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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Committed to serve our country
Affiliated to: AAU; IUCEA
Established: 1954
No of Students: 46,000
President: Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn
Website: http://www.uog.edu.et/
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The University of Gondar is a public university located in Gondar, Ethiopia. It is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country. it was founded in 1954 as a Public Health College and Training Centre in a joint effort between the Imperial Ethiopian government, WHO, United States Operation Mission to Ethiopia, and UNICEF. The pressing health concerns in 1954 prompted the establishment of the Public Health College. As a result, .. more

The University of Gondar is a public university located in Gondar, Ethiopia. It is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the country. it was founded in 1954 as a Public Health College and Training Centre in a joint effort between the Imperial Ethiopian government, WHO, United States Operation Mission to Ethiopia, and UNICEF. The pressing health concerns in 1954 prompted the establishment of the Public Health College. As a result, the public health college played a significant role in improving public health in Gondar over the following years. One of the results of signing a new treaty between the United States and Ethiopia in June 1960 was the upgrade of the Public Health College to full college status. The Public Health College was made a part of the then Haile Selassie University when it received the responsibility for all higher education in the country. While remaining part of that university, Gondar College was reorganized with the help of Karl Marx University in East Germany in 1978. in 1992, the College regained its autonomy. The subsequent creation of a Faculty of Management Science and Economics, a Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and a Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences enabled the college to grow into University College in 2003; the following year the institution was renamed the University of Gondar. It has four functioning campuses.

The University of Gondar is ranked 5th in Ethiopia, according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. The university is reputed for its College of Medical Sciences. The college of medicine and health science & specialized Hospital is one of the oldest institutions in Ethiopia. Established in 1954, the college is known as a model institute for developing countries for its teamwork and unique teaching philosophy. it has trained health professionals for over sixty years and is a centre of Excellence. The college has grown to address the critical shortage of health professionals in academia, research projects and community service activities. The rationale behind the establishment of the CMHS is to encourage cross-breeding across various disciplinary paradigms; standardize curricula across disciplines; set standards and quality checks for the teaching-learning process; maximize human resources utilization through joint planning in teaching common courses and in conducting research; create opportunities in collaborative research and publication; maximize shared use of facilities for effectiveness and efficiency in teaching-learning, research and services; and create opportunities to address the health needs of the community in an integrated manner as a health team. Overall the university counts over 46000 students, with over 41000 undergraduates and 5000 postgraduates. Total staff amounts to over 8300.

The University of Gondar counts a number of facilities and services for a conducive academic environment. These include banking services with branches and ATMs available across the campuses. The university has nine libraries that provide a wide range of library services including computer laboratories, digital resources, training and support for students with disabilities. The university provides technical support through a main office at the Atse Tewodros Campus and through offices in all faculties. There are several computer laboratories on campus, and students have access to free internet services through a username and password. The University equally provides guidance and counselling services for all students, as well as community support services. The Centre for Disability Studies sponsors and coordinates research and services for students with disabilities and is connected to the Centre for Community Based Rehabilitation.

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College of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • The Institute of Public Health
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Midwifery
  • School of Biomedical and Laboratory Science

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciencesmore

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • The Institute of Public Health
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Midwifery
  • School of Biomedical and Laboratory Science

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Department of Natural Resources management
  • Department of Horticulture
  • Department of Rural development and agricultural extension
  • Department of Agricultural economics
  • Department of General Forestry

College of Business and Economics

  • School of Economics
  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Tourism Management
  • Department of Hotel Management
  • Department of Marketing Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management Department

College of Natural and Computational Sciences

  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Sport Science
  • Department of Physics

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Department of Amharic
  • Department of Civic and Ethical Education
  • Department of DEMS
  • Department of Population Studies
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Social Anthropology
  • Department of English Language and Literature
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Theatre

College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences

  • Department of Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Veterinary Pharmacy
  • Department of Animal Production and Extension

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Educational Planning and Management
  • Department of Special Needs and Inclusive Education
  • Department of Adult Education and Community Development

School of Law

Institute of Technology

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and computer engineering
  • Department of Chemical engineering
  • Department of Industrial engineering
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Construction Technology and Management
  • Department of Hydraulic and water resource engineering
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Informatics

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Information System
  • Department of Information Science

Institute of Biotechnology

  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Department of Environmental Biotechnology
  • Department of Industrial Biotechnology
  • Department of Medical Biotechnology
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General Provisions on Admissions to Undergraduate Programs

Admissions and/or placements from preparatory schools to all regular

undergraduate programs are processed through the Ministry of Education of

the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia until such time that the University

establishes its own admissions policies and procedures and implements .. more

General Provisions on Admissions to Undergraduate Programs

Admissions and/or placements from preparatory schools to all regular

undergraduate programs are processed through the Ministry of Education of

the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia until such time that the University

establishes its own admissions policies and procedures and implements it.

Admissions to all undergraduate continuing education programs shall be

processed through Assistant Registrars of the concerned college/faculty/school

taking into account criteria to be developed and recommended, in consultation

with the University Registrar, by the college/faculty/school AUC with the

approval of the Senate.

