset by Shortcomings 

Higher education in Ethiopia is beset by low levels of quality, relevance, and academic freedom, despite an unprecedented expansion of state and private higher education and rising enrollment, according to experts. Read more

Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities Holds a National Conference

Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities (CEPU) held a national conference with a theme ofPost-Conflict Recovery Challenges and Opportunities in Conflict-Torn Settings of Higher Education in Ethiopia: Implication for Peace building, Re-construction and Development” at Ethiopian Civil Service University (ECSU)… Read more

COVID-19 Research Dissemination Workshop

COVID-19 research dissemination workshop has been conducted at Honeyland hotel today. It is obvious that in 2019, COVID-19 has caused huge disruption to the health system and other sectors in Ethiopia, where the research workshop is focused. Read more

EHS Project Dissemination Workshop Held in Jimma University

Jimma University President, Dr. Jemal Abafita has made an opening speech on the commencement of the workshop and said essential health care issues are critical, especially during the pandemic (COVID-19). Read more

Excessive Drinking by University Students on the Rise

It may be hard to know exactly how many students in universities in Sub-Saharan Africa are engaged in the excessive drinking of alcohol, but academic researchers are almost all in agreement that heavy consumption of alcohol among university students in the region is rising rapidly. Read more

Financial Agreement Signing Ceremony Holds for Compiling Bilingual Dictionary

The Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures (AELC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed the second-round financial agreement with Federal Law and Justice Institute, and the Justice for All-PF Ethiopia for the project which has been working to compile a Bilingual Law Encyclopedic Dictionary. Read more

Haramaya University Inaugurates Video Conference Center

Haramaya University’s Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation inaugurated a state- of-the- art video conference center … Read more

Haramaya University Office of the Research Affairs Conducted Training for Seed Producer Farmers ….

Haramaya University Office of the Research Affairs Conducted Training for Model Seed Producers Farmers, Woreda and Zone Bureau of Agriculture (BoAs) Experts and respective Development Agents (DAs) on Irrigation Based Wheat Seed production … Read more

Haramaya University Strengthens the Means of Healthy Generation Continuity

Haramaya University Women, Children and Youth Affairs Directorate provided primary school students with life skills and reproductive health training… Read more

Haramaya University to Save Kundudo Feral Horse Breed

Haramaya University (HrU), Office of the Research Affairs in collaboration with Oromia Environmental Protection Authority (OEPA) conducted a workshop at Harar City on December 28, 2021 to raise stakeholders’ awareness about  Kundudo Feral Horse Breed, Ethiopia’s most endangered horse species. Read more

HE Sector Wants Qualification Framework to be Implemented

After nearly a decade-and-a-half, the implementation of the Ethiopian Qualification Framework (EtQF) is set to start but, despite a recent update of the consultative document informing the framework’s further development, more work may be necessary for it to become a reality. Read more

High-Level Consultative Workshop Held in Jimma Town

Jimma University with the framework of University & Industry Linkage (UIL) with the Ethiopian Ministry of Water and Electricity (MoWI) has been working on ecohydrology and integrated watershed management by involving stakeholders in the Omo-Gibe catchment. Read more

Internet Blackouts: Governments Undermined HE Delivery

Eleven African countries have been included in a list of 21 countries whose governments deliberately shut down internet access for their citizens in the course of 2021 – in most cases, to quell civil unrest, but a move that undermined higher education institutions, … Read more

Ministry Needs 19 billion Birr to Restore TPLF-Damaged Universities 

The Ministry of Education disclosed that it needs 19 billion Birr to rebuild and restore three higher learning institutions of the Amhara State namely Wollo, Woldiya, and Mekdela Amba universities that were immensely damaged and looted by the terrorist TPLF clique. Read more

New Ancient Prehistoric Site in Yalda-Tume Valley, Konso, Ethiopia

A team of researchers, mainly from Addis Ababa University (AAU) various departments and disciplines, led by Alemseged Beldados (PhD) from College of Social Science, Department of Archaeology,announced new  archaeological findings at the National Museum…Read more

Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), Ethiopia Chapter Virtual Inaugural Ceremony Held

The first Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Ethiopia Chapter was launched at Jimma University through a virtual inaugural conference held at Jimma University… Read more

Panel Discussion on Contemporary External Pressure of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University (AAU) organized a panel discussion focused on current external pressure imposed on Ethiopia with the theme of “Western’s Intervention on Ethiopian Affairs and Post Conflict Situations” … Read more

Scribes from Ethiopia (East Tigray): Practices, Profiles, Portraits

Ethiopia is distinguished by an ancient Christian culture that emerged as early as the 4th century CE. It involved the creation of Christian literature in a local language, and the rise of a professional group of scribes responsible for the transmission of Christian texts and production of parchment manuscripts. Read more

The Chronicle of John of Nikiu: Text-Critical Edition and Digital Research Platform

The Chronicle of John of Nikiu is a unique historiographical work and an essential source for historians dealing with Late Antiquity. It was composed by a Coptic bishop John in the seventh century in Egypt, in the city of Nikiu in the Nile Delta, in the period of the conquest of Egypt by the Arabs. Read more

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities Conducts In-house Curriculum Review …

Haramaya University College of Social Sciences & Humanities (CSSH) conducted in-house curriculum review workshop on January 17, 2022 at Resource Center to launch a PhD Programs in Oromo Studies and in Language Education and Policy Studies. Read more

The Contribution of History and the Role of Historians to National Consensus

Addis Ababa University (AAU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Peace of the FDRE organized a panel discussion on the contribution of history and the role of history scholars to national consensus at the AAU…Read more

Why Waste Time and Resources? Genomic-Aided Selection Accelerates Variety Development…

Genetic diversity is the foundation of any crop improvement programme; therefore, breeders routinely assess the genetic diversity in field crops via different marker techniques. In Africa, biotic and abiotic stresses continue to challenge crop production throughout the continent. Read more

Wollo University Would Need Two Years to be Operational Again, University Vice-President 

Wollo University, which was reportedly damaged and looted by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) forces, would need two years of repair, reequip and refurbishment before it becomes operational again, it was said. Read more


31 December 2021

AAU and Embassy of Armenia Hold Talks on Cultural Exchanges

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Embassy of the Republic of Armenia took discussions towards boosting bilateral relations through opening cultural centres in the two countries at Ras-Mekonnen Hall on the 14th of December 2021. Read more

AAU Community Marches on a Silent Demonstration In-front-of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa

The Addis Ababa University (AAU) Community marched on a Silent Protest to the US Embassy in Addis Ababa denouncing and protesting against the current US Administration’s and Its allies’ inappropriate meddling in the internal affairs of Ethiopia. Read more

AAU Conducts Training on Media Freedom and Human Rights

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Centre For Human Rights (CHRs), conducted a five-days training on Media Freedom and Human Rights at Sarem International Hotel from the 29th of Nov. to the 3rd of December 2021. Read more

AAU Hosts Lawrence Freeman’s Experience Sharing Seminar: Lifelong in Africa

The Associate Dean for Research and Technology Transfer of College of Social Sciences, the Center for African and Asian Studies of AAU conducted a Seminar focused on Mr. Lawrence Freeman’s experience sharing with a view of some prominent leaders’ visions… Read more

Addis Ababa University Warns to Take Measures Against Graduate Academics Supporting TPLF – Measures May Included Revocation of Academic Degree

Addis Ababa University (AAU) has issued warning against graduate academicians to refrain from acts of supporting the TPLF. The University said the measures may extend up to revoking academic degrees of individuals who are found to be supporting the TPLF. Read more

All is Not Well with Africa’s Medical Education, Says Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has degraded medical education in most universities in Africa and there are indicators that the problem could worsen the existing shortage of doctors and other healthcare workers, according to a survey of about 700 medical students in 33 countries on the continent. Read more

Creating Vibrant and Stronger Research Communities

Diaspora academics have called for the continued and expanded support of a programme that has enabled them to contribute to the strengthening of higher education in Africa through conducting joint research, supervising graduate students, mentoring junior faculty and co-authoring grant proposals and research papers. Read more

Haramaya University Celebrated the 18th International Anti-Corruption Day

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Day was celebrated at Haramaya University under the motto ‘Ethical Leadership for Corruption-Free Ethiopia’, at Afran Kalo Hall December 09, 2021.

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Haramaya University Participates in Triennial RUFORUM Conference …

A delegation of Haramaya University, led by Dr. Jemal Yousuf- President of HU, participated in the 7th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference… and the delegation took part in trainings, engaged in various parallel sessions and deliberated on current pressing issues with other African fellow academics, … Read more

Haramaya University Prospective Graduates in College of Health and Medical Sciences Inaugurated Thirteen Different Projects, …

Health and Medical Sciences Prospective graduates of Haramaya University have completed thirteen different community service projects in seven selected areas in Harari Regional State at the cost of over 4.2 million Birr. Read more

Hawassa University Holds a Half-Day Consultative Workshop on Teachers’ Training

Dr. Eng. Fiseha Getachew, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Hawassa University, opened the workshop with a moto “Quality Education for all” held at the African Union Hall, main campus. Read more

Inception Workshop Conducted for the Project ‘Youth Empowerment…

An inception workshop was held for the project ‘Youth Empowerment through Livelihood Transformation in Agro-Pastoral Areas of East and West Hararghe Zones, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia.’ Read more

Leadership and Communication Skills Training for Female Staffs

Leadership and Communication skills training was provided to forty-one female leaders and staff at Haramaya University by the Women, Children and Youth Affairs Directorate, … Read more

Masters Publishing Requirements Akin to ‘Academic Extremism’

Research is one of the core activities of most universities across the globe. It is no different at Ethiopian public universities, where every higher education institution has the responsibility to undertake research. Read more

More than 600,000 Birr Worth Educational Materials Has Donated

Haramaya University has donated more than 600,000 Birr worth educational materials to Haramaya woreda students. Read more

Program on the Current Situation in Ethiopia

The International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate in collaboration with the College of Law and Governance organizes a briefing program on the Current Situation in Ethiopia to expatriate staff and international students of Hawassa University… Read more 

Report Warns that Space for Free Flow of Ideas is Shrinking

Several African governments are restricting and curtailing the freedom of movement of academics and students through targeted actions, policies and practices that have frustrated the free flow of ideas,… Read more

Student Mobility Between Africa and US falls During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has decreased the number of international students from Africa who are studying in universities in the United States, as their numbers fell from a high of 48,679 students in the 2019-20 academic year to 45,343 students in 2020-21, a drop of 6.85%. Read more

TPLF Vandalizes, Steals Wollo University Campuses

The fighters of Tigray People Liberation Front (TPLF), which is designated as a terrorist group by Ethiopian Parliament, has demolished Wollo University campuses by vandalizing and stealing properties worth 10 billion Birr (about $208 million). Read more

Training of HE Leaders Requires a Holistic Response

The value of induction, coaching and continuous training for higher education leaders cannot be overemphasised. Obviously, creating visions, setting institutional directions and galvanising the university community towards a common goal require the recruitment, training and development of institutional leaders. Read more

UNESCO Concludes Training of African Judicial Institutions on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists

UNESCO in partnership with the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights conducted a 5-day Training of Trainers (ToT), organized between the 29 November  to 3 December 2021,… Read more

UNESCO Conducts Regional Training for TVET Managers in Bear II Countries

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) managers have a significant role in their institutions. They need to be able to monitor and assess new training practices, understand why reform is necessary and actively promote reform initiatives. Read more

Women in HE: ‘We Either Rise Together or Sink Together’

Nurturing girls’ education at basic and secondary levels of learning, and offering increased support to women already in academia are some of the strategies that will ensure greater inclusivity in the African research sector. Read more

Western Interventions in the Internal Affairs of Ethiopia: Panel Discussion

Addis Ababa University (AAU) hosted a panel discussion organized by College of Social Science with collaboration of Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer of the University at Nelson Mandela Hall today 16th of December 2021. Read more


30 November 2021

AAU and MoE Discuss on National Education System Revitalization Directions

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the FDRE Ministry of Education (MoE) discussed to revitalize the national education system which has been affected over the last decades and to amend it in the coming five years at AAU on the 18th of November 2021. Read more

AAU CHS Neuro GAP Project Receives Prestigious Global Award

The Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations-Psychosis study (Neuro GAP-P) Project at College of Health Sciences (CHS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) received a prestigious global award on the 14th of October 2021. Read more

AAU Donates Food and Non-food Items to War Victims

Addis Ababa University (AAU) donated food and non-food items to war victims displaced in Northern Ethiopia in attendance of the President and other senior officials of the University with a dispatching ceremony held at Sidist Kilo Main Campus on the 11th of November 2021. Read more

AAU Forwards a Statement on Current National Issues

Members of Addis Ababa University (AAU) community discussed the current situation in Ethiopia and presented a joint statement at Mandela Hall today, 26th of November 2021. Read more

Annual Career Expo conducted at Haramaya University in collaboration with Haramaya University, Job Creation Commission, Master card and other stakeholders conducted annual career expo program for graduating class of 2021 at Haramaya University main campus parking lot, October 26/2021. Read more

Blood Donation Ceremony Held at Black Lion Specialized Hospital

The staff and medical professionals working in the College of Health Sciences (CHS) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) donated blood under the motto of `Our Blood for Our People` at a ceremony held in the College yesterday, the 8th of November 2021. Read more

Circular Thinking Education Will Aid Sustainable Development

Inefficient management of the abundant natural resources in Africa prompted experts to call on universities on the continent to join the ‘education for circularity’ movement to equip students with knowledge and skills in circular thinking. Read more

Consultative Workshop held on Irrigation based Seed production

Office of the research affairs held Consultative Workshop with zonal and ‘Woreda’ stakeholders on Irrigation based Seed production at Gola Oda and Babile Woreda, at Harar Ras Hotel on 17 November, 2021. Read more

India Sharpens Its Knowledge Diplomacy Focus on Africa

Indian higher education initiatives aimed at helping African countries to develop scientific human resources, bridge the digital divide and upgrade skills – and at attracting more African students to the sub-continent – were unveiled at the India-Africa Higher Education and Skill Development Summit held in New Delhi last month. Read more

Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Training Conducted

Training on intellectual property and technology transfer in Ethiopia conducted at Haramaya University from November 15 to 16, 2021 at the University’s Resource Center CBE Computer Room. Read more

Jimma University Medical Center Announced the Strong Effort for Quality and Safe Anesthesia Service

Jimma university Medical center and operation smile Ethiopia has been longstanding ally in providing comprehensive cleft care for the surrounding community in Jimma. Currently, JUMC Anesthesia department and operation smile has organized World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists SAFE pediatrics and obstetrics training…Read more

Jimma University with National Malaria Program of Ministry of Health Jointly Organized a Workshop

Jimma University with National Malaria Program of Ministry of Health jointly organized a workshop that was supported by WHO/TDR on 15 November 2021 at Capital Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on “Safe and Effective Use of Antimalarial Treatment for Transmission Blockage and Radical Cure towards Malaria Elimination in Ethiopia: Evidences for Policy”… Read more

More PhD Scholarships in Applied Sciences to be Awarded

The African continent and its universities need more high-quality researchers and innovators not just male, but female scientists, too, said Dr Moses Osiru, manager of the regional coordination unit of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF), … Read more

Programme Quality Audits Support Institutional Improvements

The era of formal external quality assurance in Ethiopia started in 2007-08 when the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) started with institutional quality assessments of both public and private higher learning institutions. Read more

The Ethiopian Ancient Education System, ‘Abǝnnät Tǝmhǝrt’, Needs Attention

The joint Ethiopian-German project, “Documenting an Ancient Education System in Africa: Abǝnnät Tǝmhǝrt in Ethiopia”, had its official starting on the 1st of October 2021, with the collaboration of the host institute-Hiob Ludolf Center for Ethiopian Studies, University of Hamburg, Germany. Read more

Top 20 Best Universities in AFRICA – US World News Ranking System (2021)

The rankings are based on, Global research reputation (12.5%), Regional research reputation (12.5%), Publications (10%), Books (2.5%), Conferences (2.5%), Normalized citation impact (10%), Total citations (7.5%), Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited (12.5%), … Read more

Training of Trainers (ToT) to ‘Woreda’ Agriculture Experts is Concluded

The training was focused on poultry, dairy production management and Nutrition sensitive Agriculture. And it was organized by the office of Vice President for Research Affairs of Haramaya University, from 16-18 November 2021 at the Resource center. Read more

Visit and Discussion had Conducted to the University’s Research Stations

Haramaya University Top and middle managements and concerned collage deans and admin directors as well as senior researchers had visited the University’s Research Station in Babile district and Hiot Fana Specialized Referral Teaching Hospital and they made a discussion in Harar Ras Hotel, November 03/2021. Read more


31 October 2021

AAU Discusses with Université of Côte ďAZUR on Multilateral Partnerships

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer held a discussion with Université of Côte ďAZUR, France, to execute multilateral partnerships ahead… Read more

AAU Holds Post Graduate Curricula Review for Sugar Industry

Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) held a post graduate curricula reviewing workshop in Sugar Industry Sector… Read more

AAU Names Veterinary Teaching Hospital After the Symbolic Veterinarian

Addis Ababa University (AAU) named its Veterinary Teaching Hospital under College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture after Professor Fisseha Gebreab, the Symbolic Veterinarian … Read more

AAU Signs Cooperative Agreement with Ethiopian Shipping Enterprise

Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) in the Office of the President of the University… Read more 

AAU Signs MoU with Walta Media and Communication Corporation

Addis Ababa University (AAU) has made cooperative agreement with Walta Media and Communication Corporation S.C. at the President’s office of the University today, …  Read more

Are Universities Learning from External Quality Assurance?

