Gambella University (originally established as Gambella Agriculture Technical Vocational Educational Training (GATVET) College) is one of the higher learning institutions in Ethiopia established in April 28, 2014. Gambella University is intensely committed to provide high quality academic and training to produce competent and ethical citizens and enhance modern technology and problem solving researchers that contribute to region and country development. Community service is one of the pillars of the University and the motto of the institute is “We are with the Community!” The university envisages becoming one of the recognized academic and research centers in Africa by the nearest triple decades.
Currently, the university runs about 31 undergraduate programs within 2 college (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Engineering and Technology), 3 faculties (Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Computational and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities) and 1 school (School of Law); and 1 regular post graduate program in Animal Production and 4 extension joint- post graduate programs with Green Research and Development Institute in Master of Business Administration, Project Management, Development Studies and Public Policy Studies. The university consists of 5759 undergraduate students and 269 postgraduate students, and 558 academic and 770 administrative staff.
To achieve its ambitious mission and vision the university is highly interested and engaged in collaborative works with internationally reputable universities and institutions. These collaborations believed to have a paramount importance in ensuring the academic and research quality through bringing an exposure to a new perspectives and experience. According to the educational roadmap of the country, it was recommended that the public universities shall undertake differentiation. Through exhaustive study executed and an in-depth discussion made by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Gambella University has categorized as comprehensive university. Therefore, we will work hard with all our effort for the success and Excellency of our university.
Ketema Tilahun Gelaye (PhD, Associate Professor)
Academic Vice President