Top 10 Best Universities in Ethiopia

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  1. The first on this list of best universities in Ethiopia is Addis Ababa University. Addis Ababa Institution, Ethiopia's oldest university, was established in 1950. Among the faculties where students can pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees are 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.


    Addis Ababa University is linked to many research institutes, including the Institute of Ethiopian Studies. Furthermore, students have the option of visiting one of thirteen other campuses. Twelve of these are in Addis Abeba, with the remaining one at Bishoftu, about 45 kilometers away.


    The main university library (John F. Kennedy Memorial Library) is on campus (at Sidist Kilo) and houses a significant collection of student study materials. For students who are interested in sports, there is also a sports center with playing fields and courts. There are also various clubs to join, as well as yearly tournaments where students can represent the institution.


    Addis Ababa University has established relationships with universities all over the world, participating in a variety of exchange activities such as academic exchanges, scientific research collaboration, and the opportunity for students to study abroad. The university wishes a cordial welcome to all of its students.


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    World rank: 1308

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Website: http://www.aau.edu.et/

    Addis Ababa University (photo: https://www.wikidata.org/)
    Addis Ababa University (photo: https://www.wikidata.org/)
    Addis Ababa University (photo: https://www.utoronto.ca/)
    Addis Ababa University (photo: https://www.utoronto.ca/)

  2. Jimma University was founded in the 1980s by the amalgamation of the Jimma Institute of Health Science and the Jimma College of Agriculture. Both universities were national leaders in their respective fields, and the merger allowed the two former specialty institutions to join to build a new, diverse, and development-oriented institution.


    Throughout the 1990s, Ethiopians were determined to overcome the country's significant development challenges.

    Such obstacles were experienced in all spheres of society and all locations. Given this, new institutions needed to be established in a way that would assist the country's growth. For the country's overall expansion, a well-conceived and adaptive higher education institutional development strategy was required.


    Several new higher education institutions were constructed across the country, while other ones were upgraded and expanded. More than any other institution of higher learning in the country, Jimma University exhibits program development and upgrading.


    Despite its location outside of the city, Jimma University has maintained an unequaled standard of education in the country. Jimma University has evolved into a hub of intellectual and academic activity, drawing thought leaders, inventors, educators, and leaders from all across the country.


    Because of the outstanding quality of each academic department, Jimma University has consistently been named the top public university in the country.


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    World rank:
    3185
    Location:
    Jimma, Ethiopia
    Website:
    https://www.ju.edu.et/

    Jimma University (photo: https://scholarship-positions.com/)
    Jimma University (photo: https://scholarship-positions.com/)
    Jimma University (photo: Ali Eftekhari)
    Jimma University (photo: Ali Eftekhari)
  3. Mekelle University (MU) is located 783 kilometers from Ethiopia's capital in the town of Mekelle in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia. The University was established in May 2000 as an autonomous higher education institution by the Government of Ethiopia by the merger of two earlier institutions, Mekelle Business College and Mekelle University College. It is known as one of the best universities in Ethiopia.


    Endayesus (main), Adihaqi, Ayder, Aynalem, and Kalamino are the five campuses of Mekelle University. The seven schools of MU offer undergraduate and graduate studies. Business and Economics, Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health Sciences, Law and Governance, Social Sciences and Languages (CSSL), and Veterinary Medicine are the colleges involved.


    The Mekelle University is well-known for its considerable research efforts in the subjects of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources. The drylands of Ethiopia (including arid, semi-arid, and sub-humid regions) account for roughly 70% of the total landmass and 46% of total arable land.


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    World rank
    : 4852
    Location
    : Mekelle, Ethiopia
    Website
    : https://mekelleuniversity.business.site/

    Mekelle University (photo: https://mekelleuniversity.business.site/)
    Mekelle University (photo: https://mekelleuniversity.business.site/)
    Mekelle University (photo: https://source.wustl.edu/)
    Mekelle University (photo: https://source.wustl.edu/)
  4. The fourth best university in Ethiopia is Hawassa University which was established in Hawassa in April 2000. Three southern Ethiopian colleges merged to form the university: Awassa College of Agriculture, Wondogenet College of Forestry, and Dilla College of Teacher Education and Health Sciences.


    The goal of Hawassa University is to promote knowledge, improve technology creation and transfer, foster successful entrepreneurship, and instill a responsible and democratic attitude through training, research, and public services, contributing to the growth of the nation. Since then, the university has grown in size by adding new schools, institutes and departments, programs, and research facilities.


