December 2019


Jimma University is working on biodiversity data mobilization under BIDERSE project with the support of Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), which is funded by the European Union. We are mobilizing and supporting biodiversity (bird, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, macroinvertebrates, fish, plants, bacteria, fungi, etc.) data online. This helps to make biodiversity data available for researchers, practitioners and other developmental activities.

VLIR-OUS- University Collaboration for Better Health in Ethiopia

A public event that brought Jimma, Ambo, Addis Ababa and Hawassa Universities from Ethiopia and Ghent University from Belgium together was held from December 13-15: 2019. The event was conducted with the theme “VLIR-OUS- University Collaboration for Better Health in Ethiopia” to review the achievements so far and chart a further collaborative endeavors among the Universities.


The JU Community ones again Congratulates our Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed for becoming the Pride of Ethiopia and Africa.

Jimma University becomes Member of the International Theatre Institute (ITI)/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts

Jimma University is glad to announce its becoming of a member UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts (International Theatre Institute). This membership makes JU the only member from Ethiopia’s higher learning institutions and one of the six members from Africa. JU would like to congratulate the department and staff members who were working hard towards this success.

Officials from French Embassy visits JU

Ms. Anaelle GUILLEN – MEYER, Education Attaché of the French Embassy and Mr. Soufiane Ben Said, Head of French Studies at the Alliance Ethio-française of Addis Ababa visits JU in the afternoon of December 11, 2019.

“Going back to the roots”: a seminar deliberating on the challenges and opportunities of women empowerment

December 6, 2019: Prof. Kuwee Kumsa, a seasoned Oromo scholar, human rights and women’s rights advocate and Professor of Social work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada delivers an interactive seminar on Women Empowerment at Jimma University. The seminar was organized by the Institute of Oromo Studies (IOS) and attended by JU staff members. 

Experts Deliberated on Financing Homegrown Economic Transformation

Jimma University, in collaboration with the FDRE Public Finance Enterprises Agency and the I-capital Africa Institute, organized the 4th East Africa Finance Summit from December 4 - 5, 2019 at the United Nations Conference Center, Addis Ababa. The Conference was attended by more than 400 delegates that include financial experts from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Gambia, other African countries and beyond.


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