With the growing momentum the quality assurance movement has been gathering in recent decades, external quality assurance (EQA) has developed significantly in many countries, including in the developing world. More recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of quality assurance in higher education amid changes in delivery modes. Read more

Countries Harmonise TVET Training to Promote Labour Sharing 

Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, with funds from the World Bank, have started the process of harmonising Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum to make it easy to share skilled artisans and TVET lecturers. Read more

Countries Take Steps Towards Harmonised TVET Qualifications

Countries in the East African region are to benefit from a harmonised framework for the recognition of qualifications and certification in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions. Read more

Delegation of Nigerian Investors and Diplomats Paid a Courtesy Visit to JU

Nigerian Investor and Founder of African Children Talent Discovery Foundation (ACTDF), Engr. Noah Dallaji, visited Jimma University along with a delegation comprised of diplomats, business people, and representatives of chamber of commerce from Nigeria and Panama (Latin America). Read more

Department of Educational Planning & Management Conducted an Internal Curriculum Review Workshop

Haramaya University College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Department of Educational Planning & Management conducted an internal curriculum review workshop related to PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies… Read more

Ethiopian University to Start Master’s Degree in Chinese Language

Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University (AAU) announced that it has finalized preparations to launch its first-ever Master of Arts (MA) program in the Chinese language in Ethiopia. Read more

Government Change Dets off and Intensifies Challenges in HE

The new government in Ethiopia should pay attention to the major challenges facing the country’s higher education system. Three major recurrent challenges need immediate attention. Read more

Haramaya University College of Business & Economics Conducted Internal Curriculum Review on Two New Post Graduate Programs

College of Business and Economics of Haramaya University conducted an internal curriculum review workshop on Masters of Science in Accounting and Finance and Masters of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)… Read more

Haramaya University is Set to Conduct an Exhibition Aimed at Connecting Graduating Students with Employers

Carier Directorate Director of Haramaya University, Dr. Imana Beyene, said that despite the University’s tight curriculum, the graduates have been provided with skills training to produce competent and competitive students in the market. Read more

Haramaya University Support Learning Materials and Uniforms for 350 Needy Students

Haramaya University Vice President for Community Engagement & Enterprise Development Office supported learning materials and uniforms for 350 needy students living in Haramaya town…Read more

Hawassa University (HU), Hawassa Industrial Park (HIP) Sign Memorandum of Understanding

According to Dr. Fasika Bete, a Scientific Director of IoT (Institute of Technology) HU transfers knowledge and professionals build experience, and graduates get recruitment opportunities in the time ahead. Read more

Higher Technical Education Project Launched for Implementation

The China Funds-in-Trust Project Phase III: Higher Technical Education in Africa for a Technical and Innovative Workforce (CFIT III), is officially launched for implementation in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda. Read more

HU Became an Official International Association of Universities (IAU) Member

International Association of Universities (IAU) serves as a platform for international networking and cooperation by convening representatives from the global higher education community global conferences and meetings, smaller specialized workshops, as well as webinars focusing on key issues… Read more

Jimma University School of Nursing and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) FCHS Have Signed MOU on Health Education

An online Memorandum of Understating has been signed between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) and Jimma University School of Nursing, in order to offer a higher level of nursing education. Read more

Job Fair and Cooperation Enhancement Meeting at AAU’s Main Campus

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Students’ Career Development Center organized a Job Fair and consultative meeting with industries to enhance employability of graduates at the Main Campus… Read more

Quality Assurance Framework and New Policies Enhancement Workshop

Office of the Academic Vice President (AVP) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) organized a workshop on Quality Assurance Framework Policy draft and online learning practices at the Main Campus. Read more

SMU Signs MoU with Addis Ababa Tegbare-Id Polytechnic College

The areas of collaboration include faculty exchange, capacity building, research and technology production on areas of mutual interest, exchange of academic information and materials, and temporary lending of resources and sharing best experiences. Read more

SRM Signs MoU for Collaboration with Ethiopia University

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kabridahar University, Ethiopia. As per the MoU, both institutions will explore mutual collaboration in areas of curriculum development & technology support, faculty exchange program, student exchange program, short term/ long… Read more

Tackling Student Attrition Requires Systemic Interventions

The phenomenon of student attrition continues to draw attention across the globe owing to its undesirable effect on the massification and diversification of higher education systems. Read more

Training Conducted on Empowering Youth Through Social Entrepreneurship

Haramaya University in collaboration with USAID conducted training under the theme “Empowering Youth as Positive Change Agents through Social Entrepreneurship”. Read more


30 September 2021

AAU and UNISA Discuss on Areas of Common Interest for Collaboration

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and University of South Africa (UNISA) hold discussion on areas where they have common interest to collaboration in their future at the Office of the President of AAU… Read more

AAU Begins Renovation of Old Houses for Humble Citizens in the Capital

Addis Ababa University (AAU) started renovating old and dilapidated houses for humble citizens residing in Arada and Addis Ketema Sub-Cities of the capital, Addis Ababa, on the 4th of September 2021. Read more

AAU Discusses Preliminary Partnership Agreement with IPDC

Addis Ababa University (AAU) higher officials and Industry Parks Development Corporation (IPDC) executive board members held a preliminary partnership agreement discussion at AAU’s Senate Hall on the 8th of September 2021. Read more

AAU Holds Green Legacy Campaign Closing Activities

Addis Ababa University’s (AAU’s) higher officials and staff members held closing activities of the Green Legacy Campaign of this year and start up program of taking care for the seedlings planted so far at Entoto Site toady, 10th of Sept. 2021. Read more

AAU Holds Press Conference on its Global Ranking Scale up

Office of the President of Addis Ababa University (AAU) issued a press statement regarding its regional and international status at the University’s Senate Hall on the 3rd of September 2021. Read more

Anchor Internationalisation in Country Contexts

African higher learning institutions have been advised not to copy high-income country concepts on internationalisation, but always look at why internationalisation in their own contexts is important. Read more

Demand for International Study Still Remains Strong

New research shows that, whereas COVID-19 has dampened the international mobility of students from Africa, the numbers of those already pursuing international degrees remained steady. Read more

Gender Inequality, Decline in Expenditure Hamper Enrolment

African universities are expected to help tackle challenges facing African society and realise the aspirations of the Africa Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in the current context of globalisation of higher education, … Read more

Girls’ Club of Natural and Computational Sciences Discusses on its Future

A Girls’ Club, established by students learning in Addis Ababa University, College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS) organized a discussion program to deal with concerned bodies regarding its future at Art Kilo Campus on the 31st of August 2021. Read more

Haramaya University held Discussion on Potential Partnership Engagements with Universities from Somaliland

On September 07, 2021 Haramaya University (HrU) held discussion on Partnership with Amoud University and Horn International University of Somaliland. Read more

Haramaya University Signs MoU with Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute & Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority

Haramaya University and Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute signed a MoU with Oromia Environment, Forest and Climate Change Authority (OEFCCA) to conduct research on the Kundudo mountain horse species (Kundudo feral horse) and its ecology, design and implement sustainable conservation strategy … Read more

InnovAfrica Project Conducted Training on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Cereal

InnovAfrica Project provided training on sustainable agricultural intensification (cereal – legume inter cropping) for targeted farmers and extension workers from Kombolcha and Meta Woredas (Districts) on September 9, 2021 at Ras Hotel in Harar, Ethiopia. Read more

National Research Conference on Reforming Ethiopian Property Law

Addis Ababa University’s School of Law organized a national research conference on reforming Ethiopian property law in collaboration with USAID’s Feteh (Justice) Activity at Inter Luxury Hotel on the 7th of September 2021. Read more

Quality Private Education has a Role in University Systems

Historic mistrust of private higher education providers is still real in many countries, especially in low- and lower middle-income countries, says Dr Roberta Malee Bassett, the global lead for tertiary education and a senior education specialist at the World Bank. Read more

Plan to Create Degree-Relevant Jobs for 80% of Graduates

One common thread that cuts across the available literature on graduate employability is the excessive focus on the identification of skills, attributes and competencies that are thought to drive and facilitate graduate employability. Read more

Policy Knowledge of Academic Staff: Gaps and Implications

The Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education has been engaged in the development of several new policies, directives and guidelines as part of a series of reforms it has been undertaking during the past few years. Read more

Project Unlocks Understanding of Miracle of Mary Texts

“Whatever is human belongs to all human beings” said Mehari Worku, deacon in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, when asked whether he had concerns about this work being organised and housed by an American university. Read more

Rankings: African Universities have Made Progress Since 2018

African universities at last may be shaking off the longstanding unenviable characterisation of not measuring up to their counterparts in other parts of the world when it comes to providing high-quality teaching, research output, knowledge transfer and international outlook, … Read more

Republic of South Sudan Students Thanksgiving Message to Hawassa University

Dr. Tombek Lino Maringgaba and Dr. Mokiry Mayomi who are international postgraduate students from the Republic of South Sudan in the college of Medicine and Health Sciences at Hawassa University have shared their thanksgiving message to Hawassa University. Read more

Researchers in Africa Unite to Tackle Challenges (Africa)

Africa’s researchers from the humanities and natural sciences have resolved to combine efforts and implement solutions unearthed from their findings to tackle major challenges that plague the continent. Read more

Scholars’ Call for Action: A Simplistic Path for a Complex Problem?

Since the outbreak of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on 4 November 2020, I continue to observe petition initiatives and calls from government spokespersons and stewards of world peace, as well as the aid industry representatives for “a negotiated ceasefire”, … Read more

Senate and University’s Community Members Vote for Vice Presidents’ Election

The Senate and the University ‘s Community members of Addis Ababa University (AAU) voted to appoint new Vice Presidents (VPs) for Administration and Student Services, and Institutional Development positions of the University at College of Business and Economics main hall on the 21st of September 2021. Read more

St. Mary’s University Holds the 19th Conference on PHE in Africa

St. Mary’s University held its 19th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa on September 2, 2021 virtually with a theme “African Higher Education and its Contributions to Self-reliance”. Read more

Targeted, Proactive Efforts Needed to Strengthen Physics

The need for a proactive effort to improve the teaching and researching of physics in Sub-Saharan Africa as a foundation for critically important scientific work has been highlighted in a new report from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the UK-based Institute of Physics (IOP). Read more

Universities and the Legacy of Colonial Epistemicide

Colonial knowledge systems have controlled the information we obtain and the way we process it. These systems decide which knowledge and methodologies are considered ‘modern’, and which are not worthy of the academy, and should thus be silenced. Read more

Women Groomed to Take up Future Leadership Roles

In a rare initiative aimed at grooming women leaders, the Ethiopian Institute of Higher Education has recently initiated leadership training targeting 150 women drawn from nearly all the public universities across the Ethiopian public higher education sector. Read more


31 August 2021

AAU Holds National LL. B Framework Curriculum Validation Workshop

Stakeholders drown from the academia, government agencies, and civic organization participated in the validation workshop… Read more

College of Veterinary Medicine’s Success Withstanding the Pandemic

Addis Ababa University (AAU’s) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has successfully performed its Teaching-Learning, Research and Community Service mandates withstanding the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19. Read more

College of Water and Environmental Engineering and Deanship of Scientific Research Hold an Enlightening Lecture on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

… the College of Water and Environmental Engineering and the Deanship of Scientific Research, organized a scientific lecture titled, “Sudan’s Position and Latest Developments on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Money and Impact”. Read more

Forensic Psychiatry Centre Launched

Haramaya University Hiwot Fana Comprehensive Specialized Hospital has established and launched a Forensic Psychiatry centre in Haramaya District Adele Town named as “Haramaya University Hiwot Fana Comprehensive Specialized Hospital Bari Forensic Psychiatry Centre”… Read more

Haramaya University Plants 30,000 Tree and Fruit Seedlings …

Haramaya University in partnership with Federal Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (Forest Transformation Unit) and woreda partners had undertaken seedlings plantation program at Dengego Model Tree Based Restoration Project… Read more

Higher Technical Education Project Formulation Completed in 6 African Countries

Six validation workshops were organized from 1-15 July 2021 in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda, to validate the country-specific formulation report of the China Funds-in-Trust Project Phase III: Higher Technical Education in Africa for a Technical and Innovative Workforce (CFIT III). Read more

Human Rights and Criminal Justice Administration Focused Training Underway

Addis Ababa University (AAU) School of Law has conducted a three days training focused on human rights and criminal justice administration at Ethiopia Hotel to judges and prosecutors that came from all parts of the country. Read more

International Event Entitled as “Youth Leaders and UN” Held at Hawassa University

The event is organized in collaboration with the United Nations Association – HU Chapter & International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate of Office of External Relations and Communication, HU. Read more

Leadership Capacity Training to Female Staff Conducted

Training aimed at building the leadership capacity of female university staff of Haramaya University was conducted. The training was organized by Institute of International Education’s (IIE) and FDRE Presidential Mentorship Program. Read more

New Collaboration with Beuth University

New Collaboration of Hawassa University and Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany (Beuth) in the Textile Sector. Read more

Nugaal University of the Republic of Somaliland Expresses Its Keen Interest to Work in Partnership with Haramaya University of Ethiopia

A delegate from Nugaal University, Republic of Somaliland, makes Benchmarking and Partnership Visit to Haramaya University. The delegate was led by the president of Nugaal University, Dr. Abdirizak Aden… Read more

School of Social Work Holds a Meeting on Professional Volunteerism

Debebe Ero (PhD), Dean at College of Social Sciences, said in his welcoming remark that in order to demonstrate their knowledge of social work, professionals should combine the theoretical knowledge and practical experience committed to the ethics required by the social work profession. Read more

Six Promoted to Full Professorship

Jimma University Board of Governors endorsed the promotion to full professorship of six senior academic staffs during its regular session… Read more

Students Have to be Part of Universities’ SDG Efforts

Higher education institutions in Africa need to empower students to contribute individually and as a group to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by setting individual SDGs and by building their own sustainable development competencies to advance these goals. Read more

Teddy Afro gets Gondar University Honoris Causa, Thousands Graduate

In Gondar University, where more than seven thousand students graduated from different programs, Ethiopia’s most popular singer of the generation, Teddy Afro, was awarded with honoris causa. Read more

The Perils of Being a Public University’s President

In recent years, it has been tough to compete and become a president and lead an Ethiopian public university. It is also not easy for a leader to work as a faculty member after the end of a presidential term. Read more

The Winning Team: JU Outshines Again

Jimma University registered a remarkable success in MoSHE’s first-ever edition of HEART (Higher Education Academic, Research and Technology Linkage) Convention 2021. Read more

Tokyo Olympics: What is the Role of Universities in Sport?

Africa’s poor performance in the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo highlighted the role that universities on the continent could play to help prepare sports stars for the international sports stage, similar to the work done by institutions in other parts of the world, notably the United States. Read more

University Student Innovates Portable Energy Source for Rural Areas

Yohanis Bimrew, 21, is a first-year student at Addis Ababa University. He is investing in innovations in renewable energy, agriculture and aviation sectors. Recently he launched his innovational technology product focusing on sustainable energy production, Hulubeje Sustainable Energy. Read more

University Students Still Trapped in Tigray Crisis, Parents Continue Protests

Parents of students stranded for months in the war-ravaged northern region of Tigray have called on the Ethiopian government and United Nations to help bring their children to safety. With no sign of the parents stopping protests, this month officials pledged to take action. Read more

Universities Support Insect-Based Food and Feed Systems

Universities are contributing to the upscaling of insect-based food and feed systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, which have economic, environmental and social benefits that could support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Read more


31 July 2021

AAU Green Legacy Campaign-2021 Underway

Addis Ababa University (AAU) staff members carried out a tree planting program in Entoto area today, on the 11th of July 2021 to implement the national agenda “Let’s dress Ethiopia” as the extension of Green Legacy Campaign started two years ago. Read more

AAU Receives an Art Gallery, …

Addis Ababa University (AAU) received an art gallery, recently constructed inside Entoto Park, from the FDRE government on the 25th of July 2021. Read more

Addis Ababa University Approves Different Programs

Addis Ababa University (AAU) approved 2021/22 academic calendar, new MA/MSc. and PhD programs in different discipline fields and full professorship awards at Nelson Mandela Hall. Read more

Closer Collaboration Between Schools, Universities Urgent

The growth in expanding access to education to millions of children across the globe over the past decades has often been heralded as one of the big revolutions in the sphere of education. Read more

College of Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism and Communication Donates Books

Department of Linguistics from College of Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism and Communication (CHLSJC) of AAU, published two different books for the usage of general community reading in collaboration with Linguistic Capacity Building Project…Read more

E-Learning is Getting Stuck in the Digital Divide

With 82% of students in Sub-Saharan Africa stranded without internet access, many African universities’ valiant efforts to embrace online delivery got stuck in the digital divide. COVID-19 has shown that affordable, accessible internet is more necessary than ever. Read more

Ethiopian Group Asks for Academics’ Support in Dam Dispute

Members of an advisory council to the Ethiopian government have called on university leaders and academia from all over the world to reject “outdated and unfair colonial treaties” as grounds for settling the dispute over the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Read more

External Curriculum Review Workshop Held at the College of Agriculture

Hawassa University College of Agriculture reviewed four new PhD programs and two revised MSc programs under the School of Animal and Range Sciences… Read more 

Haramaya University Distributed Improved Crop Seeds and Vegetable Varieties …

The Office of Vice President for Research Affairs of Haramaya University distributed 460 quintals of different improved crop seeds varieties and 53 kg seed of different vegetable varieties for 7,000 farm households selected from 9 vulnerable woredas… Read more

Hawassa University Alumni’s Medical Surgery Service

Hawassa University Referral Hospital from Addis Ababa University, Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, he has been carrying out Cardiothoracic Surgeries that has reduced referral of cases to Addis Ababa from Southern Ethiopia. Read more

Health Experts Trained to Enhance Capacity in Research 

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in collaboration with Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI) have provided training to health professionals from the East African region… Read more 

HEART Convention: AMU to Go Whole Hog for Higher Grounds

National recognition that AMU got through its 2nd best innovator in technology innovation has placed it on cloud nine and from here it would explore much higher grounds in scientific and technology innovation arena to ensure sustainable development across the nation, …Read more

Integrated Haramaya Lake Watershed Development Project (IHLWDP)…

Haramaya University Integated Haramaya Lake Watershed Development Project (IHLWDP) distributed 20 kg of improved onion seed varieties for one hundred fifty (150) farmers… Read more

Memorandum of Cooperation for Capacity Building and Internship Access

Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Ethiopian Customs Commission (ECC) for capacity building and access of internship… Read more

Parents of Students in Tigray’s Universities Fearful for Their Children’s Safety…

Following the withdrawal of Ethiopian National Defense Forces out of Tigray, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) addressed the concerns of parents of university students in the region through its official Facebook page by assuring parents that the teaching and learning process in underway as usual. Read more

Students Returning from Mekelle University opt for Route Via Amhara as Violence Intensifies…

Students stranded in Tigray universities have started returning back to their respective homes in different regions around the country. Read more

Training Conducted on Management of Field-based Experiment and Data Collection

The Research Facilities Management Directorate under the Haramaya University’s Vice President for Research Affairs Office Conducted training for technical and field research assistants and station managers who were assigned to nine different research stations. Read more

The Winning Team: JU 0utshines Again

Jimma University registered a remarkable success in MoSHE’s first-ever edition of HEART (Higher Education Academic, Research and Technology Linkage) Convention 2021. Read more


30 June 2021

AAU Institute of Biotechnology Launches External Curriculum Review Workshop

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Institute of Biotechnology (IoB), conducted a Workshop on External Curriculum Review to announce the launching of MSc Programs in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics… Read more

AAU Runs a Workshop on Lessons and Experiences Sharing with HORN

The Workshop focused on laying foundations for understanding OH research, promoting the merits of HORN’s OH research, and providing opportunities to draw the experiences of HORN’s OH research to facilitate AAU’s thematic research undertaking. Read more

AAU Signs Cooperative Agreement with Japan Embassy to Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Embassy of Japan to Ethiopia to collaborate on the heath sector…Read more

A Communique of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

We, members of the Advisory Council, composed of academics, scholars and professionals in Ethiopia and the Diaspora, are outraged by the misguided, biased and unfounded statements made by Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif of Egypt, …made in reference to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Read more

AMU-NLSIU Ties to Further Law, Human Rights, Justice, Governance

Continuing its effort to globalize its programmatic pools and to strengthen its foothold within, Arba Minch University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangalore-based National Law School of India University (NLSIU) to foster academic exchange and further collaborative research and trainings. Read more

Annual Research Review Meeting Held

The Research and Knowledge Management Office(RaKMO) [of Saint Mary’s University] organized its Annual Research Review Meeting… Read more

Business Development Service Training Held

University-Industry Linkage and Entrepreneurship Development Directorate of Haramaya University in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC)-Ethiopia delivered Business Development Service (BDS) training to 25 farmers invited from different districts… Read more

Conference on Modern Diplomacy and Trans-Boundary Watercourse Issues

The Conference focused on the implications of the Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions towards the role of intellectuals in Modern Diplomacy, National Sovereignty, GERD and Trans-boundary Watercourses for sustainable development. Read more

Educational Centers Help Realize Technology Dreams Among Enthusiastic Ethiopians

Habtamu Sisay, a young automotive engineering instructor at a public technical and vocational training college in Ethiopia, aspires to play a useful role in advancing his country’s mechanical and robotics technologies. Read more

Ethiopia, Algeria Explore Ways to Work Jointly in Higher Education Sector 

Ambassador Nebiat Getachew met with Professor Abdelbeski Benziane, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Algeria yesterday and discussed ways and means of further enhancing cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research between Ethiopian and Algerian higher learning Institutions. Read more

GERD Realization: Intellectuals Told to Debunk Egypt; Sudan’s Lie

Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity hosted a virtual meeting to address top officials of 45 universities to create consensus among them on raging issues surrounding Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s realization. Read more

Haramaya University Conducts Training on the Role of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) & Capacity Building

University organized training on the Role of Women in STEM and Capacity Building for Female Researchers… Read more

Huawei-AAU ICT Practice Centre Inauguration

Addis Ababa University (AAU) inaugurated a new ICT Practice Center at Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (former Postgraduate Campus) in collaboration with the China based Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd…. Read more

Induction Training Conducted

Haramaya University Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs in collaboration with College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Higher Diploma Program Coordinating Office conducted induction training for 101 newly employed and reinstated staff members for 10 days… Read more

Institute of Technology Hosts Consultative workshop, Opens Door Event Day

The consultative workshop was organized aiming at the experience sharing between professionals of industries and higher education institutions and to begin Open Door Industries Visitation Day… Read more

IoT Hosts National Meet on Innovation and Challenges in Engg & Tech

Arba Minch University’s Institute of Technology has conducted 2nd national conference on ‘Innovation and Challenges in Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Development’… Read more

MoSHE, Some Public Universities Launch the 2021 Green Legacy Initiative

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE), in collaboration with a coalition of four public universities in Addis Ababa and the attendance of top officials of the Ministry and leaders of the universities, have officially launched the 2021 Green Legacy Initiative at Addis Ababa Entoto Park. Read more

National Curricula Review Validation Workshop Conducted

Haramaya University College of Natural and Computational Sciences Conducted National Curricula Review and Validation Workshop of PhD in Mathematics and BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBBT) respectively… Read more

Open Science’s Riches are Still Largely Unexploited

The advantages of the open science movement in democratising education, strengthening the continental education and science systems, enhancing economic development and addressing the many challenges of Africa are well recognised. Read more

Politicians with PhDs: A Challenge Facing the Higher Education Sector?

