Arba Minch University is based in South-West Ethiopia. The University was initially founded as the Arba Minch Water Technology Institute (AWTI) and it was officially inaugurated as a full -fledged university in June 2004 and started offering both undergraduate and graduate programs in the following institutes, colleges and schools:

Arba Minch University is currently working as one of National Research Universities and has more than 36,000 registered students in regular, evening, weekend and distance programs in first, second and third degree.

 

Arba Minch University Gender Directorate is one of the sections of the university which gives attention to females’ education. The office was officially established on September 2005 & is accountable to the president office of the university.

The major focus of the office is facilitating & coordinating situation to promote the participation of female students at educational levels through ensuring gender equality and fighting against negative attitude towards females’ education, as well as the recruitment and promotion of female staff in the university.

The office is working in coordination with students, teachers, different academic and administration staff to give educational support, create conducive academic environment, encourage the empowerment … of female students.

So far, the office has made different efforts to attain its objectives.  Based on its annual plan it has planned to promote females education and initiate academically out standing female students.

Vision statement

To see Arba Minch University as a place where females equally participate and contribute in social, economic and political areas of development.

Mission statement

  • Produce academically competent & assertive female students
  • Minimizing female students’ attrition rate
  • Creating gender sensitive academic environment & avoid gender bias
  • Empowering female students’ & university staff in their stay of the university

Goals

  • Producing well qualified & competent female students in different field of studies
  • Enhancing female students’ academic performance
  • Creating favorable environment that makes possible full participation of females
  • Developing self confident and assertive female students
  • Ensuring gender equality

Contact Us

Gender Affairs Office
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

Tel: +251-46881-0519
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AMU Institutional Quality Enhancement (IQE) Center is one of the sub-processes in AMU which covers those activities from quality auditing to designing and implementing quality improvement programmes. The center stems from the Academic Development Resource Center (ADRC) which has achieved and contributed a great deal in the Continuous professional development of Arba Minch University Academic staff through trainings, Curriculum Development, Internal Quality Audit and Resource provisions since its establishment in 2005.

The EQIP project which has supported ADRC has officially ended in October, 2009. Due to the end of ADRC and based on the findings of BPR study in 2009, the need for establishing Institutional Quality Enhancement Center has arisen. This emanates from the need to bring about fundamental changes in quality enhancement and assurance of the inputs, the throughputs and outputs of our university activities.

AMU IQE Comes with a mission of serving AMU to excel in its services and products through quality audits of the university, through the provision of local professional development trainings to its staff and through continuous evaluation and feedback of its performance. In other words, the Center aims to insure the provision of quality education and creation of responsible citizens, the opening of new programmes based on stakeholders’ and customers’ need, the provision of community service with a highest quality and minimum cost, the conduct of societal problem-solving, demand driven research and the provision of support services with a highest customer satisfaction.

Contact Us

IQE Center
P.O. Box 21
Arba Minch University

Tel: +251-46881-4632
Fax: +251-46881-0820/0279
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Social Science, is a systematic study of society and its institutions, and of how and why people behave as they do, both as an individual and as a group with in society. It incorporates Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics and related disciplines.
While Humanities are academic disciplines that study human culture, such as Literature, Philosophy, History, Language, Anthropology and Communication Studies. Thus, College of Social Science and Humanities, hereafter CSSH, hosts these academic discilines.
College of Social Sciences and Humanities is one of the five colleges and the institute in Arba Minch University. The college was established with a view of producing professionals in the area of Social Sciences, Law and Behavioral Sciences who contribute a lot in building the nation and boost the culture of democratic thinking in the country.
The College attained full-fledged status after it changed from ‘Faculty of Teachers’ Education’ to ‘Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities’ in 2009. Thereafter, ‘Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities’ got metamorphosed into College of Social Sciences and Humanities when Arba Minch University implemented Business Process Re-engineering in the year 2010.
Presently, the College is situated at Chamo Campus along with the College of Business and Economics. And it hosts Law School and eight departments, namely Psychology, Sociology and Social Anthropology, Pedagogy, Civics and Ethical Education, Geography and Environmental Study, History and Heritage Management, Ethiopian Language (Amharic) and Literature, and English Language and Literature.

College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean

Dr. Mulugeta Debele

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Phone: +251 912178050

College of Natural Sciences was founded as the ‘Faculty of Science’ in 2004 with a view of producing creative researchers, outstanding academicians and community welfare-centric scientists in different areas of Natural Sciences.
Presently, it’s situated at Abaya Campus near Paradise Lodge with ‘Yegzerdildey’ (God’s bridge) at its right that separates Chamo and Abaya lakes providing beautiful look that manifests the earnest academic aspiration of Arba Minch University.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences then had four departments as one of four faculties at Arba Minch University. Since, then number of academic programs at undergraduate and post-graduate level in the college has increased.
In the backdrop of this history, college has worked to train graduates with excellent critical, analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills. College’s carefully vetted curriculum equips students with expertise to think out-of-the-box, strengthens character, nurtures global mindset and instills other fundamental qualities.
College of Natural Sciences being responsive in understating the emerging needs of the community, business and service sectors and nation in particular has launched several market-oriented and need-based academic programs. These programs build their capacity and quality to get placed in areas like industries, laboratories, mining, schools, private enterprises, central, regional and local government bodies, NGOs, research and education institutions.
Initially, major subjects like, Biology, Geology, Mathematics and Meteorology and Hydrology were introduced. Thereon, based on timely need-assessment, the college has been prompt in addressing the rising needs, newly under-graduate (B.Sc) program in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology clearly testifies its commitment in that direction.

Alemayehu Hailemicael (PhD), Dean of the College
Abaya Campus
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Telephone: +25146881 3470
PO Box: 21, Arba Minch, SNNPR