Developing Science Globally
Developing Science Globally

Special Programs

Although, we support collaboration in all academic disciplines, there are some priorities for special programs:

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

The department was founded with a start-up budget of $10 million with emphasis on nanomaterials. The department is a national role model for research-oriented departments, and has a completely international atmosphere.

School of Art

The school introduces academic disciplines, which have not been popular in the county, and thus, less national experiences. The school main priorities are Architecture, Music and other performing arts, and Media.


The university has recently established the most advanced hospital of the country. Thus, medical collaborations for stronger development of the hospital is highly supported.

Earth Science

Geology is mainly included in other academic disciplines, but the Ethiopian universities need to specifically focus on this field due to the critical importance of natural resources. Thus, Jimma University is establishing a strong department devoted to earth sciences.


In addition to the fact that neuroscience is indeed a missing area in the College of Medicine, there are are potential interests for interdisciplinary research involving other departments. Thus, Jimma University is establishing a strong Department of Neuroscience.

Guest Chairs/Professors
Although, academic collaborations build connection of academics with different departments, sometim...
Jimma University is one of the world's fast growing universities, and thus our expansion is accomp...
Joint Research Projects
The general model for join projects is to split a research to be conducted by two groups. Each grou...
Research Professors
We are interested in this kind of collaboration, because of mutual potentials. This scheme is simi...
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