Exchange Students from Two Germen Universities in Hawassa University

A team of 20 delegates from University of Giessen and Wiesbaden had five days educational visit at Hawassa University starting from April 9-13/2018.

Sixteen MA students were accompanied by four of their professors. Hawassa University Institute for Policy & Development Research(IPDR), facilitated the exchange.

Professor Tesfaye Semela, Director of IPDR made welcoming speech saying that such exchange programs play a vital role to strengthen the link between the universities. He also added that students can also share socio cultural aspects of Ethiopia.

As part of the educational visit, the team visited different places in Hawassa University and visited different organizations working with children and also had a chance to visit a school feeding program run by Ebenezer Support and Development Association at Boricha Woreda in Sidama Zone. SOS Children Village was among the places visited by team.

On the last day HU International relations office made a warm good buy and recognized the team's commitment by presenting different gift materials.

A Public Lecture by Dr James Borre Held in Hawassa University


The lecture which was held on April 11,  2018 at Main Campus , Hawassa University  was  on Modeling and Genomic resources to enhance exploitation of the sustainable and diverse Ethiopian starch crop Enset and support livelihoods.

 Dr James Borre is  professor at Royal Botanic Garden Kew and the lecture was prepared in collaboration with Department of Biology.

Academicians and researchers from HU attended the lecture. Their comments and suggestions were very supportive for further researches in Ethiopia.

Hawassa University Institute for Policy and Development Research(IPDR) held a Development Research Seminar

Development Research Seminar Series was held in collaboration with Ethiopia WIDE Research on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 at Hawassa University.

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The focus of the seminar was on the Story so far, Selected Main findings, and Next Steps. During the seminar Dr. Alula Pankhurst and his team presented the brief history of Ethiopia WIDE Research.

The WIDE Research team made presentation on Change and transformation in 20 rural communities in Ethiopia. Very constructive deliberation was also made by participants.


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At the end of the discussion Professor Tefaye Semela, Director, IPDR, noted that this seminar is a start to create a long-term future collaboration with Ethiopia WIDE Research and he also appreciated the team for showing interest and commitment to make a detailed presentation on such an important matter.

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Indonesian Ambassador for Ethiopia in Hawassa University

Indonesian Ambassador to Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Imam Santoso and his team from Addis Abeba had an official meeting with Dr. Fisiha Getachew, Hawassa University Academic Affairs Vice President and delegate of the President On March 28/2018. 

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The main purpose of the visit is to make presentation on Indonesian Embassy scholarship for Ethiopian students.

At the end of the visit, H.E. Mr. Imam Santoso said that Hawassa University is among the best Universities he visited in Ethiopia.

Hawassa University STEM Center held a very successful discussion forum

Hawassa University Centre for Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM Centre) held a very successful discussion forum on February 22/2018.


Mrs. Nigist Tilahun, Director of STEM centre of Hawassa University explained that since the establishment, the centre has made lot of contributions for the academic change of students at primary level in the community found at the vicinity in introducing modern technology based equipments on engineering. She also said that the centre is striving to provide tutorial and laboratory services on Electronics, Biology ,Chemistry and Mathematics with the motto of “INSIDE EVERY CHILD IS A SCIENTIST”.

Dr. Messay Hailu, Vice President for Administrative and Student Affairs of HU on his part said that the STEM center is playing a big role in advancing the University's mission and "Technology based science fair completion have a dynamic roll for the students at junior level so that they can be equipped with additional knowledge of using computerized technologies that can made their study easier when they join universities."

Guest of honor of the day, Country Coordinator of STEM centre initiative Ethiopia Colonel Dr. Alemayehu G/egzihaber expressed his heart felt appreciation for all rounded activities going on at Hawassa University STEM Center . He underlined that the working on robotic technology at the centre should be uplifted to work more in developing the component.

Finally science fair competition on robotic technologies was held among students

At the end of the program students who have scored better achievement in their result has been awarded.

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Below you can find the gallery of pictures related to the event.

External Curriculum Review held by Department of Psychology

Hawassa University College of Social Science and Humanities, Department of Psychology held external curriculum review on March 29/2018 for MA in Counseling Psychology and MA in Educational Measurement and Evaluation under in the coming academic year.

Dagne Shibiru (PhD),Dean, College of Social Science and Humanity made an opening speech on the program saying that the two new MA programs to be started at the department of psychology will make the number of MA programs in the College to seven.



On the curriculum review workshop Deribe Workineh(PhD), Head, Department of Psychology said that the new MA courses are aimed at minimizing scarcity of psychology experts at government and non-governmental office and schools in the region and country level at large .