About a decade ago, many Ethiopians considered teaching in higher education as one of the most prestigious occupations. In recent years, however, the social status of the teaching profession, in general, has been significantly eroded. Read more

Success Stories from AAU Annual Research Week-2021 and the Book Fair

Addis Ababa University (AAU) held its Annual Research Week embellished with different occasions including technology exhibition, panel discussion on duties during transition, job and book fairs at the main campus last week. Read more

System Development and Road Traffic Safety-Based Education up to the Highest Level

Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed memorandum of understanding with the FDRE Ministry of Transport to cooperate in different areas of transport system and road traffic safety based education… Read more

Training on Countering Hate Speech, Disinformation & Reducing Violence Conducted

Haramaya University College of Law in Collaboration with USAID/OTI conducted a training for Media professionals, media influencers, communication officers and justice sector officials under the theme of “Enhancing Legal Awareness to Counter Hate Speech, Disinformation and Reduce Violence”. Read more


31 May 2021

AAU Inaugurates Entomological Society of Ethiopia (ESE)

College of Natural and Computational Sciences (CNCS) of AAU introduced the newly established Entomological Society of Ethiopia (ESE) at the conference held at CNCS from 20-21 of May 2021. Read more

AAU to Organize Research Week, Exhibit Technology, Job and Book Fair

Addis Ababa University (AAU) to organize research week, exhibit job, technology and book fairs at the Main Campus (Sidist Kilo) from May 24-28, 2021; the research week is anchored with the theme of “Research for Peace and Nation Building”. Read more

Addressing Equity and Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19

Last year, roughly 222 million students were enrolled in formal post-secondary education around the world, more than doubling the 100 million student enrolment figure from 2000. Read more

Ambitious Plan for Homegrown PhD Programmes

A total of 5,000 enrolled PhDs by the end of 2025. This is what Ethiopia’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education aims for, according to a five-year project that has recently been unveiled. Read more

AMU Hosts 7th National Symposium on ‘Research for Development’

Arba Minch University hosted ‘7th National Symposium of Research for Development’ at Main Campus beginning from 7th to 8th May, 2021. 1st day saw the presentation of 11 research findings while 32 papers were presented in parallel sessions by the organizing colleges and schools… Read more

Community Service Directorate Engaged in Creating Jobs

In this pandemic-hit situation where people are losing jobs in fast succession and life has become difficult for many, Community Service Directorate has started creating jobs and infusing entrepreneurial spirit in youth to make them self-reliant… Read more

Deliberations on COVID-19 at the International Clinical Trials Day 2021

CDT-Africa of AAU held a panel discussion on the overall trends of COVID-19 during the deliberation of International Clinical Trials Day 2021 at Intercontinental Hotel on the 20th of May 2021. Read more

“Envisioning Tomorrow’s Ethiopia through Science and Innovation”

Addis Ababa University (AAU’s) CDT-Africa held a panel discussion in cooperation with Ethiopian Academy of Sciences on the issue of creating national movement to transform science and innovation ecosystem of Ethiopia… Read more

Hawassa University has Entered a Memorandum of Understanding with NGDO…

On behalf of Hawassa University and acting as Representative of President of Hawasssa University, Dr. Eng. Fisiha Getachew (PhD) has welcomed all for cooperation program between Hawassa University and NGDO Catalan Association for Cooperation, Sport, Development and Education (ACCeDE). Read more

HUSNBSS is Opened by Receiving 77 Students

The University announces that it has launched SNBSS by receiving 77 students Haramaya University announces that it has launched a Special Non-Boarding Secondary School (HUSNBSS) in its main campus… Read more

Institute of Technology Hosts 3rd National Conference on Aspiring the Future in Engineering and Technology

During the opening speech on 7th May 2021 at the main campus, Hawassa University President Dr. Ayano Berasso said that the new national science policy and strategy of the country had clearly shown the importance of conducting scientific knowledge production at higher education institutions, among others, and developing science culture. Read more

NIT, Ethiopian College Sign MOU for Exchange Programme

The five-year project funded by the World Bank and implemented in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya is set to increase access and improve the quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes…Read more

NIT Inks Deal with Ethiopian’s Dire Dawa Polytechnic for Academic Exch

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, NIT Rector Professor ZachariaMganilwa said the two institutions are working under the support of East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP). Read more

Signing MoU on Legal Awareness Creation Program

Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three Federal organizations for legal awareness creation on students at a program held in Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel… Read more

Tardy Implementation Undermines TVET Reform Policies

The provision of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Ethiopia has undergone several reforms that aimed at setting policy directions and practices. The latest development has been the 2020 Technical and Vocational Education and Training Strategy and Policy. Read more

Training on Tree Nursery Management and Propagation Techniques

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of Community Engagement and Department of Plant Science have jointly launched training on tree nursery management and propagation techniques for stakeholders at College of Natural and Computational Sciences…Read more


30 April 2021

AAU and Serve Global Hold Sensitizing Workshop on Unemployment

Students’ Career Development Center (SCDC) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) organized a sensitizing workshop focused on graduate unemployment root-causes in collaboration with Server Global Inc. (SG). Read more

AAU Confers Professorship On 12 Academics

Addis Ababa University has announced the conferment of the title of Professor on its 12 academics who have long served in the academic and research fields in the institution. Read more

AAU Holds a Workshop on Women’s Excellence Day

Addis Ababa University Office of Women, Children and Youth Affairs Directorate held Women’s Excellence Day Workshop with a theme of “Leadership and Success: Experience Sharing”…  Read more

AAU Signs Collaborative Agreement with Institute of Strategic Affairs

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Institute of Strategic Affairs (ISA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate basically on Academic and Research Engagement… Read more

AMU, 4 Partnering Institutions Host 10-Day Field School

10-day-long hybrid Field School by AMU and 4 global partnering institutions which was hosted online and in local clusters has brought to fore new vistas of digital platform, novel approaches to interact with stakeholders and conduct research; and new modalities were introduced to continue academic activities under these catastrophic circumstances… Read more

AMU-Gamo Zone Tie-Up to Change Social Welfare Dynamics

Arba Minch University and Gamo Zone Administration have inked general Memorandum of Understating that will last 4 years to study societal bottlenecks in development and improve livelihoods via collaborative research undertakings and interventions so that community is served in right manner, the MoU states. Read more

Ethiopia Overhauls its Education System with IOHK Blockchain Partnership

The aim is to give all students blockchain-verified digital qualifications that reduce fraudulent university and job applications and increase social mobility by allowing potential employers to verify all grades without third-party agencies. Read more

Ethiopian, U.S. Universities Vow to Fortify Cooperation

Ministry of Science and Higher Education said that Ethiopian and the U.S. higher education institutions are cooperatively working on strengthening partnership and enhance the ongoing reform in which Ethiopia is engaged. Read more

ETU Unveils Ethiopian Luban Workshop Center

Ethiopian Technical University (ETU) said it is working to solidify the teaching, learning process in the area of mechatronics, robotic and artificial intelligence. Read more

Farmers Field Day Conducted

Haramaya University in collaboration with the Development Fund of Norway conducted a field day at Erer Woreda, Garasley Kebele in the presence of farmers, researchers and other stakeholders. Read more

Haramaya University Hosted National Curriculum Review Workshop on Agriculture…

Haramaya University in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education hosted a national curriculum review workshop on Agriculture and related undergraduate Programs. Read more

High Level Talks – Innovation in Higher Education

On 15 April 2021, MSM organized the second edition of the High-Level Talks, focusing on Innovation in Higher Education, and bringing together high-level leaders from Higher Education institutes in Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya and Uganda. Read more

Implementation Will Make or Break New Digital Skills Plan

Despite the critical importance it holds, the development of a nationwide, well-coordinated long-term digital plan is a rarity in many countries, especially in Africa. Read more

National Policy Dialogue Forum on Decent work Agendas in Ethiopia

Center for Human Rights (CHR) of Addis Ababa University (AAU) organized a two days National Policy Dialogue Forum with a theme “Taking the Decent Work Agenda Seriously in Ethiopia: Issues for Policy Intervention… Read more

NEMEDUSSA Consortium Advancing Nematology Education in Sub-Sahara Africa

To develop the research and educational capacity in Sub-Sahara Africa in the field of nematology, or the study of roundworms, a joint Erasmus+ KA2 project was recently launched. Read more

New Building-Complex Launches in Woldemeskel Memorial Research Center

Addis Ababa University (AAU) launched a newly constructed, multifaceted building in Tsehafie Tizaz Woldemeskel Tariku’s Memorial Research Center and honoured 14 retired doctors and professors on the 20th of April 2021. Read more

Office of Anti-Corruption and Ethics Organizes Question and Answer Competition

The competition was designed as a preset of the 20th year anniversary of FCACE to be commemorated in the near future, and the commencement it rendered to accountably serve the society throughout its endeavor. Read more

Progressive Education Reform to Radical Change

Ethiopia has embarked on an ambitious reform process to ensure the sustainability of its economic growth and development. On top of this, the education sector has been one among the other sectors that saw reformation. Read more

Publishing Should be a Big Deal – for the Right Reasons

Research publication when I was a student in the late 1960s and early 1970s was a big deal. Once accepted, an article could stack for five years before seeing the light of day. Only the top scholars published. The rest just taught. Read more

Science Policy Drafted to Build the Economy and Society

A National Science Policy and Strategy aimed at enhancing the development of science and technology in Ethiopia has been launched recently. Read more

What are the Implications of ‘Real’ University Autonomy?

Autonomy is sine qua non for achieving the core mission of any university, regardless of its ownership – public or private – its focus, research, applied or comprehensive, or its performance as an institution. Read more


31 March 2021

AAU Holds Training on the Ethiopia’s Policy and Strategy Trends of Science

Addis Ababa University (AAU’s) all middle and lower level management of colleges, institutes and schools have taken a two days training on the Ethiopia’s policy and strategy trends of science, developed by MoSHE… Read more

Addis Ababa University Observes World Social Work Day

Addis Ababa University (AAU), School of Social Work organized a half-day symposium for World Social Work Day in collaboration with Ethiopian Social Workers Professional Association (ESWPA)…Read more

Business Idea Competition Awards and Recognition Ceremony Conducted

Haramaya University-Industry Linkage and Entrepreneurship Development Directorate conducted the 2020/21 Business Idea Competition…Read more

Colleges and Institutions of AAU Stay Celebrating the 70th Anniversary

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Natural Sciences: Institute of Geophysics, Space Science and Astronomy (IGSSA) celebrated the 70th anniversary of the University and commemorated the late Professor Laike Mariam Asfaw… Read more

Delegates from the European Union Visits JU

Delegates composed of eight representatives from the European Union paid two days official visit to JU on 3rd and 4th March 2021. Read more

Falling Through the Cracks: Shining a Light on Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Emergencies

By the time the programme ended, adolescent girls in Ethiopian camps were almost twice as likely to have friends and more than twice as likely to have a trusted female adult they could speak to about problems, compared to girls who did not attend. Read more

Government Promises Autonomy for Universities

In a rare televised cabinet meeting in February 2021, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed the government’s readiness to grant full autonomy to universities in an effort to reduce their financial dependence on the government. Read more

Haramaya University Conducts a Field Day

The Office of Vice President for Research Affairs of Haramaya University conducted a field day on March 15, 2021 at Dakata site in Harobate kebele on irrigated wheat seed multiplication. Read more

Haramaya University Launches a New Project, Conducts Training of Trainers on Model Tree Based Restoration

Haramaya University officially launched a project under the title of Dhengego Model Tree Based Restoration Project and conducted Training of Trainers (TOT) for Zone and Woreda Experts… Read more

Harmonisation Thwarted by Credit System Confusion

The higher education sector across the world is facing a myriad of challenges emanating from the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education. In response, many countries have relied on the harmonisation of higher education as one of the strategies. Read more

Jimma Emergency Operation Center (JEOC) Held Discussion on COVID-19…

Jimma Emergency Operation center (JEOC) for the COVID-19 outbreak presented its annual performance and held a panel discussion with key stakeholders on March 19, 2021, at Jimma central… Read more

Promises Not Enough to Tackle TVET Assessment Gaps

Technical and vocational education and training or TVET is recognised as a major component of the education system in Ethiopia. Its significant contribution towards the economic development of the country through the production of essential mid-level technicians is widely recognised. Read more

RUFORUM-Sentinel PhD Students Share Their Progress and Personal Reflections

As part of its capacity strengthening strategy, Sentinel has awarded small research grants to 25 PhD candidates in sub-Saharan Africa to carry out novel, relevant research at the agricultural/environment nexus. These are focused mainly (but not exclusively) on PhD projects in our three focal countries of Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia. Read more

The Need for University Autonomy in Ethiopia: The Case of AAU

Top, middle and lower-level management of Addis Ababa University (AAU) discussed and added inputs on the issue of authorizing the University towards its mandates at College of Business and Economics main hall on the 18th of March 2021. Read more

Trainer’s Training: Leaders Told to Follow MoSHE’s HE Proclamation

Arba Minch University has hosted Ministry of Science and Higher Education’s (MoSHE) 2-day training for 45 Ethiopian Government universities’ presidents, vice presidents and scientific directors… Read more

TVET and the Challenges of Cooperative Training

Technical and vocational education and training or TVET is designed to be delivered through work-based learning, often referred to as ‘cooperative training’. Obviously, this arrangement demands the collaborative efforts of companies, enterprises and the relevant institutions. Read more

University Accentuates Moringa Tree Research Values

Researches and innovative investigations have paramount role in making the society understand and effectively utilize the yet to tapped natural and social resources of the country… Read more

Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer Organizes a Workshop

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer Office of Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer organized a workshop on Social Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia in collaboration with SIDA project… Read more

Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Women’s, Youth’s and Children’s Affairs Office marked International Women’s Day with a theme “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” … Read more

Women’s Day Celebrated

On the Occasion, two women in executive position, from Awach Saving and Credit Cooperative, made remarks emphasizing women’s rights by alluding to their own experiences. Read more


28 February 2021

Amidst the Challenges, I am Still on Course to Finish my PhD Studies

The information generated in this study is necessary to design biodiversity conservation strategies and national REDD+ schemes in the Combretum-Terminalia woodland ecosystem, west and northwest Ethiopia. Read more

AMU Geologists Find Quartz, Feldspar, Mica in Konso

Having prospected Bonke and Gerese woredas, College of Natural Sciences’ Department of Geology has again explored Konso woreda’s Kolme cluster situated in Segan Area People’s Zone…Read more

Arba Minch University Signs 2nd Phase of NORAD PROJECT

AMU has signed the 2nd phase of Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) Project – ‘South Ethiopia Network of Universities in Public Health’ with 4 universities, Ethiopian Ministry of Health and University of Bergen. Read more

BENEFIT-REALISE Conducts Review Workshop

The Haramaya university BENEFIT-REALISE cluster conducted a two days review workshop… Read more

COVID-19 has Dealt a Blow to Ethiopia’s Private Higher Education Institutions

Ethiopia’s education sector has seen unprecedented challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and universities were closed for eight months following the confirmation of the first caseRead more

Discussion Holds on AAU and Chinese Universities Collaboration Trends

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the Embassy of China to Ethiopia held talks on facilitating collaboration trends between AAU and Chinese universities…Read more

Ethiopian Public Universities Hold Panel Discussion on Peace Building Issues

Addis Ababa University (AAU) in collaboration with Consortium of Ethiopian Public Universities (CEPU) hosted Ethiopian public universities’ joint conference held on peace building issues at the Faculty of Business and Economics…Read more

Free English Language and Life Skills Training for Public Secondary School Students

St. Mary’s University, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Ethiopia, will offer English Language and Life Skills training for Grades 9 and 10 public secondary school students in Addis Ababa free of charge. Read more

I Have Benefited a Lot from Skills Enhancement Trainings Organized by RUFORUM

The main aim of the research is to investigate land use impact on diversity of woody species, litter fall and decomposition, soil quality, microbial biomass, carbon and nitrogen stocks. Read more

My PhD Research to Tackle Trade-Offs in Woodlot Management in North-Western Ethiopia

The overall objective of the study is to contribute to our understanding on knowledge, skill and strategy of smallholder farmers to manage woodlots and the impact of woodlot expansion on trade-offs and synergies on selected socio-economic and environmental benefits. Read more

SMU Receives First Aid Kits and Reference Materials

Unlike the tradition where a guest of honor is thanked by the invitee, Ato Kibret paid a visit to SMU to thank the University for having him as a Guest of Honor at its most recent convocation. Read more

“Songs and Oral Literatures in the National Interest”

Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopian Languages and Culture Academy (ELCA), has commenced a two days national conference on indigenous songs and oral literatures in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism… Read more


31 January 2021

AAU Holds a Workshop on Women Achievement and Experience Sharing

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Office of Women, Children and Youth Affairs (OWCYA) organized a workshop focused on women achievement and experience sharing in collaboration with SIDA… Read more

AAU Signs MoU with FDRE Policy Studies Institute

As stated in the agreement, AAU and PSI concur on the necessity to promote and reinforce their cooperation, mutual exchange of information and joint assistance. Read more

AAU Signs MoU with U.S. Africa Institute

The two Parties enter into this MoU in the spirit of fulfilling mutual interests in academic and research partnerships to promote joint educational and research endeavors, explore and engage in interdisciplinary initiatives to build social and intellectual ties between Americans and Ethiopians… Read more

AAU Signs Partnership with Myungsung Medical College

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Myungsung Medical College (MMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on various tasks, at AAU President’s Office today, 28th of January 2021. Read more

AMU to Roll Out 1st PhD Graduates in Irrigation & Drainage Engg.

