Arba Minch University ties up with WTIN; slew of benefits to follow

Arba Minch University inked agreement with Ethiopian branch of New York-based World Trade and Investment Network (WTIN) that’s assures multiple corresponding benefits for the university. This 5-year pact was signed by University President, Dr Damtew Darza and WTIN Country Director, Mr Tewodros Afrisson, at former’s office on 28th November, 2019..Click here to see the pictures

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Damtew, said, this collaboration will boost AMU’s visibility world-wide. It was our potential profile that got them attracted and having become WTIN member, we will be privileged to get linked with global institutions of repute. It further enables us certain amount of discount when we purchase text books or laboratory materials from world market. And our students and staff would get opportunities to win scholarships for higher education from international institutions as well.

He further explained that being endorsed by Ministry of Science and Higher Education, WTIN approached us. He informed that shortly there will be kick-off workshop to be held in Addis Ababa, wherein over 22 Ethiopian universities will partake that serve as the platform to hammer out future course of action.

Replying to queries, Operational Manager, Frehiwot Getachew, said, WTIN headquartered in New York, has regional offices in Europe, Africa, Asia and Middle East; its footprints spread across 174 nations, 11,000 cities and universities. It works towards implementation of knowledge, technology transfer and creation of trade and investment networks among countries, great cities, private companies, higher education institutions, public development enterprises and technology development centres. 

She emphasized primarily, WTIN coordinates in networking of universities, colleges, research institutes and technology development centres with top 100 global universities; naturally, its member will be part of World Universities Network (WUN) that facilitates an opportunity to get technical and financial aid from the developed nations.

Furthermore, when any member buys teaching aid materials from world market, they stand to get 20% discount along with quality and warranty. It will enable scholars to get opportunity to be invited as guest lecturer, consultants and researchers from the member varsities. It facilitates scholarship opportunities for researchers, lecturers and students graduating with higher grades for UG, PG and PhD levels. Similarly, exemplary students can exchange knowledge and share experiences with their cohorts.

The meeting was attended by Vice Presidents, Dr Yechale Kebede and Tarikua Woldemedhin, delegate for Corporate Communication Directorate, Bedru Hirigo and others.  

(Corporate Communication Directorate)