Established in September 1993, Adama University was the first institute in Ethiopia to offer degree programs for technical teachers. Formerly it was known as Nazareth Technical College and Nazareth College of Technical Teachers Education. The university adopted its current name on July 9, 2005. It’s known by the name of AU.
Adama University is a university with a branch in Adama city and a branch in Asella city, Oromia Region, Ethiopia.
Four fundamental objectives set by the governmental authorities together form the basis of the Adama University Development Framework
1. Adama University shall become a model university for Ethiopia emphasizing economic development and university-enterprise cooperation according to the German paradigm.
2. Adama University shall become a model university for excellence in teaching, learning and applied research.
3. Adama University shall be attractive in international university partnerships and networks.
4. Adama University shall be the center of vocational teacher education in Ethiopia.
Adama University’s Science Schools
The schools of Adama University carry out their mission in favor of the community and economy. They combine their energy and concentrate their effort so that together they best match needs of economy and best support economic development of the Adama region and Ethiopia as a whole.
Six schools constitute Adama University.
• School of Agriculture (SoA)
• School of Business (SoB)
• School of Engineering and Information Technologies (SoE)
• School of Health (SoH)
• School of Humanities and Natural Sciences (SHN)
• School of Pedagogic and Vocational Teacher Education (SoP)
School of Engineering and Information Technologies (Adama Campus)
According to model A of the setting-up frame work, school of Engineering & Information Technologies replaced the former two faculties; faculty of technology & faculty of Informatics with the following departments as sub-unit
• Chemical engineering (New)
• Civil Engineering & Architecture
• Electrical engineering
• Information technologies
• Mechanical engineering
• Wood technology
The school will deliver an applied, value based student centered learning experience that produces well rounded innovative engineers & technology leaders with the skills, passion, and courage to make a difference. Core educational values include team work ability with individuals from different disciplines and culture, and to consider their work from regional & national perspective.
The school of engineering and information technologies seeks:
• To produce graduates who are responsible leaders, think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance technology transfer and progress.
• To develop individual who combine carrier competency with intellectual curiosity.
In addition to excellence in teaching, the school of engineering must also develop research programs where students will be engaged in the experience. Currently around 3858 students pursue degrees in undergraduate and 140 students in post graduate programs.
Adama University has dormitories and cafes for its regular students. A maximum of 6 students share a dorm. Students give names like “Sawa”, “Kereyu” and “Penta”(“tefatet”) for their dormitories which is a bit funny as a matter of fact.
Apart from academic lives, AU is a place to have a fun and unforgettable memories of social life. As a tradition, most departments have a trend of celebrating half-life when they completed half of their stays in Adama and will have many get together moments before the half-life.
Amphi, an ideal location to have fun, is a place where many students usually gather for watching live sport events like football games and mass celebration events like nations and nationalities day.
What makes Adama U. very unique is the fact that all students have an access to Internet whenever they want to. Local area Internet is available in all of the 4 libraries (Technology, Computer science and IT, Social, Humanities and Natural Science libraries) plus wireless connection is available in most areas of the campus and even in some part of dormitories. This helps us in becoming better of updating ourselves with various current issues of the world and be International students. The students also spent their leisure time enjoying entertainments via Internet.
Chapter Secretary: Tsega Fantahun