Today AMU seems to have completed the quantum leap taken 6 year back by launching 5 PhD programs in water-related studies as Water Technology Institute’s first ever PhD student… Read more

Building Construction Design Agreement with At-Con Engineering

Ababa University, said during the agreement that a high-quality standard design and to be completed within the appropriate time is required, as AAU is a research and graduate university intended to qualify internationally proven standards. Read more

Delays in Doctoral Studies need Urgent Attention

Delayed graduation is a common theme in doctoral education around the world and an increasing cause of concern for governments, universities and candidates. Read more

Ethiopian Professors’ Council Conference Holds in AAU

The conference mainly focused on what scholars could contribute in achieving Science and Higher Education goals targeted to academic affairs, research and technology transfer, scientific culture development and community engagement issues… Read more

Haramaya University Released Speckled Type Common Bean Variety

Variety Release Committee approved the release of DAB 410 common bean variety for production based on its field performance and other data on its recent meeting. This improved variety is recommended for mid and lowland areas of east Hararghe and similar agro-ecologies in Ethiopia. Read more

I Believe in Collective Responsibility to Achieve Goal: Dr Alemayehu

… delineating precise strategic plan in measurable terms that should enable all users to achieve intended targets in a stipulated timeframe and carrying everyone along by building common understanding is his hallmark! Read more

Tighter Measures Needed to Combat Predatory Publications

More robust systems are necessary to encourage academics in Ethiopia to increase their research output through ethical channels. Predatory publishing has been enticing many academics to seek short cuts to get published quickly and earn promotions without rigorous scrutiny of their work. Read more


31 December 2020

AAU Commemorates International Human Rights Day

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Centre for Human Rights (CHR) celebrated International Human Rights Day with the theme “Recover Better-Stand Up for Human Rights” … Read more

AAU Launches Curriculum for PhD Program in Archaeology

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Department of Archaeology and Heritages Management (DAHM) held curriculum validation workshop for launching PhD program in Archaeology…Read more

AAU Signs MoU with Ministry to Devise New Education Program

Addis Ababa University (AAU) signed memorandum of understanding with FDRE Ministry of Mining and Fuel to develop and provide new education scheme… Read more

Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation Conducts Training

Five days training was conducted on Research Methodology and Scientific Writing from December 14-18, 2020 at the Resource Center, located in the Main Campus of Haramaya University. Read more

Agricultural and Rural Innovation Incubation Hub (ARIHUB)

Haramaya University launched Agricultural and Rural Innovation Incubation Hub (ARIHUB) and trained its first intake of trainees on Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development at Haramaya University (ARIHUB) for 30 Local Youths… Read more

Employment Gender Gap also a Higher Education Issue

Having more women in the workplace generally benefits growth and prosperity in a nation. Although the situation has improved steadily over the past decades, the labour force gender gap is still an issue of concern globally. Read more

GPE Approves Record US$300 Million in Grants for the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Mozambique

The grants will help strengthen the education sector in the three countries, including funding school construction and rehabilitation, textbook distribution, teacher training, learning assessments, school meals and improvements in management practices. Read more

WHO Works with the Health and Education Sectors to Ensure COVID-19 Prevention…

Ethiopia has more than 39 000 schools, of which 7% are private, as well as several institutions of higher learning which have not been operational for over nine months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


30 November 2020

AAU Deans and Directors Discuss on Current National Issues

The discussion focused on contributions the AAU community could participate in backing up the action of Ethiopian National Defence taking to enforce rule and law on the rebelling group, TPLF. Read more

AAU Runs Training on Election and Human Rights

According to Christopher Beken (PhD), Multidisciplinary Human Rights Education and Training Project coordinator, the training included Federal Government and State officials as well as NGOs representatives from different streams. Read more

Addis Ababa University Community Donate Blood to National Defense

Executive board members, academic and administrative staffs of AAU participated in the blood donation campaign with strong feelings of willingness. Read more

Addis Ababa University Community Donate Blood to National Defense

Executive board members, academic and administrative staffs of AAU participated in the blood donation campaign with strong feelings of willingness. Read more

College to Establish Peace and Development Studies Institute

College of Social Sciences and Humanities in collaboration with the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies in the University of Innsbruck, Austria conducted a national workshop to establish the Institute of Peace and Development Studies (IPDS) and to review the newly revised PhD Curriculum in Peace and Development Studies. Read more

COVID-19 Governance and Input Affairs Committee Briefs Compliance Officers

The Dean of Student Support Services Office welcomed the self-motivated Compliance Officers, all of whom are students of SMU… Read more

Department of Economics Conducted Internal Curriculum Review

Haramaya University department of Economics in college of Business and Economics has conducted an Internal Curriculum Review at the University’s Resource Center on November 5, 2020, to establish MSc program in “Development Economics”. Read more

Ethiopian Doctoral Graduate Described as a “Success Story”

Dr Zelalem Getahun Dessie, who was awarded a PhD degree in Statistics during the UKZN Spring Graduation virtual ceremony, was described as a ‘success story’. Read more

National Launch of UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Centre for Human Rights (CHR) held National Launch of UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty Workshop at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Addis Ababa. Read more

Partnering Towards Promoting Peace and Transforming Conflicts

Jimma University has entered in to a partnership agreement with the University of Innsbruck in Austria with the aim of setting up Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS). Efforts were well underway to realize the institute which will combine experts from various fields of studies and pursues a trans disciplinary approach. Read more

Students Face Challenges on Route to Self-Employment

Today’s young graduates are confronted with the huge challenge of unemployment because of the fast-changing world of work and the limited and competitive opportunities available. Read more

St. Mary’s Preparations on Resumption of Classes

St. Mary’s University extraordinary Senate meeting was held on October 22, 2020 to hear reports on the preparations undertaken by the various academic and administrative operational units toward resumption of classes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

TVET Sector’s Challenge to Recruit, Retain Competent Trainers

The professional development of trainers has been identified as a critical component in the success of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Ethiopia and as a criterion for the accreditation of these institutions.  Read more


31 October 2020

AAU Holds Funeral Ceremony for the Distinguished Professor

Addis Ababa University held a funeral ceremony for the well-known Professor Mesfin Weldemariam at Sidist Kilo main campus… Read more

AAU Signs Internship Scheme to Collaborate BGI-XP Program

Addis Ababa University (AAU) has signed Memorandum of Understanding with BGI Ethiopia to begin BGI-XP internship program in AAU. Read more

Classes to Resume Soon for Final-Years at State Universities

The Ethiopian government is preparing to reopen the country’s 45 public universities as it ends a COVID-19 lockdown that began in March… Read more

Financial Transparency and Accountability Training Conduct at AAU

Experts from the Ministry of Finance conducted Financial Transparency and Accountability (FTA) training to civil servants working in Addis Ababa University… Read more 

Gains and Challenges for Women in TVET Sector Remain

Ethiopia’s interest to participate in the competitive global market economy has put technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at the centre of its education policy and strategy, but the participation of women in certain areas remains worrisome. Read more

Internationalisation Now a Deliberate Undertaking

The launch of an international higher education (IHE) policy by the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) is expected to support focused internationalisation efforts in the next few years. Read more

Peace to All, All to the Peace” Workshop at AAU

National peace and security focused workshop held in Addis Ababa University (AAU) with the theme of “Peace to all; all to the Peace” today… Read more


30 September 2020

AAU Agrees to Create Law and Justice Bilingual Dictionary

Addis Ababa University (AAU) has signed a collaborative agreement to create Law and Justice Bilingual Dictionary…Read more

AAU’s Four Decades Long Serving Scholar Wins Good Man Award 2020

Yacob Arsano (PhD), a Political Science and International Relations scholar who has served in Addis Ababa University for forty years has won the 8th annual ‘Bego Sew Shilimat-2012’ /Good Man Award-2020… Read more

Higher Education for Refugees – The Language Challenge

In spite of its clear benefits, higher education for refugees remains a relatively low priority around the world. Read more

Higher Education Regulator Undergoes Major Reform

The federal agency in charge of regulating the higher education sector is set to undergo a major overhaul by restructuring itself to directly report to the parliament or the Office of the Prime Minister. Read more

St. Mary’s University Holds the 18th International Conference on Private Higher Education in Africa

St. Mary’s University (SMU) held the 18thInternational Conference on Private Higher Education in Africaon 08September 2020 virtually. Read more

Sudanese Scholar Defies all Odds and Secures a Scholarship in Italy

An Italian higher education initiative grants refugee in Ethiopia an opportunity to pursue their dreams. Read more

To Come up with Talented Musicians, Integrated with Regular Programs Music Education Should Start from Early Stage

The last thirty years the music practice was forced to screech to a halt. Those interested start music education after complete grade 12. This resulted in the deterioration of the industry. Read more


30 August 2020

COVID-19 Computer-Readable Observational Data Installed at AAU

Addis Ababa University college of Health Science /School of Public Health/CBM project install COVID-19 Computer-Readable FAIR Data point… Read more

Ethiopic as a Writing System for African Languages

In the late-1990s (sometime between the years 1997-1999 but before 2000), Mark Powell, a U.S. African American PanAfricanist, started using the Ethiopic alphabet for a number of African languages. Read more

Family Farming in Africa and the Role of Universities and Research Institutions

In sub-Saharan Africa, family farming is a major component of the agriculture sector, providing livelihoods for over 70 per cent of the population. Read more

High Altitude: A Missing Piece in the Fight Against Child Stunting

A new study by researchers from Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provided a new insight about the largely overlooked role of residence at high altitude on child stunting. Read more

Higher Education Reforms Must be Informed by Evidence

Reform is one of the major strategies that the higher education sector uses to address different needs, challenges and problems, and thereby improve and assure its relevance and quality. Read more

Postgraduate Program in Railway Engineering

African Railway Center of Excellence (ARCE) is one of the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence financed by the World Bank. ARCE aspires to become a regional hub for training and research in Railway Engineering and Management… Read more

Psycho-Social and Material Support Provided to Women Inmates…

Jimma University encourages its staff members to engage in various community service activities beyond the professional services and volunteerism. Read more

Two Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professor

The promotion of the faculty members endorsed today by the University’s Board of Governors has passed through a rigorous review process at various levels starting from their respective departments, and evaluated by relevant internal and external evaluators before it got approval by Jimma University Senate. Read more


31 July 2020

AAU’s Green Legacy Campaign-2020, Entoto Site Continues

Four campuses of Addis Ababa University (AAU) continued Green Legacy Campaign at Entoto site planting thousand of trees today, 14 July 2020. Read more

AMU repairs old, installs new water supply system at Ochollo

Arba Minch University’s Community Service Directorate has added another feather in its cap by restoring previous collapsed water supply system and installing new one at Ochollo village for the welfare of 560 households. Read more

In Africa, An Open Internet Standards Course for Universities

Seventy university students from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, and Ghana gained insights into open Internet standards. Read more

Internationalisation Through Research Collaboration

In the Ethiopian context, international cooperation has been used as a major mechanism for internationalising the research component of higher education institutions. Read more

LFRC Busy in Potential Researches on Livestock, Fisheries, Apiculture

Livestock and Fishery Research Centre in the span of two years from its inception is aggressively working on forages development, dairy farming, cross-breeding… Read more

Stemming the Impact of COVID-19 on Employment

COVID-19 is having an immense effect on global economic growth. A recent report from the World Bank estimates that the global economy could contract by between 5% and 8% in 2020… Read more


30 June 2020

AAU Green Legacy Campaign Underway

Professor Tassew Woldehanna, President of Addis Ababa University (AAU) announced that the second Green Legacy Campaign commenced last Friday, 19 June 2020. Read more

Addis Ababa University Thesis Defense Goes Online and face-to-face

Addis Ababa University disclosed earlier that the teaching-learning activities for MA and PhD programs went online and face-to-face in large meeting rooms mantling social distancing in response to the Corona virus pandemic. Read more

CDT-Africa Wins an Award for Lab Instruments

The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa), a World Bank supported Africa Center of Excellence at Addis Ababa University has won scientific equipment from Seeding Labs. Read more

Foreign Qualification and Credential Evaluation

The benefits of foreign qualification recognition arrangements for students, institutions and employers, and their value for employment, mobility, professional licensing and further studies cannot be overemphasised. Read more

Improving the Knowledge Base on Private Higher Education

Over the last four decades, private higher education (PHE) and privatisation of higher education have grown to become two of the most outstanding offshoots of the higher education sector worldwide. Read more

Innovative Enset Project: 3 Machines Designed, Starter Culture Ready

Ongoing Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute-funded, ‘Innovative Enset Technology for Gentle Processing, Value-added Products, Safe Storage and Longer Shelf-life’ in its 1st year has saw designing of three automated machines…Read more

PG Students to Graduate; UG Students Have to Wait  

Catastrophic effects of Corona pandemic that has almost crippled every sphere of life world over also put the fate of AMU’s 2019-20 academic calendar in limbo. Its undergraduate students confined to homes will have to wait for graduation this year while post-graduate students tutored online will be graduated by this September… Read more

Socioeconomic Effects of COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Analysis from JU’s Experts

A group of scholars from College of Business and Economics (BECO) of Jimma University conducted a study on socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Read more

Sustaining Eye-care Services in the COVID-19 Era through Tele-Medicine…

COVID-19 has impacted the healthcare service delivery system worldwide. The pandemic has constrained regular service provision at the Department of Ophthalmology in Jimma University, which is known for its voluntary eye-care service campaigns in southwest Ethiopia. Read more


31 May 2020

Coronavirus: AMU Creating Awareness, Distributing Aid to Needy

While COVID-19 continues to spread the trail of catastrophe all across that has literally halted the wheels of economic activities leaving many without monetary and other resources at this critical time, in such situation, AMU’s Community Service Directorate is assuaging the sufferings of poor, homeless and elders in … Read more

COVID-19 – A Chance for Universities to Regain Public Trust?

Higher education has been considered the prime source of knowledge and innovation and driver of development, and this is regardless of the economic, political and social status of a country. However, in most developing countries the contribution of higher education has often been associated with producing skilled human resources. Read more

COVID-19 – Private Higher Education Faces Precarious Future

When the Ethiopian government decided to close all types of educational institutions on 16 March to contain the possible impacts of COVID-19, sending nearly one million students home, the news did not come as a surprise to many of the 250 private higher education institutions (PHEIs) that had been following global events and watching similar measures being taken by other African countries. Read more


30 April 2020

AAU Institute of Technology (AAiT) Manufactured Hand Sanitizer

Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology (AAiT) manufactured high standard hand sanitizer for the protection of COVID-19 outbreak and formally announced its achievement to the media…Read more

AMU, Gamo Zone Form Corona Task Force to Contain Transmission

AMU in association with Gamo Zone administration has jointly constituted Corona Task Force to prevent possible transmission of virus in the community. Read more

CDT- Africa Launch Efforts to Counter COVID-19

The Centre for Innovative Drug Development & Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa), a World Bank financed Africa Center of Excellence based at the University of Addis Ababa has joined a global COVID -19 Clinical Research Coalition of over 70 institutions from over 30 countries. Read more

JU to Resume Virtual Teaching and Learning

Jimma University has been working on an alternative way to perform its core activities while engaging actively in the prevention and containing of the spread of the virus from the time the pandemic was nationally announced. Read more

JU’s Biomedical Healthcare Innovation Center Develops a Local UVC…

The JU-Simbona Design Lab at the JMC Center for Biomedical Engineering is contributing its share towards the prevention and containing of the global pandemic COVID-19. Read more

Press Release on Establishment of COVID19 Clinical Research Coalition

A group of scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers from over 70 institutions from over 30 countries have launched an international coalition to respond to COVID-19 in resource-poor settings. Read more

Probable Impacts of COVID-19 on Ethiopian Agriculture

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak is said to bring impact on the various sectors of the economy across the globe. Anticipating and mitigating the possible disruptions the pandemic may trigger is an issue at stake. Read more


31 March 2020

Annual Research Review: Arba Minch University Reviews 530 Projects

Arba Minch University’s Research Directorate, in its two-day annual research review hosted … has reviewed 8 completed research findings. Read more

Arba Minch University Hosts Talk-Show on GERD and its Fate

In the first ever, talk-show on Ethiopia’s hydropower giant – Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam was hosted… wherein professionals from Water Resources Engineering, International Law and socio-economic streams brainstormed… Read more

AAU Intellectuals Discuss on Ethiopia and Egypt Dispute over GERD

Addis Ababa University, College of Law and Governance organized a panel discussion on the growing tension between Ethiopia and Egypt over the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Read more

Changing Lives of the Community Through the Gift of Hearing

JU’s Medical Center has collaborated with Starkey Hearing Foundation to give free treatment, and hearing aid devices donation to the part of the community with hearing difficulties in South Western part of Ethiopia. Read more

Contact Teaching Suspended at Universities, Schools

Ethiopia last week joined the wave of African countries closing their schools and universities across the continent, including neighbouring countries such as Kenya, Rwanda and Sudan, as a preventive measure against the possible spread of the coronavirus. Read more

Declaration of Ethiopian Intellectuals’ Dialogue Forum on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Abay River

Ethiopian intellectuals within and outside the country pledge to support our knowledge and expertise in Ethiopia’s efforts to protect its national interests in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the Abay River. Read more

JU Conducts National Conference on “Women in Leadership…

…University in collaboration with University of Oslo (UIO) and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College conducted national conference deliberating on Women in Leadership. Read more

Lessons from the Shutdown – How One University Responded

COVID-19 is spreading like wild fire and engulfing the globe at an alarming rate. Countries, systems and institutions are being tested beyond their limits due to the magnitude of the scourge, overwhelming countries with the best resources, capacities and medical facilities. Read more

Message from the President of SMU

The coronavirus scourge is engulfing the whole world with an alarming rate of spread. Read more

The Federal Republic of Somalia has appreciated Ethiopia’s Support in its Capacity-Building Programs

His Excellency Mr. Abdullahi Godah Barre, Minister of Education, Culture and Higher Education of the Federal Republic of Somalia have acknowledged the contribution of the Government of Ethiopia on the Higher Education Sector. Read more

