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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Building the basis for development
Affiliated to: AAU; IUCEA
Established: 1954
No of Students: 32,000
President: Dr. Jemal Yousuf Hassen
Campuses: Hawaraya; Harar
Ranking: 5th in Ethiopia (Webometrics)
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Haramaya University (HU) is a public research university in Haramaya, Oromia, Ethiopia, approximately 510 kilometres east of Addis Ababa. Haramaya University is one of the oldest higher learning institutions in Ethiopia. It has gone through over 60 decades of change and progress, starting out as an Imperial Ethiopian College of Agricultural and Mechanical of Arts (IECAMA) in the early 1950s in a bid to modernise Ethiopia’s agriculture throug.. more

Haramaya University (HU) is a public research university in Haramaya, Oromia, Ethiopia, approximately 510 kilometres east of Addis Ababa. Haramaya University is one of the oldest higher learning institutions in Ethiopia. It has gone through over 60 decades of change and progress, starting out as an Imperial Ethiopian College of Agricultural and Mechanical of Arts (IECAMA) in the early 1950s in a bid to modernise Ethiopia’s agriculture through the production of trained manpower and pragmatic research and extension programs. The governments of Ethiopia and the United States of America signed an Agreement in 1952 that saw the creation of the Jimma Agricultural Technical School while waiting to fully establish IECAMA. This agreement gave Oklahoma State University (OSU) a mandate to manage the college. IECAMA was finally launched in 1954, and it remained under control of OSU until 1968, following the contractual termination of Oklahoma State University. The College then became a chartered member of Haile Selassie I University (now Addis Ababa University). Over the years the college grew in size and status, becoming a University of Agriculture in 1985. In 2006 its name was changed to Haramaya University. It currently counts two campuses in Hawaraya and Harar.

Hawaraya University ranks 6th on Webometrics’ ranking of Ethiopian universities. It is primarily a research university and has been such since its creation in 1954. The university has developed and released a considerable number of technologies. It has also been disseminating the generated technologies and knowledge to end users in partnership with a number of local, national, and international stakeholders. The Research Affairs Office has divided the main areas of research into Poverty and Environmental Sustainability; Human Health, Nutrition and Welfare; Energy, Engineering, and Information Technologies; Human and Social Development; Institutions, Innovation Systems, and Economic Development; and Basic Sciences Research. It is funded by organisms like the World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, European Union, CDC, WHO, and USAID. Current admission figures show over 30000 enrolled students, with over 24000 undergraduate students and 6000 postgraduate students. The university has 1,760 academic and 5,236 administrative staff members, for a total of almost 7000.

Haramaya University counts a number of facilities and services that contribute to a conducive academic and research environment. For example, the university provides various research facilities to researchers. These include, among others, its various research stations spread over diverse geographical areas and research specialties (Rare Crops Research Station, Haramaya Animal Sciences Research Station, Babile Lowland Crops Research Station, Berkele Tropical Fruits Research Station, Erer Camel Research Station, Fedis Research Station, Hirna Crops Research Station, Gurawa Research Station, Dire Dawa Tony Farm Fruits Research Station, and Kersa Demographic Surveillance System). The Research Affairs Office is in charge of cooperating these services and facilities offered to researchers. In addition, the university disseminates its research findings through several journals like East African Journal of Sciences, East African Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences, East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, East African Journal of Animal and Veterinary and Animal Sciences; and Haramaya Law Review. Notable alumni from the university include Gebisa Ejeta (geneticist and Professor) Siraj Fegessa (Ethiopian minister of transportation). Gedu Andargachew, former president of the Amhara region, received an honorary doctorate degree from the university.

