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Top Universities in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a very affordable country to study in. Education in Ethiopia is not only affordable but also of high quality. In this article, you would get to see the top and best universities to choose from when considering studying in Ethiopia.

Before we proceed, you should check out the article below:

Recommended: Why You Should Study in Ethiopia

The article above would give you early insight into what to expect when studying in Ethiopia.

The ranking system used in this article is based on the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities – a ranking system for the world’s universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web content (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external links (site citations) they received. (Wikipedia).

Without further ado, we present to you the list of the top universities in Ethiopia.

List of Top Universities in Ethiopia

  1. Addis Ababa University

Sitting at the top of the list is the Addis Ababa University – the oldest university in Ethiopia. The university has thirteen campuses – 12 located in Addis Ababa while one is located in Bishoftu. The history of the university is drawn back to 1950 by the Jesuit Lucien Matte, at the appeal of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Addis Ababa University university in Ethiopia

The list of colleges and courses offered by the institution are as follows; College of Biological Engineering, College of Social Sciences, College of Humanities, Language Studies, Journalism, and Communication, College of Development Studies, College of Business and Economics, College of Law and Governance Studies, College of Education and Behavioral Studies, College of Natural and Computation Sciences, Skunder Boghossian College of Performing and Visual Arts, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, and College of Health Sciences.

  1. Mekelle University

Mekelle University is up next as the second-best university in Ethiopia. Located in Mekelle, Tigray, 783 kilometres north of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the university is one of the largest public institution in Ethiopia. Mekelle University has seven colleges, eight (8) institutes, and more than 90 undergraduate and 70 postgraduate programmes. The student intake capacity of the institution is at about 31,000 (Wikipedia).

Mekelle University, Top Universities in Ethiopia

The Mekelle University College was carved from Arid Zone Agricultural College which was established at the University of Asmara in 1995. In 2000, Ethiopia formalized Mekelle University as an autonomous higher education institution. The colleges and courses offered by Mekelle University are as follows; College of Dryland Agriculture and Natural Resources Management, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, College of Law and Governance, College of Social Sciences and Languages, College of Business and Economics, College of Health Sciences and Ayder Referral Hospital and College of Veterinary science

  1. Bahir Dar University

Next on the list is the Bahir Dar University. The university was named after its location, Bahir Dar, Amhara in Ethiopia. Bahir Dar University was established by merging two former higher education institutions; namely the Bahir Dar Polytechnic and Bahir Dar Teacher’s College.

Bahir Dar University

The university boasts of a student’s capacity of over 54,000 (2018, Wikipedia) with eight (8) campuses namely; School of Law, School of Earth Sciences, School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, School of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and School of Chemical and Food Engineering.

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