Towards a Uniform System of Academic Promotion

When Ethiopia’s higher education system comprised only a handful of colleges and universities until the end of the 1990s, the process of academic promotion was relatively simple, requiring adherence to clearly defined institutional regulations that were mostly copied from the legislation of Addis Ababa University… Read more

Training of Trainers for Agriculture Experts completed

Vice President for Research Affairs Office organized a training of trainers (TOT) for 45 District Agricultural Experts from 15 Districts in East Haraghe, Dire Dawa Administration, and Harari… Read more

Unemployment, Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation in Ethiopia, National Conference…

College of Business and Economics (CBE) in collaboration with Industry Linkage & Entrepreneurship Development Directorate of Haramaya University conducted the 1st National Conference on Unemployment, Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation in Ethiopia… Read more

Workshop Holds on Overcoming Contraceptive Discontinuation

Addis Ababa University (AAU) Institute of Development and Policy Research organized a consultative stakeholders’ workshop on Overcoming Contraceptive Discontinuation. Read more

Workshop on ‘‘Networking Free Legal Service Providers’’

The workshop, under the theme of “Networking Free Legal Service Providers”, held with the attendance of representatives from Ethiopian universities. Read more


29 February 2020

Addis Ababa University Organizes International Workshop

Addis Ababa University (AAU) College of Business and Economics organized an international workshop on Social Protection at Eshetu Chole Hall. Read more

AAU and University of Kentucky Hold Discussion on Cooperation

Addis Ababa University (AAU) and University of Kentucky (UK) discussed cooperative agreement on different areas of interest at the Office of Academic Vice President of AAU. Read more

AAU Hosts Public Lecture on Ethiopia’s Accession to WTO

Addis Abeba University hosted a public lecture on Ethiopian position to the accession of membership in World Trade Organization (WTO). Read more

Bright Future Project will Boost Horticulture Crop, Says Dr Yishak

College of Agricultural Sciences Dean, Dr Yishak Kachero, the coordinator of ‘Bright Future in Agriculture South: Quality and Employability of Ethiopian ATVET Graduates in Horticulture’ on project’s operational aspects… Read more

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Conducted for Jimma University PhD Students

Ethiopian Evidence Based Health Care Centre (EEBHCC): JBI Centre of Excellent conducted this training in Computer lab to 34 participants from the Departments of Health, Behaviour and Society… Read more

 International Mother Language Day Observance at AAU

Addis Ababa University, UNESCO and Embassy of Bangladesh to Ethiopia jointly observed International Mother Languages Day (IMLD) at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) hall. Read more

Multiculturalism – A Rich Resource for Universities

Ethiopia is one of the most diverse nations in the world, inhabited as it is by around 84 ethnic groups. While there is evidence to suggest that ethnic politics has featured in the country’s political history, ethnicity becomes an unavoidable feature of the political agenda after the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) claimed power in 1991 following the ouster of the Derg regime. Read more

New Approaches in the Face of Rapid HE Expansion

Ethiopia’s higher education sector has been characterised by a remarkable expansion over the last 25 years. Education in general and the country’s 51 public universities in particular are among key priority sectors of public investment, attracting the highest spending allocation in this year’s federal budget. Nevertheless, the sector faces challenges, which call for new approaches. Read more

Protests Escalate Over Abduction of University Students

Protests have intensified in Ethiopia over the abduction of more than a dozen university students. Read more

Public Sector Instability – Do Private Universities Gain?

The complementary role that the private higher education sector can play in a public dominated system is widely discussed in the extant literature. Reasons given for the growth of private higher education worldwide are dominated by accounts of public system deficiency and-or failure in terms of capacity limitations, quality deficiencies and financial stringencies. Read more

Space Science Made Us Realize Our Potential

Ethiopia having launched its first observatory satellite into space has not only bolstered national spirit but broken the mental block that space science belonged to elite and for those who live in luxury…Read more

Training Given to English Language Teachers and Coordinators

A week-long training was given to Englsih Access Microscholarship Program teachers and coordinators by the US Embassy Addis Ababa. Read more

University of Abuja to Award PM Abiy with Honorary Doctorate

The management of the University of Abuja will today award honorary degrees to the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali, a former Chief of Army Staff, retired Major General Alwali Kazir and singer Ibrahim Narambada for distinguishing themselves in their respective fields and contributing to peace and progress of their countries. Read more

Unlocking the Potential of ICT in Higher Education

The Ethiopian government’s recent move towards liberalising the telecommunications market may contribute to an improvement of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and the creation of a digital society – with a range of positive implications for the higher education sector. Read more

31 January 2020

AAU, Office of Community Engagement Organized a Half Day Workshop

Addis Ababa University, office of community engagement, and Dean of students’ in collaboration with Addis Ababa city administration bureau of youth and voluntary mobilization, organized a half day workshop with the theme of  “volunteers for an inclusive future”. Read more

AAU Organizes a Training on Visionary Personal Change

Addis Ababa University organizes a visionary workshop designed to deliver different basic and motivational trainings to all undergraduate program students to empower themselves under the theme-” personal change”. Read more

AAU WYCA Celebrate Addis Ababa University Women’s Day

Addis Ababa University Women’s, Youth’s and Children’s Affairs Office Celebrated Women’s Day under the theme “Women’s leadership is a bridge for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia” on January 17, 2020 at Nelson Mandela Hall. Read more

Academic Writing & Publishing Workshop

…Her presentation discussed the importance of joining the scholarly conversation through writing and publication and will then explore how to engage effectively at a variety of levels on topics of importance in specific fields and interests to each scholar…Read more

Addis Ababa Convention Gets the Green Light

The Addis Ababa Convention has finally come into operation, providing a framework for the recognition of academic qualifications throughout Africa and mechanisms to limit brain drain from the continent. Read more

Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizer Production at College of Health Sciences

The Launching ceremony of alcohol-based hand sanitizer was held in College of Health Sciences(CHS) conference hall on January 06, 2020. Read more

Are Research Links with the Developing World Still a One-Way Street?

LDCs invested 0.23 per cent of their gross domestic product in research and development in 2016, against a world average of 1.86 per cent. Only three LDCs that have available data committed more than 0.4 per cent: Senegal, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. Read more

‘Autism Identification and Behavior Management’ A Training Offered at AAU…

Addis Ababa University Office of Special Needs Support (OSNS) and HOPE For Special Education have jointly set up a two-day long Autism Awareness training at Mandella hall. Read more

Book on Women’s Universal Contribution Launched

Women’s Strategic Development Centre (WSDC) and Institute of Educational Research (IER) of AAU jointly launched a book entitled “Women’s Universal Contribution” on 18th January, 2020 at Mandela Hall. Read more

Ethiopian Engineering Graduate Who Cleans Shoes for a Living

Chekole Menberu, now 27, had high hopes when he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering two years ago in Ethiopia. Read more

Giving Light Back to the Needy Community…

The Department of Ophthalmology at Jimma Medical Center (Hospital) conducted a three days campaign targeted at giving a voluntary eye care services to the community…Read more

Jimma University Hands over Community Service Projects…

Jimma University has been extensively engaged in the provision of a wide array of community services through a better coordination of scientific products with community’s priority needs. Read more. Read more

UIL-TTD Transfers 2 Technologies, Developing 3 More

In the year 2019, AMU’s University-Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer Directorate could transfer few community-centric technologies like Maize-sheller device and modified milk-agitator… Read more

Unrest in Universities Forces 35,000 Students to Quit Class

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education confirmed recently that unrest in 22 universities has caused 35,000 students to quit class. Read more

VLIRUOS Enset Team Project Ends; Innovative Enset Project Takes Off

AMU has hosted VLIRUOS Enset Team Project’s closing ceremony while kicked off new project called, Innovative Enset Technology for Gentle Processing, Value-added Products, Safe Storage and Longer Shelf-life’. Read more

31 December 2019

AAU Center for Human Rights celebrates International Human Rights Day

Addis Ababa university Center for Human Rights has organized a one-day conference with a theme: ‘Putting the rights to life, Security of persons, Mobility and Residence First’’… Read more

AAU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Inaugurates Equine Hospital

AAU College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in collaboration with Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad Project inaugurate (SPANA) inaugurate the newly built Equine Hospital… Read more

AAU Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Addis Ababa University Special Needs Support Center (SNSC) has celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in a half day conference on Inclusion of Persons with disabilities in Higher Education… Read more

AAU, University of Oxford Hosted a Workshop on Economic Development in Africa

AAU Department of Economics and University of Oxford Center for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) collaboratively set up a three-day Economic Development workshop in Africa. Read more

Benefit-Realise Cluster Conducted Field Day

“The goal of the REALISE Program is enhancing human, organizational and institutional capacities to adapt, validate and scale best fit practices to improve the resilience of chronically food insecure households in Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP)… Read more

Closing the Gender Gap in Higher Education Leadership

Until very recently the number of women leaders at Ethiopian higher education institutions was dismally low or literally non-existent. Read more

Culture Day Celebrated at St. Mary’s University

Dressed up with colorful costumes representing the diverse cultures of the country, the students depicted Addis Ababa as the melting pot of cultures and heritages that make up the country. Read more

Doctor Should be Compassionate, Says Dr Ikram Musa

Dr Ikram Musa Jemal is a person of few words for she strongly believes in serving those at the receiving end; and medical profession offers you the way to treat thousands battling with different diseases. She gets solace and satisfaction in helping poor in particular who needs treatment but can’t afford the cost. Read more

Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Peace Prize Medal and Diploma Placed at AAU’s IES Museum

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has offered AAU Institute of Ethiopian Studies (a research center of scholarly works on Ethiopia) the Nobel Peace Prize that he received it at Oslo on December 15, 2019. Read more

Doctoral Candidates – Are They Getting a Raw Deal?

Increasing the number of PhD students without providing them with the necessary support and resources needed to achieve quality educational outcomes is unlikely to serve either national development or individual institutional needs. Read more

Ethnic Violence Challenging Ethiopian Universities

Ethiopia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. Ethnic-related issues have been a constant, prevalent issue of Ethiopian society. Read more

“Going Back to the Roots”: A Seminar Deliberating on the Challenges and Opportunities of Women Empowerment

Prof. Kuwee Kumsa, a seasoned Oromo scholar, human rights and women’s rights advocate and Professor of Social work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada delivers an interactive seminar on Women Empowerment at Jimma University. Read more

Jimma University becomes Member of the International Theatre Institute (ITI)…

Arts This membership makes JU the only member from Ethiopia’s higher learning institutions and one of the six members from Africa. Read more

Meet Rediet Abebe, the First Black Woman to Earn a Computer Science Ph.D. From Cornell University.

As one of just few faces of color in the tech world, computer scientist Rediet Abebe is shaking things up and will make history as the first Black woman to earn a computer science Ph.D. from Cornell University later this month. Read more

Police Deployed in Universities to Stop Ethnic Violence

Ethiopia’s federal police were deployed to universities across the country last Tuesday, the government said, as authorities sought to calm ethnic tensions which have claimed the lives of seven students in the past three months. Read more

Sustainable Partnerships Through Bottom-Up Projects?

Cooperation in higher education is paramount for research, innovation and sustainable partnerships between countries. Read more

VLIR-OUS- University Collaboration for Better Health in Ethiopia

A public event that brought Jimma, Ambo, Addis Ababa and Hawassa Universities from Ethiopia and Ghent University from Belgium together was held from December 13-15: 2019. Read more

30 November 2019

AAU, Directorate of Women, Children and Youth Offers a Half Day Long Workshop

Addis Ababa University, Directorate of women, Children and youth offers workshop on the theme of “Women are the bridge inclusive development in Ethiopia”. Read more

AAU, Mayor of Washington D.C. Holds Talk On- Mutual Benefits

Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington D.C. discusses with Addis Ababa University higher officials. Read more

Addis Ababa University, LITHWS Signed MOU

Addis Ababa University and LITHWS Training and Consultancy PLC signed memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to organize and conductYouth Empowerment Training Programs for students of Addis Ababa University. Read more

AMU Officials Hold Talks with US Entrepreneur Steve

Ethiopian Ambassador to United States, Mr Fitsum Arega and Villedge Solutions Incorporation founder & entrepreneur, Mr Steve Johanns paid a courtesy visit to Arba Minch University and held bilateral talks with AMU President. Read more

Annual Research Field Day Held at the Main Campus Research Center

Haramaya University annual research field day was held at the main campus research center in the presence of farmers, researchers and other stakeholders. Read more

Arba Minch University Launches ‘2nd International Field Course’

AMU today has held the kick-off meeting for ‘2nd International Field Course’ that involves 66 students from KU Leuven, Belgium, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and host AMU. Read more

Discussion Forum Conducted on Improving Quality and Visibility of Journals at JU

Jimma University (JU) and The Elsevier Foundation, a Publisher without Border, have co-organized “Journal quality and visibility” improvement forum. Read more

Dr. Mitike Molla has been Chosen One of Pneumonia Fighters! for World Pneumonia Day 2019

Since 2015, ten individuals have been selected each year for their outstanding contributions to advancing the fight against the leading killer of children – pneumonia. Read more

Haramaya University Conducted First Round Induction Training

First round induction training for newly employed and reinstated staff members of Haramaya University was given at resource center for 6 days. Read more

Jimma University Staff Members Won Four Grand Challenge Ethiopia Awards

Jimma University is highly esteemed to announce the selection of four Staff research projects each of them funded with 1 million Ethiopian Birr by the Grand Challenge Ethiopia. Read more

Project Inception Workshop was Held on Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale

Haramaya University in collaboration with the International Potato Center (CIP) conducted an inception workshop to launch a project titled “Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO). Read more

The 1st DIES Project – Workshop Launched at AAU

AAU has opened the 1st DIES (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) project – workshop that has brought three universities together; Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) of Germany, Addis Ababa University (AAU) of Ethiopia and Gulu University (GU) of Uganda. Read more

The Go Star Project 13th Year’s Partnership Anniversary Celebrated at JU

The partnership between Jimma University Medical Center and the Swiss Surgeons for Ethiopia Foundation Go Star Project was initiated in 2006 by Dr. Joerg Peltzer the founder of this project. Read more

31 October 2019

AAU, SIDA Hosted Academic Innovation Management Workshop

Addis Ababa University Office of Research and Technology Transfer and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) jointly hosted two days long Academic Innovation Management Workshop. Read more

Addis Ababa University, SIDA Signed an Agreement

Horn of Africa Environmental Sustainability and Resilience Center (HoAREC)  of Addis Ababa University and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) jointly signed project fund agreement. Read more

A Panel Discussion on Sino-African Cooperation is Held at AAU

Addis Ababa University, College of Business and Economics, organized a half-day Panel Discussion on China-Africa/Ethiopia relations. Read more

Analysis: University-Industry Linkages in Ethiopia: The Way Forward

Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has made a great stride in expanding tertiary education (De Beer, Armstrong, Oguamanam, & Schonwetter, 2014).  This notable and commendable expansion however came at the expense of quality education—the primary mission of universities. Read more

Another Freshman Programme – Will it Work this Time?

After freshman programmes were banished from university curricula for nearly two and a half decades, the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Higher Education has decided to reintroduce them as of the new academic year beginning October 2019. Read more

Catalysing R&D – The Need for More Government Funding

The research output of many countries is significantly affected by the amount of money dedicated to research and development (R&D). Read more

Graduate of AAU has Won Nobel Peace Prize

His Excellency, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, a graduate of Addis Ababa University, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more

MAMI Project First Stakeholders’ Meeting Conducted at JU

Community Management of At-risk Mothers and Infants under 6 months (cMAMI) project held its first stakeholders’ consultative meeting at Jimma University Read more

One Hundred Eighty-Four (184) Patients Receive Free Cataract Surgery at JU

The Department of Ophthalmology of Jimma University conducts free Cataract Surgeries for 184 patients for three days. Read more

Questioning the Ethics and Rationale of Refugee Research

Forced displacement is as old as humanity. Throughout history, human beings have been forced to move from one place to another due to persecution, wars, economic issues and for other reasons. In today’s world such movement is reaching historic proportions: 37,000 people a day are forced to leave their homes due to conflicts and persecution, according to recent statistics from the UN Refugee Agency or UNHCR.  Read more

“The Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)” A Postgraduate Training…

Addis Ababa University Center for Human Rights (CHR) in the School of Law and Governance organized a five days long postgraduate training for several representatives of regional states, Ministries and government and non-government organizations. Read more

Towards a More Productive and Aligned Research System

The need to augment research output in Ethiopia through the active participation of the major actors in the broader research framework is clear. Read more 

Universities Welcome New National Open Access Policy

The introduction of a new national open access policy requiring public higher education institutions in Ethiopia to ensure that publicly-funded research is deposited in a national repository and that all research complies with international data standards has been welcomed by the sector. Read more

30 September 2019

AAU is Ranked 13 Among Best Global Universities in Africa

Addis Ababa University is ranked 13 among Best Global Universities in Africa. According to U.S. News and WORLD REPORT EDUCATION, the evaluation is made based on institutional research performance and ratings by members of the academic community around the world and in the region. Read more

AAU, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts in Tel Aviv…

Addis Ababa University and Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts in Tel Aviv have discussed on working together on their mutual interests in enhancing academic programs. Read more

AAU, SUNFARMING FOOD and ENERGY (SFFE) Discuss Issues Upon Ongoing Partnerships

Addis Ababa University and SUNFARMING FOOD and ENERGY have discussed ongoing partnerships for the expansion of food and energy production at the president office. Read more

AMU Inks MoU with KU Leuven to Upscale Research, Academics

Arba Minch University has recently entered into 5-year strategic cooperation with globally reputed Belgian University – KU Leuven – to promote joint research, educational collaboration and capacity building. Read more

‘I Invented a Malaria Detector After My Brother Died’

Torpout Nyarikjor, an engineer student at Dilla University in southern Ethiopia, said he was prompted to invent his device after losing his brother to the mosquito-borne disease. Read more

Job Creation Plan – What Role for Higher Education?