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College of Agriculture and Environmental Science (CAES)

  • School of Animal and Range Science
  • School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
  • School of Plant Sciences
  • School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extensi.. more

College of Agriculture and Environmental Science (CAES)

  • School of Animal and Range Science
  • School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
  • School of Plant Sciences
  • School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension

College of Business and Economics (CBE)

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Cooperatives
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Public Administration and Development Management

College of Computing and Informatics

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information System
  • Department of Information Science
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Software Engineering
  • Department of Statics

College of Education and Behavioural Science

  • Department of Pedagogy
  • Department of Special Needs
  • Department of Educational Planning and Management
  • English Language Improvement Centre

 

College of Law

 

College of Health and Medical Sciences

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Public Health
  • Department of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Science

 

College of Natural and Computational Science

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Biology
  • Sports Science Academy

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • School of Foreign Language Studies
  • Department of History and Heritage Management
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Department of Afan Oromo, Literatures and communication
  • Department of Gender and Development Studies
  • Department of Sociology

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Department of Veterinary Pathology and Parasitology
  • Department of Veterinary Epidemiology, Microbiology and Public Health
  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies
  • Community Service (Outreach Veterinary Medicine)
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Admission to Regular Undergraduate Programs
Admission to the regular undergraduate degree programs of HU may be granted by the University to a candidate who fulfils the requirements specified under any one or more of the following six eligibility categories:
Admission of Preparatory Education Completes
Applicants who have.. more

Admission to Regular Undergraduate Programs
Admission to the regular undergraduate degree programs of HU may be granted by the University to a candidate who fulfils the requirements specified under any one or more of the following six eligibility categories:
Admission of Preparatory Education Completes
Applicants who have successfully completed their preparatory education and passed the University Entrance Examination.
Admission of Students with Foreign Examination Results
• Students with General Certificate of Education,
• Cambridge Overseas Examination,
• West African School Certificate,
• The Oxford Examination or other examinations of equivalent standard assessed by Recruitment and Admission Committee (RAC),
• And who passed the University Entrance Examination.
Admission to the Continuing and Distance Education Programs
Continuing Education Program

**Admission to all undergraduate programs of the Faculty of the Continuing and Distance Education (Continuing Education, Distance Education and Summer In-Service Program) is processed by the respective colleges/faculties and is granted by RAC.
Eligible applicants to the Continuing Education Program of HU may fall into any one of the following four categories.

A) Preparatory Education Completes
♦ Applicants who have successfully completed ten-plus-two/three (10 + 2/3) preparatory school education, pass the COC exam and has two years related work experience.
♦ Pass the University Entrance Examination.
♦ Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.
B) Upgrading Applicants
♦ Applicants who have ESLCE result of 2.00 and above,
♦ Applicants with a diploma and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 upon graduation from an accredited higher learning institution of a similar program.
♦ Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.

Summer In-Service Program
Eligible applicants to the Summer In-Service Program of HU may fall into any one of the following four categories.
A) Preparatory Education Completes
♦ Applicants who have successfully completed ten-plus-two/three (10 + 2/3) preparatory school education, pass the COC exam and has two years related work experience
♦ Pass the University Entrance Examination, and
♦ Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.
B) Upgrading Applicants
♦ Applicants who have ESLCE result of 2.00 and above,
♦ Applicants with a diploma and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 upon graduation from an accredited higher learning institution of a similar program.
♦ Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.

Distance Education Program
Eligible applicants to the Distance Education Program of HU may fall into any one of the following three categories.
A) Preparatory Education Completes
♦ Applicants who have successfully completed ten-plus-two (10 + 2) preparatory school education
♦ Passed the University Entrance Examination, and
♦ Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.
B) Upgrading Applicants
♦ Applicants who have ESLCE result of 2.00 and above,
♦ Applicants with diploma (10 + 2 or 10 + 3) and a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 upon graduation from an accredited higher learning institution of a similar program.
♦ Sign an agreement to pay tuition and related fees to the University.

Graduate Programme
M.Sc. Programmes
The candidate must have completed the academic requirements of the Bachelor’s degree with:
♦ A CGPA of 2.00 or more at Haramaya University or an academic achievement comparable to the one stated above at any other recognized Institution of Higher learning
♦ The candidate must be supported by, at least, three letters of recommendation from the candidate’s undergraduate instructors, employers and/or professional associations
♦ Where applicable, candidates for graduate studies shall present evidence of support from their respective sponsoring organizations for their salary, travel costs, and the cost of their thesis research projects.
♦ A minimum of three graduate students should be admitted to a program in order to run a graduate program in any one of the Departments in the University.
♦ Anyone who wants to join the graduate program should be less than 40 years old. However, for pedagogical reasons or special requirements of the field of study, the Department Graduate Committee (DGC) may set appropriate (higher) age limits subject to the approval of the Council of Graduate Studies.

