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Top 5 best universities in Ethiopia 2022

Rankings of universities in Ethiopia 2022

1. Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa University

Addis Ababa Institution, located in Ethiopia, was founded in 1950, making it the country’s oldest university.

Biological engineering, social sciences, humanities, language studies, journalism and communication, development studies, business and economics, law and governance studies, education and behavioral studies, natural and computational sciences, veterinary medicine and agriculture, and health science are among the faculties where students can pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

Furthermore, the university is affiliated with various research institutions, including the Institute of Ethiopian Studies. Moreover, students can visit one of 13 different campuses. Twelve of these are in Addis Abeba, and one is around 45 kilometers distant in Bishoftu.

The main university library (John F. Kennedy Memorial Library) is located on campus (at Sidist Kilo), and it houses a large collection of study materials for students. There is also a sports facility with playing fields and courts for students who are interested in sports. There are also several clubs to join and yearly tournaments in which students can represent the institution.

The institution has developed links with universities all over the globe, participating in numerous exchange activities such as academic exchanges, scientific research collaboration, and the possibility for students to study abroad. The institution extends a warm welcome to its students.

2. University of Gondar

The University of Gondar was founded in 1954 as a health sciences faculty. The University of Gondar, located in the ancient town of Gondar, Ethiopia, is one of the country’s oldest and most well-established higher education institutions. 

In 1954, the Imperial Ethiopian government, WHO, the United States Operation Mission in Ethiopia, and UNICEF collaborated to create our university as a Public Health College and Training Center (PHC & TC). 

The PHC & TC rapidly became established as a pioneer center for public health practice, acting as a vital source of Ethiopia’s health professionals, dictated by the pressing health demands that existed in the 1940s and 1950s. It is still Ethiopia’s oldest medical training facility.

It was relaunched as a full-fledged university in 2004 as a result of the fast development of the higher education industry. 

The University is a forerunner in the country’s transformational dynamics of the industry. Since its inception 60 years ago, the University has built a solid basis for serving the community by producing excellent graduates and providing services in health care, environmental protection and rural development, computational sciences and engineering.

3. Mekelle University

Mekelle University

Mekelle University (MU) is located in the town of Mekelle in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia, 783 kilometers from Ethiopia’s capital.

The merging of two former institutions, Mekelle Business College and Mekelle University College, formed the University in May 2000 as an autonomous higher education institution by the Government of Ethiopia.

​​MU has 5 campuses, namely, Endayesus (main), Adihaqi, Ayder, Aynalem and Kalamino. MU’s seven colleges offer undergraduate and post-graduate programs. These colleges are: Business and Economics, Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health Sciences, Law and Governance, Social Sciences and Languages (CSSL), and Veterinary Medicine. 

MU is well-known for its significant research efforts in the fields of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources. In Ethiopia, the drylands (including arid, semi-arid, and sub-humid regions) account for around 70% of total land mass and 46% of total arable land.

4. Bahir Dar University

Bahir Dar University was formed by the merger of two previous higher education institutions, the Bahir Dar Polytechnic and the Bahir Dar Teachers’ College.

The Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute, which has now evolved into Technology and Textile institutes, was founded in 1963 as a result of technical collaboration between the Government of the Soviet Union and the Imperial Government of Ethiopia. The institute was a national leader in the production of technicians.

The Bahir Dar Teachers’ College, formerly known as the Academy of Pedagogy, was founded in 1972 by a tripartite agreement between the Imperial Government of Ethiopia, UNESCO, and UNDP, and began operations the following year under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Fine Arts.

The university’s overarching goal was to create multifunctional primary education professionals capable of applying primary education to rural life and development. Its particular goals include training for primary school teacher trainers, supervisors, educational leaders, adult education organizers, and community development agents.

5. Wollo University

Wollo University is located at Dessie in the Amhara region of South Wollo, Ethiopia, and is one of the recently founded universities in 2005. The University has two campuses, one at Dessie and the other at Kombolcha towns.–ethiopia

By Chala Dandessa

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