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Addis Ababa University joins GALA

Addis Ababa University joins GALA

Addis Ababa University, founded in 1950, is Ethiopia’s oldest university. It ranks first among 33 Ethiopian higher education institutions accredited by the Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency and has a current enrolment of over 52,000 students. With the motto: ‘seek knowledge, elevate your intellect and serve humanity’ – the University comprises 10 colleges, 12 research and teaching institutes 12 schools and 14 faculties. The language instruction on many courses is English.

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Colleges:

1.College of Social Sciences

2.College of Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism and communication

3.College of Development Studies

4.College of Business and Economics

5.College of Law and Governance Studies

6.College of Education and Behavioral Studies

7.College of Natural and Computational Sciences

8.Skunder Boghossian College of Performing and Visual Arts

9.College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture

10.College of Health Sciences

Research and Teaching Institutes:

1.Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures

2.Addis Ababa Institute of Technology

3.Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology

4.Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development

5.Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources

6.Institute of Biotechnology

7.Institute of Educational Research

8.Institute of Ethiopian Studies

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(Above: Institute of Ethiopian Studies, housed in a former palace of Haile Selassie)

9.Institute of Geophysics, Space Science and Astronomy

10.Institute of Peace and Security Studies

11.Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures

12.Horn of Africa Regional Center and Environment Network

Schools:

1.Alle School of Fine Arts and Design

2.School of Allied Health Sciences

3.School of Commerce

4.School of Earth and Planetary Sciences

5.School of Information Science

6.School of Journalism and Communications

7.School of Medicine

8.School of Pharmacy

9.School of Public Health

10.School of Social Work

11.Yared School of Music

12.Yoftahe Nigussie School of Theatrical Arts

Faculties:

1. Addis Ababa Institute of Technology

2. Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center Architecture, Building Construction & City Development

3. Law and Governance Studies Business and Economics

4. Natural Sciences Development Studies

5. Peace and Security Studies Education and Behavioral Studies

6. Performing and Visual Arts Health Sciences

7. Social Sciences Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism & Communication

8. Veterinary Medicine & Agriculture Links to research institutes can be found here:

9. Academy of Ethiopian Languages & Cultures

10. Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology

11. Biotechnology

12. Development and Policy Research

13. Educational Research

14. Ethiopian Studies

15. Geophysics, Space Science and Astronomy

16. Water Resources

Addis Ababa University has had a longstanding partnership with Bath Spa University, including a successful multi-partner Horizon 2020 bid (Horizon 2020, Project ID: 734596, EUR 1, 107, 000) exploring Slavery in Africa: a dialogue between Europe and Africa with both Bath Spa University and Addis Ababa University as part of this consortium.

In June 2018 Professor John Strachan, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of GALA and Dr Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus, Associate Academic Director of GALA met with colleagues at the University of Addis Ababa to explore further opportunities for collaborative research, teaching and staff and student mobility between Universities, and across the GALA network.

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Above, from left to right: Etubdink Biru, External relations (University of Addis Ababa), Dr. Ahmed Hassen, Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) (University of Addis Ababa), Dr. Demeke Achiso, Director of External Relations, Partnerships and Communications, (University of Addis Ababa), Wondwossen Bogale, Director of University Industry Linkage(University of Addis Ababa), Dr Professor Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus (Professor of Teaching, Learning and Psychology, Associate Academic Director of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts, Chair of Global Citizenship (Bath Spa University), Prof. John Strachan, Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts (Bath Spa University), Prof. Zerihun Woldu, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer (University of Addis Ababa), Dr. Hailu, Dean for College of Humanities, Language studies, Journalism and Communication (University of Addis Ababa), Mebrat Melaku, Team leader of External Relations (University of Addis Ababa).

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Above, from left to right: Prof. Zerihun Woldu, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer (University of Addis Ababa), Dr. Demeke Achiso, Director of External Relations, Partnerships and Communications, (University of Addis Ababa), Professor Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus (Professor of Teaching, Learning and Psychology, Associate Academic Director of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts, Chair of Global Citizenship (Bath Spa University), Prof. John Strachan, Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts (Bath Spa University), Wondwossen Bogale, Director of University Industry Linkage (University of Addis Ababa).

http://www.aau.edu.et/blog/delegates-from-bath-spa-university-visit-aau/

By unanimous vote, Addis Ababa University was elected as a member of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts at the Governance meeting Chaired by the Vice Chancellor of Bath University, Professor Sue Rigby, alongside four other African Universities, including, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (Kenya), Witwatersrand University (South Africa) and the University of Namibia (Namibia).

In November, 2018, the Chair of the Board of Governors at Bath Spa University, Terence Jagger, and the President of Addis Ababa University, Professor Tassew Woldehanna exchanged an MOU agreement of Institutional Co-operation and Support to promote: Visiting faculty and staff; Joint research, service and entrepreneurial activity; Exchanges of information and material; Joint initiatives in research funding; and Joint participation in the Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA).

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Above: The President of Addis Ababa University, Professor Tassew Woldehanna, and the the Chair of the Board of Governors at Bath Spa University, Terence Jagger signing MOUs.

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Above: The President of Addis Ababa University, Professor Tassew Woldehanna, and the the Chair of the Board of Governors at Bath Spa University, Terence Jagger exchanging MOUs.

The Chair of the Board of Governors also presented the president with a Certificate of membership to the Global Academy of Liberal Arts.

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Above from left to right: Professor Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus, Professor Woldu Zerihun, Terence Jagger, Professor Tassew Woldehanna, and Professor John Strachan.

http://www.aau.edu.et/blog/aau-bath-spa-university-sign-an-agreement/

 

 

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