Dr. Deribe added that admission of students from all over the country will be started from coming August/2018 on regular, weekend, and summer programs.

On the discussion Dr. Deribe underlined that, these educational programs play a vital role in filling the gap of skilled manpower in the field and that in turn would contribute its part to ensure all rounded and sustainable development of the nation.

The workshop was finally concluded by approving the final MA curriculum for both programs.

                                                                                By: Dawit Bedasa( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )         

የሀዋሳ የኒቨርሲቲ የዓለም አቀፍ የሴቶችን ቀንን በደማቅ ሁኔታ አከበረ

የሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ስርዓተ ጾታና ኤች.አይ.ቪ/ኤድስ ጉዳዮች ዳይሬክቶሬት ”የሴቶችን ተሳትፎና ተጠቃሚነት ለማረጋገጥ የሁሉም አካላት ጥረት ወሳኝ ነው ” በሚል መሪ ቃል በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ለ107ኛ ጊዜ በሀገራችን ደግሞ ለ42ኛ ጊዜ የሚከበረውን የዓለም የሴቶች ቀን በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አፍሪካ ህብረት አዳራሽ በ12/7/2010ዓ.ም በድምቀት አከበረ፡፡

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ዶ/ር ፍስሃ ጌታቸው የሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አካዳሚክ ጉዳዮች ም/ፕሬዚዳንት በፕሮግራሙ ላይ የተገኙ እንግዶችን እንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ ካሉ በኃላ በዓሉን አስመልክተውም የዚህ ፕሮግራም አላማ ማተኮር ያለበት ተመሳሳይ ዕድል እና ዕኩልነትን ሴቶች እንዲቀዳጁ እንደሃገርም ሆነ እንደዩኒቨርሲቲያችን ተጨባጭ ሁኔታ መስራት ላይ ነው ካሉ በኃላ በዩኒቨርሲቲያችን የሴት ተማሪዎች ቁጥር 32% እንዲሁም ደግሞ የሴት መምህራን ቁጥር 14% የደራሰ ቢሆንም ወደፊት ከወንዶች እኩል በማመጣጠን 50% እስኪደርሱ ጾታን መሰረት ያደረገ አድሎን በማስወገድ መስራት ይኖርብናል ብለዋል፡፡

ወ/ሮ አርማዬ አሰፋ የሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ኮርፖሬት ኮሚውኒኬሽንና ማርኬቲንግ ዳይሬክቶሬት ተወካይ ዳይሬክተር በዕለቱ ተገኝተው ስለ ዓለም አቀፍ የሴቶች ቀን ታሪካዊ አመጣጥ አጭር ገለጻ ካረጉ በኃላ በዓሉን የማክበራችን ዋና አላማ ሴቶችን በትምህርታቸው ለማበረታታት፣እንዲሁም በማህበራዊ፣ፖለቲካዊ እና ኢኮኖሚያዊ ተሳትፎአቸውም ለማጠንከር፣ በተጨማሪም በስራ ድርሻቸውና ኃላፊነታቸው ላይ ያበረከቱትን አስተዋጽኦ እውቅና በመስጠት በቀጣይ የተሻለ ስራ እንዲሰሩ ማስቻል ነው ብለዋል፡፡

ወ/ሮ አርማዬ አክለውም እኛ ሴቶችም እርስ በእርሳችን በመደጋገፍ እና በመተያየት በስራ ቦታ ላይ የእህትማማችነት መንፈስን በማዳበር እንዲሁም አንዳችን ለሌላችን እውቅናና ክብር በመስጠትየተሸለ ውጤት ልናስመዘግብ ይገባናል በማለት አሳስበዋል፡፡

በዕለቱም በትምህርታቸው ላቅ ያለ ውጤት ያመጡ ሴት ተማሪዎች፣ ትጉህ የአስተዳደር ሰራተኞች እንዲሁም የስርዓተ ጾታና ኤች.አይ.ቪ/ኤድስ ጉዳዮች ዳይሬክቶሬት የሚሰራቸውን ስራዎች እንዲሳኩ አስተዋጽኦ ላበረከቱ ሴት የአስተዳደር ባለሙያዎች ሽልማት ተበርክቶላቸዋል፡፡

