Addis Ababa University Ranked 9th in Africa
February 26, 2015  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

According to How Africa, Addis Ababa University (AAU) came in 9th in this year’s African university rankings. The largest and oldest university in Ethiopia, AAU boasts close to 50,000 students across 14 campuses. With programs from medicine to development economics, AAU is training the next generation of Ethiopian leaders.

UMass Boston has been in close collaboration with AAU since 2010. In 2012 in Addis Ababa, the two universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding providing for joint research projects, students exchanges, faculty exchanges, and more. In 2014 in Boston, representatives from the two universities followed up on the 2012 MoU by signing a Memorandum of Agreement and formalizing the details of their collaboration.

Currently, AAU is UMass Boston’s key international partner for the Coasts and Communities IGERT program, which seeks to address human-natural coastal challenges in the Horn of Africa and Boston Harbor. Additionally, a collaborative project between the Center for Governance and Sustainability at UMass Boston, the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network at AAU, and EcoAgriculture Partners was selected to advance to the second round of the highly competitive Global Resilience Partnership Challenge.

We at the Center for Governance and Sustainability and the GEG Project congratulate our partners at Addis Ababa University for their achievements in education and research.


About the Author :

Michael Denney is a PhD student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a Research Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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