Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia visits HU

Ambassador of Israel to Ethiopia His Excellency Alelign Admasu visits Hawassa University. 

The Ambassador of Israel to Ethiopia, Honorable Alleling Admasu, visited Hawassa University and held constructive consultations with the leaders of the university on bilateral relations and cooperation on 21st Sep. 2022.

Honorable Ambassador Alelign Admasu said that the historical relationship between Israel and Ethiopia as a country had been for a long time. Their relations and connections have been maintained in different fields, and they are doing many works together. The ambassador added that Israel has done many fruitful and brilliant tasks in a few years and is the world's most developed nation in education, health, agriculture, technology, and various fields.

Dr. Eng. Fisha Getachew, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hawassa University, on his part explained that Hawassa university was established more than 46 years ago and has opened 104 first degree, 141-second degree, 54 third degree, and 11 specialty and sub-specialty programs in its three institutes and eight colleges, teaching more than 32 thousand students in the seven campuses under it. He explained to the honorable ambassador that Hawassa University has been identified as a research university from the first generation of eight universities based on the Ministry of Education's recent differentiation of universities in the country.

Dr. Tafesse Mathews, Vice President for Research, and Technology Transfer said that besides teaching, the university conducts various problem-solving researches in various fields. In addition to publishing, it in various journals, the results obtained from research are also accessible to the scientific community for the benefit of the stakeholders related to the issue and the local community, especially farmers and women. He stated that the university’s research and technology transfer office is working in various places to demonstrate and support the research results, doing technology transfer works.

Mr. Yohanan Yokamo, Director of International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate, has presented an overview of Hawassa University to the visiting guests so that they can pinpoint the capacities and potential of the university. He has briefly explained the university's international relations, and regional and international collaborations with international organizations, institutes and universities.

Then finally, the Honorable Ambassador expressed that his Embassy will serve as a bridge for Hawassa University to cooperate and exchange experiences with universities and research institutes in Israel.

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