Current Date: 2 Oct, 2023



A good university thrives in an environment that encourages competitiveness, critical thinking, unrestrained scientific inquiry, innovation, and creativity.

Ethiopia has a reasonable amount of this though some are better than others. To know or understand Ethiopian universities more, let's unravel Ethiopia's top 10 universities here.

1. Addis Ababa University (AAU)

This is a national university that is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Established in 1950, it is the oldest university in Ethiopia.

The university's mission is to produce competent graduates, produce problem-solving research outputs, and provide need-based community service through innovative and creative education. And also provide research and consultancy services to encourage the country's social and economic development.

The university provides a supportive and creative, workable structure for its students to effectively carry out their intended purpose.

Addis Ababa University library plays a major role in supporting the university's mission by making information resources timely, easy, and accessible to all the library users in the university.

AAU has a long record of notable alumni like prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, President Rupiah Banda, and Engineer Simegnew Bekele.

Addis Ababa University ranks #1 in Ethiopia, #19 in Africa, and #1195 in the World by EduRank.

2. Jimma University (JU)

This is a public research University that is located in Jimma, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. JU was established in 1952.

Jimma University focuses on developing a better education quality in the university by providing technology-assisted teaching and learning, a well-oriented and skilful university academic, as well as support staff and students.

The university provides a learner-supportive environment and services by building commendable structures for the student's comfort and safety.

The university library is commissioned to support the instructional, research, and public service goals of the JU community through the provision of expert information.

Gebisa Ejeta (Nobel prize of Agriculture), and Lia Tadesse) are some of Jimma University's notable alumni.

The university ranks  #2 in Ethiopia, #64 in Africa and #3071 in the World by EduRank.

3. Bahir Dar University

Bahir Dar University is located in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia. It became a university in 2001.

The universities' objectives are to substantially contribute to the social, economic, cultural, scientific and technological development of the country through providing active engagement in research, high-quality education and outreach activities for a better life.

The school is designed in a way that there are numerous units within the school for all programs and the student's safety. Bahir Dar University library provides the necessary resources that are important for the excellent pursuit of knowledge.

There are lots of recorded notable alumni of this outstanding university like K.Bej (space scientist) and Lemma Megersa (Ethiopian politician).

Bahir Dar University ranks #3 in Ethiopia, #103 in Africa and #3905 in the  World by EduRank.

4. Hawassa University

This university is a native national university located in Hawassa, Sidama Region, Ethiopia. It was established in 1999.

Hawassa University focuses on advancing knowledge, promoting effective entrepreneurship, enhancing technology creation and transfer, and impacting its students with a responsible and democratic attitude through providing means for good research, training, and public services, thereby contributing to the nation's development.

The Hawassa University library is organised into sections to support the university to conduct academic excellence by providing information sources and services and access to knowledge that fits the user community's needs.

Lots of notable people like Fryat Yemane and Samuel Urkato graduated from this university.

Hawassa University ranks #4 in Ethiopia, #130 in Africa and #4442  in the World by EduRank.

5. Mekelle University 

This is a public university that is located in Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia. It was established in 1993.

The university's mission is to pursue excellence in academics, community services and research to advance economic growth, knowledge and social welfare in both the national and international communities.

Mekelle University offers great facilities to students and staff. The university provides relevant library materials for all student's programs and research.

Samuel Urkato (Minister of Science and Higher Education) is a notable graduate of this school. Mekelle University ranks #5 in Ethiopia, #145 in Africa, and #4667 in the World by EduRank.

6. University of Gondar

The University of Gondar was established in 1954 and is located in Gondar.

The university of Gondar aims to contribute to the country's sustainable socioeconomic development by providing compassionate, vibrant, compassionate, and responsible citizens through conducting problem-solving research and strengthening community engagement and technology transfer.

The university provides well-established structures for staff and student support and safety. The university has a leading academic library that delivers information resources and services for library users to explore all sources of information.

The University of Gondar ranks #6 in Ethiopia, #157 in Africa and #4959  in the World by EduRank.

7. Haramaya University

This is a public university located in Haramaya, Oromia, Ethiopia.

Haramaya University's mission is to produce competent graduates in various fields of study, disseminate knowledge and technologies, undertake problem-solving and cutting-edge research and provide demand-driven as well as transformative community services.

The university offers an urban infrastructure which incorporates urban planning and designs lovable by students and all.

Haramaya University has a prominent and prestigious library that provides many collections that cover all fields of study offered by the university.

The school has a large record of notable alumni like Gebisa Ejeta (geneticist, plant breeder, and professor), and Muferiat Kamil (Ethiopia Minister of Peace). Haramaya University ranks #7 in Ethiopia, #177 in Africa and #5284  in the World by EduRank.

8. Arba Minch University

Arba Minch University is a national university established in September 1986.

The mission of the university is to promote democratic thinking, offer high-quality training and education, conduct problem-solving and demand-driven research, and render community service so as to contribute to the development of the country.

Arba Minch University provides a safe, modern infrastructure plan and management. The university library provides a collection of resources and services to the students of staff of Arba Minch University.

The university has many notable people that are into business, politics, and so on.

Arba Minch University ranks #8 in Ethiopia, #214 in Africa, and #6078  in the World by EduRank.

9. Adama Science and Technology University (ASTU)

This is a public university located in Adama, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. It was established in 1993

ATSU's mission is to provide competent and ethical graduates with quality education and provide innovative knowledge that supports the country's socioeconomic development.

ASTU creates a conducive teaching-learning and ICT-supportive environment.

The university's library fosters academic success, intellectual growth, and lifelong learning for its students and users. ASTU has several Notable alumni, such as academics, politicians, entrepreneurs, and others.

Adama Science and Technology university ranks #9 in Ethiopia, #223 in Africa, and #6212  in the World by EduRank.

10. Debre Markos University

Debre Markos University is a public university located in Debre Markos, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. It was established in 2005.

The university focuses on preparing knowledgeable, skilled, and mature attitude graduates in relatable disciplines in supporting democracy, peace, and national development of the country.

Debre Markos University provides new and existing buildings, systems, and solutions to meet individual needs. The university library has a range of library services and resources provided for students' excellence.

Politicians, academics, and business people are some of the notable alumni of this great university.

Debre Markos University ranks #10 in Ethiopia, #282 in Africa, and #6871  in the World by EduRank.

Excellence Chukwuma Chukwunaedu

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