Among the most prevalent features of the Ethiopian economy are a growing population and an increasing supply of labour – seen as both opportunities and threats. Read more

Top Marks for Ethiopian Who Wrote Exams After Labour

A woman in Ethiopia who sat her school exams in a hospital bed in June 30 minutes after giving birth has passed with a mark of 75%. She hopes to go to university to study engineering. Read more

Training on New Education Roadmap & Allied Issues from 24th Sept

Arba Minch University will be hosting two-day training on strategic issues connected with New Education Roadmap specially themed to sustain peaceful teaching-learning environment across university beginning from 24th to 25th September, 2019. Read more

31 August 2019

A.A.U. Graduates 69th Batch Students

Addis Ababa University graduated more than nine thousand students on July 13, 2019 at Millennium hall. Read more

Adaptive Research Guideline for AAU Women Researchers

Earlier, the Office has informed AAU women researchers to apply for potential research fund using Adaptive Research template. Read more

A New Refugee Law – Implications for Higher Education

Opportunities at the higher education level have also been extended through the out-of-camp and UNHCR scholarships that offered the best opportunity for those wishing to attend universities. Read more

Ethiopia Changing Education System Starting Next Academic Year

Ethiopia’s 8-2-2 education system is phasing out. The ministry is introducing 6-2-4 system starting next academic year. Read more

Ethiopian University Students to Take New Freshman Programs

Ethiopia is set to start a freshman programs in higher educational institutes before assigning students to their major departments. Ministry of science and higher education said universities will be named for a specialized field of studies. Read more

Hawassa University Won a Huge Research Grant,…

HIV infection in women is of special interest as it is also associated with occurrence of HIV infection in the children born to these women. Read more

High Level Grant Writing Workshop Held;… at Jimma University

A four-day Grant Writing Workshop organized by Jimma University (JU) in collaboration with Texas Tech University (TTU), USA, was conducted. Read more

IES Inaugurates the Reconstructed Ras Mekonnen Hall

The Institute of Ethiopian Studies of Addis Ababa University inaugurated the reconstructed Ras Mekonnen Hall on August 19, 2019 which was fully funded by Japanese government and Kyoto University of Japan. Read more

31 July 2019

AAU Hosts Two-Day Workshop for ‘Leaders in African Education Research’

Addis Ababa University(AAU) hosted 31 of the best education researchers from across the continent last week. These ‘Leaders in African Education Research’ represented 16 countries and met for two days (16-17 July) to debate research priorities and opportunities to deliver high-quality and impactful research. Read more

CDT-Africa PhD in Translational Medicine

The Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank supported Africa centre of excellence for higher education and research at the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Centre aims to improve access to health care through novel medical discoveries (medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, care delivery mechanisms) supported by clinical trials. Read more

Community Service Directorate Opens Colorful ‘4th Community Week’

AMU’s Community Service Directorate has inaugurated colorful ‘4th Community Week’ beginning from 2nd to 5th July, 2019, at Main Campus. The program will mirror philanthropic endeavors conducted by every units across all colleges and streams of university in a year. Read more

HE Financing Reforms – Intentions and Realities

The Ethiopia higher education sector is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to the aggressive expansion scheme the government has embarked upon in the last two decades. Read more

The Conference on Bridging the Leadership Gaps in Africa Held at AAU

Addis Ababa University and PRO Leadership Global Inc. collaboratively organized a half-day Conference under the theme “Bridging the Leadership Gaps to Tackle the Challenges Africa Faces” on July 17th 2019 at College of Business and Economics Campus, Eshetu Chole Hall. Read more

The Real Universities Outside the Ivory Tower: PM Abiy’s Commencement Speech at Addis Ababa University

Commencement speeches given by political leaders often tend to be partisan, contentious and controversial. The politician will often seek to use the opportunity to defend or promote policy, respond to critics or announce an initiative. Read more

University-Industry Forum to Boost Tech Development, Dissemination

University-Industry Linkage & Technology Transfer Directorate (UIL-TTD) in a daylong program hosted 17 industries from across Ethiopia and 13 TVETs at Main Campus recently and constituted a University-Industry Forum , which shortly will take up specific collaborative research, training and internship activities to accelerate the process of developing various technologies and their dissemination to the community. Read more

30 June 2019

Challenges of Attracting and Retaining Foreign Faculty

The value of international faculty in terms of infusing talent and diversity and improving the status of any given higher education system, is widely acknowledged. Despite the similarity of interest in attracting such faculty, the purposes for which international faculty are hired differ from one context to the other. Read more

Ethiopia Blocks Internet for National Exams – Net Blocks

Ethiopian authorities has blocked internet access across the country in a move to preserve the integrity of national exams currently underway, internet rights group Net Blocks said on Tuesday. Read more

Israel Approves $40.4 Million for Ethiopian Students’ Higher Education

The goal is to increase by some 40 percent the number of Ethiopian-Israeli bachelor’s degree students, from 2,500 to approximately 3,500, within five years. Read more

Jimma University and Seven Oaks Hospital’s Chronic Disease Innovation Center (CDIC) have discussed and agreed to collaborate

Mr. Mohamed Abazinab, the official representative of Seven Oaks Hospital’s Chronic Disease Innovation Center (CDIC) and the Canada Wellness Institute (CWI), meet with Jimma University for the purpose of advancing discussions with key stakeholders regarding potential chronic disease related projects in Ethiopia. Read more

Jimma University Becomes Member of the GRRN

Jimma University becomes a member of the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN). This network is led by the Global Resilience Institute at the Northeastern University of USA. Read more

Turkey Trains Future Leaders of Ethiopia

Ankara will continue providing a full scholarship for Ethiopian students to enable the next generation of capable leaders, an official said. Read more

University-Industry Forum to Boost Tech Development, Dissemination

University-Industry Linkage & Technology Transfer Directorate (UIL-TTD) in a daylong program hosted 17 industries from across Ethiopia and 13 TVETs at Main Campus recently and constituted a University-Industry Forum, which shortly will take up specific collaborative research, training and internship activities to accelerate the process of developing various technologies and their dissemination to the community. Read more

When TVET Fails to Provide the Answers

The Ethiopian technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system has well-organised components: an outcome-based system, cooperative training that involves industries and training institutions, and an assessment scheme that operates on the basis of nationally defined occupational standards. Read more

31 May 2019

AAU Holds Debate on Ethiopian Federalism

Center for Federalism and governance study of Addis Ababa University organized a debate on Ethiopian federalism under the theme “A Multinational Federalism or Geographic Federalism?” at Jupiter international hotel, Addis Ababa on May 17, 2019. Read more

AAU Renews its Collaboration with BFSU

Addis Ababa University and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) renewed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on December 3, 2013 for another five years to support educational development and research programs in the areas of language studies and other fields. Read more

AAU WYCA Office Offers Life Skills Training for Female Students

Addis Ababa University Women’s, Youth’s and Children’s Affairs Office in collaboration with Sida Project organized a half day training “Education is the key for empowering Women” for female university students on May 10, 2019 at Eshetu Chole Hall. Read more

AMU, Germany’s Max Planck Institute Collaboration on the Cards

College of Social Science and Humanities’ Faculty of Social Anthropology has initiated a bilateral talk with Prof Gunther Schlee of Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany, to accord him teaching position in order to strengthen research and academic foundation of AMU’s Master and PhD students. It’s learnt that agreement in this regard is likely to be signed soon. Read more

Delegates from University of Florence and Milano (Italy) Visit JU

May 10, 2019: JU president Dr. Jemal Abafita and management receives and discusses with two Faculty members from Universities of Florence and Milano Professor Francesco Ferrini and Professor Giovanni Gustavo Lozza. Read more

HERQA Takes Measures on 15 Colleges, Campuses

The Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA) has taken measures against 15 private colleges and higher-learning institutions for failing to meet regulatory requirements, which it says undermines the quality of education being delivered to students, The Reporter has learnt. Read more

Maternal-Child Mortality: 3-day Training for Midwiferies Held

College of Medicine and Health Sciences in collaboration with Creative Professionals has hosted a 3-Day training for midwiferies and doctors on ‘How to deal with growing maternal-child mortality’ at its premises from 22nd to 24th April, 2019. Read more

Presidential Welcoming and Recognition Ceremony Conducted at JU

Mr Kora Tushune, JU’s Vice President for Business and Development opened the session welcoming the new president and honoring the outgoing one. In his opening remark he reflected that the institution had a great history due to the contribution of all leaders since the time of its establishment, and the collected efforts will make its future bright. Read more

Public Lecture-Perspectives on Supporting Ethiopia’s Democratic Reforms

Center for Human Rights, College of Law and Good Governance of Addis Ababa University in partnership with Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa Programme organized public lecture themed ‘Perspectives on Supporting Ethiopia’s Democratic Reforms’ at Eshetu Chole Hall on 02 May, 2019. Read more

Professor Afework Hold Discussions with Delegates of Italian Universities

H.E. Professor Afework Kassu, State Minister, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Ethiopia hold discussions with Delegates of Italian Universities. Read more

The State Minister has discussed with Ohio State University Team

H.E. Prof. Afework Kassu, State Minister of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education had discussed with Ohio State University team working on Global One Health Initiative. Read more

University Boards – Visibility, Efficiency and Accountability

University boards serve as key agents of higher education governance in many countries, including Ethiopia, and are frequently conceived of as a buffer between the state and higher education institutions. Read more

30 April 2019

1st Female PhD Recipient: I have Miles to Go, Says Dr Genaye Tsegaye

It’s undeniably true that even in 21st Century female struggle to make it to top male chauvinism and deep-rooted prejudices are still active that belittle and pull them back from their cherished dreams. But it’s also true that innate talent can’t be prevented from blooming in any hostile circumstances! Read more

AMU Hosts 6th National Symposium on ‘Research for Development’

Quality, originality, socio-economic aspects and national economic growth were the buzz words echoed all around during 6th national symposium on ‘Research for Development. Scholars from 14 public universities presented their potential research outputs. Read more

Ethiopia Launches Investigations on Private Colleges

In an attempt to rescue the deteriorating education quality, the government of Ethiopia has launched investigations on all private higher institutions. The investigation launched by the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency of Ethiopia (HERQA) aims to penalize the institutions that are compromising the quality of education and engaged in teaching the subjects they are not licensed for.. Read more

Foreign HE Outposts – Navigating Opportunities and Risks

Institutional and programme mobility from the developed to the developing world is a phenomenon that continues to attract research interest within the broader field of higher education internationalisation, while the movement of programmes and institutions within the developing world itself is little studied. Read more

Hard Work, Integrity Must for Quality Research

A seasoned researcher, Prof Yemane Berhane, with hundreds of quality research papers to his credit has been shepherding scores of PhD scholars in the field of public health. Presently he is director of Addis Continental Institute for Public Health in Addis Ababa. While chairing AMU’s 6th national symposium on Science for Sustainable Development, he was queried on academic research and broader health issues in Ethiopian context; following is the full text of his exclusive interview. Read more

JU Held its 10th Annual Research Conference and the 9th GKEN Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange Event

Jimma University conducted its 10th Annual Research Conference and the 9th Global Knowledge Exchange Network (GKEN) Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange event jointly co-hosted with GKEN, a network established by Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia residing in UK and beyond, to promote knowledge sharing and exchange in support of the developing world. Read more

JU’s TIDRC Becomes Core Member of African Network on Vector Resistance

Jimma University’s Tropical and Infectious Disease Research Center has been selected by World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the Core Members of African Network on Vector Resistance. Read more

Project Launching Meeting Held at JU

JU in collaboration with PXL-University College launched a project entitled “Integrated Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals”. Read more

NeuroGAP-Psychosis Project Holds Its Annual General Meeting

The NeuroGAP-Psychosis Project, part of a large multi-country global consortium of genetic studies of psychosis led by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University held its annual general meeting on April 17, 2019 at Sheraton Addis Hotel in Addis Ababa. Read more

“Political Commitment is Critically Important for HIV Prevention & Control”

The Addis Ababa University HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (AAU- HAPCO), Eagle Ethiopia and Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office jointly organized a two days leadership capacity building training for deans, directors and line workers of the university from April 12-13, 2019 at Bishoftu. Read more

Sahay Solar Project: Stakeholders Discuss way Forward

Solar unit installation project stakeholders, Sahay Solar Association, AMU, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and Gamo Gofa Zone’s representatives converged at Senate Hall on 16th April, 2019, to discuss way forward and to sort out technicalities involved in financial provisions following bifurcation of Gamo Gofa Zone. Till date, the project has electrified 23 health centres off national grid. Read more

The 2nd Scientific Colloquium conducted at Jimma University

The 2nd Scientific Colloquium of Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, Jimma University was held on 15th of April, 2019. The aim of academic colloquium is to provide the discussion platform for academic environment on scientific issues. Read more

Training Offered to Build Up Students’ Level of Awareness on Cervical Cancer &HIV

Addis Ababa University Women’s, Youth’s and Children’s Affairs Office in collaboration with Regb Ethiopia Civil Society and Ministry of Health organized a half day training and awareness creation for university students on cervical cancer and HIV/AIDS on April 6, 2019 at Mandela Hall. Read more

31 March 2019

AAU, Kings College, University of Brighton Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Addis Ababa University (AAU), Kings College and University of Brighton signed Memorandum of Understanding to work together on Co-operative research, academic collaborations as well as staff and student exchange on March19, 2019 at the Office of the AAU President. Read more

4th National Conference and Training on Legal Clinical Education Underway

The School of Law of Addis Ababa University in collaboration with Northwestern Bluhm Legal Clinic is holding its 4th Annual National Conference and Training on Clinical Legal Education from March 20-22, 2019 at Ghion hotel Addis Ababa. Read more

ESTAIDs Holds its 4th Annual Conference

The Ethiopian Society of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (ESTAIDs) held its 4th Annual Conference from March 15-16, 2019 at Jupiter International Hotel. The conference was held under the theme “Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Ethiopia: current status, major driving forces, its public health implication and containment.” Read more

International Conference on Engineering Innovation Held at JU

Jimma University, in collaboration with Texas Tech University, USA and GIZ organized an International Conference on Engineering Innovation in Ethiopia specifically emphasizing on Resource Sustainability and Infrastructure Improvements at Jimma Institute of Technology from 11th to 12th March, 2019. Read more

JU Board of Governors Held its 51st Regular Meeting

The 51st Regular Meeting of JU Governing Board was conducted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the capital. The major agenda of the meeting were hearing the progress of and updates on two topical issues: Transformation of Jimma Medical Center (JMC) and Recruitment and selection of university president and a vice president. Read more

Planning for a Differentiated Higher Education System

The Ethiopian higher education sector urgently needs differentiation and a perfect opportunity has presented itself with the development of the Education Development Roadmap (2018-30), which recognises the benefits of promoting quality and competitiveness based on programme offerings, functional focus, institutional status and student composition, together with the country’s fifth Education Sector Development Programme or ESDP V (2015/16-2019/20). But strategies are needed as to how this will be achieved. Read more

Prospects and Challenges of Resource-Oriented Sanitation Systems in Ethiopia

Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology together with Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held a national symposium on “Prospects and Challenges of Resource-Oriented Sanitation Systems in Ethiopia” on March 12, 2019 at AAiT. Read more

Research Directorate Conducts Annual Research Review Workshop

In this year’s annual review workshop, AMU’s Research Directorate has reviewed overall 274 projects of which 251 are ongoing and 23 completed. The workshop beginning from 17th to 18th March, 2019, at Main Campus, has critically evaluated and discussed five completed research findings; while remaining projects were simultaneously reviewed at different colleges on the last day. Read more

U.S. Embassy Hosts Workshop on “Internationalization and Capacity Building in Ethiopian Higher Education”

The U.S. Embassy and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MoSHE) are hosting a three-day workshop from March 5-7, 2019 in Addis Ababa focused internationalization – process where universities and colleges around the world seek opportunities develop mutually beneficial relationships, creating direct exchanges that drawing in diverse experiences, skills, and knowledge from around the world to their institutions. Read more

Universities VS TVET – Are Attitudes the Problem?

Technical and vocational education has become a vital component of many educational systems due to its importance in helping students to develop the technical and practical skills needed to improve their livelihood and to be competitive in today’s ever-changing world. Read more

Women Political Participation and their Roles

Center for Human Rights of the AAU held a panel discussion on “Women’s Political Participation and their roles” on the occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 15, 2019 at Eshetu Chole Hall. Read more

28 February 2019

AMU Enters European Union Club; Bags AGRUMIG Project

Arba Minch University has added another feather to its cap by bagging a European Union’s 3-year project called – ‘Leaving something behind’ – Migration governance and agricultural & rural change in ‘home’ communities: Comparative experience from Europe, Asia and Africa’ (AGRUMIG). It will get operational from February 2019-to-April 2022. Read more

AMU Researcher Wins ARN-NTD Grant to Study MDA at South Omo

Arba Minch University’s Collaborative Research Training Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease’s (CTRC-NTD) researcher, Mr Mekuria Asnakew, successfully won research grant from African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARN-NTD) of Ghana to conduct yearlong study in assessing equitable access to preventive chemotherapy in South Omo Zone. Read more

College of Education and Behavioral Studies Launches the Ethiopian Journal of Behavioral Studies

The College of Education and Behavioral Studies has conducted a launching program of the Ethiopian Journal of Behavioral Studies, (EJoBS). The launching ceremony was held in the Presence of Dr. Jeilu Omer, Academic Vice President of AAU, Dr Hussein Kedir, Dean, College of Education and Behavioral Studies, invited guests, faculty members and students. Read more

Increasing the Visibility of Local Journals

In 2017 the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) published an important survey that disclosed for the first time the nature, current status and challenges of Ethiopian academic journals that publish local articles. Read more

The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy Launched at AAU

Addis Ababa University launched Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy which is the first ever Oxford Handbook on a single African country on 8th February, 2019 at College of Business and Economics Eshetu Chole Hall. Read more

“Women’s Leadership is a Bridge for Sustainable Development”

Addis Ababa University Women’s, Children’s and Youth Affairs Office celebrated Addis Ababa University Women’s Day with a panel discussion themed “women’s leadership is a bridge for sustainable development” on February 1, 2019 at Nelson Mandela Hall. Read more

31 January 2019

AAU Organizes Peace Conference

Addis Ababa University together with Ministry of Peace organized peace conference on January 12, 2019 at College of Business and Economics Hall. Read more

Center Undertaking M.A Curriculum Development to Launch New Program

Center for Human Rights of the AAU organized a half day consultation workshop on draft M.A curriculum program in human rights with specialization in child rights and childhood studies. Read more

Consultative Workshop on Standards for the Management of PhD Programs

Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement Office of Addis Ababa University organized a half day consultative workshop on “standards for the management of PhD programs. Read more

Cotton Research: Potassium Application Boosts Yield and Fiber Quality

Among various problem-solving researches being carried out at AMU, research farm adjoining Shara village is a thematic project – ‘Influence of Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus on Yield and Quality of Cotton,’ by Andargachew Ditebo, who is investigating to what quantity of fertilizer will be appropriate to boost cotton yield and enhance its quality. Read more

Hawassa University Moving to Expand its Partnership with Nanjing University

On the visit, International Relations office head of NAU and Hu Communication office made presentation about their respective universities. A fruitful discussion was also made by representatives of both universities. Read more

‘Merit-Based’ Approach to Leadership Disadvantages Women

The role of Ethiopian higher education leaders has become increasingly complex in areas such as internal university expansion and the relationship with government. Issues related to student catering, accommodation and health are also becoming more and more challenging for higher education leaders and managers. Read more

University Acquires New Research Station

Haramaya University has acquired a new research station in Kurfa Chele Woreda from the woreda administration. The research station was established by the NGO Care Ethiopia; and upon the project’s completion, the woreda administration has handed over the station to the University. The Project had been using the site as a farmer training center (FTC). Read more

University-Industry Linkage to Enhance Mutual Cooperation

In a stakeholder workshop entitled “Fostering University-Industry Linkage for Enhancing Mutual Collaboration” to strengthen the University-Industry linkage, it was pointed out that the skilled human power universities produce should be in line with what the sector demands. Read more

31 December 2018

AAU, Japan Embassy Ink Deal

A grant contract for a total of USD 137,187 was signed between the Embassy of Japan and the Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences. Read more

BA Program in French Language and Professional Skill in Hawassa University

On the internal curriculum review held at HU African union hall on 22 Dec.2018, Dean, College of Social Science and Humanities, Dagne Shibiru (PhD) said that, as per the need assessment done in Hawassa city and vicinity, the interest for French language was found to be high. Read more