    Hawassa University is currently expanding to increase its intake capacity. As part of this, the University got 61 hectares of land from the Yirgalem Town Administration and has begun building structures to expand existing programs and add new ones.


    Hawassa University is now a comprehensive university with various academic departments that provide all-around education, research, training, and community service.


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    World rank:
    4912
    Location:
    Awasa, Ethiopia
    Website:
    https://www.hu.edu.et/

    Hawassa University (photo: https://zeleke.org/)
    Hawassa University (photo: https://zeleke.org/)
    Hawassa University (photo: Hawassa University)
    Hawassa University (photo: Hawassa University)
  5. Bahir Dar University is Ethiopia's fifth-best university. It was established by the amalgamation of two earlier higher education institutions, the Bahir Dar Polytechnic and the Bahir Dar Teachers' College.


    The Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute, which has now expanded into Technology and Textile institutes, was established in 1963 as a consequence of technological collaboration between the Soviet Union and the Imperial Government of Ethiopia. The institute was a national leader in technician production.


    The Bahir Dar Teachers' College, formerly known as the Academy of Pedagogy, was established in 1972 as a result of 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 ultimate purpose of the institution was to educate multifunctional primary education professionals capable of applying primary education to rural life and development. Its specific targets include teacher trainers, supervisors, educational leaders, adult education organizers, and community development agents.


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    World rank
    : 5465
    Location:
    Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
    Website
    : https://www.bdu.edu.et/

    Bahir Dar University (photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/)
    Bahir Dar University (photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/)
    Bahir Dar University (photo: Beautiful Bahir Dar)
    Bahir Dar University (photo: Beautiful Bahir Dar)
  6. Next on this list is The University of Gondar which is located in Ethiopia's ancient town of Gondar. It is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious higher education institutions.


    The University of Gondar was founded in 1954 as a Public Health College and Training Center by the Imperial Ethiopian government, WHO, the United States Operation Mission in Ethiopia, and UNICEF (PHC & TC). The PHC & TC quickly established itself as a pioneer center for public health practice, serving as a vital supply of Ethiopian health professionals in response to the pressing health demands of the 1940s and 1950s. It is still Ethiopia's oldest medical school.


    As a result of the rapid development of the higher education market, it was relaunched as a full-fledged university in 2004.

    The University of Gondar is a forerunner in the country's industry transformational dynamics. Since its beginning 60 years ago, the University has established a strong foundation for community service by producing great graduates and offering services in health care, environmental protection and rural development, computational sciences, and engineering.


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    World rank:
    5761
    Location:
    Gondar, Ethiopia
    Website: https://ugondar.academia.edu/

    University of Gondar (photo: https://scholarship-positions.com/)
    University of Gondar (photo: https://scholarship-positions.com/)
    University of Gondar (photo: https://u.osu.edu/)
    University of Gondar (photo: https://u.osu.edu/)
  7. Haramaya University, formerly known as Alemaya University, was established in 1954 on the initiative of Emperor Haile Selassie to modernize Ethiopian agriculture in particular and education in general through the establishment of an agricultural college and training programs. The institution was established in its current location at the request of the Emperor.

    Until 1963, Oklahoma State University was given the authority to build and manage the university. In terms of study disciplines and facilities, the university has expanded substantially in recent years.


    Haramaya University is a well-known and renowned institution in Ethiopia. The University has educated many people who have contributed to the improvement and development of the world. Professor Gebisa Ejeta is a recent example, having received the World Food Prize, which many regards to be agriculture's Nobel Prize.


    Haramaya University has served as a storehouse of knowledge for many other minds who have made it their mission to help humanity and enhance our world.


    It aspires to be regarded nationally and internationally for excellence in learning, teaching, research, and community participation as one of Ethiopia's first and oldest institutions of higher learning. The university is not only a fantastic place to spend fantastic student years, but it is also a place where students may grow intellectually and receive a degree that is recognized by corporations all over the world.


