Jimma University aspires to be the leading public premier in the country, renown in Africa and recognized in the world.
JU is a center of academic excellence integrating Training, Research and Service.
The University trains higher caliber professionals at undergraduate and post-graduate levels through its cherished and innovative Community Based Education(CBE).
Train competent and responsive professionals who can address the community's problems through innovative and practical means.
Promote the philosophy of Community Based Education (CBE) with the aim of bringing about palpable change in the community through active community participation and intersectoral or collaboration.
Contribute to societal development through the training of responsive professionals, the conduct of high-quality relevant research and professional advocacy.
Promote the principle of educational equity irrespective of ethnicity, religion, sex and political background.
Promote women's participation in all spheres of development. Strengthen partner and linkages with local and international institutions for the purpose of rendering high quality training, applied research and services.
Develop sound organizational and management systems for the accomplishment of its objectives.
Promote HIV/AIDS as a core strategic issue in all aspects of the university's activity