The University in certain circumstances may admit students jointly with other

affiliated universities or institutes. Such admission may be processed at any

time of the academic calendar as deemed appropriate. Students may also be

admitted to more than one program at the same time. However, criteria for

such special admissions to individual programs shall be developed and

recommended by AUC and endorsed by the Director for Teaching Learning

Core Process Office.

Without prejudice to other provisions of this Article and this legislation and other applicable laws, every institution shall admit:

For undergraduate studies, technical and vocational education and training graduates with pertinent qualifications and who satisfy entrance qualifications assessment set by the Ministry;

For second degree-level graduate studies, candidates who have completed their undergraduate studies with the academic results required by the University; or, for doctoral programs, candidates who have second-level degrees and the academic results required by the University.

For postgraduate diploma level studies, candidates who have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate studies with the academic results required by the University.

Admission Requirements for Full-time Degree Programs

Regular Admission
Placement into departments of each college/faculty/school shall be decided as per the criteria set by the Ministry of Education.

Special Admission to Full-time Degree Programs
Mature applicants who have completed secondary education may also be eligible for admission to regular undergraduate programs provided that:

They have records of continuous employment for a minimum of 5 years, their work relates to the field of training to which they seek admission, and have proof of demonstrable achievement in their careers;

They pass an entrance examination to be administered by the relevant departments;

Under no circumstances shall private admissions to regular programs do not exceed 5% of the total students admitted in such a program;

Other special admissions, such as people from disadvantaged areas, physically challenged people, people needing special training etc. are granted by the decisions of the University.

In order to attract potentially resourceful candidates, special admissions criteria are employed by some programs as specified hereunder.

Doctor of Medicine: Applicants must:
-Have a B.Sc. degree in the field of nursing, public health, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, anaesthesia, radiography, physiotherapy, medical laboratory technology, environmental health, occupational health, ophthalmic nursing, cataract surgery, etc;
-Successfully pass the entrance examination administered by the CMHS;
-Produce evidence of at least two years’ service relevant to the field of health; and
-Pass interview by the Selection Committee of the CMHS.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Applicants must:
-Have a B.Sc. in animal science, animal health science, veterinary laboratory technology, Biology and chemistry;
-Have at least two years of relevant service; and
-Successfully pass an entrance exam to be set by the faculty of veterinary medicine.

Engineering: Applicants must:
-Be graduates of recognized technical schools; and
-Meet other admission criteria to be set by the Faculty of Engineering Technology.

Admission Requirements for Continuing Education Programs

The criteria for admission shall be developed by the concerned department in consultation with college/faculty/school and approved by the Director for Teaching and Learning Core Process.

Applicants who qualify under the following criteria may be admitted to continuing education programs:

Candidates must have completed high school or must be in possession of its equivalent qualification;

Must pass an entrance examination to be administered by the University where applicable; and

Must fulfill the requirements set by the Ministry of Education.

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Gondar is a city in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. It was the capital of Ethiopia from 1632 to 1855. After the military occupation of Ethiopia by the Kingdom of Italy in 1936, Gondar was further developed under Italian occupation, with the Comboni missionaries establishing the Latin Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar in 1937, which would be suppressed after the death of its only prefect in.. more

Gondar is a city in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. It was the capital of Ethiopia from 1632 to 1855. After the military occupation of Ethiopia by the Kingdom of Italy in 1936, Gondar was further developed under Italian occupation, with the Comboni missionaries establishing the Latin Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of Gondar in 1937, which would be suppressed after the death of its only prefect in 1951. Gondar was the site of the Italian last stand Ethiopia in 1941 after Addis Ababa fell to British forces. During the Ethiopian Civil War, the forces of the Ethiopian Democratic Union gained control of large parts of Begemder, and during parts of 1977 operated within a few kilometres of Gondar, and appeared to be at the point of capturing the city. As part of Operation Tewodros near the end of the Civil War, Gondar was captured by the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front in March 1991. Gondar has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures going from 13 degrees to 27 degrees Celsius. Although Gondar is a trade centre for grains, oilseeds, and cattle, the economy of the surrounding area is one of subsistence farming. Gondar’s craftsmen produce textiles, jewellery, copperware, and leatherwork. The total population sits at 352851 people. The city’s inhabitants are mainly Christians, but some Muslims live in the locality.

The city is a significant highway junction and is served by an airport. The modern hospital has an attached medical university, the University of Gondar, whose College of Public Health Sciences is the prime faculty of medicine in Ethiopia. It trains staff for rural clinics. Some of the most important buildings are the castle of Fasilides and the palace of Iyasu the Great, which along with several other landmarks, were 3D-printed as part of the African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes Database. The architectural style of these stone buildings displays a prominent Portuguese influence, along with connections to the Aksumite empire’s palaces and the mosques of South Arabia. Being home to Ethiopia’s best medical university is a good argument for students considering further education in the city.

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Motto: Committed to serve our country
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Established: 1954
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President: Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn
Website: http://www.uog.edu.et/
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