Universities in Africa

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. For many years the university had been limited to only an agricultural curriculum, but in 1996 the university was given permission to open other faculties and departments.

Colleges and faculties:
 College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
 College of Business and Economics
 College of Computing and Informatics
 College of Continuing and Distance Education
 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
 College of Health Sciences
 College of Law
 College of Medical Sciences
 College of Natural and Computational Sciences
 College of Social Sciences and Humanities
 College of Veterinary Medicine
 Institute of Technology
 Institute of Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Studies

University Info

PO Box 138, Dire Dawa
+251 (25) 553 0319
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