የአከባበር ሁኔታዉን የሚገልጹ ተጨማሪ ቪዲዮ ይመልከቱ።

በስለሺ ነጋሽ



"ማንበብ ሙሉ ሰው ያደርጋል" በሚል መሪ ቃል የንባብ ሳምንት ተከበረ

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በኢትዮጵያ ብሔራዊ ቤተመዛግብትና ቤተመጻሕፍት ኤጀንሲ ከደቡብ ብሔር ብሔረሰቦችና ሕዝቦች ክልላዊ መንግስት ባህልና ቱሪዝም ቢሮ እና ከሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ጋር በመተባበር              "ማንበብ ሙሉ ሰው ያደርጋል" በሚል መርዕ ቃል ከመጋቢት 14-18/2010 ዓ.ም በሥነጽሁፍ ውጤቶች አውደ ርዕይ፤ የመጻሕፍት ሽያጭ ፤የስነ ጽሁፍ ምሽት እና የምክክር መድረክ ተካሄዷል፡፡

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ፕሮግራሙን አስመልክቶ በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በአፍሪካ ህብረት አዳራሽ በተካሄደ የስነጽሁፍ ምሽትና የፓናል ውይይት ላይ በሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የምርምርና ቴክኖሎጅ ሽግግር ምክትል ፕሬዝዳንት ተወካይ ፕሮፌሴር አለማየሁ ረጋሳ በደረጉት የመክፈቻ ንግግር እንዳስታወቁት እንደዚህ ዓይነት ዝግጅቶች የተማሪዎችን የማንበብ ፍላጎት የሚያነሳሳና የመማር ማስተማሩን ሂዳት የሚያጠናክር ከመሆኑም በላይ በተለያዩ ደራሲያን የሚጻፉ መጽሕፊቶችን በመግዛት ህብረተሰቡ በንቃት እንዲያነብ የሚያበረታታ በመሆኑ ዩኒቨርሲቲው እንደሚደግፈው አስታውቀዋል፡፡


በዓውደ ርዕዩ ላይ ከመጻሕፍት ሽያጭ በተጨማሪ የንባብ ሳምንት እና ውይይት መድረኮች መካሄዳቸውንና ከፍተኛ ቁጥር ያላቸው የሀዋሳ ዩኒቨርሲቲ፤ የሀዋሳ ከተማ ማህበረሰብና የአካባቢው ኗሪዎች የተሳተፉበት ሲሆን፤ ደራሲ አንዱኣለም አባተ(የአፀደ ልጅ)፤ ደራሲ ኃይለመለኮት መዋይል እና ደራሲ ጸጋዘዓብ ለምለም ተሞክሯቸውን አቅርበዋል፡፡

                                                           በዳዊት በዳሳ

20 Years of Research Collaboration Anniversary Warmly Celebrated

Celebration of 20 years researches collaboration between University of Saskatchewan(UoS), Canada and Hawassa University(HU) was warmly celebrated from 22-24Febrewary, 2018. The opening was held on February 22/2018 at Hawassa University African Union Hall, main campus, which was followed by two days dissemination workshop at Haile resort, Hawassa.

On the opening speech Dr. Tesfaye Abebe, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, HU said that, the University recently enrolled over 48,000 students in its different academic programs having 81 undergraduate, 103 masters and 16 PhD programs. Over 120 research activities have been conducted with two major guiding principles: be more responsive to the needs of communities and other stakeholders and alignment of our efforts with government’s development strategies and priorities.

Dr. Tesfaye added that, over the last five consecutive years HU has been ranked among the top three public first generation universities in Ethiopia. Certainly, collaborative projects such as the HU-UoS partnership had significant contribution in these achievements. In 20 years research collaboration of the two universities, a total of 117 graduate students (105 MSc and 12 PhD) have been supported by the project and among them 40% were female students.

 Dr. Sheleme Beyene Coordinator and Principal Investigator of Canadian Food Security and Research Fund (CIFSRF) at Hawassa University mentioned that the project has been a collaborative venture between Hawassa University and the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and it was financed by a grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada with financial support from the government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

 Dr. Sheleme added that based on earlier experiences and success stories, the project had embarked on scaling up of pulse innovations (Chickpea and common bean) for improved local livelihood with focus on improvement of food and nutritional security, increased   income, equity of gender and economic well being at large.

The extension approach used in the project was innovative (cluster approach) and more than 74 thousand households has been benefited directly in which sustainability has been a key element in the project and capacity building, fulfillment of facilities and educational research grant were additional actions both parties from the agreement to 2018.


His Excellency Mr. Philip Baker (Canadian ambassador to Ethiopia), Mr. Santiyago Alba Corral (Associate director at IDRC) and Dr.Mary Buhr (Dean at College of Agricultural University of Saskatchewan) delivered their speeches on the workshop.        



The occasion was attended by more than 150 participants from Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), partners from the University of Saskatchewan, local partners, Governmental and Nongovernmental institutions, private sectors, researchers and farmers.  




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