- Published on Monday, 04 November 2013 22:29
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Date: November 2 and 3, 2013
Villages visited: Boricha and Dale Woredas
- Haricot bean variety trial,
- Teff sowing methods trial
- Teff variety trial
- Bio fertilizer trial
- Published on Monday, 04 November 2013 22:17
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It was few days ago that Hawassa University(HwU) announced officially in its press release that the university stood 2nd in overall performance evaluation competition made among 32 government universities.
According to Dr Yosef Mamo, President of the University, the evaluation was made based on the real practical works performed on the ground unlike the former report based evaluation. Therefore, the University fulfills most of the 229 criteria set for the evaluation to secure the 2nd position.
Implementing the newly introduced modular curriculum and continues assignment effectively in teaching learning, multidisciplinary researches activities and technology transfer and wide range of community services that have been really changing the livelihood of the society took the lions share in securing such a remarkable position in the row.
Moreover, its conducive environment for teaching-learning and research, students and Staffa administration, ICT utilization level and the like have also contributed much for HwU in the evaluation.
Dr Yosef added, working harder in some areas where gaps were observed, HwU would most likely take the first position in the next competition. He finally tanked all stake holders particularly: the staffs, students and the management who contributed unreserved effort for such shining result.
By Yekatit H.
- Published on Friday, 20 September 2013 15:03
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Hawassa University’s School of Medicine is recognized by an international body that hosts the International Medical Education Directory (IMED), Foundation for Advancement for International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER), a U.S. based organization.
The school of Medicine, which started instruction on November 29, 2003, graduated its first Doctors of Medicine on September 08, 2009. The School graduated a total of 257 (197 males and 60 females) Doctors of Medicine since then. The graduates are now serving the region and beyond.
HwU’s Corporate Communication & Marketing Directorate and College of Medicine & Health Science put hands together in the accreditation process that enabled HwU’s College of Medicine & Health Science to become one of the five Ethiopian institutions recognized by FAIMER for its Medicine Program.
It is hoped that joining such international platforms helps HwU’’s School of Medicine to forge international partnerships in Medical Education and Research.
- Published on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 16:07
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The Association of Ethiopians Educated in Norway held its general assembly at Hawassa University on 20 and21 September 2013, in the presence of the guest of honor Mrs Tove Stub, Minister Counselor, Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Norwegian Embassy of Ethiopia.
President of the association Dr. Ayele Taye in his welcoming speech stated “The association is working hard to facilitate networking and communication among its members and enhance their contributions to the country’s development plans mainly with higher education and problem solving researches both individually and jointly.” He added, “We are expected to further strengthen the existing collaborations between the people of Ethiopia and Norway.”
Dr. Ayele underlined that the association appreciates the supports of the people of Norway to Ethiopia in the area of capacity building through higher level education and research. Many Ethiopians have been educated in Norway and Ethiopia with the help of Norwegians based projects. Some of these projects include NORAD, NUFU, NOMA and NORHED. Of 46 projects that win the recently established NORHED’s grant worldwide, 8 are from Ethiopia.
Mrs Tove Stub in her opening speech mentioned, “The two countries, Ethiopia and Norway have a long history of collaboration on various areas including climate change, governance and projects focusing on developments and trainings for capacity building.” She added “The embassy therefore, is keen to support the association on behalf of the government of Norway especially, the activities on Ethiopian green economy policy.” It is believed that the association can contribute to the sustainable development of Ethiopia which changes the livelihood of the community to the grass root level, and enhances people to people relations.
The association has about 70 members all over the country in which most of them serve in universities and others in national and international organizations. During the assembly, trainings were given to members on project proposal development for large findings and problem areas of research and development vis-à-vis the country’s policy.
By Dawit Bedasa
- Published on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 16:30
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Hawassa University has won grants for seven grand projects proposed by its different academic units some in partnership with foreign and local universities. Three projects from the Main Campus, one project from College of Medicine & Health Science and three others from the College of Agriculture have secured funding from NORHED/NORAD for staff capacity building (Masters and PhD), collaborative research and training.
The two projects at the Main Campus are one from College of Social Science & Humanities- School of Language & Communication Study, one from College of Law & Governance (Governance & Development Studies) and the other is from College of Natural & Computational Sciences (Mathematics & Statstics). The projects from the Main Campus are entitled “Linguistic Capacity Building – Tools for the inclusive development of Ethiopia” and ‘Institutional Cooperation for Capacity Building of Universities and Local Authorities for Democratic and Economic Governance in South Sudan and Ethiopia (ICBULGOV)’ and PhD in Mathematics & Statstics respectively.
The project entitled “Linguistic Capacity Building – Tools for the inclusive development of Ethiopia” is set to research on Ethiopian Languages and Cultures which are endangered. The PhD program is to be hosted by Addis Ababa University; Oslo and Hawassa Universities are collaborating on it. Moreover, there are Masters programmes to be hosted by Addis Ababa and Hawassa Universities. The project creates opportunity for Academic staff from Hawassa and Addis Ababa Universities to pursue their PhDs, at least 50% opportunity being prioritized for women faculty in the respective Departments. Masters Scholarship opportunities are also expected for academic staff both at AAU & HwU. he Southern Nations, Nationalities & People’s Region, SNNPRG, which is the mosaic of cultures and people, is expected to benefit a lot from this big venture.
In the second project- ‘Institutional Cooperation for Capacity Building of Universities and Local Authorities for Democratic and Economic Governance in South Sudan and Ethiopia (ICBULGOV)’- Hawassa University collaborates with the University of Juba, South Sudan and UMB, Norway. This project is also set to create opportunities for HwU’s staff to pursue their PhD’s. There will also be Masters Scholarship opportunities for HwU’s female graduates. What is special about this project is that it caters for short-term training opportunities for about 250 local leaders at different levels. A tuition waiver scholarship scheme is also expected to benefit about 60 local officials. At last, the project also establishes a Center for Policy and Development Research at HwU.
Of the three grand projects to be hosted by HwU’s College of Agriculture one is on Climate Smart Agriculture. The second and the third are in the areas of Biotechnology and Tissue culture and Wetland Management respectively. The three projects are also comprehensive endeavors having staff capacity building (both at PhD and Masters Level), collaborative research and training undertakings as their priority. All of the projects are expected to contribute to the government objectives in achieving a Food-secured nation and, consequently, serve the wider community.
A Public Health project to be hosted by HwU’s College of Medicine & Health Science, School of Public & Environmental Health aimed at promotion of women participation in Public Health postgraduate programmes.
The successful execution of these five year projects could foster HwU’s stride towards achieving its vision.
- Hawassa University has launched its brand new software to strengthen teaching learning process.
- The 20th Ethiopian Higher Education Institution Students Union Conference Takes Place at Hawassa University
- Hawassa University graduates its students for the fortieth time
- HwU holds colorful graduation convocations!