Cattle Fattening and Leather Production Training Completed

Haramaya University office of the Vice-president for Community Engagement and Enterprise Development gave cattle fattening and leather production training for seven associations from Haramaya District. Read more

College Undertaking New Initiative to Promote Excellence in Teaching-Learning

With a strong emphasis on developing strong scholarly approaches to teaching, learning, assessment and curricular structures, the College of Education and Behavioral Studies of the Addis Ababa University is undertaking new brand initiative to promote excellence in teaching-learning and leadership. Read more

Ensuring Quality in Education and Equity, My Sole Purpose: Dr Hirut

The erstwhile minister for Labor and Social Affairs, Dr Hirut Woldemariam, is now Minister of Science and Higher Education. Being an academician herself, her appointment has been well received by the scientific and academic community; however, she faces uphill tasks of not only revamping the Higher Education system and enhancing quality, but also ensuring gender equity at every level. Read more

Graduate Students with Disabilities are Challenged to Get Job

Department of Special Needs Education of the AAU organized a full day workshop on Challenges of graduate Students with disability on job opportunities in Ethiopia. The workshop focuses on generating substantial ideas, comments and feedback through discussion pertaining scientific paper entitled ‘Challenges of Graduate Students with Disability on Job Opportunities in Ethiopia’ conducted by the Department of Special Needs Education. Read more

Imperatives for a Functioning Information System at HEIs

The collection, retrieval and dissemination of data related to core higher education institutions’ academic, research and outreach activities are key to achieving institutional, sectoral and national goals. Furthermore, the availability of a well-organised information system to capture data and assist in planning, monitoring and appraising the progress of higher education institutions helps university leaders to make informed, timely and reliable decisions. Read more

Livestock Production Under Changing Environment

Yesterday, the Block Seminar “Intensification of African Livestock Systems in a Changing World” started at the College of Agriculture, Hawassa University. The Block Seminar is part or the qualification program within German-Ethiopian SDG Graduate School: Read more

Realize Project: Two-Day Workshop on Participatory Rural Appraisal

The Office of Vice President for Research and Community Service recently has hosted two-day workshop in relation with REALIZE Project on Participatory Rural Appraisal carried out… Read more

School of Post-Graduate Studies Hosts ‘Doctoral Day’ Function

‘Doctoral Day’ will boost visibility of AMU’s growing research environment in general and each institute, college and school in particular. Nevertheless, we are striving hard to see strongly established system of Masters and PhD studies in our university with such initiations, I hope within a short period of time, we will make it happen. Read more

Two-Week Entrepreneurship Development Training Conducted

Industry and University Linkage Directorate in cooperating with Enterprise Development Center (EDC) gave training on entrepreneurship development in three rounds to university instructors, students and youth from the surrounding communities. Read more

30 November 2018

2nd MEPI Annual Conference, HEPI Project Launch Program Hosted at Bishoftu

The College of Health Sciences, AAU hosted 2nd MEPI Annual Conference at Dreamland Hotel, Bishoftu. Themed ‘AAU MEPI Junior Scholars: generating evidence for Practice’ the conference lasted three days. Read more

AAU Observes World Philosophy Day

World Philosophy Day was observed at Addis Ababa University on Nov 15, 2018. Themed “The Culture of Peace and Non-Violence, Learning to Live Together, Intercultural Dialogue, Social Transformations, Building Knowledge Societies and Science for Society,” the event featured presentation sessions and reflection. Read more

AMU declares JEG Results; Post-Evaluation Commences

The most recent job-related reforms launched by Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to standardize the public service jobs through nation-wide cross-sectorial Job Evaluation and Grading (JEG), has its echo in AMU that has rolled out different job-levels with respective points of weights after prolonged churning. Read more

AMU, Hold Meet; Vow to Establish Career Center

Arba Minch University’s Deliver-ology Unit has organized a daylong interaction with prominent job portal – for university top officials and deans from across campuses at Senate Hall on 13th November, 2018. It’s learnt that agreement to establish career development center at AMU premises is likely to be signed in the near future. Read more

AMU signs REALISE project with Wageningen University & Research

Arba Minch University has signed a Sub-Grant Agreement – REALISE, a part of overarching project called Bilateral Ethiopia Netherlands Efforts for Food, Income and Trade (BENEFIT) Partnership in Ethiopia with Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands, which will ensure food security, improve livelihood and build institutional capacity in 16 selected poverty-stricken kebeles of Gamo Gofa and Segen Area Peoples Zone. Read more

Center for Students Career Development Organizes a Half Day Discussion

Addis Ababa University Center for Students Career Development jointly with College of Business and Economics organized a half day discussion on the theme “Together for peace and Harmony: Be Ethical, Respectful and Dignified” to the students on November 10, 2018 at College of Business and Economics Hall. Read more

Jimma University and KOICA to Donate New Ambulances to Jimma Zone
Jimma University and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) decided to donate new ambulances to Jimma Zone health centers. Read more

Workshop Organized on Integrated Land Use and Development Plan

Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network –Addis Ababa University organized a two days workshop on Integrated Land Use and Development Plan for Gambella Peoples’ National Regional State. Read more

31 October 2018

AAU Participates in the 4th Investing in Africa Forum, Signs Cooperation Agreement with Leading Chinese Universities

Prof Tassew Woldehanna, President Addis Ababa University , signed two cooperation agreements with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University for its work with CDT-Africa (Africa Center of Excellence for medical discovery); and the Southwest Jiao Tong University for its work with ACERE (Africa Center of Excellence for Railway Engineering). Read more

Arba Minch Health & Demographic Surveillance System holds training in ODK

Arba Minch Health and Demographic Surveillance System Unit in collaboration with College of Medicine and Health Sciences has organized a two-day training for College of Medicine and Health Sciences’ staff members and researchers in Open Data Kit (ODK) software to streamline data collection and entry process. Read more

Documenting the Expansion of Tertiary Education in Ethiopia (Part II)

As an educationalist with an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the system, none could be more aware of the aptness or otherwise of the many criticisms levelled at the curriculum’s lack of relevance to the concrete reality of Ethiopian life. Read more

Government-University Relations – A Troubled Matrimony

Ethiopia has unveiled a draft education roadmap to provide a strategic direction for the next 15 years following the culmination of its 20-year Education Sector Development Programme. The roadmap, still in the discussion phase, covers the entire education sector, including higher education. Read more

New Wine in Old Bottle: Ethiopian Education Development Roadmap

The crisis in the quality of education is of course not a new phenomenon. Changing political ideologies have been putting a lot of pressure on education… Read more

Professor Gebisa Ejeta Received $5 Million Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates for Sorghum Research

Gebisa Ejeta, an Ethiopian-American distinguished professor in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University and the 2009 World Food Prize laureate, received a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further his team’s research on stronger varieties of sorghum. Read more

The Advent of a New Ministry: The Long Journey to Its Birth

Producing higher-level expertise to create, access, consume, adapt, and disseminate knowledge has become critical for national development; and integrate science, technology and higher education as national knowledge development strategy for meaningful social and economic progress is gaining more traction. Read more

The Third NADRE Training Workshop at JU

Jimma University hosted the third implementation workshop on National Academic Digital Repository of Ethiopia (NADRE) from 15-16 October 2018. Read more

Training on Data Management and Analysis held at BECO, JU

Research and Postgraduate office College of Business and Economics hosted staff training on “Data Management and Analysis Using STATA Software” in collaboration with Jimma University Clinical and Nutrition (JUCAN) Research Center. Read more

University of Oklahoma Awards Activist Martha Gebeyehu for work with Water Sanitation in Ethiopia

A water activist from Ethiopia has been awarded the 2019 International Water Prize from OU’s WaTER, or Water Technologies for Emerging Regions, Center. Read more

30 September 2018

AAU Receives Over $3.5 Million USD for Health-Professional Education Partnership Initiative (HEPI) Through the US Government Fund

Addis Ababa University along with International partners: Emory University and University of Alabama at Birmingham and local partners: Wolayita Sodo and Dilla University has received a grant of more than $3.5 million USD for HEPI project. Read more

AMU formally inks pact with Chinese Guangxi Technical Institute

A 5-member Chinese delegation led by the Deputy President of Guangxi Vocational & Technical Institute, Mr Yin Ziyun, during courtesy visit to AMU has inked the tripartite agreement with university President, Dr Damtew Darza, at latter’s office in the presence of university top officials. Read more

Haramaya University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with ERPA

College of Natural and Computational Science and the Ethiopian Radiation Prevention Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework of co-operation between the two institutions. Read more

Hawassa University Hosted International Conference

  1. Hawassa University, Academic center of Excellence For Human Nutrition, hosted an international conference by the theme “Partnership for effective Food and Nutrition Training and Sustainable Development’’. Read more

Research, Community Service will Hit Bull’s Eye, Says Dr Simon

AMU’s Research and Community Service Vice President, Dr Simon Shibru, sifting through lot of research and community service initiatives to be rolled out at his behest, clearly laid out his potential priorities to be achieved this year. Read more

Special Needs Support Office of the AAU Graduates 140 Trainees

The Special Needs Support Office of Addis Ababa University graduated 140 trainees certified with computer and sign language at a ceremony held on August 28, 2018 at Mandela Hall. Read more

31 August 2018

2017/18 Gold Medalists @ AAU

Gold Medalist graduates of 2017/18 from all universities in Ethiopia visited different places including Office of the Prime Minister and attended motivational speech delivered by high profile personalities. Read more

AAU Holds Public Dialogue on Managing Political Transition in Ethiopia

The Center for Federalism and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University organized public dialogue on how to manage current political transition in Ethiopia on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Eshtu Cholle Hall. Read more

Professor Sebsebe has been Elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society

Professor Sebsebe Demissew has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, UK, becoming the first Sub-Saharan African Scientists to be elected in the society’s 357-year history. Read more

University of Montana Renews Its Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Gondar

Jenny McNulty a representative from the University of Montana took part in a signing ceremony of the renewed MOU. She spoke on a number of topics that will link the two universities for years to come. Just some of the points that were raised were student exchanges, faculty education opportunities, chances to be teaching assistants while learning at the University of Montana and more. Read more

UoG Organizes a Training on Data Management to Create a Tradition Based on Transparency

Research work and community service is said to be the backbone of educational institutions and at the University of Gondar it is no exception. Every year countless research works are published and defended in an attempt to develop the academic fields in the country as well as its intellect. Read more

30 June 2018

Job Opportunities Before a Graduation Day: Jimma University Conducted a Job Fair

Jimma University Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center in collaboration with ethiojobs/ conducted job fair on June, 16, 2018 at main campus mini stadium. Read more

Delegates from Jimma University Visited Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands

The visit was held on June 1st, 2018 by Mr. Kora Tushune, V/P for Business & Development of JU and Dr. Essayas Gudina, CEO of the Jimma University Medical Center. Read more

31 May 2018

Ethiopian Ministry of Education and Cisco Company to collaborate on ICT free Training for Students

The Ethiopian ministry of Education (MoE) and Cisco Information Technology (ICT) Company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on providing free ICT training for general education, technical and vocational education and training as well as higher education students. Read more

Fighting the scourge of sexual violence on campus

Since November 2013, Hanna Tefera had been the director of the university Gender Affairs Directorate at Adama Science and Technology University in Ethiopia. On 18 January 2018 she received a letter of dismissal from her position. No reason was given. Hanna said her removal was sudden and she did not know why it happened. Perhaps, by saying this she was trying to protect herself and those involved from further repercussions. Read more

Art and science marry in Ethiopia’s quest for the perfect chicken

In April 2018 a unique poultry facility opened in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. Incubated Worlds is an artwork and research center at once, a… Read more

Dutch health technology firm Royal Philips has signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialised cardiac hospital with the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands.

The first project of its kind for Philips, the €40m agreement announced today sees it delivering a complete hospital (rendered above) for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac diseases to address a critical shortage in Ethiopia. Read more

AAU marks May 28

Addis Ababa University marked May 28, the downfall of Dergue regime, at Eshetu Chole Hall on May 25, 2018 under the theme ‘Enhancing National Consensus, Democratic Unity for Enhanced National Success.’ Read more

AAU plans to strengthen University-Industry linkage

University-Industry-Linkage (UIL) and technology transfer office and Deliverology unit, Associate Dean for Technology Transfer and Students Dean of the AAU jointly convened a one-day workshop titled ‘Creating Strong Partnership through University-Industry Linkage and Internship Program’ on May 15, 2018 a … Read more

AAU plans to boost graduate employability

The Addis Ababa University president and three vice presidents of the university signed agreement to bolster employability of graduate students on May 14, 2018 at Eshetu Chole Hall. The three vice presidents, Academic Vice President, Vice President for Institutional Development… Read more

AAU holds National Policy Forum on Education

College of Education and Behavioral Studies of Addis Ababa University held a half day National Policy Forum on Education themed ‘Challenges, Opportunities and the way forward’ on May 4, 2018 at Eshetu Chole Hall. Various scholarly research papers on the… Read more

Hawassa University College of Law and Governance, School law became the first at the 3rd National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

Hawassa University, College of Law and Governance and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Ethiopia organized the oral rounds of the 3rd National Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) from 17-19 May 2018. Read more

Hawassa University College of Education organized its First National Research Conference

Hawassa University College of Education organized its first National Research Conference with a major theme of “Promoting Quality Education for Sustainable Development” from May 11-12/2018. Read more

CNS Held Public Lecture on “Misuse of Statistics in Research”

A public lecture on “Misuse of Statistics in Research” was held at the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) on 11 May 2018. The public lecture was made by Dr. Shibru Temesgen, an Associate Professor of Statistics at Addis Ababa University. Read more

Underground storage can change Apple business dynamics: Study

Chencha, a small town tucked up 3013 meter above sea level with its salubriously chilly climate is indeed an apple orchard. Annually it cultivates 15 metric tons of apples that amount to 30% of total estimated national production of 50 metric tons. But producers’ saga seems to be far from over as they sell fruits on farm gate price forfeiting actual benefit due to lack of storage facilities as it throws demand-and-supply ratio in shambles, AMU researcher, Mr Behailu Asrat argues. Read more

30 April 2018

The Ethiopian Institute for Higher Education Starts etHELP and HELL

The Ethiopian Institute for Higher Education (EIHE) will start its operations soon!  The first activities will take place in June, in cooperation with European partners, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS, the Netherlands) and the Centre for Higher Education (CHE, Germany). Read more

Growing Vegetables Without Soil, Possible?

What a soul watering low land Rift Valley, a breath taking terraced landscape that formed a view of ploughed land due to a passive volcanic eruption. I trek through it driving to Metehara town, Oromia Regional State, along with my colleague to visit the integrated aquaponic center constructed by the Department of Zoological Science at Addis Ababa University (AAU). Read more

Highlights of Events from the Last Week in Ayder campus MU

Delegates from Ethiopian ministry of education have made a supportive supervision in Mekelle University and in the college of health sciences. They discussed with the university management in issues they observed and the university management gave their reflection.  Read more

Jimma University Hosts Workshop on Scholarly Journal Best Publishing Practices, and Back Issue Content Uploading to EJOL

JU Library systems in collaboration with African Journals Online (AJOL) and EJOL hosted a two days’ workshop for journal editors on online content uploading on OJS and best publishing practices from April 23-24, 2018. Read more

EMBA in Agribusiness, the First of Its Kind in the Horn of Africa is Launched by Jimma University and Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Jimma University in collaboration with Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Wageningen University conducted inauguration workshop of Executive MBA in Agribusiness on Thursday, April 19,2018 at Saro Maria Hotel in the capital. Read more

AWTI Conducts PhD Proposal Defense; 4 New PhDs on Cards

Arba Minch Water Technology Institute has conducted PhD proposal defense workshop of 2nd batch at ICT Video Conferencing Hall, Main Campus on 20 April, 2018. Read more

30 December 2017

4th Batch Graduation Ceremony of Doctors of Medicine on December 16

College of Medicine and Health Sciences will roll out its 4th batch of 84 Doctors of Medicine in a glittering function to be held at New Auditorium, Main Campus. Read more

AAU marks International Human Rights Day

The International Human Rights Day was marked at Addis Ababa University on December 13, 2017 with panel discussion. Read more

AAU Observes Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Day

Addis Ababa University, in a colorful ceremony held on December 8, 2017, celebrated the 12th Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day. Read more

AAU On Gender Based Violence in Education

The Addis Ababa University Gender Office, together with the Yellow Movement Club and the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, organized a panel discussion themed ‘Together we can end gender based violence in education’. Read more

AAU School of Law (Team Ethiopia) wins the Henry Dunant Prize

AAU School of Law (Team Ethiopia) won the Henry Dunant Prize at All Africa International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Competition and Emerged First Runners-Up. Read more

AMU Celebrates 12th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day

Arba Minch University’s Main Campus was drenched with patriotic zest and overflowing warmth, people decked up in gorgeous attires sporting mini flags and big flags of ethnic groups, nations and nationalities fluttering all across declare 12th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day celebration underway which everyone loved. Read more

Book Project and Ethiopian Journal of Women in Academia launched

The Women’s Strategic Development Center (WSDC) and the Institute of Educational Research (IER) of the Addis Ababa University launched Book Project and the Ethiopian Journal of Women in Academia (EJWA). Read more

Center for Federalism and Governance Studies Organizes A Full Day Conference

The Center for Federalism and Governance Studies of the Addis Ababa University organized a full day conference themed ‘the function and relevance of sub-national constitutions in federal system’. Read more

Leadership Development Training for Ethiopian Professional Women in STEM given at MU

Mekelle University Institute of Environment, Gender and Development Studies in collaboration with Texas State University organized a two days training on leadership development for Ethiopian professional women in STEM. Read more

The Scourge of Unscrupulous Private HE Institutions

The last three decades have witnessed the global proliferation of private higher education institutions at tremendous speed. This sector currently accounts for a substantial percent of higher education enrolment across the world, ranging from 20% in Sub-Saharan Africa to more than 80% in East Asia. In Ethiopia, the sector contributes around 15% of the national enrolment. Read more

30 October 2017

Arba Minch University Launches Maiden Research Database

In a unique endeavor, Arba Minch University has launched Research Database in a meeting held at Video Conferencing Hall. Read more

CDT-Africa Organizes Consortium Meeting

Center for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) of the Addis Ababa University organized a consortium meeting. Read more

College Of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources Organises Research Center Visit and Exhibition Day

College of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources (CDANR) has organized half day research centers output exhibition day. Read more

Community Service Directorate Defends 14 Project Proposals

Community Service Directorate in its history for the first time got its act together and issued a call for Community Project proposals to redress social issues; 14 of them from different disciplines came. Read more

Investing In Women Is Critical For Quality Education,” UN Office Chief Of Staff

Chief of Staff of the UN Office to the African Union, Ms. Nathelie Ndongo-Seh, underscored the need to invest in women to improve quality of education in a forum organized by the Gender Office of the AAU. Read more

MOU signed between Mekelle University and All India Digamber Jain Heritage Preservation Organization

The MOU of cooperation on scientific research and others has been signed by respected presidents of the two institutions, Professor Kindeya Gebrehiwet and Mr.  Nirmal K. Jain. Read more

Research Directorate Ever Ready To Be A Catalyst

Research Directorate as usual this year too, will roll out scores of demand-driven and problem-solving projects with 2.3% of total budget (ETB 18,340,800) in its kitty. And the involvement of over academic staff compared to last year’s (38.8%) will go up. Read more

