Welcome to Jimma University, the national pioneer in community based education, where education and research are strongly interlinked with the community to address its socio-economic problems. The university is located in the southwestern part of Ethiopia, 354 km from Addis Ababa, in the great cultural city at the hub of Arabica coffee origin, Jimma.
Jimma University is one of the largest and comprehensive public research universities in the nation. It enjoys highest public reputation because of its innovative educational philosophy and successive competitive gains among the national higher learning intuitions excelling in education, research, community services and institutional transformation. Similarly, members of its faculty have received the highest recognition in their fields and have played role in the national development endeavors. Our alumni also registered a record of astonishing success, measured not simply by awards and prizes, but by the quality and scientific contribution to the national development and significance of their professional achievements.
The university graduates innovative professionals through its community oriented educational philosophy in the fields of agriculture, environment, health and medical sciences, natural and social sciences, technology and information sciences, business and economics, and education. The study practice at our university is dynamic and provides academic tools, practical skills, and “real world” opportunities necessary to advance as leaders in their professions and their communities. We encourage active participation in the education that challenges critical thinking, provides career preparation, instills values, and inspires lifelong learning.
Jimma University has more than 4000 faculty and staff members. It also has a dozen of research facilities, modern hospital, community school, community radio, ICT center, libraries and revenue generating enterprises. The university is operating on four campuses and establishing its fifth campus at Agaro.
Currently, the university educates more than 43000 students in 56 undergraduate and 103 postgraduate programs in regular, summer and distance education with more enrollments in the years to come.
The university has many national and international linkages and collaborations in the area of research, education and community service. Its innovative educational philosophy, staff commitment and motivation and availability of better research facility have helped the university in attracting partners.
Thank you for your interest and we welcome you to explore our website. Your interest and enthusiasm are highly valued and appreciated
Fikre Lemessa (PhD)