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Addis Ababa University

3.7 out of 5 (591 ratings / 469 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.

Bachelor'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

At present the University has 10 colleges, 4 institutes that run both teaching and research, and 6 research institutes that predominantly conduct research. Within these academic units, there are 55 departments, 12 centers, 12 schools, and 2 teaching hospitals.

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

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
553 65
2020
618 111
2019
729
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
801
2019
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2018
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

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

The mission of the ICT Directorate is to play a major enabling role in strengthening the operational missions of the University, namely learning-teaching, research and innovation, community engagements, institutional development and administrations.

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;

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am 3rd year university student in Addis Ababa university...

Technical efficiency of wheat in smallscale
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I have Woreda research on technical efficiency of wheat in amalli scale farmers

Art and Science through Architecture
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In Addis Ababa Science and Technology University we link art, architecture, and the abundance of modern works in the city of addis, to give an innovative, imaginative, and civic-minded perspective . With travel to architecturally significant areas of the globe via our Nomadic Studio, available fellowships, and a focus on visual design.

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