Addisu Mulugeta (MSc, Assistant Professor)
Faculty of Computing and Software Engineering
Research and Community Engagement Directorate Director
Arba Minch Institute of Technology
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The office of the Research and Community Engagement Directorate (RCED) is one of the directorates at Arba Minch Institute of Technology and is accountable to the Scientific Director of Arba Minch Institute of Technology. It leads to two core processes: namely Research and Publication and Community Engagement. The office plays a vital role in directing, shaping up, and monitoring its Research and Community Engagement initiatives being carried out by the institute. It also shares the vision, mission, and values of the institute specifically and the university in general and works in ensuring these are achieved.

Coordination offices

  • Research and Publication
  • Community Engagement

Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. Supervises the overall processes of research and community engagement at the institute,
  2. Propose strategic plans for the development of the institute towards excellence in research and community engagement, and get approved Institute Council. 
  3. Directs, leads, and supervises the implementation of project and cooperation agreements,
  4. Coordinate and guide research and community engagement activities within the faculties and Centers of the Institute; 
  5. Establish, strengthen and upgrade the Journal of the Institute by supporting the Editorial committee of the Journal. 
  6. Develop a scheme to promote research publications in local and international peer-reviewed journals and Conference Proceedings. 
  7. Develops public relations strategies to advertise, promote and enhance research and Community Engagement capabilities,
  8. Develop a network of active; mutually beneficial partnerships with other higher learning and research institutions, local (GOs and NGOs) as well as international organizations,
  9. Prepare and submit an annual plan and quarterly, half-year, and annual activity reports of the office to the Scientific Director and the Institute Council.
  10. Performs any other duties as may be required by the Institute Scientific Director.