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Addis Ababa University

3.9 out of 5 (121 ratings / 97 reviews) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University (AAU), which was established in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa (UCAA), is the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. Since its inception, the University has been the leading center in teaching-learning, research and community services.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)

About

History

Addis Ababa University (AAU), which was established in 1950 as the University College of Addis Ababa (UCAA), is the oldest and the largest higher learning and research institution in Ethiopia. Since its inception, the University has been the leading center in teaching-learning, research and community services.

Education

Beginning with enrollment capacity of 33 students in 1950, AAU now has 48,673 students (33,940 undergraduate, 13,000 Master’s and 1733 PhD students) and 6043 staff (2,408 academics and 3,635 support staff). In its 14 campuses, the University runs 70 undergraduate and 293 graduate programs (72 PhD and 221 Masters), and various specializations in Health Sciences.

Research

Taking into account the reform in the University, coupled with the responsibility entrusted to the institution by the Government, AAU has recently welcomed a new vision of becoming a pre-eminent research university in Africa. As a result, research has been given a new organizational platform under a new direction and new set of policy framework. The change at AAU underscores that research should proactively respond to the national demand of generating and disseminating new knowledge and technology, strengthening and developing the capacity of students in contemporary science and technology.

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University Ranking

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2020
618 111
2019
729 56
2018
785
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Services

Student services

Addis Ababa University’s mission is to produce competent graduates, provide need-based community service and produce problem-solving research outputs through innovative and creative education, research and consultancy service to foster social and economic development of the country.

Library services

The main university library is the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, which was opened in August 1969. It is located on the Main Campus (at Sidist Kilo). It primarily holds library materials on humanities and social sciences and serves almost all the University community and registered external users.

ICT services

Globalization and technological changes have accelerated in tandem over the past several years and have created a new global economy “powered by technology, fueled by information and driven by knowledge.”

Student Life

Sports facilities

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all students who are interested in participating in Extracurricular Activities and Sports are given a fair opportunity to do so. This policy is largely aimed at:

  • developing useful new capabilities in students that can lead to extension of career opportunities;
  • developing student initiatives and providing opportunities for exercising responsibilities;
  • advancing students’ leadership capabilities and good organizational skills;
  • enhancing the social skills of students through building interpersonal skills;
  • enabling students to explore a wider range of individual interests that might be available in the regular program;

Accreditation

Addis Ababa University aspires to be ranked among the top ten pre-eminent African graduate and research universities in 2023.

Student Reviews

Like a volcano forcing out of Earth,I would like to study at standard and show my worth.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Studying in AAu is good, out of all studying in night at the library is best ,whereas studying at day or out if library did not work for me.

I want to be skillful Veterinarian
Gebianesh Beyene Aredo rated 4 out of 5 stars

Veterinary medicine is relatively intact field in our country. I am very glad to specialize in it. But the major problem is I am not skillful with the degree I want, because the are missing facility in our country in order to do laboratory works as we want. I have great passion to be skillful veterinarian with getting the chance of experience share from developed...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Bacharel course of Environmental Management in the State of Parana Federal University is very holistic encompassing not only the ecologic part of the environment but also the social and economic, aiming to a totalizing comprehension of the local, and resulting in betters ways of decisions-making. Plus the parallel experiences during the years of study in seminars,...

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