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Universities in Africa

Ambo University


  Currently, the University is effectively running 38 undergraduate programs in various fields and 10 PG programs in  Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Agronomy, Animal Production, Cooperative, Management, Cooperative Accounting, Analytical Chemistry, Enviromental Sciences, Aqua-culture and FisheriesTeaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Now, it is training using more than 500 highly competent local as well as expatriate staff.

Unity University


 Established in 1991, Unity language school was offering English, Arabic, French and Italian language courses. It started functioning with students not more than 50 and a few part-time teachers and administration personnel.

Adama Science and Technology University


 The mission of ASTU is geared towards contributing to the economic development of Ethiopia. To this end, ASTU is dedicated to:

Mekelle Institute of Technology


  Mekelle Institute of Technology was established to contribute its part in alleviating the shortage of professionals in critical fields of engineering, science, and technology.

Bahir Dar University


         Bahir Dar University is now among the largest universities in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, with more than 35,000 students in its 57 undergraduate and 39 graduate programs.  Bahir Dar University has four colleges, three institutes, three f

Arba Minch University


Arba Minch University is a research university located in Arba Minch, Ethiopia, about 500 km south of Addis Ababa. Officially inaugurated in 2004, it is one of the top widely recognized universities in Ethiopia. Arba Minch University aspires to be a leading university in Ethiopia, a centre of excellence in the field of water resources in Africa and competitive in the world by 2020. Arba Minch University has a mission of offering relevant and quality education and training; conducting demand driven research and rendering accessible community services.

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Dilla University


The history of Dilla University can be traced back to the year 1996 with its name, Dilla College of teachers’ education and Health sciences. The then Dilla College constituted two faculties: Faculty of teachers’ Education and Faculty of Health Sciences. However, in 2001, the College was included in the then newly emerging University – Debub University. In 2004 Dilla College once again went through another phase and sprung in to a full- fledged University.

University of Gondar


The University of Gondar is one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia. Established in 1954 as a Public Health College and Training Center, the University has steadily grown and evolved into one of the top education institutions in the country today. As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, we look forward to a future as the country’s leading societal problem solving university.

Graduate School of Telecommunication & Information Technology (GSTIT)


The Graduate School of Telecommunications and Information Technology (GSTIT) is sponsored by the Ethiopian Telecommunication Corporation (ETC). GSTIT offers three postgraduate programs, namely, Telecom Engineering, Information Technology and Telecom Management.
GSTIT is intended to fill the gap for high level professionals demanded in the ICT sector in Ethiopia in particular and Eastern Africa in general. The graduates are expected to competently plan, organize, design, develop, operate, maintain and manage ICT infrastructure and ICT- based services.

Wollega University


Wollega University is one of the public higher educational institutions established at Nekemte in 2007. At present, the University runs 47 undergraduate and 5 graduate programs in three different campuses at Nekemte, Gimbi and Shambu towns. WU is an innovative institution and a pioneer University to introduce continuous assessment, student centered & active learning in the teaching-learning arena to revolutionaries the traditional methods of teaching by promoting the communicative teaching approach and fully implementing the continues assessment technique.

Hawassa University


Hawassa University (HU) was established at Hawassa in April 2000. Since 1976 the different colleges of HU had been operational starting with the college of Agriculture. The University has been formed by merging three colleges in Southern Ethiopia: Awassa College of Agriculture (ACA), Wondogenet College of Forestry and Dilla College of Teacher Education and Health Sciences.

Mekelle University


Mekelle University is found at the town of Mekelle in Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia, at a distance of 783 Kilometers from the Ethiopian capital. Mekelle Business College and Mekelle University College established the University in May 2000 by the Government of Ethiopia as an autonomous higher education institution. The two colleges have their own historical developments after beginning from scratch, and have also experienced exhausting ascends and descends, with voluminous relocations from place to place.

Haramaya University


Haramaya University (formerly known as Alemaya University) is one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia. It is located 5 km from Alemaya, a town in the Misraq Hararghe Zone, about 17 kilometers from the city of Harar and 40 kilometers from Dire Dawa. The university was founded with the help of Oklahoma State University (OSU), accepting its first students in 1954, and the new campus was opened in January 1958 by Emperor Haile Selassie.Haramaya University was promoted from a college within Addis Ababa University on May 27, 1985 to an independent university.

Jimma University


Jimma University (JU) is a public higher educational institution established in December 1999 by the amalgamation of Jimma College of Agriculture (founded in 1952), and Jimma Institute of Health Sciences (established in 1983).The two campuses are located in Jimma city 352 km southwest of Addis Ababa with an area of 167 hectares.

Addis Ababa University


Established in 1950, Addis Ababa University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in Ethiopia. The University has made a remarkable contribution to the country through provision of trained manpower, research and community services. The service it has rendered in the training of high level skilled manpower and professionals in various key areas of development is unprecedented, and yet shines everyday as it stood the only University for decades. Its role and impact in the country’s progress in various spheres of development is far-reaching.

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