UIL-TTD to Make Major Breakthrough; Many Mous on Cards

Arba Minch University’s University-Industry Linkage and Technology Transfer Directorate (UIL-TTD) is on the cusp of a major breakthrough as it has signed a preliminary pact with Regional Trade and Industry Bureau of South Nations Nationalities and People’s Region and it’s likely to usher in more collaboration with important industries. Read more

University Of Toronto Delegation Pays AAU Working Visit

A delegation from the University of Toronto led by Meric Gertler, President of the University, paid a working visit to Addis Ababa University and conferred with AAU officials. Read more

15 October 2017

AMU’s Three-Day Government Training For Its Fresh Students Concludes

The three-day government training started at Arba Minch University for its fresh entrants on identified issues has concluded. This strategic training meant to instill sense of awareness among all students was simultaneously given at respective campuses. Read more

Center Pushes For Use Of Geo Data For Agricultural Transformation

The African Center for Disaster Risk Management of the Addis Ababa University hosted a kick-off event for the Ethiopian Educational Network to support Agricultural Transformation (EENSAT) Project at the Gulele Botanic Garden. Read more

Education is the Foundation of India-Ethiopia Engagement: President Ramnath Kovind at Addis Ababa University

President Ram Nath Kovind interacted with the student community at Addis Ababa University, the oldest university in Ethiopia, saying that cooperation in education has been the fulcrum of India‘s engagement with Ethiopia. Read more

Indian President Delivers Speech @ AAU

On the occasion of his state visit to Ethiopia, President of the Republic of India, Shri Ram NathKovind addressed the Addis Ababa University (AAU) community. Read more

International Conference on Management of Dry Forests and Woodlands in Changing Climate

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of Mekelle University in collaboration with Norad and Norwegian university of life Science organizes an International conference on management of Dry forests and Woodlands in a changing Climate. Read more

Queen’s University (Canada) Launches Research Collaboration with Ethiopian University

Queen’s University in Kingston has launched a unique partnership with a university in Ethiopia. Read more

30 September 2017

AAU Hosted Ethio-Japan Academic And Student Exchange Fair

The Addis Ababa University (AAU) and the Kyoto University jointly hosted the Ethio-Japan Academic and Student Exchange Fair 2017. Read more

AAU Undertakes University Wide Panel Discussion

The Addis Ababa University ran university wide panel discussions on various issues. Read more

AMU Holds Govt. Training For Admin, Academic Staff

Arba Minch University has conducted weeklong training for its academic and administrative staff on identified broader strategic issues on higher education. Read more

Discussion On Ethical Education, Deep-Reform Continue

Arba Minch University has taken up different issues like ethical education and its impact and progress made at deep-reform front. In the open forum participants and trainers discussed pros and cons of the issues and arrived at a decision to be well-prepared so that set objectives can be achieved in an efficient manner. Read more

First National Workshop of Ethiopian Women for Agricultural Research and Development ( EWARD)

Maximizing Women’s role in Ethiopians Agriculture: The case of Crop and Livestock farming. Read more

JU has signed MoU with Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jimma University (JU) has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Institute of Microbiology of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on a program held at Institute of Microbiology, Beijing. Read more

‘Statue Of Wisdom’: Minimalist Art Is Best Form

Architecture is the arena of tremendous depth and dimension; and its various forms i.e. modern, gothic, classical, Greek, Romanesque, Neoclassical, Ancient Roman and Victorian leave us fully awestruck to the fact, one wonder as to how far human imaginations can get stretched. Read more

Training: Past, Present Annual Plans, Deep-Reform Discussed

Academic staff members were oriented on the on-going process of deep-reform across the board in university while administrative staff discussed AMU’s last year’s annual plan, achievements, challenges encountered and perused through annual plan. Read more

15 September 2017

AAU Holds the First National Research Conference on Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics of the AAU held the first National Research Conference on contemporary Business and Economics issue. Read more

AAU Joins the Australia Africa Universities Network

The Ambassador of Australia to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative of Australia to the African Union met Vice-President of the Addis Ababa University and Director of the Office of External Relations, Partnerships and Communication of the University to discuss the collaboration on the Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN). Read more

Awareness Creation Workshop on IFRS Held At MU

An awareness creation workshop on the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was organized and held at MU by the College of Business and Economics, Department of Accounting and Finance. Read more

College Of Health Science Launches New Program

Addis Ababa University College of Health Science hosted the launching program of Leadership Initiative for Young Faculty. Read more

College of Business & Economics, AAU won European Commission 2017 IAAMS of 1,397,750 Euro Fund

Addis Ababa University (the Lead Institution) in partnership with Makarere University (Uganda), University of Ghana (Ghana), University of Wolverhampton (United Kingdom), Kyambogo University (Uganda) and Milpark Education (South Africa) have won European Commission 2017 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 1,397,750 Euro fund, to implement Harmonization of Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainable Development of Africa (HEED-Africa) project. Read more

The Pediatric Cancer Unit At Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH) – Treated More Than 100 Children With Cancer

The Pediatric Cancer Unit at Jimma University Specialized Hospital (JUSH), developed through a partnership between Jimma University and the USA based Aslan Project– celebrated the first anniversary of its opening. Read more

31 August 2017

AAU Holds Curriculum Revision Workshop for Accounting and Finance Programs

In line with the new Ethiopian Financial Reporting Proclamation, Addis Ababa University held a curriculum revision workshop for Accounting and Finance B.A programs. Read more

Saving Lives on Ethiopian Roads: JU Becomes a National Pioneer

Jimma University and Lucy Consulting Engineers PLC organized a two-day conference on ‘Road Safety’. The conference, which aimed at creating a forum for discussion and networking, has managed to bring together academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, policy makers, industry representatives, students, and several others who are working to improve road safety in Ethiopia. Read more

15 August 2017

British Council in Ethiopia: Redefining the Role

Our office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was established in 1942. Since that time, we have been engaged with generations of young people through a range of educational and cultural programs. Read more

JU Planted Over 6000 Multipurpose Trees along Gilgel Gibe Catchment Areas

Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine organized a campaign on planting trees in Keresa woreda of Gilgel Gibe Dam catchment area. The purpose of the watershed management and planting tree is to enhance the quality and durability of the dam in generating renewable energy sustainably. Read more

Native Ethiopian Software Engineer Turned Social Entrepreneur to Raise Computational Thinkers

As a recipient of the prestigious Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship, Betty Gronneberg is challenged to continuously think big and think differently. Her friends and colleagues describe her as “inspirational”. She enjoys connecting people and listening to their stories. Read more

Private Higher Education – An Atypical Case

As enrolment in private sector higher education increases in Ethiopia, policy choices about how supportively or restrictively to handle private higher education will assume increasing importance. Read more

Scholarship Opportunity in African Universities through the MOUNAF Project (Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme)

Intra-Africa Academic mobility scheme with a title “Internationalization of Evaluation Systems, Master Programs and Doctoral Research with in African Universities Academic Mobility (MOUNAF)” in which Jimma University is a partner, cordially invites academic staff members of the university as Target Group 1 (TG1) applicants and individuals from outside the university as Target Group b2 (TG2) to apply for the master and PhD positions announced on the website of MOUNAF. Read more

The First Annual Conference on Human Capital Development in Africa

Jimma University is a co-organizer to the first Annual Conference on Human Capital Development in Africa. Read more

15 July 2017

AAU Holds the Third Annual Michigan-Ethiopia Collaborative Consortium

AAU, in collaboration with Michigan University, organized The Third Annual Michigan-Ethiopia collaborative international consortium under the title “Ethiopian Future: Moving Forward”. Read more

College Graduates 117 Students

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture of the Addis Ababa University graduated 117 students. Read more

Empowering Girls through Education

Accessibility of gender neutral education in our societies is critical to socio-economic development and political stability. Investing in equitable education not only helps girls and young women to make decisions that will influence their day-to-day lives but also gives them a greater sense of socio-economic freedom and guide them to contribute to their community’s social, economic and political growth and development. Read more

The Relevance of the Study of Religion in Ethiopian Context

The twin threats to the future of Ethiopia as a nation, in my view, are the fusion of ethnic and religious identities with political goals and religious extremism. Read more

30 June 2017

AAU Commemorates the Life and Works of President John F. Kennedy

AAU, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, organized a conference on the works and life of President John F. Kennedy. Read more

AAU Launches Commissioned Education Program

The Department of Management of the Addis Ababa University, in collaboration with Jonkoping University (JU) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), launched commissioned education program: certificate in executive community leadership. Read more

AELC Launches a Research Project in Kaffa Zone

The Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures (AELC) of the AAU organized a project launching program at Bonga, the capital of Kaffa Zone. Read more

JU Officials Pay Work Visit to AAU

A delegation from the Jonkoping University (JU) of Sweden led by Mats Jagstam (Ph.D.), President of the university, made a working visit to Addis Ababa University on June 20, 2017 and held discussion with University officials at the AAU President’s office. Read more

JU signs MoU with Jimma Town Administration

Jimma Town Administration and Jimma University signed an agreement on Wednesday 21st of June 2017 to join hands to execute Jimma smart city Project. Read more

MU to Establish Ties with NPU, China

The MU delegation visited the Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) located in Xian city, China. The delegation held a roundtable discussion with the management members, deans of selected colleges and schools of NPU. Read more

15 June 2017

AAU Launches Technology Business Incubation Center

The Addis Ababa University launched a Technology Business Incubation Center at the former School of Pharmacy of 5 kilo campus. Read more

AAU Researchers Design Plan to Conserve the Last Green Space of the Dabena-Didessa Catchment

The College of Natural and Computational Sciences of the Addis Ababa University organized a two day workshop on biodiversity conservation of the last green space of the Upper Didessa Valley. Read more

A Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer for Economic Development

A regional work shop with a theme of “Technology transfer for Economic Development of the Region” was held from June 5 – 7, 2017 with the presence of Federal TVET Agency Director, Mr. Nigusse Gebre and other regional and federal higher officials. Read more

AMU Hosts Workshop to Re-Harmonize ‘Bsc Curriculum in Architecture’

In order to remove incongruity in undergraduate program (BSc in Architecture), Architecture and Urban Planning Department has hosted a two-day national curriculum revision workshop from 26-27th May, 2017; and consensually curtailed its duration to 5 years, pruned redundancy to get it re-harmonized and thoroughly market-driven across the globe. Read more

Gurara Project Benefits 30 Women

The Main Biosys Gurara Women’s Development Cooperative project, running under the auspices of the College of Development Studies of the Addis Ababa University, located in Yeka Sub-city benefited thirty senior women of low income. Read more

HKU Seeks To Cooperate With AAU

A delegation led by Professor W. John Kao, Vice President of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) paid AAU a visit. Read more

JU Graduates Female Primary School Leaders

As per the 5th Education Sector Development Program (ESDP) of the Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, JU conducted a three-month capacity building training for 147 females who came from Southern People’s State, Oromiya and Gambela regions. Read more

Jimma University Organizes the Second International Conference on Oromo Studies

Jimma University organized the Second International Conference on Oromo Studies under the grand theme ‘Gadaa: The Indigenous Knowledge System of Oromo’. Read more

Jimma to Become a Home of Sport Events

Jimma University is undergoing an intensive preparation to host the 9th public universities sport festival. Since the chance was given to it, the University has been exerting its most effort to beautifully host the event. Read more

National Conference on Economic Research for Development

Department of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Mekelle University, organized a national conference on economic research for development from June 10 to 11, 2017 at Axum Hotel, Mekelle. Read more

Pre-Primary Must Be Fine-Tuned: Prof Laureate Tirussew Teffera

Prof Laureate Tirussew Teffera of Addis Ababa University, the guest of honor at 4th national symposium on ‘Research for Development’, highlighting complementarity between education and research, has underscored fine-tuning of pre-primary education in his interview. Read more

15 May 2017

AAU Awards Outstanding Scholars, Staffs

The Addis Ababa University recognized and awarded meritorious employees with track records of outstanding performance in 2015/16 in a colorful ceremony held at the College of Business and Economics Hall. Read more

AAU Marks May 28 with Panel Discussion

The Addis Ababa University marked May 28, the day that mark the down fall of Dengue regime and the coming into power of the democratic government at Mandela Hall. Read more

AAU Observes 50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

The Addis Ababa University (AAU), in partnership with the Embassy of the United States of America, marked the 50th Anniversary of the President John F. Kennedy Memorial Library. Read more

AAU Peace Club Holds Panel Discussion

The Peace Club of Addis Ababa University held a panel discussion at Mandela Hall under the theme: “youth and the unity of Ethiopia”. Read more

AAU Signs More Than A Billion worth Construction Deal

The Addis Ababa University signed a contraction deal with two local contractors for the contraction of buildings at former undergraduate School of Journalism and Communication found at Abune Petros square as well as Institute of Geophysics Space Science and Astronomy. Read more

AAU Stages Dialogue on Federalism and Constitutionalism in Ethiopia

The Addis Ababa University hosted a full day symposium themed federalism and constitutionalism in Ethiopia at Mandela Hall. Read more

Addis Ababa University’s Assessment of Dr. Frank Ashall’s Views

The intention of this short text is to provide facts that help to rectify the deceptive information on Addis Ababa University and Ethiopia authored by Dr. Frank Ashall and disseminated by the Lancet. Read more

College of Education and Behavioral Studies Organizes Conference on ECCE

The College of Education and Behavioral Studies of the Addis Ababa University organized its 7th national educational Conference. The conference administrated various paper presentations under a theme “Building the Foundation: status, challenges and prospects of early year’s education and care in Ethiopia.” Read more

Ethiopian Media Schools, US Embassy Discuss Curriculum Review for Journalism Education

The School of Journalism and Communication of the Addis Ababa University together with the Embassy of the United States organized a full day consultative workshop on Monday May 22, 2017. Curriculum review and networking were key areas of discussion. Read more

School of Law Hosts Moot Court Competition

The Addis Ababa University School of Law, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), organized a moot court competition on sexual violence in armed conflict. Read more

TASH Launches New Cath Lab Machine

The Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) of Addis Ababa University’s College of Health Science inaugurated newly equipped and renovated advanced cardiac care site and Cath Lab Machine at the 4th floor of TASH major operation room. Read more

30 April 2017

6th Tana Forum Focuses On Africa’s Natural Resources Governance

The 6th Tana High Level Forum on Security in Africa, organized by the Institute of Peace and Security Studies of the Addis Ababa University. Read more

AMU Signs MOU with Czech Republic’s Mendel University

Arba Minch University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, to further cooperation in education and academic research on 1st April, 2017. Read more

MU-ICT Opens HUWAEI Network Academy

HUAWEI Authorized Information and Network Academy (HAINA), a not for profit partnership program that authorizes universities and colleges to deliver HUAWEI Certification courses to their students. Read more

National Curriculum Review Workshop Held at JU

JU organized a curriculum review workshop as part of its effort to launch a new post graduate Executive MBA program in Agribusiness. The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with the Maastricht School of Management (lead partner) and Wageningen University both from the Netherlands, and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Read more

Phyto-Therapy Medicine, Good for Human Beings

In Prof. Lin Chau Ming, you will find both an acclaimed agronomist and a seasoned botanist, for he has done two PhDs. A Brazilian, but Chinese by birth has 17 books on medicinal plants and extensive array of work on traditional vegetable crops is fondly called a ‘Generalist Agronomist’! Read more

The Yellow Movement Raises Over 300,000 Birr from Flower Sale

Addis Ababa University students’ initiative, the Yellow Movement has raised 302,000 birr from flower sale on Valentine Day as part of its activities to support shorthanded female students of the university. Read more

Tikur Anbessa Held the First Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Tikur Anbessa Specialized General Hospital performed the first video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for ten patients suffering from various lung diseases. Read more

University of Denver’s Fulbright Honor to Take Alumna to Ethiopia

Library Information Science Program Alumna (MLS ’78), Janet Lee has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will use the opportunity to take her expertise in open access publishing to Aksum University in Ethiopia. Read more

WKU Geoscience Graduate Student Awarded Prestigious GSA Grant for Project in Ethiopia

Shelby Bowden is the first Geoscience student from Western Kentucky University (WKU) Department of Geography and Geology to receive the GSA grant for geological research in an African country. Read more

15 March 2017

AAU Delegation Seeks Partnership with the University Of California and Michigan

A high level delegation, led by the AAU academic Vice president, Dr Jeilu Oumer, is visiting the University of California (Los Angeles and Davis) and University of Michigan since February 27/2017. Read more

AAU, ESLSE Sign Agreement

The Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Ethiopian Shipping and Logistic Services Enterprise (ESLSE) signed collaborative agreement to cooperate on capacity building strategy on March 3, 2017 at the Office of the President. Read more

AAU Graduates 203 Students in Architecture and Cotm

The Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC) of the AAU graduated 133 Architecture regular undergraduate students and 70 Construction Technology Management (CoTM) extension undergraduate students for the 6th time in the EiABC compound on Saturday March 11, 2017. Read more

AAU Marks March 8

Addis Ababa University marked March 8, women’s day, at the AAU main campus on March 7, 2017. Read more

Mekelle University Teams Up With Ethiojobs to Establish a Career Service Center and Organize a Job Fair Event

As part of the efforts to engage with alumni and the graduating students and guide them more in after graduation Mekelle University teamed up with Info Mind Solutions, PLC, the parent organization of which is the leading HR Business Solutions Provider with extensive experience in developing and managing HR consultancy projects and cooperating with universities in local the local context. Read more

Nech Sar National Park-II: Human-Induced Pressures Causing Deleterious Impact

The previous write-up on Dr Simon Shibru’s PhD research has briefly exposed the factors that have pushed Nech Sar National Park on the brink of total collapse. Now, it’s time to look into the scientific and technical factors that have further exacerbated the situation and following details will make associated things absolutely clear. Read more

Strengthening the Collaboration between Addis Ababa and Bergen

President at Addis Ababa University College (AAU), Admasu Tsegaye and Zenebe Beyene at AAU visited the Department of clinical dentistry (DCD) to strengthen the collaboration between AAU and UiB. Read more

The Cuban Ambassador to Ethiopia Visits JU

The Cuban ambassador to Ethiopia, his Excellency Juan Manuel Rodriguez paid an official visit to Jimma University on the 21st of February, 2017. The Ambassador was welcomed at a lunch reception in the presence of the president of Jimma University, Professor Fikre Lemessa and Mr. Kora Tushune V/P for Business and Development, Mayor of Jimma Town and other officials from JU and the Jimma city administration. Read more

Training on the Production of Solar Cooker and Solar Panel Closes

A week long training of trainers held at the graduate building of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences (NCS) of the AAU which focused on solar cooker and solar panel production and assembly came to a close. Read more

Weeklong Govt. Training for Academic, Administrative Staff Begins

Arba Minch University has started a weeklong training on broader strategic issues linked to the national growth and higher education for its entire academic and administrative staff. Read more

Workshop on Grand Challenge Ethiopia (GCE) Orientation

Grand Challenge Ethiopia (GCE) Orientation workshop was conducted for Jimma University academic/research staff in the presence of V/president for Research and Community service and V/president for Institute of Health of Jimma University. Read more

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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