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The different academic units within the institute emerge at different times. It goes back to 1979 the oldest department Agricultural Engineering was established. However the other units came in to existence under the faculty of Technology after three years of the establishment of the university in June 2003. Since then it has gone through fast development increasing in the number and quality of staff members, establishment of different laboratories and equipment as well as in variety of activities engaged.
Institute of Technology is one of the academic units in the Hawassa University which is established substituting the Faculty of Technology as of July 2009. It is one of the re-structuring outcomes through the BPR initiative.
Staff and Students
There are over 120 staff members of which 3 Assistant Professors, over 45 lecturers, the remaining are - Assistant Lecturers and graduate assistants. Generally technology education has been given emphasis and major area where there is shortage of qualified graduates to meet the demand. The present student population exceeds 4,700 with various proportion within the programs. The lion share is with the Civil and Urban engineering followed by Electrical and Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering Department.