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    World rank:
    6105
    Location:
    Haramaya, Ethiopia
    Website:
    https://www.haramaya.edu.et/

    Haramaya University (photo: https://ethiopianadventure.wordpress.com/)
    Haramaya University (photo: https://ethiopianadventure.wordpress.com/)
    Haramaya University (photo: 198TILG Publishing Marketplace)
    Haramaya University (photo: 198TILG Publishing Marketplace)
  8. Arba Minch University is one of the most famous and also is the eighth-best university in Ethiopia. It is located in Ethiopia's southern region. The University was founded in 1986 as the Arba Minch Water Technology Institute (AWTI), and it is still considered a water technology center of excellence in Eastern Africa.


    Arba Minch Institute of Technology, College of Agriculture, College of Business and Economics, College of Natural Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, and College of Social Sciences and Humanities are all part of Arba Minch University, which was formed in June 2004.


    Arba Minch University offers 74 undergraduate programs, 83 graduate degrees, and 13 Ph.D. programs. AMU consists of two institutions, five colleges, and three schools scattered across six campuses: the Main Campus, Abaya Campus, Chamo Campus, Kulfo Campus, Nech Sar Campus, and Sawla Campus.


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    World rank:
    7425
    Location:
    Arba Minch, Ethiopia
    Website:
    https://www.amu.edu.et/

    Arba Minch University (photo:  Arba Minch University Alumni)
    Arba Minch University (photo: Arba Minch University Alumni)
    Arba Minch University (photo: https://www.rocapply.com/)
    Arba Minch University (photo: https://www.rocapply.com/)
  9. Adama Science and Technology University includes campuses in the towns of Adama, Asella, and Debre Zeyit, as well as Addis Abeba (Winget campus). The Nazareth Technical College (NTC) was formed in 1993 and was later renamed Nazareth College of Technical Teacher Education (NCTTE) until 2003, specializing in the training of technical teachers.

    The same school was raised to the university level in 2006, creating Adama University (AU). After five years, the university was renamed Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU).


    Adama Science and Technology University is currently divided into two towns: Adama, which acts as the main campus, and Asella, which contains the Schools of Agriculture and Health Sciences, respectively.


    Beginning in 2011, the institution embarked on a new phase of development fit for the country's context. It has reorganized its schools and is currently constructing new institutions to supplement the existing ones to boost educational quality.

    The number of academic institutions has now risen to seven, with a separate school established to handle all postgraduate degrees.


    ASTU strives to be Ethiopia's first choice and one of Africa's recognized institutions devoted to excellence in applied sciences and technology, and has passed a Five-Year Strategic Plan and Senate Legislation to help it realize its vision: ASTU strives to be Ethiopia's first choice and one of Africa's recognized institutions devoted to excellence in applied sciences and technology. To make this aim a reality, the university community is attempting to combine the real world with academics.


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    World rank:
    8003
    Location
    : Adama, Ethiopia
    Website:
    https://www.astu.edu.et/

    Adama Science and Technology University (photo: Adama Science and Technology University)
    Adama Science and Technology University (photo: Adama Science and Technology University)
    Adama Science and Technology University (photo: https://enzine.skku.edu/)
    Adama Science and Technology University (photo: https://enzine.skku.edu/)
  10. Debre Markos University (DMU) is a research university that is open to the public. DMU lies in a region blessed with ideal weather and abundant natural resources, such as the Choke Mountains water-shade, which contains six separate agro-ecology zones within a 50 km (31 mi) radius and is the source of multiple Nile tributaries, and the Upper Blue Nile Gorge.


    Debre Markos University was established in January 2005. DMU began the teaching-learning process two years later with 760 regular students, 53 academic and 34 support personnel, and 21 contract employees, and the name Debre Markos University was formally revealed.


    Debre Markos University presently has 51 undergraduate programs, 47 postgraduate programs, and two Ph.D. programs available in regular, continuing, and distance education. These programs are available at three campuses: the Debre Markos main campus, the Burie campus in Burie, and the Bichena campus in Bichena.


    The university currently has three campuses, five colleges, two schools, and three institutes. The University is divided into nine colleges, institutes, and schools: the College of Social Science and Humanity, Natural and Computational Science, Business and Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health Science, the Debre Markos Institute of Technology, Law, Medicine, and the Institute of Land Administration.


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    World rank:
    8507
    Location:
    Debre Markos, Ethiopia
    Website: http://www.dmu.edu.et/

    Debre Markos University (photo: https://jelford.wordpress.com/)
    Debre Markos University (photo: https://jelford.wordpress.com/)
    Debre Markos University (photo: Youtube)
    Debre Markos University (photo: Youtube)



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