Special Admission
♦ A candidate who has had a diploma in a subject with an outstanding CGPA, of 3.5 and above, rich experience and passes the entrance examination may be considered for admission provided that he/she takes an additional course from the undergraduate program as determined by the council of graduate studies. In this case, the candidate will have to take courses for a minimum of three semesters.

PhD Programs
♦ Master of Science degree in the selected field of study or other related sciences or an equivalent Degree from an accredited university.
♦ At least one Letter of recommendation from Graduate School attended and employer/sponsor.
♦ Statement of motivation.
♦ Letter of Certification of financial support.
♦ Duration 3-4 years of full-time study.

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Haramaya is a town in East-Central Ethiopia, located in the Mistaq Hararghe Zone of the Oromia region. Haramaya is 10km west of Harar, on the road to Dire Dawa.

Harar is a walled city in Ethiopia. It is the capital of East Hararghe and part if the Oromio region. Probably founded in the 7th century AD by immigrants from Hadramawt in southern Arabia, Harar became the capital of the Muslim .. more

Haramaya is a town in East-Central Ethiopia, located in the Mistaq Hararghe Zone of the Oromia region. Haramaya is 10km west of Harar, on the road to Dire Dawa.

Harar is a walled city in Ethiopia. It is the capital of East Hararghe and part if the Oromio region. Probably founded in the 7th century AD by immigrants from Hadramawt in southern Arabia, Harar became the capital of the Muslim state of Adal. Conflict with Christian Ethiopians and the Oromo, however, forced the removal of the capital in 1577 to the Aussa desert. Sir Richard Burton, the first European visitor, described the city of Harar in First Footsteps in East Africa (1856), and the French poet Arthur Rimbaud lived there (1880–91) as a trader in arms and ammunition. Occupied by the Egyptians between 1875 and 1885 Harar was conquered in 1887 by Menelik II, king of Shewa and afterwards emperor of Ethiopia. Ras Makonnen was then appointed the governor of Harar province, and in 1910 his son, the future emperor Haile Selassie I, assumed the governorship.
The city was captured by Italian troops during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War in May 1937, but allied troops recaptured it in 1941. Following the conclusion of the Anglo-Ethiopian Agreement in 1944, the government of the United Kingdom were granted permission to establish a consulate in Harar, although the British refused to reciprocate by allowing an Ethiopian one at Hargeisa. After numerous reports of British activities in the Haud that violated the London Agreement of 1954, the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered the consulate closed March 1960. In 1995 the city became an Ethiopian region in its own right. The climate of Harar is a subtropical highland climate. Rain falls between March and October with a peak in August, whilst November to February is usually dry. Average temperatures go from 13.3 degrees to 25.5 degrees Celsius. The total population is about 151977. Harar’s trading activities, eclipsed by those of Dire Dawa in the 20th century, are now limited for the most part to coffee and grain distribution. Local, diversified agriculture is supplemented by oilseed pressing and the processing of sansevieria fibre. Basket weaving is a commercially important craft, as is the production of silver jewellery.

Modern Harar surrounds the old capital, which is Ethiopia’s only walled city. The ancient walls, with six gates, enclose a crowded Muslim town with alleyways that wind to a central marketplace. Harar is considered the fourth city of Islam. Outside the walls, the city spreads across the plateau and is characterized by northern Ethiopian and European architecture. Because of ritual differences in slaughtering, separate Muslim and Christian marketplaces are maintained. The Harar Military Academy is situated in the town. A wildlife refuge is located to the south as well. Notable buildings include Medhane Alem Cathedral, the house of Ras Mekonnen, the house of Arthur Rimbaud, the sixteenth century Jami Mosque and historic Great Five Gates of Harar. The Haramaya University of Agriculture is located nearby as well; making it a suitable location for students considering an education at the university.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Building the basis for development
Affiliated to: AAU; IUCEA
Established: 1954
No of Students: 32,000
President: Dr. Jemal Yousuf Hassen
Campuses: Hawaraya; Harar
Ranking: 5th in Ethiopia (Webometrics)
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